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In his most progressive State of City speech to date, Mayor Bill de Blaso rolled out a number of benefits for low-income and immigrant residents, including health care for all and paid vacations. Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

De Blasio unveils benefits for NYC’s least wealthy in State of the City speech

January 10 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Mayor Bill de Blasio let his progressive flag fly on Thursday as he announced a number of new worker- and immigrant-friendly initiatives in his State of the City Speech. His theme was Fairest Big City, and by fair, the mayor meant fair for the lower 99 percent. “There’s plenty of money in this city,” de […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new health care plan that will be available to every New Yorker, regardless of ability to pay or citizenship. Photo from Flickr/NYCMayorsOffic

NYC to guarantee health care for all, even undocumented

January 8 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The bold plan will cost the city taxpayers $100 million a year, but Mayor Bill de Blasio says “multiple times that amount” would be spent in the future without his new plan. In a surprise announcement, the mayor says the city will guarantee health care to every resident, regardless of their ability to pay or […]

Rick Chandler. Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Buildings

Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler to leave at end of January

January 7 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler plans to leave his post at the end of the month. Chandler, 58, said he’s long planned to retire between 55 and 60, according to The Real Deal. First Deputy Commissioner Thomas Fariello is set to take over as acting commissioner until Mayor Bill de Blasio appoints a […]