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You Can Help Choose Which Local Projects Receive City Funding

You can help decide how to spend $1 million in your neighborhood. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, City Council members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera are jointly kicking off this year's round of Participatory Budgeting. The program, now in its eighth...

Council Member Chin Asks Mayor For Meeting on Specialized High School Plan

The other day, we posted statements from local elected officials regarding Mayor de Blasio's proposed changes in the admissions procedure for the city's specialized high schools.

Local Reps Niou, Chin Weigh In on Mayor’s Specialized High School Proposal

Two Lower East Side elected representatives are speaking out about Mayor de Blasio's controversial plan to change how students are selected for New York City's specialized high schools. If approved by the State Legislature, the city would eliminate the specialized...

Gigi Li Goes to Work for City Councilmember Margaret Chin

A high profile member of Community Board 3 has gone to work for City Councilmember Margaret Chin. Beginning this week, Gigi Li is deputy chief of staff and district office director for the Lower Manhattan representative.

CM Margaret Chin Celebrates Inauguration, Recalls Coming to America 55 Years Ago

City Council member Margaret Chin was sworn in last Tuesday evening, 55 years to the day that she arrived in New York City as an immigrant from Hong Kong.

State Liquor Authority Rejects Sons of Essex Team in Bid For 200 Allen St. Permit

The State Liquor Authority rejected an application today for a big new venue that had been in-the-works at 200 Allen St.

Transportation Officials Grilled About Plan to Send 70 Buses Per Hour Over Williamsburg Bridge

At a hearing held yesterday, members of the City Council raised serious concerns about the city's plan to deal with the shutdown of the L Train in 2019. Local City Council member Margaret Chin said a part of the...

City Council Approves Bill to Increase Transparency For Urban Renewal Areas

The New York City Council yesterday approved a bill sponsored by local Council member Margaret Chin to require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire.

Follow-up: Margaret Chin Wins a Third Term in City Council District 1

Life in politics has never come easily to Margaret Chin. In 2009, she was finally elected to the City Council in Lower Manhattan on her fourth try.

Chin Campaign Accuses Former Ally, Now a Christopher Marte Backer, of Voter Fraud (Updated)

Leading up to election day on Nov. 7, City Council member Margaret Chin is taking a more assertive approach in fending off opponents for her District 1 seat.
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