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.
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.
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.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could get 37 percent of the vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The city Environmental Control Board found that Thompson’s 2009 campaign posted more than 8,000 illegal signs.
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.
Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo had strong words about his opponent Carl Paladino on Monday.