The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.
The mayoral candidates both Democratic and Republican have been casting their votes Tuesday, but you will not see Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a voting booth.
A woman has died after gunfire rang out at the Lincoln Houses public housing development in East Harlem Tuesday – just two days after six Democratic mayoral candidates spent the night in the complex.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a message for mayoral hopefuls who are thinking about giving city workers retroactive raises when they take office: It’s a terrible idea.
Christie held a 20-minute conference call with candidates and party activists, urging them to work hard for state, county and local candidates in the final days of the campaign.
Applicants must be 29-years-old or younger. They must take a written exam first, followed by a physical. They must have at least a high school diploma.
The exam has been subject to judicial oversight since it was determined past exams had been unfair to minority candidates.
Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says nearly 17,000 people applied to take the test and 15 percent were black — compared with only 8 percent for the last test, in 2007. The overall number of minority applicants stayed steady at 40 percent.
The New York Public Interest Research Group said individual contributors accounted for $83 million, or about one-third.
Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley will square off Tuesday afternoon at Fairfield University.