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Topic - City Hall
In local government, a city hall, town hall or (more rarely) a municipal building or civic centre, is the chief administrative building of a citytown or other municipality. It usually houses the city or town council, its associated departments, and their employees. It also usually functions as the base of the mayor of a city, town, borough, or county. - Source: Wikipedia
Somebody in Redmond, Wash., is taking a strong stand for Christmas by posting signs all around town that contain biblical verses and tout the bold proclamation: "It's OK to say Merry Christmas."
Officials in the District of Columbia waited until Friday to bury the announcement that 130 new revenue-enhancement cameras are being deployed on the streets of the nation's capital. Locals have learned a speed camera lurks hidden behind the "Welcome to Washington" sign, and they're jamming on the brakes, so the big-spending bureaucrats in City Hall had to come up with a solution to keep the ticket money flowing. The latest invasion of cameras will create expensive "gotcha" moments at stop signs, crosswalks and intersections.
It wasn't that long ago when a Democratic politician would run away in earnest from being called a liberal.
The so-called "rolling rally" will travel down Boylston Street and will also be on the Charles River for a time. Officials said they wanted to hold the parade on Saturday so as many fans, including families with children, could attend.
Before government grew to a $3.8 trillion annual enterprise, churches and public-spirited men and women tried to take care of those in need. Volunteers keep that spirit alive today. Marines collect toys for poor children, brawny firemen pass their hats at intersections to gather a few coins for important projects, and Girl Scouts knock on doors with boxes of cookies (in several flavors). Inevitably, a handful of bureaucrats in towns and cities across the land are eager to kick over a few lemonade stands to stop it.
More than 100 angry middle and high school students walked to City Hall on Friday, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. Hundreds of people protested earlier in the week.
Thirty-six of 51 New York City Council members shunned a 2002 event honoring Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, expressing concern with the leader's despotic ways and worrying their attendance might be spun as an endorsement of his torturing of political rivals. But not Democrat Bill de Blasio.
The first rule of food club is you do not talk about food club; what happens at the table, stays at the table. But some of the Manhattan foodies didn't get the message. Mayor Michael Bloomberg caught an aroma from the private supper clubs operating throughout the Big Apple without his approval, and nothing gives Mr. Bloomberg heartburn like someone on the town, having fun. You let someone nibble on foie gras today, and tomorrow he'll want a 20-ounce Big Gulp.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign amid numerous sexual harassment claims, as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News first reported.
Supporters for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner are rallying at City Hall on Monday, a day after a signature-gathering campaign to qualify a recall vote got underway against the embattled Democrat.
The effort to recall San Diego's embattled mayor is kicking off in the nation's eighth-largest city Sunday, one day before Bob Filner is set to return to work at City Hall after undergoing behavior therapy.
The Supreme Court's Kelo v. New London, Conn., decision in 2005 made eminent domain a threat to everybody, and since then local governments have been seizing houses from plain folks and turning them over to developers in return for increased property-tax revenues.
Democrats launched the "war on women," but they didn't first sweep their side of the battlefield for land mines. Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner have dominated the headlines for their atrocious disrespect and sexual harassment of women. Yet the Democratic leadership is hiding in a foxhole.
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