William Thompson

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Rev. Sharpton Defends De Blasio Aide, Rachel Noerdlinger

Rev. Al Sharpton offered an impassioned defense of his former aide whose prominent role at City Hall has come under intense scrutiny, claiming that the criticism has been fueled by a movement to curb his own influence with Mayor de Blasio.

10/11/2014

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes Commanding Lead Among Democrats In NYC Mayoral Race

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.

08/28/2013

Council of School Supervisors and Administrators endorses Bill Thompson. (credit: CSA NYC)

Thompson Wins Endorsement From City School Principals Union

President Ernest Logan of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators said Tuesday that the union’s 16,000 members will do all they can to elect Thompson.

06/18/2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Quinn Leads NYC Democratic Mayoral Pack

The Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could get 37 percent of the vote.

02/27/2013

Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Announces Mayoral Campaign

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.

01/27/2013

A Metro-North Railroad train at the Scarsdale station - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Commuter Tax To Be Issue In NYC Mayoral Campaign

The commuter tax died years ago, but it was never really buried. Like a cold snap, it’s something that keeps coming back.

01/25/2013

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

New Poll Mixed News For Mayoral Hopeful Joseph Lhota

At 23 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, Lhota would handily beat all other Republican challengers for the nomination. But the good news for him could stop there, according to Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll.

01/16/2013

Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll: Ray Kelly Tops List Of Potential NYC Mayoral Candidates

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday asked participants who they would “most like to see elected mayor in 2013,” and Kelly heads the list with 23 percent.

07/27/2011

William C. Johnson (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Suspect In Shooting Death Of Newark Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty

Bail remains at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man charged in a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark police officer.

06/07/2011

Funeral Procession for William Johnson - Newark, NJ - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Funeral Held For Newark Police Officer William Johnson Killed In Drive-By

As loudspeakers broadcast a sermon onto a Newark sidewalk where hundreds of police officers stood at attention, a young girl’s wailing could be heard from inside the church: “I want my daddy back.”

06/02/2011

Ex-NYC Comptroller Fined $600,000

The city Environmental Control Board found that Thompson’s 2009 campaign posted more than 8,000 illegal signs.

02/03/2011

William Thompson III (credit: CBS 2)

Group Helps Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s

William Thompson III, 77, had always been the life of the party, a vibrant, gregarious man until last year around the holidays when one of his daughter’s noticed his personality had changed.

11/25/2010

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo: No Place In New York For Tea Party

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo had strong words about his opponent Carl Paladino on Monday.

09/27/2010