Posts Tagged ‘Gale Brewer’

GROUP ADVOCATES FOR BREWER BILL

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With President Barack Obama declaring H1N1, a.k.a. swine flu, a national emergency, labor groups are pushing for passage of a City Council bill that would require businesses to give paid sick days to employees. In August, Council Member Gale Brewer sponsored the bill, modeled after a law in San Francisco, and is expecting a committee [&hellip
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Decision '09: General Election

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This November, two citywide offices are up for grabs, and several local incumbents are facing Republican challengers at the polls. To give voters a better idea of the men and women vying for their support, we asked each of the candidates to fill out a brief questionnaire explaining their positions and goals in 300 words [&hellip
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WEST SIDE TRANSPORT SURVEY

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Nearly 150 West Side residents went to the John Jay School of Criminal Justice to hear the results of a survey outlining new safety initiatives to address pedestrian concerns. Council Member Gale Brewer and Margaret Forgione, Manhattan Borough Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, led a panel that detailed the transportation issues between West 55th [&hellip
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NADLER PICKS THOMPSON

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Comptroller Bill Thompson rallied Democratic support on the Upper West Side against Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Thompson held a press conference at Verde Square, on Broadway and West 73rd Street, to formally accept support from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, Assembly members Linda Rosenthal and Richard Gottfried, and Council Member Gale Brewer
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GRAFFITI CRACKDOWN

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For the city to paint over graffiti on private businesses, the owner must give consent. But rather than trying to receive permission for a free graffiti removal—a long and sometimes difficult process—a new Council bill would make businesses owners have to opt out of the service. Council Member Gale Brewer introduced the bill that would [&hellip
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REC CENTER GETS REVAMPED

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With railings being held together by duct tape, the 59th Street Recreational Center is in desperate need of renovation. Luckily, construction will soon start on a new state-of-the-art facility for the community. On Sept. 18, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Gale Brewer and tossed dirt from [&hellip
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GARAGE WARNING FOR STUDENTS

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Park-It garage, at 200 West End Ave., will mount a flashing red light outside its driveway to alert pedestrians of entering and exiting vehicles after concerned parents at nearby P.S. 199 complained to managers. The garage, which opened last November, originally had no auditory or visual warning signals. The school’s PTA worried that traffic coming [&hellip
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WEST SIDE’S GREEN POL

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Gale Brewer was one of four City Council members to get a perfect score on the New York League of Conservation Voters’ environmental scorecard. The league reviewed 13 bills from the 2008 to 2009 legislative session that have been introduced, and ranked Council members on their vote or support through sponsorship. Evaluated bills included congestion [&hellip
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Graffiti Be Gone

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In an effort to paint over more graffiti on private property, Council Member Gale Brewer introduced a bill that would allow the city to remove the graffiti without a property owner’s permission. The city removes graffiti for free with trucks that quickly blast paint over graffiti-laden security gates and walls. But graffiti-busting officers in local [&hellip
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Thoughts on New Brandeis High School

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To the Editor: An ad-hoc group of parents, educators and community leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences are working on a proposal for a District 3 priority and college preparatory high school at the Brandeis High School complex (“New Writing High School?” June 18). Hopefully to one day be named the Frank McCourt High School of [&hellip
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