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Stated Meeting: Fines for Unlicensed Plumbing

May 26, 2010

Photo (cc) Atli HarĂ°arson Installing pipes at any project without a license is about to cost a whole lot more. Cracking down on unlicensed plumbers and fire prevention workers, the City Council


Making Sure Process Servers Really Deliver

Mar 26, 2010

CC BY-NC 2.0 Every year, tens of thousands of New Yorkers do not show up in court to contest suits against them -- simply because they never received the papers alerting


Endorsements Trump Issues in Brooklyn Council Race

Mar 22, 2010

Kenneth Rice, David Greenfield and Joe Lazar are running in Tuesday's special City Council election. Unlike many candidates for public office Joe Lazar does not seem very interested in getting his


Now Out of Race, Can Paterson Hold On and Govern?

Mar 01, 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/azipaybarah/ At first it sounded like a stump speech. Gov. David Paterson, with his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson by his side, stood before the press gathered at his Manhattan office on


Quinn Promises to Create Jobs

Feb 19, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 William Alatriste Adding some gas to a sputtering economic engine, Council Speaker Christine Quinn pledged Thursday to rev up technology startups, lobby for a tax break in Albany


Council Targets Gang Initiations

Feb 12, 2010

Photo (cc) 2008 Marcos Vasconcelos Photography   In an attempt to rid New York City streets of gangs and reduce their ability to recruit new members, the City Council approved legislation on