Mayor Micheal Bloomberg

City Council overrides Bloomberg’s Community Safety Act veto
City Council overrides Bloomberg’s Community Safety Act veto
Politics Liam La Guerre 8/22/2013 at 5:05PM

The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the controversial Community Safety Act. The act contains two bills, one that will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill will make it easier for people to sue the [...]

City chooses payphone reinvention finalists
City chooses payphone reinvention finalists
News Queens Courier Staff 3/08/2013 at 11:53AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Soon the public will be able to help decide how the city modernizes its payphones. This week Mayor Micheal Bloomberg announced the winning prototypes from the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge. The mission of the design contest is aimed at “modernizing payphone infrastructure and optimizing the use of public space,” according to a [...]

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 [...]

Restoration Centers to open in affected Sandy areas
Restoration Centers to open in affected Sandy areas
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/13/2012 at 12:53PM

Seven Restoration Centers, which will provide emergency and long term services for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, will open in the city, Mayor Bloomberg announced at a press conference in Far Rockaway today. Describing them as  ”one-stop shops,” which will include FEMA staff, Bloomberg said that four will open today, including one in Far Rockaway [...]

Agreement reached to complete 9/11 museum
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/11/2012 at 10:26AM

On the eve of  September 11, governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie, and Mayor Micheal Bloomberg announced that an agreement had been reached to continue construction of the National September 11 Museum. “This agreement ensures that it will be restarted very soon and will not stop until the museum is completed. The museum is important [...]