Bill de Blasio
State Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others were arrested Tuesday in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called “an unappetizing smorgasbord of greed” involving “six officials who together build a corridor of corruption.”
San Francisco passed a paid sick leave measure. So did the state of Connecticut. It’s still on the table in the city of New York. Those pushing for it in New York spoke out at City Hall on Friday.
Political consultant Gerry O’Brien said the topic is quite a kick-off for the election season, with Speaker Christine Quinn trying to show Democrats she’s not joined at the hip to the mayor.
There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported.
The former Democrat had switched parties for his attempt to make it to the 2013 general election ballot.
Former New York U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is spending what were once his campaign funds on polling and campaign research.
A new national database that compiles personal student information for educational companies that contract with public schools is being blasted by privacy experts.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could get 37 percent of the vote.
De Blasio believes that holding the event at Barclays Center would be terrific for the continued growth and development of Brooklyn, but he also vehemently opposes MSG owner James Dolan being rewarded with the game.
“We talk openly about sexism or racism. This is boroughism,” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said at City Hall on Thursday. “This is clear bias according to borough.”
The City Council speaker spoke to a packed Council chamber and was interrupted by applause many times.
The Republican joins an increasingly crowded field of GOP, Democratic and other candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited, Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced his candidacy for mayor Sunday, citing a need to bring leadership and services to every community in the city.
The commuter tax died years ago, but it was never really buried. Like a cold snap, it’s something that keeps coming back.
A bill to require sick days for employees in New York City has been getting a new look after this winter’s flu outbreak.
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