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Peralta touts Thompson for mayor in 2013

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Offices, District 13, Mayor, State Senate on February 25, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) threw his support behind former city Comptroller Bill Thompson becoming Mayor of New York at his Black History celebration at Langston Hughes Library Thursday.

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Koo says he will run in 2013 at fund-raiser

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 32 on February 24, 2011 | No Comments

Flushing’s city councilman has announced he will be running to remain in that role for another four years. Peter Koo (R-Flushing) made the official disclosure before a crowd of hundreds at a gala ceremony at Mudan Banquet Celebration Center Feb. 17, drawing cheers of support and rousing applause. “Tonight I am raising money to help [...]

Hiram Monserrate

$376K bill to oust Monserrate

Posted by Rebecca Henely in State Senate on February 24, 2011 | No Comments

The state Senate spent $376,464 for outside criminal legal services in order to boot former East Elmhurst-based Sen. Hiram Monserrate from its chambers, which has earned the ire of state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn). “This is another outlandish expenditure that the taxpayer has to pay for,” Golden said. Yet Austin Shafran, spokesman for the Senate, [...]

Michael Bloomberg

Schools on chopping block

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on February 24, 2011 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled his $65.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which proposes no tax increases but calls for more than 4,600 teachers to lose their jobs due to layoffs. The mayor’s spending plan also relies on the state to give the city $600 million in aid to be balanced, but it [...]

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Koch Bridge rename no hit with Vallone

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 22 on February 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

City politicians past and present have come out in support of renaming the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City after former Mayor Ed Koch, but City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said the bridge’s current name is too significant to be changed. “Mayor Ed Koch is truly a great man and deserving of an honor [...]

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Ulrich sole councilman who backs Walmart at hearing

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 31, District 32 on February 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) fought a lonely battle against a barrage of Walmart criticism in Manhattan last Thursday when the Council held its second hearing on the retail giant’s possible move into the five boroughs. Walmart has been eyeing a site in Brooklyn, and has attempted to sway public opinion in its favor [...]