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Followup: Margaret Chin’s 2011 Funding Choices

Last week, we posted the list of  "member items" sponsored by District 1's Margaret Chin in the City Council's 2011 discretionary budget. Today we're returning to the budget beat -- detailing some other projects Chin helped to sponsor in...

Councilmember Rosie Mendez’s 2011 Funding Choices

Yesterday, we posted the list of community-based projects City Councilmember Margaret Chin has decided to fund this year. Today, we'll take a look at Councilmember Rosie Mendez's funding choices. Last week,  the city's $63 billion budget was approved, including...

Councilmember Margaret Chin’s First Year Funding Choices

Last week the City Council approved Mayor Bloomberg's $63 billion "austerity" budget, cutting funds for schools, libraries and social programs.  Included in the budget: about $165 million in discretionary spending controlled by the Council. Around a fifth of the...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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