Friday, May 21, 2010

Your Weekly Public Services News Roundup


NY Daily News: Gov. Paterson delays doling out $1.5B in school aid so cash-strapped state can pay its bills

NY Times: Education Secretary Steps Into a Minefield in Brooklyn

Gotham Gazette: Poor Preparation, Confusion Lead Many to Fail GED Test


Crain’s: White House: NYC transit security funds actually up

AP: Bloomberg says NY shortchanged on terror funding

NY Daily News: Mayor Bloomberg giving 20 FDNY companies a reprieve – for now

NY Post: NY pols slam Bam over $700M terror-cash delay

NY Post: Senior pedestrian peril


Brooklyn Paper: This stinks! City admits that it is no longer picking up street garbage


am NY: Drivers actually win out in MTA’s latest budget cuts

NY Post: Officials question whether MTA does work during weekend track closures

NY Daily News: New MTA plan would shut each subway line until it’s fixed

NY Post: Trolley good news for Red Hook rail plan

am New York: Lights are on in closed parts of the subways, a potential money loser

NY Daily News: Critics fear MTA’s tech, safety fail: $21.3M will be wasted on subway cameras that don’t even record

NY Post: Posh nabes get bus-ted

NY Daily News: TWU head John Samuelsen: MTA boss Jay Walder ‘raking in the dough’ amid big job cuts

NY Times: Use of Mob-Linked Firm Shows M.T.A. Problem Vetting Subcontractors

NY Post: It’s lights out on risky NYC highways


NY Daily News: Con Edison announces two percent hikes over each of the next three years

Brooklyn Eagle: ‘High Water Bills Soaking Us Dry’ is Message to City

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