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Today's Lead Story: Food Composting Program To Go Citywide

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New York City officials are planning to roll out a food composting program to all five boroughs this fall in an effort to cut down on the amount of waste that goes into landfills. It had previously been limited to Staten Island. Officials with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration say that food composting could become mandatory.

Weekend Roundup: Former state Sen. Pedro Espada was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzlement. Mayoral hopeful John Liu may not get public matching funds for his campaign until August, the New York Post reports. The Associated Press says the governor wants to allow more video slot casinos across the state. Charter school backers want to be a counterweight to teachers' unions in the mayoral race, Crain's reports.

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