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Stated Meeting: Council Creates Path to Citizenship

Feb 04, 2010

Photo (cc) Robert Crum Hundreds of undocumented children in the city's foster care system may be eligible for permanent residency, City Council members said yesterday. The problem is no one knows it. On


Bloomberg's Bluff

Feb 01, 2010

It was one day after Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a particularly grim budget proposal, and the mayor and Gov. David Paterson were in the same room. They came together to open


Stated Meeting: The Council's New Order

Jan 22, 2010

Photo (cc) Courtney Gross The City Council played its own political game of musical chairs Thursday. And when the music stopped, Councilmember Charles Barron had nowhere to sit. On Thursday, the City Council


Bloomberg Delivers Muted State of the City

Jan 21, 2010

Photo Edward Reed With far less fanfare and before a much smaller crowd than in years past, Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his ninth State of the City address yesterday, promising to


Living Wages by Councilmember

Jan 15, 2010

Councilmembers were asked by Gotham Gazette whether they would support (Intro 1105) legislation set to be re-introduced at the City Council, which would require certain recipients of city aid to


Stated Meeting: 2010 City Council's First Day

Jan 07, 2010

Photo (cc) Courtney Gross   Day one for the City Council 2010 class felt like the first day of school. Thirteen new members buzzed with excitement as they raised their right hand to