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BY Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Finance Chair Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Council Fire and Criminal Justice Chair Elizabeth Crowley and Council Member Margaret Chin This year, under enormous pressure to deliver a fiscally responsible budget in difficult financial times, we were forced to make some tough decisions. Deciding how to consolidate city government while […]

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BY CHARLES KOMANOFF  | Hard times nurture resentments, so it was no shocker to see signs vilifying Mayor Bloomberg at the June 3 demonstration protesting his plan to close 20 fire companies across the city. I’m angry too, particularly with Tea Party-besotted legislators whose relentless tax cutting has decimated the middle class. Three decades into […]

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By MICAH HALPERN | Barack Obama has made more than 900 public presentations and speeches since assuming office. Every one of them has received media coverage. Obamacare aside, few have received the coverage given to his two most recent talks about the Middle East. In the first of these speeches, a policy speech presented to […]

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By Daniel Meltzer | “Bad money drives out good money,” they say. Many believe there is no such thing as bad money. Take your pick. The same, unfortunately, can be said about journalism, that the bad can bury the good. Like many, I watched President Obama’s East Room announcement the night American commandos had killed […]

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Lud-dite: A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology. So the last typewriter factory in the world has closed its doors forever. The Godrej & Boyce factory — in India, of course. Mumbai, India. From 1801 to 1976, every word that ever went into the New York Post got there by typewriter. Well, first […]

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BY Clive Burrow We’re leading full-speed-ahead, don’t-spare-the-horses, drill, build, and convert lives here in CanDo-FiDi-LOMA-SoMA-Lower Manhattan-Downtown. We’ve got residential issues, business issues and global corporate issues; there’s City Hall, Albany, the Port Authority; there’s National Security, local security and site-specific security. The Department of Transportation is very busy down here, the MTA has big plans […]

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