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Veterans Benefits Counselors at Risk in Budget

May 07, 2014

(nycmarines via flickr) In mid-2013 the Robin Hood Foundation gave the City a $250,000 grant through the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York. The money would pay for the salaries and


Debate Over Historic Rent Freeze Heats Up

May 05, 2014

(plannycha.org) On the heels of Mayor Bil de Blasio's major affordable housing plan announcement on Monday, May 5, an extremely important housing-related meeting will take place Monday evening in downtown Manhattan. Every


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 4

May 04, 2014

What to look for this week, via the City and Albany: Mayor Bill de Blasio kicks off what will be an especially significant week - one promising "profound" and "historic" developments,


Union Healthcare: A Missed Opportunity?

May 02, 2014

From left: UFT President Michael Mulgrew, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chancellor Carmen Farina (Diana Robinson) NEW YORK - Dating back to his time as a candidate, Mayor Bill de Blasio made


The City Council Moves Forward On Reform

Apr 30, 2014

Council Speaker Mark-Viverito announces rules reform proposals (William Alatriste) NEW YORK - Reforming member items has been a top priority for the City Council dating back to October, a time before