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The Week Ahead in New York Politics

Apr 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces his press team (nyc.gov) What to look for in New York politics this week, via the city and Albany: After another busy week in New York City politics


De Blasio 100: What the Mayor Said, and Didn't

Apr 11, 2014

Bill de Blasio delivers his April 10th speech (nyc.gov) The theme of Mayor Bill de Blasio's April 10th speech, entitled an "Address on New York City's Future," was defining a "progressive


Kill Fee: The Price of Silencing Moreland

Apr 10, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to end his Moreland Commission to Investigate Corruption (Gotham Gazette) Albany, N.Y.-- Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission on Public Corruption spent over one million public dollars since


De Blasio's Hundred Days, Then and Now

Apr 09, 2014

Bill de Blasio during his 2010 public advocate inaugural address (Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images) "The next phase of New York City's growth and its greatness will be meeting the rising tide of


City Council Member Item Process Continues

Apr 09, 2014

New York City Council members (William Alatriste) Reform or no reform, this year's discretionary funding process continues to move along in the New York City Council. Discretionary funding forms are due back


100 Days of De Blasio (Public Statements)

Apr 08, 2014

A visual representation of the 50 words appearing most often in a large sampling of statements, speeches, and press releases from Mayor Bill de Blasio during his first 100 days


New York Launches I-STOP To Curb Overdose Deaths

Apr 08, 2014

Avi and Julie Israel, front, lost their son and became parent advocates for I-STOP (nysenate.gov) Avi Israel remembers everything about the day his 20-year-old son, Michael, killed himself three years ago;


Charter Oversight Hearing Postponed

Apr 04, 2014

Council Member Danny Dromm (center) (William Alatriste) The City Council education committee oversight hearing scheduled to look into Success Academy C.E.O. Eva Moskowitz twice closing her schools for political rallies has


De Blasio's Homelessness Reset: Advantage Lessons Learned

Apr 04, 2014

 Gilbert Taylor (fourth from left) is the new Commissioner of Homeless Services (nyc.gov) On June 23rd, 2004, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg outlined his five-year strategy to attack homelessness in New York City. It