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Autism Without Fear: On Darius McCollum, and the Necessary Resignations of Allen Cappelli, Charles Moerdler, and Andrew Alpert

Michael John Carley | Posted 03.21.2016 | New York
Michael John Carley

Darius McCollum, the notorious train/bus thief with Asperger's, is back in the news...for a different reason than you might expect. No, Darius was no...

NY Mayor Vows To Give 7,000 Homeless Families Permanent Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's new budget allocates $100 million toward fighting homelessness in America's most populous city, The New York Time...

On This Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, A Call to Action

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

On this Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service, I want to thank the nearly 10,000 AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps members who are providing direct services to our city and engaging New Yorkers in volunteerism.

Tucker Carlson's Brother Calls Spokeswoman A 'Self-Righteous B***h' In Leaked Email

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women

If you write a vulgar, sexist email insulting a woman you interact with professionally -- and you really, really shouldn't -- make sure you don't hit ...

De Blasio and His Police: We Can't Listen With Our Backs Turned

Paul Kendrick | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

De Blasio has been exceptionally evenhanded in his respect for police while trying to help us grasp the perspectives of people of color. He has tried to be a true friend to the NYPD, in the sense of a friend who believes in you enough to be critical when you can be better.

New York City Mayor Calls For Pause In Protests After Police Killings

Reuters | JONATHAN ALLEN AND LAILA KEARNEY | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush befor...

Proud Community, Proud Americans

Shai Baitel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Shai Baitel

Through the "Russian American Person of Year" Awards, this social cohesion is paired with civic engagement as well as consciousness about the need to preserve and pass on language, culture, traditions.

Christopher Mathias

Mayor De Blasio Breaks With Progressives Over Stop-And-Frisk Bill | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two New York City Council members -- both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people o...

Our Right to Eat: Join the Movement

Tim McDonald | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

If we have breakfast being served after the bell rings, NYC will go from worst to first.

Right Now, N.Y.C. Has Record Numbers Of Homeless People In Shelters.. And Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Income inequality is in full swing around the Big Apple. The number of homeless people living in shelters broke a record this week, according to WN...

Every Child Matters

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.16.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

It's hard work to try to help all kids, not just some. This is the underlying fight in New York and elsewhere right now. Mayor de Blasio has crafted a thoughtful, comprehensive plan to strengthen education for all children.

Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

De Blasio: First Do No Harm

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.07.2014 | New York
Kevin P. Chavous

This week thousands of parents and students marched to save their schools and fight for the right of every child to receive a quality education. The march was in response to the mayor's newly announced charter school co-location policy.

Why Talking to Your Neighbors Is Just Awful

Paul Cantor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Paul Cantor

The more I'm talking to my neighbors, the more I realize why nobody talks to their neighbors! It's because they either have nothing to say, or way too much. There is no happy medium. You'd love it if you could keep your interactions short and sweet.

New York Mayor Re-emphasizes Taxing Wealthy To Fund Universal Pre-K

Reuters | Barbara Goldberg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday drove home his plan to fund universal pre-Kindergarten by ...

De Blasio: It's 'Unacceptable' For Working New Yorkers To Have To Live In Shelters

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

While New York City recently passed legislation securing paid sick leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged much work is still needed to fight income ...

WATCH: New York City Mayor Drops Groundhog

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.02.2014 | New York

At least he didn't get bitten. Bill de Blasio's first official Groundhog Day ceremony as New York City mayor didn't go exactly as planned, as the f...

Poll Shows Voters On 'Honeymoon' With Mayor De Blasio

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By Colby Hamilton CIVIC CENTER — Mayor Bill de Blasio is enjoying a "honeymoon" with New York City voters, with 67 percent of them feeling optim...

Long-Running NYC Tradition May End

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

New mayor Bill de Blasio has big plans to terminate one of the longest-running traditions in New York City. On Monday, de Blasio announced that during...

De Blasio Is No Socialist

Sven Carlsson | Posted 03.11.2014 | New York
Sven Carlsson

If there were a time for New York to shift progressive, this would be it. The city's demographics favor liberal candidates, and the gap between rich and poor is so significant that running on a platform to fight it will get you 73 percent of the vote.

You Know You're The Mayor Of New York City When Street Artists Do This

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Well, this is one way to welcome Bill de Blasio to the New York City mayoral office. The slightly terrifying street art homage to the newly ele...

Cynthia Nixon To Serve In Bill De Blasio's Cabinet?

Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

According to a report from The New York Observer, Cynthia Nixon is being considered to serve in Bill de Blasio's cabinet to lead the city's Department...

Think Again: A Bully Pulpit for Billionaires

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Alterman

To The Economist -- whether in its opinion or news pages, a candidate who ran in opposition to Bloomberg's legacy must be wrong in pretty much everything he promises or proposes, despite de Blasio's incredible margin of victory.

The Next Mayor, According To The Guy Who Pours His Coffee

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio, New York City's next mayor, has been drinking coffee at the Little Pur...

The de Blasio Mandate for Education

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Make no mistake: In New York City, the drive to privatize public education has ground to a halt with Bill de Blasio's election. He now has the opportunity to provide national leadership to the growing movement to rebuild and strengthen public education as a fundamental institution in our democratic society.