Bronx residents kick off Senior Citizen Advocacy Day on the steps of City Hall

As part of Senior Advocacy Day, Bronx residents rallied at City Hall Wednesday against possible budget cuts to senior services. More than $1 million in funding for senior citizen programs could be cut from Mayor Bloomberg's (R-NY) 2006 budget, which will be released Thursday. Bronx Councilwoman Maria Baez, the head of the city?s Aging Committee, has told Borough President Carrion that she will not stand for cuts in senior funding.Advocates are putting pressure on the mayor to restore the funding in his final budget plan for 2006.

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