Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Mayor de Blasio Presents Executive Budget

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The plan includes spending on some new priorities, and a rescue of the city's struggling public health system.


New York City Council Approves East New York Rezoning

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The controversial plan for East New York is the first of 15 neighborhood rezonings proposed by Mayor de Blasio. 


East New York Plan Moves Forward

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The controversial proposal to rezone the neighborhood cleared two council committees, setting the stage for a full council vote next week. 


As Primary Nears, New York Officials Want Changes to State Voting Laws

Sunday, April 03, 2016

New York is among states with the lowest voter turnout in the country. Some lawmakers say they have plans to change that. 

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Newark Declined EPA’s Help With Lead Problem in 2003

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Elevated lead levels in the water in Newark Public Schools set off alarms for families this past week. But WNYC learned tests have shown higher levels for more than a decade. 

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Newark School Officials Say Lead Contamination Goes Back Years

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Newark Public School System says 12 percent of water samples taken from its buildings since 2012 showed lead levels that are higher than the federal threshold.


Newark Teachers Union Found Allegedly Expired Lead Filters in Schools

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Photographs show lead filters with markings suggesting they haven't been changed in years. 


City Council and Mayor Reach Deal on Key Housing Plan Components

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The two parts include mandatory inclusionary housing and zoning law changes. The rules update the zoning code and require developers to build affordable apartments.


Newark Schools Say They Began Tackling Lead in 2004

Monday, March 14, 2016

But the district hasn't said whether its drinking water was polluted. 


Blue-Collar Workers Brace for NJ Transit Strike

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

With NJ Transit rail workers threatening a strike as soon as Sunday, some large companies are advising employees to plan to work from home. But that's not an option for many commuters.

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Seniors Wait Years for Affordable Housing

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing new rules to get New York City seniors into affordable housing faster than the average seven year wait. So why are some opposed?

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Mayor and Critics Ramp Up Campaigns on Affordable Housing

Monday, March 07, 2016

As negotiations heat up, the issue comes down to what makes a New York City apartment affordable enough.

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City Touts Healthier Bodies — and Budgets — in Union Deal

Friday, February 26, 2016

New health plans for city workers focus on preventative care to find savings. 

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City Council Weighs Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The New York City Council is hosting two marathon hearings on Mayor de Blasio's controversial proposals to rewrite zoning regulations and make way for more affordable housing. 

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Crane Collapses in Lower Manhattan; One Dead

Friday, February 05, 2016

The FDNY said the collapse, which occurred at 40 Worth Street in TriBeCa, left one person dead and two others injured.

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Two Affordable Housing Proposals Clear Hurdle

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The zoning changes now move on to the City Council for hearings.

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Mayor Calls on Seniors To Support Affordable Housing Plan

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan seeks to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing, including 10,000 units specifically for seniors. 

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In Budget, de Blasio Warns of Risks Ahead

Friday, January 22, 2016

The $82 billion budget calls for "targeted" investments ahead of a potential economic downturn.


Five Things to Watch For in de Blasio's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor's budget comes a week after the governor proposed shifting nearly a billion dollars in state spending to the city. But that money may not show up in the mayor's budget either.

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Cuomo's Budget Would Shift Some Costs to the City

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Governor Cuomo has laid out an ambitious $145 billion dollar budget. And he's found ways the state can save money. One of them: by making the city pay more.