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'We Won't Wait'
Jan 1, 2014 2:59 PM CST
De Blasio: 'We Won't Wait' for Equality
NYC's new mayor ceremonially sworn in by Bill Clinton
- New York City got its 109th mayor officially just after the ball dropped , but saved the pomp of Bill de Blasio's public inaugural for this afternoon. In front of a who's-who of New York's political elite, de Blasio took the oath of office on the steps of...
Campaign as 'Racist'
Sep 7, 2013 4:26 PM CDT
Bloomberg Slams Mayoral Frontrunner's Campaign as 'Racist'
Says Bill de Blasio is using his interracial family to score votes
- One answer in a lengthy
magazine Q and A with Michael Bloomberg is making headlines all on its own. In the interview, New York's outgoing mayor accuses Democratic frontrunner Bill de Blasio of running a "racist" campaign in his bid for for the top job. Asked...
Jul 18, 2013 9:14 AM CDT
Bloomberg: Take the Stairs, Fatty
Executive order requires the stairs get highlighted in new construction
- Bloomberg's latest health crusade won't force New Yorkers to take the stairs, but it will encourage the climb. Even as the race is on to succeed him , New York City's mayor has unveiled an executive order requiring new city buildings (and those undergoing substantial renovations) to use...
Pack of Smokes
in NY Jails: $200
May 6, 2013 11:36 AM CDT
Pack of Smokes in NY Jails: $200
A ban on smoking has led to a budding black market behind bars
- Smoking will now also kill your wallet—at least if you're behind bars in New York, where Michael Bloomberg's ban on smoking has led to black market prices that have hit a staggering $200 a pack. As the
New York Daily News
reports, contraband busts have risen by...
Next on Bloomberg's
Agenda: Hide Cigarettes
Mar 18, 2013 11:44 AM CDT
Next on Bloomberg's Agenda: Hide Cigarettes
Proposed 'Tobacco Product Display Bill' would take them out of sight
- The big-sugary-drink fracas apparently has not demoralized Michael Bloomberg. The NYC mayor's latest crusade has him again targeting cigarettes , this time pushing legislation that would prohibit tobacco products from being kept in plain sight in stores. Under the Tobacco Product Display Bill, most stores would instead have to house...
to Become 1st
Openly Gay Mayor
Mar 10, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
NYC's Quinn Launches Bid to Become 1st Openly Gay Mayor
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn launches campaign with a walk-and-talk
- New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially launched her bid to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor today, in a quest that, if successful, would see her installed as the Big Apple's first openly gay mayor. Quinn's campaign launched with what the
New York Times
calls a "...
NYC Won't Jail Those
Caught With a Little Pot
Feb 14, 2013 4:00 PM CST
NYC Won't Jail Those Caught With a Little Pot
They'll get a court appearance ticket instead, says mayor
- New York City is loosening up on how it treats those picked up with a small amount of marijuana, reports Daily Intel . No longer will they have to spend the night in jail—instead, they'll get a desk appearance ticket to return to court at a later date. "...
Target of Bloomberg's
Next Crusade: Styrofoam
Feb 7, 2013 9:55 AM CST
Target of Bloomberg's Next Crusade: Styrofoam
NYC mayor's office considering banning containers made of it
- The healthification of New Yorkers continues, whether they want it or not. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has forced restaurants to post calorie counts, increased smoking bans , and taken away jumbo sodas . Now he's aiming to eliminate Styrofoam containers. Yes, the Bloomberg administration is thinking about a ban on all Styrofoam...
Bloomberg Asked Clinton
to Run for Mayor
Dec 4, 2012 8:35 AM CST
Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Run for Mayor
But she's not interested, so we still don't know her plans
- Hillary for mayor? Finally, some speculation on Clinton's future that doesn't focus on the 2016 presidential race. Michael Bloomberg called the secretary of state a few months ago urging her to enter next year's New York City mayoral race and potentially take his place after he leaves...
New York City to Start
Nov 8, 2012 3:56 PM CST
New York City to Start Rationing Gas
Odd/even rule goes into effect for drivers tomorrow
- It's working in New Jersey , and New York City is going to put into a place a similar gas-rationing plan starting tomorrow. Drivers will be able to fill up on odd or even days of the month, depending on their license plate number, reports the
New York Times
Mayor Bloomberg: NYC
Marathon Is Canceled
Nov 2, 2012 4:38 PM CDT
Mayor Bloomberg: NYC Marathon Is Canceled
Mounting criticism forces mayor's hand
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the New York City Marathon today after mounting criticism that it was wrong to hold the race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than...
Obama, Cites Hurricane
Nov 1, 2012 2:28 PM CDT
Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Cites Hurricane
Mayor says president will lead on climate change
- Hurricane Sandy's impact on the election grows: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a surprise endorsement of President Obama today, reports the
New York Times
. The reason? Bloomberg thinks climate change contributed to the storm, and he thinks Obama is more willing to deal with it.
You'll Need 2 Passengers
to Drive Into Manhattan
Oct 31, 2012 3:26 PM CDT
You'll Need 2 Passengers to Drive Into Manhattan
Unless you take the George Washington Bridge
- Cars heading into Manhattan must have at least three people inside for the next few days, although vehicles on the George Washington Bridge are exempt. The rule, intended to cut down on post-Sandy gridlock, starts this evening and applies to the four bridges over the East River, the Henry Hudson...
Storm's Unlikely Star:
Bloomberg's ASL Interpreter
Oct 31, 2012 9:23 AM CDT
Storm's Unlikely Star: Bloomberg's ASL Interpreter
Lydia Callis' Sandy ASL updates were full of enthusiasm
- There's not much room for positive news in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but one woman has captured the hearts of those following the news of the storm, reports the
New York Post
. Lydia Callis is Mayor Michael Bloomberg's American Sign Language translator, and was on hand at...
Oct 18, 2012 5:15 AM CDT
Bloomberg Launches a Super PAC
Ads will support gay rights, gun laws, and strong education
- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fed up with the current political climate, so he's launching his own super PAC to influence some change, reports the
New York Times
. His group will give up to $1 million apiece to candidates on both sides of the aisle who are behind...
Gay Marriage Pays:
NYC Pulls in $259M in 2011
Jul 25, 2012 5:33 AM CDT
Gay Marriage Pays: NYC Pulls in $259M in 2011
Nearly 11% of New York marriages last year were by same-sex couples
- Critics of gay marriage bash its societal costs, but apparently it pays pretty well, too, with New York City pulling in a tidy $259 million last year. In the first year that same-sex marriage has been legal in New York, 8,200 marriage licenses for gay couples were issued—nearly...
Occupy Founders Love
Zuccotti Park Eviction
Nov 21, 2011 6:25 PM CST
Occupy Founders Love Zuccotti Park Eviction
Editors of Adbusters thank Mayor Bloomberg for 'escalation'
- The founders of Occupy Wall Street are thrilled that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has booted protesters from Zuccotti Park . "I just can’t believe how stupid Bloomberg can be!" says co-founder Micah White. "This means escalation. A raising of the stakes. It’s one step closer...
TALK SHOW ROUNDUP
Sep 11, 2011 9:50 AM CDT
Rumsfeld: Terrorists Didn't Shut Pentagon
Giuliani, Bloomberg, Wolfowitz reflect on 9/11
- As bells tolled today at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and in a Pennsylvania field, politicians gathered on the Sunday talk shows to offer up their memories and interpretations of 9/11. “It was clear they had hit the seat of economic power in New York and the seat of military...
Sep 1, 2011 2:37 AM CDT
'El Bloombito's' Spanish Mocked on Twitter
'Remain in la casa para much rain y lighningo,' warns Bloombito
- New York City Mayor Miguel Bloombito is trying really hard, but his lumpy, clunky Spanish just doesn't cut it. The spunky mayor took to repeating some of Hurricane Irene's danger and evacuation warnings in Spanish at his press conferences, but they came out sounding like "El stormo...
20 Years Later,
Sex Ed Back in
Aug 10, 2011 11:18 AM CDT
20 Years Later, Sex Ed Back in NYC Schools
Starting this fall, sex ed will be mandatory, beginning as early as 6th grade
- Mandatory sex education has been on hiatus for almost 20 years in New York City, but it's officially back. The move comes as part of a much larger effort, announced last week by the Bloomberg administration, to better the lives of black and Latino teens, the
New York Times
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