budget

Mayor Michael Bloomberg reveals revised city budget
News Billy Rennison 5/03/2012 at 3:07PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed a revised balanced budget that will retain nearly 2,000 teacher positions that he proposed eliminating in his preliminary plan. The $68.7 million budget includes no tax increases. “Our budget won’t impose any new taxes on New Yorkers, maintains the strength of the NYPD and continues our strong support for public [...]

Cuomo, Legislature reach deal on balanced, on-time state budget
Cuomo, Legislature reach deal on balanced, on-time state budget
News Billy Rennison 3/27/2012 at 7:00PM

For the second straight year, state politicians have reached an agreement on an on-time balanced budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the $132.6 billion budget in a joint statement with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Tuesday, March 27. “For the second straight year, New York State has worked and created [...]

Budget may force senior centers to close
Budget may force senior centers to close
News Melissa Chan 3/22/2012 at 2:15AM

Budget slashes may force closure upon the Korean-American Senior Center, leaving hundreds of hungry, homebound Asian seniors in Queens without a hot meal. The Corona-based senior center — along with five others in the borough — is up on the chopping block if Borough President Helen Marshall is not able to restore $1.6 million in [...]

Queens hotel fire rescue
Queens hotel fire rescue
News Jay Lane 1/17/2012 at 9:05AM

Queens hotel fire rescue Firefighters fought their way through heavy smoke and shooting flames yesterday to rescue a man with no pulse from a burning Queens motel and bring him back to life. The victim was in a third-floor room at the Conduit Motor Inn in South Ozone Park at around 4 p.m. when members [...]

Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct
News Erica Camhi 10/19/2011 at 1:46PM

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have [...]