This weekend, Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked what President Obama should do while in town (the President and his wife went to Joe Turner's Come and Gone and restuarant Blue Hill). Rangel replied, "Make certain he doesn't run around in East Harlem without identification."
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The city is eager to put a charter school called Hebrew Language Academy, bankrolled by the Stenhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, in Marine Park. There have been objections from civil libertarians and from Diane Ravitch to the presumed religious nature of the school. But yesterday, GerritsenBeach. ... More >>
In his previous mayoral campaigns, Mike Bloomberg has cut deals with Randi Weingarten's teachers' union that have eased his way to victory. But they also also stiffed charter schools and thwarted any hope of a real turnaround in our school system. Wayne Barrett tells us why this could be -- and sho ... More >>
Hmm. Now that state comptroller DiNapoli's banning placement agents from doing business with the state pension fund-- like what Ray Harding was pretending to do when attorney general Cuomo nabbed him -- city comptroller William Thompson (pictured) is calling for a similar ban here. (He can't just c ... More >>
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told a Democratic Party club in her home base of Chelsea last night that she's not about to pledge to back her own party's mayoral nominee -- whoever it is. "When the Democratic primary is all said and done I will choose one candidate," she told the Chelsea ... More >>
Comptroller William Thompson having spelled out yesterday the dire state of the city's economy, Mayor Bloomberg is expected to fill us in today at noon about his draconian budget plans. To dull our outrage, he has leaked some details, which appear under headlines like amNY's "Grim economic update li ... More >>
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Now we're getting a little more action on Yankee Stadium. Today comptroller William Thompson denounced the "incredible mismanagement" by the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) in failing to control city costs from the construction of the new Yankee Stadium. "The or ... More >>
Jumping aboard the anti-Halliburton bandwagon while trying to build political clout for a mayoral run, Comptroller William Thompson has filed shareholder resolutions on behalf of New York City pension funds that blast the boards of scandal-plagued Iraq War contractors Halliburton and KBR.
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