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Council chambers at City Hall. City Council caucuses will be pushing their priority issues in the coming months for the 2011-2012 legislative year. Flickr/ambersandyslexyia
Cristian Salazar and David Howard King for Gotham Gazette  |  July 2, 2012 12:14 PM | Comments
Take a closer look at how much your City Council member received in discretionary funding.
New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm represents the 25th District in Queens. According to Dromm, privately operated detention centers, like on in Queens, pose a risk. Photo courtesy of New York City Council.
Daniel Dromm, New York City Council  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to City Council Member Daniel Dromm, chair of the Immigration Committee, immigrant prisoners at private detention centers -- like the one in Jamaica, Queens -- are often subject to abuse.
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John Farley  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
As the City Council preps for a Wednesday hearing on the way the NYPD investigates traffic accidents, MetroFocus looked back at nine cyclists killed by cars over the past year.
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John Farley  |  January 13, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
As the 2013 mayoral race heats up, openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks to WNET's "Need to Know" about her opinion on the future of the gay rights movement.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  December 1, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 11:03AM | Comments

Remember when you used to try and hide your report card from your parents? We won’t name any names (fine, we will), but there are a few City Council members who might want to try it…

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Laura Nahmias for City Hall News  |  November 22, 2011 9:57 AM | 1 Comment
A majority of New York City Democrats would vote against a mayoral candidate who opposed paid sick leave and a living wage, according to a new survey to be released today. City Hall News reports.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 13, 2011 5:11 PM | 6 Comments
MetroFocus looks at what politicians had to say when the Occupy Wall Street movement started nearly four weeks ago, and what they're saying now.VIDEO
City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, a leading sponsor of a bill to limit the city's cooperation with federal immigration officials, spoke at a rally before the measure was introduced on Wednesday. Jane C. Timm/Gotham Gazette
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 22, 2011 10:14 AM | Comments
A majority of City Council members has moved to take on the Obama administration and current city policy in an effort to reduce the threat of deportation for some of New York's undocumented residents.
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