Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

City Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s “Living Wage” Veto

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

living-wage-300x168 At a press conference on the steps of City Hall this morning, advocates for the “living wage” bill celebrated the New York City Council’s expected override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the legislation this afternoon. After years of struggling to get the bill passed, the mood was gleeful, full of prayers and hymns. “By overriding [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Helen Matsumoto Officials Push for Domestic Violence Penalty Laws City officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., are calling for immediate passage of a bill that would increase penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders. The legislation, led by State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, would provide district attorneys [&hellip
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Mayor, Council Deliver “On-Time, Balanced Budget”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Fire companies and after-school programs saved in 2013 budget Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council passed a $68.5 billion budget for 2013, which will help to save some children’s programs and 20 fire companies, the Huffington Post reports. “Working with our partners in the Council, we’ve again produced an on-time, balanced budget for [&hellip
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NYC Real Estate and Land Use Scorecard

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

map21-253x300 Rezoning New York City New York City has always been a city in flux, but in some ways it has been changing more quickly than usual under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Since he took office in 2002 the city has undertaken 115 rezonings encompassing 10,300 blocks, the most far-reaching effort of its kind across the five [&hellip
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West Siders, Nutritionists Weigh in on Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Restriction

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Eat & Drink, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Soda Ban By Helen Matsumoto and Rebecca Harris Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month his plan to institute a citywide ban on the sale of sugary beverages over 16 ounces, health experts, politicians, vendors and consumers have weighed in passionately on both sides. Manhattan’s Upper West Siders are no exception. Some praised the mayor’s fight against [&hellip
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City Council Discusses School Breakfast Proposal in Face of DOH Backlash

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Education

The City Council’s Committee on Education held a hearing today to discuss two proposed resolutions related to the Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program. BIC provides breakfast to children in city schools through one of two models: the hallway grab-and-go option or physical, in-classroom implementation. (by Alissa Fleck) One proposed resolution calls on the City’s [&hellip
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Charles Rangel Thanks Cuomo for His Support, But He Might Not Actually Have It

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has endorsed Rangel for the 7th Congressional District. At a press conference this afternoon to accept an endorsement from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Rep. Charlie Rangel thanked all of the public officials who had endorsed him, including one who has not. At least, not publicly. “I want to thank Mayor Bloomberg, the Governor and the other public officials who put their names [&hellip
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Sugary Soda: You Have to Start Someplace

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

If the mayor’s move makes us think about serving sizes, it’s a winner Let’s start with this: We know our mayor is great with limits—for other people. He famously took stands against smoking in restaurants, bars and public parks. His administration has tried to limit everything from the size of newsstands to the number of cars [&hellip
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Soda Ban Sweet Music to Some East Siders

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, Opinion and Column, Our Town

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his plan to institute a citywide ban on the sale of large sugary beverages, health experts, politicians, vendors and consumers have weighed in passionately on both sides. While many prominent people from former president Bill Clinton to the chair of nutrition at the Harvard School Public Health have voiced their [&hellip
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