Queens Library Board Fires Embattled CEO
The Queens Library Board of Trustees fired embattled president and chief executive Thomas Galante, who is under federal investigation.
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Alan Anders, who has spearheaded New York City's bond financing programs for nearly a quarter century, will be honored with The Bond Buyer's inaugural "Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure Champion" award next month.  more »
Former high-level athletes, such as New York Giants Super Bowl champion Phil McConkey, talk about sports experiences ranging from Rose Bowl to Wembley, and reflect on how their experiences on the field help them today in finance careers.  more »
The attorney for the New York City Housing Authority came out swinging in response to a stinging report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer that accused the agency of squandering nearly $700 million of federal funds.  more »
The historic Condado Vanderbilt Hotel fully reopened in Puerto Rico on Dec. 17, opening the way to more than 300 employees to work there.  more »
A big uncertainty for New York's MTA looms after it approved its operating budget for 2015: Its proposed $32 billion capital plan, which state officials must approve.  more »
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has released a restructuring progress report that said PREPA is taking steps to improve bill collections and is assessing possible changes to its rates.  more »
Rhode Island Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo will nominate former Newark, N.J. operative Stefan Pryor to be commerce secretary subject to state Senate confirmation.  more »
New York City's revised four-year financial plan shows much smaller out-year gaps than projected in June, said state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.  more »
Long Island's Nassau County now must plug a budget gap after legislators voted unanimously Monday evening to repeal a controversial revenue generating school-zone speed camera program.  more »
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said a recently completed business plan had no layoffs but declined to otherwise divulge its contents.  more »
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Hewlett-Packard settled for $10.6 million in dispute over a city emergency communications contract.  more »
New York MTA board members called on the state to waive fees on new money bonds, which could cost the MTA $22.5 million in calendar 2015.  more »
New York's MTA seeks up to $300 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements for the L subway line to account for a spike in ridership.  more »

As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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