CITY NEWS

Proper education: Connecting disadvantaged youth

BY LINDA DANIELE Local disadvantaged and long-term unemployed young people will now have greater access to an alternative education program after the Federal Government agreed … Read more

Hanging up the oars

BY DHEEPTHI NAMASIVAYAM Nearly 20 years ago, John Maclean was told he would never walk again. And that was the good news. A day earlier, … Read more

Police forgot about Pyrmont, community says

BY ROJE ADAIMY As the ‘For Lease’ signs are put up in the window of the former Pyrmont police station, local residents have expressed their … Read more

The ABC of Harris Street’s upgrade

BY ROJE ADAIMY Plans for the long-awaited upgrade of Harris Street through Ultimo and Pyrmont are now on public exhibition. The City of Sydney have … Read more

Female fare in race for lord mayor

BY ROJE ADAIMY Two of the state’s most prolific female politicians will go head-to-head in the race for Sydney’s top job, following the last-minute withdrawal … Read more

Graffiti problem effects business says Alliance

BY MICK ROBERTS Rubbish dumping and graffiti are impacting on business around Kings Cross and Surry Hills according to a local retailers’ group. The Surry … Read more

Council jug-gles water use

BY SASCHA RYNER Only weeks after Ashfield, Manly, Auburn and Blacktown councils banned plastic water bottles from internal meetings, the City of Sydney is now … Read more

Famous Cross fountain to be restored

BY MICK ROBERTS The landmark Kings Cross El Alemain Fountain is to get a $70,000 facelift. The 1961 fountain by award-winning water sculptor, Robert Woodward, … Read more

Same sex laws on their way

Legislation to remove discrimination against same-sex couples in Commonwealth superannuation schemes should be in place by mid-2009. The Same-Sex Relationships Bill 2008 will finally provide … Read more

An era of milk bars and styled cars

BY SASCHA RYNER The 1950s was the decade that introduced rock’n’roll, new social rules and wild fashions. Of course with such an influential era, comes … Read more