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A City Council Scorecard: Who's Engaged and Who's Not?

Mar 09, 2009

Gotham Gazette image by Ya-Hsuan Huang The meeting was running more than three hours late and in rolled Councilmember Eric Gioia. The time: After 5 o'clock and 40 minutes into the

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Plan to Toll Bridges Encounters More Roadblocks

Mar 05, 2009

Photo (cc) Henry C Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith wants an audit of the Metropolitan Transit Authority before he moves ahead to consider a plan to bail the agency out

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Stated Meeting: Clerk Battle and Food Allergies

Feb 27, 2009

In a borough against borough battle over a well-paid political patronage position at City Hall Thursday, Queens won when the City Council approved the appointment of a Woodside resident to

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Another State of the City

Feb 17, 2009

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, quite out of character, took two approaches differing from the Bloomberg administration last week. First, she led the council in overriding a mayoral veto of residency

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Complicated Calculus in Race to Replace Monserrate

Feb 17, 2009

21 Council DistrictQueens: Elmurst, East Elmhurst, Corona, part of Jackson Heights (For more on the district, go here Candidates George Dixon Jose Giraldo Julissa Ferreras Francisco P Moya Click on a candidate name to

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Personality, Not Policy Marks Debate in South Queens

Feb 17, 2009

32nd Council DistrictQueens: Howard Beach, Ozone Park and Rockaway Park (For more on the district, go here.) Candidates Geraldine M. Chapey Glenn DiResto Mike Ricatto Lew M. Simon Eric Ulrich Click on a candidate name

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On the North Shore, Candidates Seek to Ease Traffic

Feb 17, 2009

49th Council District Staten Island: St. George, Mariner's Harbor, Tompkinsville, Port Richmond, West Brighton, New Brighton, Westerleigh, Port Ivory, Livingston, Castleton Corners, Stapleton, Stapleton-Clifton, Concord and Rosebank. For more on

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Stated Meeting: Residency Redux and Inspecting Water Tanks

Feb 12, 2009

Photo (cc) Yovanoff   In a rare disagreement with the Bloomberg administration, the City Council overrode a mayoral veto Wednesday allowing certain municipal employees to live outside of the city after working

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Paterson's Bitter Pill

Jan 30, 2009

"All localities are being asked to take a bitter pill," Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a joint budget meeting of the state legislature on Jan. 22, "but I don't think it's

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