City Moves to Close All Priority 7 Voucher Cases

Once again Priority 7 vouchers are near the end of the line.

The Bloomberg Administration mailed out letters on Friday, informing the struggling families of 2,200 children – most of them orthodox Jewish – that their subsidized childcare will end on Dec. 31, the middle of the school year.

A coalition of City Council members from Brooklyn is furious and has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a meeting to get the painful decision reversed. Two members of the coalition, Councilmen David Greenfield and Steven Levin, recently staved off a City Hall attempt to end the program Nov. 26, a move that would have defied a the mayor’s prior commitment to fund the program at least through the end of 2010.


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