GOP leaders considering local councilman as mayoral candidate in 2017
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Queens’ only Republican City Council member may be under consideration among party leaders as a potential challenger to Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017. The New York Post reported on Monday that several Republican leaders — including Queens County GOP Chairman Robert Turner — are encouraging Councilman Eric Ulrich to make a run for the city’s highest elected post. […]

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How would you spend $1 million? Budget voting now open in Crowley’s district
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Another year, another round of participatory budgeting for the 30th Council District. City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley set aside $1 million for members of the 30th Council District to vote on what project, or projects, they would like to see that money go toward for the first time last year, and is continuing it this year. […]

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Mayor’s $82 billion budget vision aims to invest in city’s future
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI The de Blasio administration kicked off budget season on Thursday with an $82.1 billion preliminary budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  The FY2017 budget is nearly $5 billion larger than last year’s $77.7 billion budget, which the administration claims is due to the recognition of new federal grants and investments. De Blasio tackled […]

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Want the city to fix something in Queens? Speak out at budget hearing Monday
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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Queens Borough Board will listen to requests for funding in the 2017 New York City capital budget in a public hearing this Monday. The hearing is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens. City officials, local organizations and others […]

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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
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“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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