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No teacher layoffs in Bloomy’s budget

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 30, Mayor on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled last Thursday his $68.7 billion budget — a spending plan that has no tax increases or calls for teachers and uniformed city workers to lose their jobs. Bloomberg said “deficit closing actions” the city has undertaken in the last five years led to $6 billion in savings that was used to [...]

New Councilman Ruben Wills is congratulated by Leroy Comrie after being sworn in. Photo by William Alatriste/New York City Council

Wills makes first official appearance as Council member

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Just weeks after his victory in the special election to fill the seat vacated by the late Councilman Thomas White, Ruben Wills was sworn into office Tuesday at a ceremony at City Hall.

Term limits extension headed for voter referendum

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, Mayor on August 12, 2010 | No Comments

The referendum would only affect future Council members — currently sitting members, even those only in their first or second terms, would still be permitted to seek a third term under a so-called grandfather clause.

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Gulluscio, Addabbo push city DOT notification bills

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, District 15, District 32, State Senate on October 14, 2009 | No Comments

Community activist Betty Braton, Democratic council candidate Frank Gulluscio, and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo speak at an intersection in Howard Beach Oct. 13 in support of two transportation bills before the council. Photo by Connor Adams Sheets Residents woke up one morning to tickets on their windshields when the parking laws on a section of [...]

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Jung ends Council seat run

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 20 on October 7, 2009 | No Comments

The race for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat got a little less crowded Tuesday as former Democratic contender and Working Families Party endorsee S.J. Jung dropped out of the race. “I have decided to discontinue my City Council campaign and to serve our district through community service and grassroots advocacy,” Jung said in a [...]

Koslowitz backed by city’s largest police union

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

The largest union representing city police officers has endorsed Karen Koslowitz’s bid to replace Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills). The city Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association cited Koslowitz’s “proven track record and commitment to law enforcement” as to why the group threw its weight behind the Democratic candidate’s campaign to represent the 29th Council District. “As police [...]