NYC economy: at your leisure by Nicole Gelinas | | NY Torch

New York City's monthly economic-conditions reports has some good nuggets of information about the local economy. The report is yet another reminder that since the credit bubble burst, the city has done better than the rest of the country in losing f...

City pension data available — again by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

On Wednesday, in an apparent move to appease open government advocates and curious taxpayers, City Comptroller John Liu announced that the New York City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS) Board of Trustees had adopted three resolutions that would “provide the public with unprecedented access to information concerning the pension system.”

A quarter-million-dollar goodbye by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

The financially pinched Troy School District is paying its school superintendent $250,000 -- plus health insurance for life -- to get lost. Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, whose last day of work is June 30, has most recently been paid an annual salary of just ...

Revote? Yup! by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

The Beekmantown Central School District made a serious error when preparing its voting machines prior to their school budget vote back in May.  At least one of the three machines understated -- by $2 million -- the cost of the proposed budget (and a...