Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.
The Norwalk High School String Quartet played in the background as Mayor Harry Rilling was sworn in by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Speaking Friday on his weekly radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hopes for a “seamless transition.”
Emboldened by a historic landslide, Bill de Blasio seeks to push ahead with an ambitious liberal agenda aimed at easing the economic inequality.
Democrats on Tuesday night retook control of the mayor’s office in Stamford, Conn., with businessman David Martin defeating former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele.
Connecticut state Sen. Toni Harp has been elected the first woman mayor of New Haven in 20 years, and as well as the city’s first woman mayor.
Democrat Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has a nearly 40-point lead in the polls over Republican Joe Lhota. If de Blasio is elected, he would be the first Democrat elected mayor since 1989.
Besides all the new development in Newark that left U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker will leave behind, the city’s crime problem will also be left for others to tackle.
Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James announced a mutual endorsement Saturday.
“I don’t take anything for granted,” de Blasio told 1010 WINS. “Even though this is a wonderful poll, we’ve over a month ahead and we’re going to work very hard.”
Bipartisan teams across the city are unsealing and opening more than 5,000 voting machines Friday.
The Democratic front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is hoping to eclipse the 40 percent mark that would avoid a runoff.
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.
The board is expected to consider the recommendation on Monday. If it denies the funds, Liu’s campaign would be severely hampered financially.