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Budget Cut Avoided, But Children's Services Still Show Strain

There are reports that some parents are having trouble getting child welfare services because a botched contract award and budget threats last year led providers to scale back.

Going National

We are so desperate for any little inkling for success

For Bloomberg, Race Questions Are New

Concerns about the racial contours of city hiring have resurrected issues that bedeviled past mayors, but over which Mayor Bloomberg has largely avoided confrontation.

Why Not Ease Up
On Stop and Frisk?

Critics of police policy say stopping half a million mostly innocent New Yorkers takes too steep a toll on freedom and dignity. With crime way down, now's the time to give the practice a rest.

A Backward Glance:
12 Months Of Scoops

Top stories from City Limits describe 2009 as experienced in 'the other New York.'

AIDS May 'Need A Mayor' -
One Interested In Seniors

One of the challenges ahead in coping with HIV/AIDS is adjusting to it being a multigenerational affliction.

More Than Words?
Bloomberg and Race

The mayor has earned admiration from many quarters for improving the tenor of race relations. But the impact of his policies on blacks and Latinos give fodder to fans and foes alike.

Do They PAC A Punch?
Freelancers Get Political

Hoping for friendlier policies toward independent workers, the Freelancers Union launched a PAC this year. And local pols paid attention.

City Pension Plans: Can
They Do Good and Do Well?

The city's retirement funds offer a powerful tool for social activism. A look at how Comptroller Bill Thompson and his would-be successors approach the task of putting city money where their morals are.

No Free Lunch: Conflict
Over Food Stamp Access

As the economy sends ever more New Yorkers in search of a safety net, the city's welfare agency defends anti-fraud measures that advocates call counterproductive.

OTHER DAVIDS READY THEIR
Slings In Run For Mayor

Though City Councilman Tony Avella and "Reverend" Billy Talen have an uphill battle to beat Goliath this fall, they're banking on grassroots dissent against Bloomberg to propel their bids for office.

Second In Command:
The Crusader's Charge

A look at Queens Councilman Eric Gioia, who brings both idealism and strong funding to his quest for higher office. The third in a five-part series on the race for the Number Two spot in city government.

THE CITY'S LATEST
HIRINGS AND RETIRINGS

Comings and goings at City Hall and around the city.

THOMPSON'S CHOICE

Mayor Bloomberg wants to funnel affordable housing funds into the Javits Convention Center. Will the comptroller let it happen?

CLOUDY FORECAST

How big is next year's budget? Depends whom you ask.

VEND-AXED

It's about to get a whole lot easier to do business with New York.

IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL: CITY RECYCLING GETS A BOOST

Enviros hope the Department of Sanitation’s new 20-year recycling contract will keep bottles, cans and cartons out of the trash -- for good.

THE MISSING PATHMARK FUND

As a promise to help mom and pop shops stand their ground when a Pathmark opened in southwestern Queens a few years ago, the City Council passed a law establishing a small business assistance fund. Two years later, however, the fund remains empty, and local businesses are slowly shutting down.

Adios, Amboy: Longtime Shelter Loses Contract

The city is looking to replace the 30-year manager of a family shelter in Brooklyn after a series of audits questioned its financial and property management practices.

PARTY HITS SNAGS WITHOUT LABOR

The Working Families Party was determined to make its mark in this year's primary election. But on an election day delayed two weeks by the World Trade Center disaster, it ended up with both well-earned victories and some stinging losses, with contenders relying heavily on labor support having the hardest time.


A former president of the New York City board of education, Bill Thompson served as New York City’s comptroller from 2002 through 2009. He was the Democratic nominee for mayor in 2009 and a candidate in 2013.

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