Many unions are calling for the city’s next mayor to implement retroactive pay raises.
In a campaign stop on Staten Island Wednesday morning, Democrat Bill Thompson spelled out his education policy – with a focus on moving away from testing.
Bill de Blasio’s party rivals zeroed in on attacking the Democratic front-runner in the mayoral race during their final debate Tuesday night.
Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.
The poll by Siena College and The New York Times released Friday shows de Blasio, the public advocate, has 32 percent of likely voters in the Democratic mayoral primary.
De Blasio is leading the Democratic pack with 36 percent of likely voters, near the 40 percent that would be needed to avoid a runoff.
Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.
Mayor Bloomberg blasts override: “Today’s vote is an example of election year politics at its very worst and political pandering at its most deadly.”
Bill de Blasio in particular was the target of several barbs Wednesday evening, as seven Democratic mayoral candidates went head-to-head in their third debate.
The Democrat said protecting civil rights and preventing crime do not have to be competing ideas.
The man said he was upset that St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, making it more difficult for him to visit his sick wife in her final days.
Speaking Friday on his weekly radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who earlier this week ruled that the NYPD’s stop, question and frisk tactic was unconstitutional.
The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.
Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a debate Tuesday, particularly on the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.
The parade route began at Sixth Avenue and 37th Street and marched up to 52nd Street.