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Mayor Eric Adams defends latest round of budget cuts

To hear Mayor Eric Adams tell it, there is a gathering fiscal storm — and the city must prepare. “Everyone has stated we’re about to be hit with a tsunami,” Adams said Tuesday. On Monday, Adams directed city agencies to make budget cuts for the third time since taking office. Half of all vacant positions […]

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How three new moms are changing the New York City Council | #citycouncil

When New York City Council Member Jennifer Gutiérrez cast her vote for Speaker Adrienne Adams – the first Black woman and mother to hold the position – the first-term lawmaker participated in the vote virtually, while breastfeeding her newborn daughter. “I was really happy that I got to share that with my daughter, to vote […]

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Mayor Eric Adams says migrant crisis won’t cost NYC $1 billion

The migrant crisis won’t cost the Big Apple $1 billion after all, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday. “We would’ve had a $1 billion price tag if we did not get the support we needed from the White House. We were able to get that support so that’s going to cut that price tag down a […]

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Mayor seeks to boost controversial project in Queens

Mayor Eric Adams was in an industrial pocket of Astoria on Monday. It falls within the footprint of the Innovation QNS project, a mammoth, $2 billion mixed-use development proposed for the area. What You Need To Know On Monday, Mayor Eric Adams toured the proposed site of the Innovation QNS project with community leaders who […]

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‘Bathroom bill’ passes in City Council | #citycouncil

The New York City Council passed the “bathroom bill” on Thursday, which will identify locations in every ZIP code across the five boroughs where a public restroom should be located. “Every New Yorker can think back to a time when they were out and about in the neighborhood and they had nowhere to go,” Brooklyn […]

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Staffer of NYC Mayor fired after caught on tape making disparaging remarks about first responders

A staffer for New York City mayor Eric Adams was reportedly fired after making disparaging remarks about first responders and comments on the effectiveness of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) migrant busing campaign. Christopher Baugh made the comments to an undercover female journalist working for Project Veritas. His firing was confirmed in a statement from Adams’s […]

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Labor agency tallies votes in another Amazon union election | #elections | #alabama

NEW YORK — The nascent group that secured the first-ever union victory of an Amazon warehouse in the U.S. is set to face a crucial test on Tuesday, when votes from yet another election are set to be tallied. Representatives from the National Labor Relations Board will be counting ballots cast by workers at a […]

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City Council

Latest City Council map has its winners and losers | #citycouncil

All 51 City Council members are up for re-election next year, but their council districts will be reconfigured under the once-a-decade process known as redistricting. The process has not been kind to Brooklyn Councilman Ari Kagan. His council district is carved into pieces in the latest proposed map, with his current constituents redistributed among five […]

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