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Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on Expanding Affordable Housing

Alicia Glen, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan.

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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 7, 2011 10:42 AM | Comments
In 2009, Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook was indicted for allegedly bilking taxpayer-funded nonprofits. As his long-awaited trial begins, the time to find his successor may have finally arrived.
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Matt Draper  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 5, 2011 9:48 AM | 15 Comments
Passengers love to complain about New York City's 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out.
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City Hall News  |  November 4, 2011 9:27 AM | Comments
Occupy Albany hit its stride, while those Zuccotti Park hit a speed bump. The recessions hit home for kids when Bloomberg downsized his Halloween candy. This week's winners and losers...
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Sasha Chavkin, Pei Shan Hoe, Michael Keller The New York World  |  November 3, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments
For many New York City residents going to the polls in state Senate races, one vote of theirs is not equal to one from Buffalo or Niagara Falls. The New York World reports.
Occupy Wall Street protester Ann Shirazi appeared in court on disorderly conduct charges on Nov. 3. Shirazi, along with 53 others refused a dismissal offer that would have limited their ability to protest in the future. AP/Steven Hirsch.
Laura van Straaten  |  November 3, 2011 3:20 PM | 10 Comments
On Nov. 3, the first batch of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the first wave of mass arrests appeared in court. The majority refused a deal offered by prosecutors and opted instead to proceed to trial.VIDEO
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 2, 2011 10:46 AM | Comments
Denis Hughes, the powerful president of the New York AFL-CIO that serves 2.5 million union members, has told multiple associates he is not planning to run for re-election.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Autism affects nearly one in every 110 children and takes a serious emotional and financial toll on families. A new law requires New York State insurers to cover the diagnoses and treatment of autism.VIDEO
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Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  November 1, 2011 10:11 AM | Comments
The pension reforms proposed last week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu could run into challenges from representatives of the very workers they are supposed to benefit.
Some of the 354 guns surrendered to the NYPD in a buyback program in the Bronx on June 4, 2011. AP/NYPD.
John Farley  |  November 1, 2011 6:57 AM | 1 Comment
Two years ago, New York State launched SNUG, a program in which former gang members work full-time to mediate potentially violent disputes between youths. But funding for the program has been cut.VIDEO
The Digital Communications panel on Oct. 28. Panelists discussed how crowdsourcing and open source data can improve government. Photo by Andrew Schwartz/City Hall News.
John Farley  |  October 29, 2011 11:55 AM | Comments
On Oct. 28, a panel of leading technology innovators met to discuss how open source and crowdsourcing initiatives are improving government, particularly in New York City.VIDEO
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