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For Brooklyn libraries, the 2020 executive budget calls for $105.9 million, down from the $106.4 million proposed in the Fiscal 2019 Adopted Budget. Eagle file photo

Libraries face ‘undemocratic’ cut, jeopardizing 2020 Census

May 23 | Mary Frost

The city’s three public library systems — Brooklyn, Queens and New York — say that they need an additional $35 million in the upcoming budget. Instead, they are facing $11 million in cuts. At a rally before Tuesday’s City Council budget hearing, library and city officials warned that a reduction in funding would lead to […]

USS New York Captain Brent DeVore. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Eagle goes aboard the USS New York

May 23 | Mary Frost

Sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard have arrived by the hundreds in New York City — and they’re eager to meet New Yorkers, see the sights and chow down on some good NYC food. Aboard the USS New York, an amphibious transport vessel which has returned to its namesake city for the first […]

All five borough presidents are calling on New York City to make major changes to its preschool and childcare contracts. Photo via Stephanie Wang/Chalkbeat

New York City borough presidents echo demands for a do-over of pre-K, early childhood plans

May 22 | Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York

Adding to a groundswell of concern over the New York City education department’s pending takeover of publicly funded preschool and daycare programs, all five borough presidents are calling on the city to scrap its plans and start over. The borough leaders worry that the city’s changes will starve providers of funding, stifle access to supports […]

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