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APRIL 2005 EVENTS




APRIL 29, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and Correction Commissioner Horn Preside Over Graduation Ceremony for 86 New Correction Officers

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APRIL 29, 2005
Live from City Hall with Mayor Mike and John Gambling

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APRIL 28, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Presides over Bill Signing Ceremony

Signs Legislation Extending Deadline for Executive Budget Submission (En español)
Signs Legislation Providing Health Benefits to the Wife of Sanitation Worker Who Died in the Line of Duty (En español)
Signs Legislation Increasing Reporting Requirements for HASA (En español)
Signs Legislation Creating 161st Street Bid (En español)
Signs Legislation Reducing Proliferation of Illegal Signs (En español)




APRIL 27, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Frieden Celebrate 200 Years of Protecting New Yorkers' Health

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APRIL 27, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly Join Union, Business and Real Estate Leaders to Unveil Pilot Training Program for Private Security Officers

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APRIL 26, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Tentative Labor Agreement With Day Care Center Directors and Assistant Directors

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APRIL 26, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Appoints Edward Skyler Communications Director

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APRIL 25, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Increases in Staten Island Ferry Service

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APRIL 25, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Attends Briefing on Rail Security at Grand Central Station with Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff and US Senators Schumer and Clinton

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Weekly Column


APRIL 24, 2005
Funding Affordable Housing: A Priority for All New Yorkers

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APRIL 24, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Establishment of Fund to Increase Affordable Housing

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APRIL 23, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Opening of State-of-the-Art Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island

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APRIL 22, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Comprehensive Telecommunications Action Plan

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APRIL 22, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Agreement with Command, Triboro, Green and Jamaica Bus Lines

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APRIL 22, 2005
Live from City Hall with Mayor Mike and John Gambling

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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg


APRIL 21, 2005
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg On the Continuing Decrease in New York City's Unemployment Rate

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APRIL 21, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Healthy Women/Healthy Babies Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies

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APRIL 21, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal Kick Off Fourth Annual Tribeca Film Festival

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APRIL 20, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Launches Video Voter Guide

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APRIL 19, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Comptroller Thompson Announce Proposal for $130 Million Housing Trust Fund

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APRIL 19, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg, Borough President Molinaro and Blumenfeld Development Group Break Ground for $100 Million Retail Center in Charleston, Staten Island

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Weekly Column


APRIL 17, 2005
Helping to Make Our City Even Better

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APRIL 17, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Volunteering Opportunities in New York City

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APRIL 17, 2005
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Being Named One of America's Best Mayors by Time Magazine

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APRIL 15, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces $472 Million to Build Supportive Housing

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APRIL 15, 2005
Live from City Hall with Mayor Mike and John Gambling

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APRIL 14, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Interim Plan to Reopen Park Row to City Buses and Pedestrian Traffic

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APRIL 13, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Travels to Berlin, Germany to Present City's Olympic Bid to the International Sports Federations

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APRIL 13, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces "Take Good Care of Your Baby" Child Safety Campaign

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APRIL 13, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Two Initiatives to Redevelop Underutilized Land in the Culver El Section of Borough Park

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APRIL 13, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Makes Announcement at Breakfast Hosted by Council Member Simcha Felder

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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg


APRIL 12, 2005
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Unanimous Decision by Appellate Division on Adult Use Zoning

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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg


APRIL 12, 2005
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on the Death of Archbishop Iakovos

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APRIL 11, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Launches Immigrant History Week With Celebration at Gracie Mansion

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APRIL 11, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Tentative Labor Agreement With International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237

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Weekly Column


APRIL 10, 2005
Reflecting on the Great Pope John Paul II

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APRIL 10, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II

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APRIL 8, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and DoITT Commissioner Menchini Announce New Web Site with Searchable Data on City Contractors

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APRIL 7, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Resignation of Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra

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APRIL 6, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and United Way of New York City Unveil Volunteer Web Site and Advertising Campaign

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APRIL 5, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Scoppetta Cut Ribbon for New EMS Station at Kings County Hospital

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APRIL 4, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg, Randi Weingarten, Chair of the Municipal Labor Committee and Other Labor Leaders Announce Health Benefits Agreement

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APRIL 4, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Presides over Bill Signing Ceremony

Signs Legislation Enhancing Permitting of Cell Phone Towers (En español)
Signs Legislation Strengthening Two Business Improvement Districts (En español)
Signs Legislation Increasing Information on Beach Closings (En español)
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APRIL 4, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg's Speech to CIBC World Markets Annual Biotechnology & Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference

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APRIL 4, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Congratulates NYC TV on Winning Eight New York Emmy Awards

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APRIL 3, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Street and Sidewalk Improvements

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Weekly Column


APRIL 3, 2005
Paving the Way for a Better New York

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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg


APRIL 2, 2005
Statement from Mayor Bloomberg on the Death of Pope John Paul II

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APRIL 1, 2005
Live from City Hall with Mayor Mike and John Gambling

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APRIL 1, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg and Correction Commissioner Horn Preside Over Graduation Ceremony for 196 New Correction Officers

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