Category Archives: News

30 Nov
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New York City Fracking Hearing Draws Opposition

By Edward McAllister (Reuters) – A final hearing on proposals to lift a ban on drilling for natural gas in New York state drew a crowd of protesters on Wednesday opposing further energy development there. New York City hosted the ...

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29 Nov
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City Reopens Door to Ease Overcrowding at P.S. 116

By Jill Colvin DOWNTOWN — The Department of Education has cautiously reopened the door to a plan that could alleviate overcrowding at a Kips Bay school. P.S. 116, on East 33rd Street between Second and Third avenues, is currently at ...

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23 Nov
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Liz Krueger Would Like You To Know Who Isn’t Invited To Her Fundraiser

By David Freelander Manhattan State Senator Liz Krueger sent out a fundraising email earlier this week that features what may be called an “anti-Host Committee.” On the space on the invite where it is usually listed which high rollers are ...

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16 Nov
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DOE Rejects Plan that Could Ease P.S. 116 Overcrowding

By Mary Johnson KIPS BAY — Parents and teachers are angry at the Department of Education for rejecting a plan to help ease overcrowding at a Kips Bay school and vowed to continue the fight despite the setback. P.S. 116, ...

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15 Nov
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Liz & Assem. Brian Kavanagh Encourage East Siders to Speak Out on Hydrofracking

In an effort to ensure that East Side residents have an opportunity to voice their opinions on high volume hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking, Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh hosted a Speak Out on Hydrofracking on Wednesday, ...

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28 Oct
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Support Grows in Fight Against Overcrowded Schools in Kips Bay

By Mary Johnson KIPS BAY — A group of parents and teachers from P.S. 116 who are leading a charge to ease  overcrowding in their school can now count among their supporters the Coalition of East Side Elected Officials and ...

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27 Oct
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Senate Dems To Congress: Protect Food Stamps

By Ken Lovett The federal food stamp program alone pumps more than $5.3 billion a year into the state, the letter says. “While the Farm Bill is not up for reauthorization until 2012, we are concerned this critical program may ...

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26 Oct
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Liz Discusses Bipartisan Pro Choice Caucus’s Stance on Health Exchanges

The Bi-Partisan Pro-Choice Caucus wants to make sure women still have quick access to family planning and other services once the Affordable Healthcare Act is fully in place. As caucus founder Senator Liz Krueger explains, their concerns is connected to ...

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26 Oct
0

Liz & Pro-Choice Caucus Push Obama Admin On Care Inclusion

Fifty-four Assembly members and senators have signed on to a letter circulated by the Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus urging the Obama administration to interpret the health care reform law such that state-level health care exchanges include all family planning ...

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07 Oct
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NYC Land Deal With UN Would Close Waterfront Gap, Mayor Says

By Henry Goldman and Katie Spencer New York City moved a step closer to completing an 18-year-old plan for a waterfront esplanade around Manhattan after the United Nations Development Corp. agreed to pay $73 million for land to build offices, ...

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