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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Is Investing In Rikers Island

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a city jail program that will produce profits for the investment firm if recidivism r...

Saki Knafo

Report: NYC Providing Less Money For Child Care | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York

A new report says the number of low-income working families who receive child-care subsidies from the New York City government is on the decline. ...

Anti-Gun Mayor Helps Stuff War Chest For Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Democrats are peeved that New York's famously pro-gun-control mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), given ...

Bloomberg On Aurora: 'We Have More Guns Than People In This Country'

Posted 07.20.2012 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Friday to detail their views to impr...

Anna Sanders

PHOTOS: After 3-Year-Old Shot, A Rally To End Violence In Bed-Stuy | Anna Sanders | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN -- Isaiah Rivera was playing in an elephant-shaped sprinkler on a warm Sunday afternoon earlier this month when two men charged into the play...

Strengthening the Teaching Profession in NYC: Advice to the Next Mayor

Jessica Siegel | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Jessica Siegel

Recent school policy and practices -- referred to as "corporate reform" by some critics -- have meant eliminating teacher capacity in the very domains that define teachers as professionals.


AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Politicians will be excluded from speaking at this year's Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero, following a year in which families...

Bloomberg To Protesters: 'If You Want To Kill Yourself...'

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if New Yorkers want to kill themselves with sugar – that's their right. That was the mayor's resp...

LISTEN: The 'Authentic' New Yorkers Who Hate Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Lobbyists from large soda companies, including Coca-Cola, have launched an aggressive campaign to fight Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed bigger-than...

Bloomberg Reacts To New Egyptian President's Sheik Comments

AP | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he opposes comments made by Egypt's first Islamist and civilian president-elect about releasing...

PICS: Big Changes Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A 10-story luxury hotel and residential complex and a five-story residential building will be built on the Brooklyn waterfront as part of ...

PHOTOS: Silent Marchers Protest NYPD Stop And Frisk

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A silent march by thousands of people in New York City protesting police "stop-and-frisk" tactics on Sunday was punctuated by an expl...

NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced; NYPD Thinks It's Unnecessary

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

Members of the New York City Council are introducing a bill Wednesday that would create an independent inspector general's office to oversee the NYPD....

Cracking Down On Enormous Soda Portions

Posted 06.08.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you’ve traveled abroad, you might have noticed that portion si...

Saki Knafo

'Salad, What's That?' Bloomberg's Soda Ban And The South Bronx Food Fight | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

Every morning, thousands of trucks roll out of a giant produce market in the Bronx bearing loads of arugula, chicory, escarole, radicchio and just abo...

Nate C. Hindman

Bloomberg Soda Ban Blasted By New York Business Owners | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City eateries has some local business owners up in arms. "We're c...

The Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform: Take a Bow, Civil Libertarians

Dan Collins | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kudos to the small group of dedicated civil libertarians who have struggled for years to bring this important problem to the attention of the public.

Banning Big Gulps Won't Fix Our Big Obesity Problem

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

The real issue with sugary beverages isn't that some people drink large amounts, it's that many people drink relatively small amounts. And banning large-sized drinks does little to address that issue.

Kardboard Kops vs. Artist Activists -- Robert Lederman Crusades for Occupiers

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Long before a single Zuccotti protestor waving a cardboard sign decorated with protest art was ever arrested, Robert Lederman had been there, done that.

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Their Jobs | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Thousands of New York City parents said they'd quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school pr...

Bloomberg's Big Wedding Gift To Quinn

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn may have a (controlled?) disagreement over the living wage bill, but that doesn't mea...

Bloomberg To Grads: Ignore Congress, Think Independently

Posted 05.13.2012 | College

New York City Major Michael Bloomberg powered past his disappointment after not receiving promised ice cream from Franklin and Marshall College Presid...

Should Smoking Be Banned In NYC Apartment Buildings?

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

A majority of New Yorkers want to live in smoke-free apartment buildings, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, but less believe City Hall should outrig...

Shocking New NYPD Stop And Frisk Data Reveals Racial Disparities

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

A report [see below] from the New York Civil Liberties Union reveals in startling new details just how disproportionately the NYPD stops and frisks mi...

Mayor Bloomberg's Sustainability State of Mind

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Work, create, save, tax, invest and sustain. There is no free lunch and you get what you pay for. That is Mike Bloomberg's sustainability state of mind.