City Hall

NYC Council Speaker Bids Farewell to the Chamber

by Associated Press

Mat McDermott, flickr

The City Council leader who had hoped to become New York City's first female and first openly gay mayor says she's leaving the council honored and proud to have served in it.

Christine Quinn reflected Thursday on her eight-year tenure as council speaker. She spoke ahead of its final meeting this year. She and many colleagues leave office Dec. 31.

Quinn was a leading Democratic mayoral candidate early in this year's race. She ultimately placed third in the primary, won by now Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

Big Apple, Big Cuts

by
Inside classroom
Nora Flaherty

Dozens of employees in school districts across the five boroughs were slapped with pink-slips, ahead of the holiday weekend.

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