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City Hall Puts 911 Call Center Upgrade on Hold, Orders Review

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The de Blasio administration on Monday announced it is stopping all work related to upgrading the city's 911 call centers, a project that's been struggling for almost a decade.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the overhaul in 2005, but by 2009 the program was almost a billion dollars over budget.

Now, First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris has ordered a 60-day suspension and asked the Department of Investigation to look into what went wrong.

Just last week, the city found 22 sites that were supposed to house upgraded radio communication technology could not handle the change.

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