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Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

800px-Fingerprint_scanner_identification Manhattan Borough Board Unanimously Passes DREAM Act On Thursday, May 17, members of the Manhattan Borough Board unanimously approved New York State DREAM legislation, a number of bills promoting higher education and civic engagement opportunities for students in New York City neighborhoods, regardless of their immigration status. New York City’s immigrant population, the largest of [&hellip
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Trash Talk: Mayoral candidates weigh in on East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By Jon Lentz Manhattan’s East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station has long divided people into two camps. Next year it may divide the candidates running for mayor of New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials who don’t live near the defunct facility on the Upper East Side have [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: John Liu’s campaign treasurer pled not guilty

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race John Liu’s campaign treasurer pled not guilty. Bill Thompson suddenly now supports the living wage bill. Bill de Blasio was able to capitalize on Christine Quinn’s living wage walkout. State Senate It’s looking more and more like ex-Sen. Antoine Thompson will challenge Tim Kennedy. Sen. Neil Breslin says he’s not worried about [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Quinn says she wasn’t overacting by walking out of Living Wage press conference

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn insists she didn’t overreact by walking out of the living wage press conference yesterday. But Bill de Blasio called Quinn out for her departure, saying that if she truly believed in the cause, she would have stayed. A rally in support of John Liu, the comptroller essentially said he would [&hellip
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The One Lawyer Who No Longer Works for Liu

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

From today’s City & State: Heard Around Town * Missing from the high-priced legal names in City Comptroller John Liu’s most recent off-cycle campaign filing? Martin Adelman, the attorney representing Liu’s indicted former campaign treasurer Jia Hou, whose retainer fees were previously being paid by the Liu campaign. Campaign finance experts wondered whether Liu had [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup, April 10, 2012

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race With Anthony Weiner out, Bill de Blasio is trying to position himself as the inside the Beltway candidate. John Liu penned a pro-pension op-ed in USA Today. Scott Stringer jousted with Mayor Bloomberg over solar energy. Manhattan Vince Morgan is dropping his congressional bid and endorsing Adriano Espaillat. Charlie Rangel makes his [&hellip
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Promising No More Drama, Garodnick Declares for Comptroller

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By Andrew J. Hawkins All those suffering from John Liu scandal exhaustion, consider the alternative: Dan Garodnick, your “no drama” comptroller candidate. That is the message the Upper East Side councilman sent to his supporters on Tuesday as he announced his intentions to run for city comptroller in 2013. “You’re not going to get a [&hellip
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Liu’s Bank Shot

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News

From today’s Heard Around Town: * Just because City Comptroller John Liu‘s office voted against doing business with city banks last summer doesn’t mean they aren’t doing business with city banks. Liu’s representative on the city Banking Commission, an obscure body that oversees city bank accounts, voted against three dozen routine approvals last July to [&hellip
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CHANGES TO COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENTS

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli A city task force has announced recommendations to public benefit agreements, in which a developer does something positive for the neighborhood in exchange for the ability to build larger or get a subsidy. Comptroller John Liu, who convened the task force, believes these agreements can be unenforceable and are often done on [&hellip
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