Weekly News Roundup – February 18, 2022

February 18th, 2022

Eric Adams Proposes a $98 Billion Budget With No Cuts for N.Y.P.D. - NY Times

'Laser-Focused on Fiscal Discipline': Mayor Adams Presents First Budget Plan - Gotham Gazette

Universal child care initiative is slow to come, but mayor and City Council say it's still a priority - NY1

A Million More Trees for New York City: Leaders Want a Greener Canopy - NY Times

Eric Adams Is Pushing a Plan to Speed Up Buses. Will It Work? - NY Times

NYC commits to $75 million in funding for "Fair Fares" discounted MetroCard program - Gothamist

Adams lambasts press for unfair coverage, blames racial bias and threatens to deny access - Politico

Mayor Adams likely to pick anti-gay ex-NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera for ‘faith-based’ post: sources - Daily News

The top 10 contradictions of New York City Mayor Eric Adams - Politico

Adams’ unlikely alliance with the head of New York’s teachers union - Politico

Federal judge green lights firing of unvaccinated NYC municipal workers - NY Post

New York City fires 1,430 municipal workers over vaccine mandate - Politico

Are NYC Students Ready to Ditch Masks? - The City

The evolution of Carl Heastie - City & State

How Democrats’ New Maps Could Shape N.Y. Politics for Years to Come - NY Times

Who’s Watching the Powerful: The Bureaus Tasked With Keeping Officials in Check - The City

New York Assembly is (finally) moving to require more accountability for public officials who sexually harass employees - City & State

After New Yorkers see sudden price increase, Gov. Kathy Hochul urges Con Ed to reform itself - Gothamist

NYC Manhole Fires Have Doubled in the Last Two Years - The City

Stewart-Cousins urges progressive advocates to defend bail law changes - State of Politics

After Subway Shoving, Officials Look to Expand State Laws on Mandatory Treatment for Mental Illness - Gotham Gazette

State Aims to Reinstate Hundreds of Psychiatric Beds Shifted During Pandemic - Gotham Gazette

What is Midtown’s post-pandemic recovery playbook? - City & State

Lawmaker Agrees: Planned UES Tower Could Put Kids At Risk - Patch

Pedestrian Hit In Upper East Side Intersection, Alarming Lawmaker - Patch

How New York City Council Member Julie Menin spends time with her three-year old daughter Maddie - City & State

Lion-Fronted UES Mansion Gets Board's OK, Despite Skepticism - Patch

NYC Black Unemployment Stuck Above 15% - The City

City calls on Albany to let it make the roads safer, and to clear the way for buses - Gothamist'

Nowhere is safe': Asian women reflect on brutal New York City killings - NBC

Upper East Side Gets First Look At New Medical School Tower - Patch

NYC Council committees back plan for permanent outdoor dining - NY Post

Bill to Create New Housing Voucher For Homeless New Yorkers Gains Traction in Albany - City Limits

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