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City's $111B Budget Plan Restores Funds for Police, Schools But Cuts Libraries

City's $111B Budget Plan Restores Funds for Police, Schools But Cuts Libraries

Money to restore library hours remained missing from the budget plan.
Mayor Says Outside Agitators to Blame For Issues at Protests, Introduces Two New NYPD Recruit Classes

Mayor Says Outside Agitators to Blame For Issues at Protests, Introduces Two New NYPD Recruit Classes

The mayor said people have the right to protest, but was not pleased with the chaos that some protesters caused.
New York Local News Orgs to Get Tax Break, First in Nation

New York Local News Orgs to Get Tax Break, First in Nation

If approved on Saturday, the law would be the nation's first payroll tax credit for local media companies.
'Major Gaps' in City's Response to Large Storms, Comptroller Says

'Major Gaps' in City's Response to Large Storms, Comptroller Says

The City needs a lot more preparation to deal with the next major storm, according to Brad Lander.
Albany Approves $237 Billion State Budget

Albany Approves $237 Billion State Budget

The fiscal 2025 budget, three weeks late, will fund services for asylum seekers, housing, healthcare and education.
Mayor Boosts Police Academy Recruits

Mayor Boosts Police Academy Recruits

There will be two additional Police Academy classes this year, one in July and another in October.
First Ever Paratransit Electric Vehicles Join Access-A-Ride Fleet

First Ever Paratransit Electric Vehicles Join Access-A-Ride Fleet

Transition to electric fleet is part of MTA’s commitment to reduce emissions by at least 85% by 2040
Cross-sector Partnership Aims To Reduce Food-related Carbon Emissions

Cross-sector Partnership Aims To Reduce Food-related Carbon Emissions

Leading New York City-based institutions commit to administration’s Plant-Powered Carbon Challenge
NYC Speeds Toward Safer Streets: 20 MPH Limit Set to Roll Out Citywide

NYC Speeds Toward Safer Streets: 20 MPH Limit Set to Roll Out Citywide

The reduction in speed limits is seen as a critical step in curbing traffic fatalities, advocates say
New Dashboard Charts Homelessness In NYC

New Dashboard Charts Homelessness In NYC

Nearly 95% of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reside within a City shelter.