Board approves 7 percent water rate hike
News Billy Rennison 5/04/2012 at 12:08PM

For the 16th consecutive year, New York City residents’ water bill will swell. The seven-member water board approved a 7 percent hike in water rates at a vote Friday morning. “The 7 percent 2013 fiscal year rate increase is the lowest increase in seven years and is 25 percent lower than the increase projected at [...]

Incensed by parking meter increase
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2011 at 7:21PM

Queens drivers are reaching deeper into their pockets — more often — to park around the borough “I have to constantly feed the meter, when I can barely feed myself in this economy,” said Theresa Bulgosi as she shopped along Vernon Boulevard. City motorists now get only 15 minutes for a quarter — $1 for [...]