Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

Letters to the Editor: Quinn Not Fit for Mayor

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

Letters Quinn Not Fit for Mayor I want to commend Tom Allon (“A Trashy Political Idea,” May 17) for his explanation of why the proposed Upper East side site of the waste transfer station is a bad idea, but more for his honest depiction of Council Speaker Christine Quinn as Mayor Bloomberg’s “rubber stamp.” The [&hellip
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A Trashy Political Idea

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

OPED-Tom Allon By Tom Allon Some of the worst policy ideas in history have been borne out of political payback by elected leaders. We now are experiencing one of these on New York City’s East Side, where a long-forgotten political feud is rearing its ugly head and endangering the health and well-being of a ticked-off community. Trash [&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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My Marriage and My President: New York’s same-sex weddings get belated presidential blessing

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

chrismoor By Christopher Moore For all his chatter of hope and change, and for all the good he’s done for gay and lesbian people by allowing them to serve openly in the military, Obama was still a major disappointment on marriage. He talked about how he was “evolving” on the issue, prompting some activists to put [&hellip
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The Movement’s Next Move?: Occupy Wall Street’s window for real change is closing

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Rogers headshot By Josh Rogers An Occupy Wall Street group invited me last week to a Facebook page outlining all of the financial corruption issues the media was ignoring. The first post I saw involved portable toilets at one of their encampments. Now surely a grassroots movement with protests in many countries has plenty of logistical worries, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Swindler of UES Woman Indicted Philip Leopold, who is charged with grand larceny, forgery, falsifying business records and several other charges, was indicted this week for stealing over $1.6 million from an 85-year-old Upper East Side woman who is nearly blind, has hearing problems and other health issues. Leopold, who is 76, first met his [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

poopscoop Citywide Despite Mayor, City Council Passes Living Wage Bill   On Monday, April 30, the City Council—despite criticism by Mayor Michael Bloomberg—successfully passed the Living Wage Bill. While several cities across the country have passed similar legislation, the mayor has previously said he would veto the bill should it pass, saying it stymies job growth. [&hellip
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg: A history of insults

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

Compared to some of the various acid barbs, odd gaffes and cruel-sounding quips Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been known to lob at humans, animals and the press corps, it seemed possibly out of proportion for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to walk out of a living wage legislation press conference after an attendee called the mayor “Pharaoh [&hellip
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Bloomberg Snuffs New Living Wage Bill

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

bloomberg Fulfilling his promise, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed the first of two bills proposed by the City Council that would raise wages for hundreds of workers. The so-called living wage bill was a watered down version of the same bill proposed last year. The latest draft would force companies that receive $1 million or more [&hellip
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