Posts Tagged ‘city council’

Jewish Home Land Swap

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Representatives from Jewish Home Lifecare, an organization that provides health care for seniors, met with community groups on Aug. 12 to unveil a proposal to redevelop its West 106th Street nursing home in Park West Village, on West 100th Street. To bankroll the new nursing home, a project that has long been in the works [&hellip
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COMMITTEE HEARING FOR VENDOR BILL

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On Nov. 4, the City Council’s consumer affairs and immigration committees held a joint hearing on a number of bills regarding city vendors, including a bill sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer and nine other Council members. The legislation would prohibit vendors from leaving their wares and tables unattended on the sidewalk or public space [&hellip
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G&T PROGRAMS

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Two City Council members have penned a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein criticizing Department of Education policies that they argue have decreased the diversity of the city’s gifted and talented (G&T) programs. “Despite being forewarned by academics, parents, advocates and other stakeholders that the proposed changes would not have the desired effect, DOE proceeded [&hellip
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BREWER ON TERM LIMIT VOTE

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When Council Member Gale Brewer was about to explain her vote on term limits, she said she had two speeches in front of her eyes: one in support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bill to extend term limits, and one against the measure. She eventually read from the speech that explained her “no” vote, though she [&hellip
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STREETS RENAMED

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Last Wednesday, the City Council approved the renaming of three Upper West Side streets after community housing and tenant’s rights activists. West 95th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West will be renamed after Robert Woolis, the co-founder of the Mitchell Lama Residents’ Coalition and longtime advocate of the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program. Another [&hellip
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COMING TO TERMS WITH LIMITS

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THE TOPIC IS TERMS, BUT THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT LIMITED. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made the most public foray, canvassing publishers of the city’s three largest daily newspapers last month about their support for extending the limits on citywide offices from two terms to three. He has since sat on the fence, deliberately [&hellip
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