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Brooklyn affordable housing

Funding Unveiled For Affordable Housing Projects To Keep Rent Down In Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is directing more than $3 million taxpayer dollars to various projects on the leading edge of Brooklyn’s housing boom.

08/20/2015

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Number Of Smokers In New York City Up, Anti-Smoking Funding Down

The number of smokers in New York City has risen, as government spending to fight the habit has dropped.

08/12/2015

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 First Responders Demand Permanent Funding For Zadroga 9/11 Act

As the Zadroga 9/11 Act approaches expiration, many are demanding Congress instate permanent funding.

05/06/2015

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray. (Credit: CBS 2)

Chirlane McCray Unveils Proposal For Upgraded Mental Health Services In NYC

Chirlane McCray has made strengthening mental health services in New York City her signature issue.

05/05/2015

(Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio, NY Officials Blast House GOP Over DHS Funding

The mayor described Republicans’ tinkering with Homeland Security funding as inappropriate, unfair and dangerous.

03/02/2015

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

De Blasio To Allocate $70M Over 5 Years To Cut Down Ambulance Response Times

City officials said the funding will allow for the fire department to staff 45 additional ambulance shifts and employ 149 additional Emergency Medical Service dispatchers.

02/08/2015

A toll plaza on the old Tappan Zee Bridge. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mystery Surrounds Tappan Zee Bridge Funding, Potential Toll Hike

The builders of the new Tappan Zee Bridge said Thursday that they are on schedule, and untroubled by a $500 million federal loan that just fell through this week.

09/18/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

City To Hire More Than 100 Full-Time Art Teachers Following Comptroller Study

The announcement was made at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. It was accompanied by music from a middle school orchestra.

07/01/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls On Congress To Approve Funding For Federal Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said if they cannot get Congress to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund, “We will be paralyzed.”

06/27/2014

The Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Exec Has Few Words About Pulaski Skyway Funding Probe

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director Pat Foye had little to say Wednesday about a legal probe of the funding deal for the reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway.

06/25/2014

A homeless man is viewed in Penn Station on January 28, 2014.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Seeks $40 Million To Fight Homelessness

The de Blasio administration announced Monday that it will ask for $40 million in state funds to help fight homelessness in New York City.

05/19/2014

Sen. Cory Booker

CBS 2 Exclusive: Booker Defends Use Of Money Given To Newark Schools By Facebook CEO

U.S. Sen. and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been receiving a lot of criticism on how a $100 million donation to the Newark Public Schools, by Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, is being spent.

05/16/2014

Shavar Jeffries, Ras Baraka

Sometimes-Ugly Newark Mayoral Campaign To End With Election Tuesday

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.

05/12/2014

Palisades Parkway Potholes

Funding Secured At Last To Repair Pothole-Laden Palisades Parkway

An end was in sight at last Tuesday to the pothole problem along the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

04/01/2014

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

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