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borough:

see city governmentcity government,
political administration of urban areas.

The English tradition of incorporating urban units (cities, boroughs, villages, towns) and allowing them freedom in most local matters is general in the United States (see city; local government). The traditional U.
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[Fr., comté,=domain of a count], division of local government in the United States, Great Britain, and many Commonwealth countries. The county developed in England from the shire, a unit of local government that originated in the Saxon settlements of the 5th
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borough

1. a town, esp (in Britain) one that forms the constituency of an MP or that was originally incorporated by royal charter
2. any of the 32 constituent divisions that together with the City of London make up Greater London
3. any of the five constituent divisions of New York City
4. (in the US) a self-governing incorporated municipality
5. (in medieval England) a fortified town or village or a fort
6. (in New Zealand) a small municipality with a governing body
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Bates will earn $47,972 in 2014 in the part-time borough employee position.
Our Borough Commissioners serve as stewards of development in neighborhoods throughout the City, and this rotation will ensure construction projects continue to move forward in a safe and timely manner," said Commissioner LiMandri.
Condo prices in Manhattan continue to edge up at the top end of the market, but in the outer boroughs it is a different story.
But it is doubtful whether differences in control had much impact on the long-term decline of Borough Market as a wholesale trading place, that is to say a market not open to members of the public.
While Close likes a detailed boroughs plan proposed by Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, he opposes attempts to put any borough plan on the November ballot because it would interfere with the secession vote.
Because Sussex Borough is a small, fully developed municipality, little opportunity exists to expand its tax base.
Growth is manageable and the borough is focused on commercial diversification in targeted industries to promote both tax revenue and employment growth.
Berks County Heidelberg Township, $32,069 Kenhorst Borough, $49,765 Lower Heidelberg Township, $241,758 Maxatawny Township, $247,500 Muhlenberg Township, $242,118 Reading City, $250,000
More than any other borough, Brooklyn is defined by its neighborhoods, so here is a look at the latest retail activity by neighborhood.
Borough government would create a 3-tiered system - general city government, borough government and neighborhood government - that would add efficiency, responsiveness and in the end greater accountability of governing authorities to the governed.
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