City Hall

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City Hall

1. A building that serves as a headquarters for most or all municipal services, such as parks and public works departments. City hall is usually home to city council meetings and the office of the mayor or other executive.

2. A euphemism for municipal or local government.
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She was stationed over the temporary City Hall in the Park Row building, and every now and then she would descend to resume communication with the mayor and with Washington.
The airship rose and signalled the flagship and City Hall, police and militiamen were directed at once to the spot, and this particular incident closed.
The disintegrating truce gave place to a definite general breach with the assassination of the Wetterhorn--for that is the only possible word for the act--above Union Square, and not a mile away from the exemplary ruins of City Hall.
The Vaterland at that time was beating up to the south of City Hall from over the ruins of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the reports of the gun, followed by the first crashes of the collapsing Dexter building, brought Kurt and, Smallways to the cabin porthole.
Those projects include three city halls and 10 libraries, he said.