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The final debate for the Democratic candidates for mayor last night was used primarily as a means to attack Bill de Blasio, who has become the front runner in the polls. He was hit on issues like his support for a tax hike on the rich to pay for prekindergarten classes - which his opponents point out needs Albany's approval. De Blasio was attacked for supporting expansion of term limits when he was running for Speaker. His late support for a living wage bill was another source of contention, as was his acceptance of earmarks. The candidates did, however, elaborate on their stances towards union contract negotiations a bit. De Blasio said the city couldn't afford to give the unions all the retroactive raises they want, while most of them said they wouldn't raise taxes to pay the workers. The NY Times published a useful fact checking piece for their claims throughout the debate here.

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) The Eye-Opener Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:12:42 +0000
Today's Lead: De Blasio Jumps To First Place In Poll http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2013/08/14/todays-lead-de-blasio-jumps-to-first-place-in-poll http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2013/08/14/todays-lead-de-blasio-jumps-to-first-place-in-poll

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Bill de Blasio leading the pack of mayoral candidates in the Democratic primary, with 30 percent of likely voters supporting him. Christine Quinn dropped to second with 24 percent. The poll also found him winning in a runoff election against Quinn, which is called if no candidate wins over 40 percent of the vote. De Blasio began advertising on television last week, but his popularity may be due to his stance on stop-and-frisk. He's also the only candidate to support a tax increase on the wealthy. Despite the poll, it was Quinn who took the most attacks in the mayoral debate last night. After all, a third of those polled said they may change their minds.

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Cuomo Real Estate Donors Among Moreland Subpoena Targets (Albany Times Union)

NYCHA Failed To Spend $50 Million From Council For Repairs (Daily News)

As Critics United, Stalled Battle Against Frisking Tactic Took Off (NY Times)

Liu Calls For Legalized Pot In NYC (Associated Press)

PBA And NYPD Brass Resist Order To Carry Cameras (NY Post)

City Will Appeal Stop-And-Frisk Ruling, But Timeline Unclear (Daily News)

Sharp Debate By Rivals For Brooklyn Prosecutor (NY Times)

Stop-And-Frisk Judge's Reasoning, Case-By-Case (Wall Street Journal)

Bruno Trial Date Uncertain Amid Appeals (Associated Press)

Council's Newest Incumbent Challenged On Promises In The Bronx (City Limits)

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Weiner opens up in rare reporter chat [WSJ]

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Public advocate candidate Tish James fact checks Dan Squadron's first TV ad [Politicker]

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) City Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:17:34 +0000
Today's Lead: Liu Denied Matching Funds http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/08/06/todays-lead-liu-denied-matching-funds http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/08/06/todays-lead-liu-denied-matching-funds

Yesterday the Campaign Finance Board denied $3.5 million in matching funds for John Liu's mayoral campaign, citing evidence of pervasive violations of campaign finance laws. It is largest penalty in the history of the program. Liu's lawyer called it a "death penalty." The campaign has already spent hundreds of thousands on legal fees and only has $1.5 million left. Liu argued that the irregularities were due to the make up of his donors, who are "overwhelmingly immigrant and first-time donors to any campaign." But a probe by the firm Thacher Associates found straw donors and other problems with the campaign's fundraising.

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Court Strikes Down New York City’s ‘Prevailing Wage’ Law (NY Times)

City Asks Top Court To Review Big-Soda Ban (Wall Street Journal)

Reform Group Ponders Endorsement Of Former Benefactor (Crain's)

Cuomo's Jobs Program Cuts Projected Tax Take $323 Million (Albany Times Union)

Slow Start For Taxi-Hailing Apps, City Data Show (NY Times)

Mayoral Hopeful Christine Quinn Reveals Literacy Plan (Daily News)

Weiner Releases Policy Paper, Says Beat Cops Should Wear Cameras (Wall Street Journal)

Weiner's Roundtable Discussion With Black Business Owners (Capital)

Female Democrats Say Their Concerns As A Bloc Are Getting Noticed (Albany Times Union)

Some Old, New Ideas In Weiner's Education Plans (Gotham Schools)

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) The Eye-Opener Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:17:36 +0000
Today's Lead: Weiner's Latest Scandal http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/07/24/todays-lead-weiners-latest-scandal http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/07/24/todays-lead-weiners-latest-scandal

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted to continuing lewd online exchanges with female admirers well after resigning from Congress amid a sexting scandal.

After images of Weiner's private parts and texts of private conversations with an admirer were made public yesterday by a gossip blog, the former congressman held a news conference to apologize for his behavior and to reaffirm his desire to be the next mayor.

Weiner said he would not drop out of the race. His wife, Huma Abedin, stood by his side.

"We discussed all of this before Anthony decided he would run for mayor, so really what I want to say is, I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him," she said in a statement she read to reporters.

With the election increasingly looking like a made-for-the-tabloids drama, the political establishment began calling for the candidate to drop out of the race.

"The serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City," The New York Times Editorial Board wrote.

A handful of rival candidate for mayor also called for him to drop out.

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Speaker Silver In Midst Of Another Sex Harassment Case (Daily News)

Ending Long Battle, Cuomo Agrees To Plan to House Mentally Ill (NY Times)

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webmaster@gothamgazette.com (Administrator) The Eye-Opener Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:53:52 +0000
Today's Lead: Weiner Leads In New Poll http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/06/26/todays-lead-weiner-leads-in-new-poll http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/06/26/todays-lead-weiner-leads-in-new-poll

A new poll finds Anthony Weiner at the top of the pack in the Democratic field. A Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist poll shows him moving ahead of Christine Quinn, garnering support from 25 percent of registered Democrats polled, compared with Quinn's 20 percent. In a runoff between just the two candidates, voters chose Quinn, however. It would seem many are ready to forgive his sexting escapades.

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) The Eye-Opener Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:23:10 +0000
Today's Lead: Weiner Keeps The Spotlight http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/05/24/todays-lead-weiner-keeps-the-spotlight http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/05/24/todays-lead-weiner-keeps-the-spotlight

Anthony Weiner's entry into the mayoral race continues grabbing headlines. A mass of reporters trailed him around the city yesterday. The campaign will be one lacking institutional support. Gov. Cuomo "joked" that it would be a "shame" if he were elected. Weiner's wife - a Clinton operative - has been a main architect of the campaign. Since he left office, he didn't have to release financial disclosure forms like most of his Democratic competitors. Some have speculated that the midnight leak of his announcement was meant to keep puns off the front pages.

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Former Staffer Received Threatening Letters (Daily News)

FDNY Underreports Emergency Response Times: Firefighters Union (Daily News)

Judge Wants Emails About Brooklyn DA Television Program (Wall Street Journal)

Queens, The Bronx See Rise In Anti-Gay Attacks (WNYC)

City Floats Plan To Transform Sheridan Into Boulevard (DNAinfo)

Taxi Fleet Owner Files Complaint Against Bloomberg (NY Times)

Cuomo: Fracking Decision To Come Before Election (Associated Press)

Most Beaches Ready For Memorial Day Weekend After Sandy (Wall Street Journal)

City Gives The Garden’s Owners A Deadline On Penn Station (NY Times)

Bloomberg's 2012 Tax Returns (NY Post)

The No 1 Superstorm Sandy Killer? Drowning (The Atlantic Cities)

Analysis of Quinn's Fundraising Shows Links To Obama Donors (Huffington Post)

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) The Eye-Opener Fri, 24 May 2013 11:57:12 +0000
Today's Lead: Weiner Announces Mayoral Candidacy http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/05/22/todays-lead-weiner-announces-mayoral-candidacy http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/headlines/2013/05/22/todays-lead-weiner-announces-mayoral-candidacy

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his campaign last night with a video ad on his Web site. It went up accidentally at first but was still viewable on mobile browsers. He brings with him a $4.8 million war chest and could force a run-off election with rival candidate Council Speaker Christine Quinn. He was forced to resign from Congress over a sexting scandal and ran a strategic consulting firm during his absence. He has a 64 point plan with ideas spanning from giving public school students Kindles to using Medicaid money to create a city-run, single-payer health system for the uninsured.

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City Agrees To Faster Cleanup Of PCBs In Schools (NY Times)

More Questions In Assembly Harassment Case (Associated Press)

Former Staffer Says Silver ‘Repeating’ Mistakes With Lopez (Daily News)

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Bloomberg Threatens To Destroy Taxi Boss After Office (NY Post)

To de Blasio, City Hall Shouldn’t Be All About Manhattan (NY Times)

Cuomo Reaches Deal With Mohawks On Casino Exclusivity (Albany Times Union)

New York Street Vendors Displaced by Bike-Share (The Atlantic Cities)

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) The Eye-Opener Wed, 22 May 2013 11:48:20 +0000
A Day of #NYC2013 Endorsements For Thompson, Catsimatidis and Lhota http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/elections/2013/05/07/a-day-of-nyc2013-endorsements-for-thompson-catsimatidis-and-lhota http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/elections/2013/05/07/a-day-of-nyc2013-endorsements-for-thompson-catsimatidis-and-lhota As Democratic mayoral candidates continue to court political leaders in the outer boroughs, former Comptroller Bill Thompson today secured an endorsement from one of the Bronx's most powerful Latino leaders.

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. stood in front of City Hall alongside Thompson, touting the former comptroller's commitment to the Bronx and his track record with the community.

Díaz said Thompson has shown that when worked on "broader issues" that "there's been equity."

"There's a certain commitment," he said. "There's a heart that he has that says, 'I want to do for all New Yorkers.'"

Diaz said that he had been in talks with other Democratic candidates who vied for his endorsement, namely Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Quinn and de Blasio have already secured their own endorsements from Bronx leaders: Quinn from State Sen. Gustavo Rivera in early April and de Blasio from State Assemblyman Luis R. Sepúlveda.

Reporters at the press event asked Díaz about his thoughts on other candidates in the race, particularly the two Latino mayoral hopefuls: conservative Democrat Rev. Erick Salgado and Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrión.

Diaz's father — State Sen. Rubén Díaz Sr. — has endorsed and organized fundraisers for Salgado. The junior Diaz dismissed Salgado's campaign as an unserious one.

"We all have fathers," Diaz said with a smile. "My father's been wrong before; my father's wrong now."

Díaz also said he wished Carrión luck, but raised questions about the former Bronx Borough president's attempt to jump party lines in his bid to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"I'm a Democrat," Díaz said. "He abandoned the party. When we needed him, he left us. So I'm going to be there for Billy, who's always been there for us."

During the presser, Thompson tried to strike a diplomatic tone about the nature of endorsements.

"It doesn't have to be that others are bad to have someone support you," Thompson said. "It means they think you're the better candidates. It means, in this case, the borough president is expressing faith in my ability to lead the city."

Around the block from Thompson's event and across from the Manhattan Municipal Building, another mayoral hopeful made his own endorsement announcement.

Republican candidate John Catsimatidis said he was proud to accept the nomination of the city's Liberal Party.

"John Catsimatidis understands history and respects the power of a successful Republican-Liberal Party fusion in New York City electoral politics," said party chairman Jack Olchin in a statement today, drawing comparisons to 1940s Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

Hours after the Catsimatidis campaign's event, fellow Republican candidate Joe Lhota made news of his own when he got the endorsement of Rep. Peter King and the Staten Island Republican Committee.

The former MTA chief said he was honored to receive King's endorsement, praising the congressman for his support for the city and counter-terrorism advocacy on a national level. King likewise celebrated Lhota, mostly for his experience in the private and public sectors.

"The city is facing serious challenges both to its public safety and economy and Joe is the only person in the race who will focus on creating jobs and keeping us safe," King wrote.

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webmaster@gothamgazette.com (Administrator) Elections Tue, 07 May 2013 16:38:57 +0000
Today's Headlines: Malcolm Smith Arrested In Mayoral Plot http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2013/04/02/todays-headlines-malcom-smith-arrested-in-mayoral-plot http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2013/04/02/todays-headlines-malcom-smith-arrested-in-mayoral-plot

The New York Post reports that State Sen. Malcolm Smith was arrested today for trying to bribe GOP leaders into getting his name on their mayoral ballot. He allegedly had Councilman Dan Halloran, a Republican, meet with party leaders and negotiate thousands in bribes. Halloran was also arrested today and is accused of collecting thousands in bribes for himself.

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Kelly Wanted To Instill Fear In Blacks, Latinos: Senator Testifies (NY Times)

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Report: Millions Wasted By City Board Of Elections In 2011 (Daily News)

State's Firearm Lobby Taking Aim At City Rules (Daily News)

Bloomberg Blasts Rule Allowing Foreigners Into Shelters (NY Post)

Despite Problems After Sandy, Wireless Providers Resist Change (WNYC)

Lhota Turns Up Heat On Quinn For Supporting Police Monitor (NY Times)

Bronx Housing Court Crisis Demands Action (City Limits)

Advertising Blitz Calls For State Public Financing (Albany Times Union)

Bike Group Sues City Over NYPD Fees (Wall Street Journal)

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Homeowners Find Faults With New Flood Maps (WNYC)

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) City Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:15:14 +0000
Today's Lead: MTA Chief Quits for Mayoral Bid http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2012/12/19/todays-lead-mta-chief-quits-for-mayoral-bid- http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2012/12/19/todays-lead-mta-chief-quits-for-mayoral-bid- Joseph Lhota, the M.T.A. chairman, will step down on Friday and is expected run for mayor as a Republican. A law prevents him from entering the race while holding the chairmanship. He's received widespread praise for his response to Superstorm Sandy. But the agency will adopt its new budget on Wednesday, and is expected to vote on approving a slate of fare and toll increases. It is likely he'd face primary challengers as well.

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In Staten Island, Sandy Victims Struggle With Housing Options (WNYC)

Life in the Projects: A Shift to Violence (WNYC)

Cost-Cut Ideas Forwarded to Governor (Albany Times Union)

Task Force Report Tells of Danger, Cuomo Lauds His Administration (Associated Press)

Council Passes Bill to Increase City Contracts for Minority Businesses (Gotham Gazette)

City Council to Fight Extreme Weather With Legislation (Gotham Gazette)

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Sandy's Impact on Immigrant Communities in NY Area
More than a month after Superstorm Sandy, many New Yorkers continue to struggle with the devastation of their homes, neighborhoods and livelihoods. One group that has faced particular challenges, but has received little attention, are the region’s thousands of immigrants. (read the full report)

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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) City Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:13:20 +0000