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Food stamps are a win-win for New York City, and a critical resource for those who need our help the most. Food stamps bring money into our local economy – money that local businesses desperately need during tough economic times.

Many New Yorkers who have recently lost their jobs depend on food stamps to feed their families, and they can literally mean the difference between life and death for at risk groups like children and seniors.

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“I want to thank the Assembly and the Senate for passing the Council’s Biotech Tax Credit.

“In these difficult economic times, the City needs to encourage the growth of diverse and emerging industries in an effort to create new jobs. When you consider the wealth of resources at our disposal – research facilities, medical centers and a tremendously diverse talent pool – the real question is: why aren’t we at the front of this field already?

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Also Honor Doris Diether for Continuing Legacy of Community Activism

New York City – Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Borough President Scott Stringer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senators Thomas Duane and Deborah Glick, Council Members Rosie Mendez and Alan Gerson, and members of Community Board 2 officially co-named the section of Hudson Street between Perry and West 11th Streets “Jane Jacobs Way”, in honor of writer and activist Jane Jacobs.

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Also Honor Doris Diether for Continuing Legacy of Community Activism

New York City – Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Borough President Scott Stringer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, State Senators Thomas Duane and Deborah Glick, Council Members Rosie Mendez and Alan Gerson, and members of Community Board 2 officially co-named the section of Hudson Street between Perry and West 11th Streets “Jane Jacobs Way”, in honor of writer and activist Jane Jacobs.

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New York, NY – The New York City Council tonight held a reception in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event was attended by members of the National Organization, including Chairman Julian Bond, Vice-Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Hazel Dukes, President of the New York State chapter of the NAACP, as well as George Fertitta, CEO, NYC &

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Pilot will transform vacant units and stalled construction sites into affordable housing opportunities for working families

City Hall – Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a $20 million commitment to fund a pilot program that will turn unsold condominiums, market-rate rental buildings and stalled construction sites into affordable housing opportunities for moderate and middle-income families.

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Also approves major expansion of Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus

City Hall – At today’s Stated Council Meeting, the City Council voted on two pieces of legislation that will make life easier for small businesses. The first of two bills announced in the Speaker’s State of the City Speech will establish a three month penalty forgiveness period for businesses and individuals with outstanding violations.

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“Early last Saturday morning an openly gay man, Joseph Holladay, was attacked and brutally beaten, his attackers were heard using hateful gay slurs. This is not simply a hate crime that just affected one victim, this is a hate crime that impacts the entire LGBT community. Hate of any kind is unacceptable and unwarranted in our City. We are a City that does not take these acts lightly.

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Thompkinsville, June 26, 2009 – Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Member Kenneth Mitchell participated in a unique tasting tour of Little Sri Lanka as part of the “Nine in 09” campaign. , Mogan Chinniah, owner of Dosa Garden restaurant, New York City and Company, the Staten Island delegation, Assembly Member Matthew Titone and members of the Sri Lankan community joined the Speaker and Council Member in the tour.

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Speaker Quinn Announces Agreement on Key Small Business Proposals

Manhattan – In her address today on the future of New York City small business, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced that an agreement has been reached with the Bloomberg administration on three small business proposals. The address was given at a Crain’s forum held at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square, before a group of hundreds of small business owners and professionals.

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