Bloomberg budget

Mayor’s budget could cut Borough President staff by half
Mayor’s budget could cut Borough President staff by half
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/16/2013 at 3:37PM

Half the staff at Borough Hall could get pink slips if cuts proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg go through. Borough President Helen Marshall’s office is expected to receive about $3.14 million in funding for the 2014 fiscal year—nearly $1.8 million less than last year—officials announced at Marshall’s Borough Board meeting on Monday, May 13. If [...]

Bloomberg delivers final budget address
Bloomberg delivers final budget address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/07/2013 at 11:11AM

In his final budget address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a balanced plan that focuses on reducing costs wherever possible, including some city employee benefits. Bloomberg’s plans, which take effect in July, include promoting a recent spike in private sector hiring and readjusting health care and pensions for city workers. There will be no new taxes [...]

Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 9:16AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE As Sandy barreled down on the East Coast last year, there was one thing on Helene Martello’s mind. “Where am I going to move my car?’” she asked. It wasn’t the first time she feared flooding. After returning to her Hollis home from a party in 2008, Martello was surprised to [...]

Bloomberg budget takes aim at after-school programs, teachers’ jobs
Bloomberg budget takes aim at after-school programs, teachers’ jobs
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/31/2013 at 9:04AM

When millions in after-school program funding was cut in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget last year, parents held rallies, wrote letters and made phone calls until the City Council restored $150 million, saving these programs for thousands of children. The support greatly touched Deep Ghosh, director of youth development for The Child Center of NY, which [...]