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“New Yorkers from every borough and every income level depend on their local post office for a number of key services. The potential closure of as many as fourteen post office locations in New York City would be problematic for many communities. But it would be especially damaging to seniors, working New Yorkers, and other groups that have been hardest hit by the current recession.

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Rally on the steps of City Hall in support of public sector workers facing layoffs

New York City – The painful consequences of the Puerto Rican Government’s move to fire tens of thousands of public sector workers are felt deeply many miles away here in New York City. We are most troubled by reports of the government’s intent to end union contracts and the fair, good faith labor agreements that accompany them.

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Council Will Also Vote to Expedite Restarting of Stalled Construction Sites, Legislation Will Increase Safety with More Stringent Site Monitoring Requirements

City Hall – At today’s Stated Council meeting, the City Council will vote to expand on the Food and Drug Administration’s action to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes by banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products in New York City.

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Council to Vote This Week on Legislation to Increase Safety with More Stringent Site Monitoring Requirements Local Law to Expedite Restarting of Stalled Construction

Brooklyn – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Members Dan Garodnick, Gale Brewer, Letitia James, and David Yassky today announced the Council will vote this Wednesday to adopt legislation allowing developers to quickly restart stalled construction sites by agreeing to increased safety standards while construction is suspended.

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College Point, Queens – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn was joined today by LGBT and community leaders in responding to a recent violent hate attack, which occurred early Friday morning. The victim, Jack Price, is recovering at New York Hospital Queens.

State Senator Tom Duane, Council Member John Liu, and community leaders Daniel Dromm, Jimmy Van Bramer and Kevin Kim stood with Speaker Quinn in denouncing the attack.

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Bill Will Prevent Excessive Ticketing by the Department of Sanitation

City Hall, October 7th, 2009 – Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Council Member Letitia James, small business owners and advocates today announced the “Protection Against Ticket Harassment (PATH) Act”, a new bill that would prevent excessive and unfair ticketing practices by the Department of Sanitation.

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New Yorkers Come to Offer Input to the New York City Economic Development Corporation on Potential Manhattan Landing Site Locations for Expanded Commuter Ferry Service

New York City – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, together with Council Members Dan Garodnick, Jessica Lappin, and Gale Brewer, hosted a public Meeting for New Yorkers to weigh in on potential locations for Manhattan commuter ferry landing sites.

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Newly Expanded “Respect for All” Initiative Will Train All Pedagogical DOE Staff, Hold Principals More Accountable

City Hall – City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced a major expansion of Respect for All, an anti-bias program that combats bullying and harassment in New York City public schools.

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Preserving Neighborhood Character and Creating Incentives for Affordable Housing, Council Also Votes to Rezone 128 Blocks in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Community

City Hall, September 30, 2009 – At today’s Stated Council meeting, the City Council will vote to improve the City’s graffiti removal process. Under this legislation, property owners who receive notices from the city regarding graffiti on their property will automatically receive free cleaning from the city unless they object.

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New York City’s water supply is our most important asset, providing clean drinking water to 50 percent of the state’s residents. Thanks to continued efforts to keep the watershed pollution free, our water does not currently need to be filtered. But if the federal or state government found our water to need filtration, city water ratepayers would be forced to construct a new facility that could cost us over $10 billion dollars.

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