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In Year of Rabbit, dragon buses could face new law

In Year of Rabbit, dragon buses could face new law

By Aline Reynolds On the morning of the second day of the Chinese new year, community activists and politicians weren’t celebrating at a restaurant or a park. Instead, they were huddled outside in the cold, announcing a proposed new state law intended to streamline the intercity bus pickup and drop-off system in Chinatown and around […]

Nadler: Don’t repeal health act

On Tues., Jan. 18, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler spoke on the House floor in fierce opposition to H.R. 2, the Patients Rights Repeal Act, the product of Republican efforts to repeal the landmark Affordable Care Act. “Repeal of the Affordable Care Act would be catastrophic for the American people and for our economy,” Nadler said in […]

Clean sweep in bitter BID battle as 3 boards say O.K.

Clean sweep in bitter BID battle as 3 boards say O.K.

By Lesley Sussman Supporters of a business improvement district (BID) for the Chinatown area came a step closer this week to having their dream realized at a stormy meeting of Community Board 3. The meeting was marred by disruptions and a walkout by opponents who believe the BID plan would incur financial hardship for local […]

Koch and senators say Albany reform must be the priority

Koch and senators say Albany reform must be the priority

By Lincoln Anderson A dozen state Senate Democrats joined former Mayor Ed Koch on Monday to unveil a package of bills that would fulfill Koch’s “New York Uprising Heroes of Reform” pledge, and called on the Senate to make passing the comprehensive legislation its top concern in January. In early 2010, alarmed at Albany’s embarrassing […]