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The Tech Lag In Community Boards

Mar 20, 2003

The 59 community boards of New York City were created decades ago as a form of neighborhood City Halls. But unlike the central City Hall, presided over these days by


State Of City Address

Feb 04, 2003

This is an important moment in the life of our great city. And the dedication of the people present in this room - and the millions of others whom you


New York City Council Stated Meeting Report

Jan 30, 2003

 Every two weeks the New York City Council meets for its Stated Meeting, when the 51 members of the council introduce and pass legislation. As a regular feature, Searchlight covers


Governor Pataki's 2003 Budget Address

Jan 29, 2003

Lieutenant Governor Donohue, Majority Leader Bruno, Speaker Silver, Leader Nesbitt, Leader Patterson, Comptroller Hevesi, respected members of the Legislature, fellow New Yorkers. The budget I propose today will spell out the


State Of The City - 2003

Jan 27, 2003

In his State of the City address at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg talked about what he accomplished in the last year, mainly that crime is


A Pro Choice Agenda for New York City

Jan 27, 2003

  On the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision giving women throughout the nation the right to abortion, the right to choose is threatened on the federal


The Pro-Life Agenda

Jan 27, 2003

  There is very good news and very bad news for the pro-life movement and the people for whom we speak. The great news is that the number of abortions has


Nonpartisan Elections And Charter Revision

Jan 22, 2003

A recent article in the New York Post quoted a mayoral aide as saying that Michael Bloomberg is planning to appoint a charter revision commission to study the issue of