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PHOTOS: Bloomberg Rocks Out In Costume

Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took to the stage on Saturday for his 12th and final appearance as hizzoner performing in the annual Inner Circle dinner in Ne...

Bloomberg vs. The NRA

AP | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, in...

How Does Bloomberg Feel About Drones?

Posted 03.22.2013 | New York

During his weekly radio show appearance on Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged the privacy concerns surrounding domestic drones but deemed th...

Bloomberg Vows To Veto NYPD Inspector General Plan

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In a politically charged standoff over police oversight in the nation's biggest city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he'd vet...

Are Foreign Multinationals Paying Their Fair Share of U.S. Tax?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Martin Sullivan

There are two main ways multinationals shift profits out of the countries where they actually do business and into tax-haven holding companies.

Anti-Smoking Campaign Hopes To Keep Tobacco Products Out Of View In NYC

AP | MEGHAN BARR and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Cigarettes would have to be kept out of sight in New York City stores under a first-in-the-nation plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloo...

Soda and the Nanny State

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Did the Bloomberg proposal have faults? You bet. Did it have loopholes? Sure. Would it present an enforcement nightmare? Probably, although not nearly as bad as critics have suggested. But that does that mean we sit back and do nothing?

Bloomberg: Poor Need Soda Ban Because They Can't 'Take Care Of Themselves'

Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday that he’s still going to fight for his soda ban that was struck down, a measure he thinks will greatly benef...

Restaurants, Coffee Shops Prepare For Tuesday's Soda Ban Start

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- At barbecue joints, coffee counters and bottle-service nightclubs, a coming clampdown on big, sugary soft drinks is beginning to take shap...

Quinn Makes Announcement On NYC Mayoral Bid

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making ma...

Bloomberg Can't Stand Movie Trailers, The Media

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.08.2013 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a healthy list of dislikes: earbuds, styrofoam, illegal guns, global warming, soda, trans fats, legal mariju...

POLL: NYC Cool With Idea Of Gay Mayor

Posted 03.04.2013 | New York

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to dominate New York City's Democratic primary. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released ...

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lessons to Succeed and Savor Work and Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Taking stands for what you believe in is core to Sandberg's credo in her new book, Lean In. She urges women to "lean in" to their career and not hold back, as she feels that women have been conditioned to do.

Bloomberg Announces Progress In City Effort To Reduce Salt Intake

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben's...

$1.8 Billion Of Sandy Aid To Help NYC Homeowners Rebuild

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Grants for homeowners to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create ...

PHOTOS: Funeral Held For Former Mayor Ed Koch

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Ed Koch couldn't have chosen a more appropriate final farewell to New York City. An organist played "New York, New York," the iconic...

Bloomberg Denies 'Ass' Comment

Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

An irritated Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday denied ever having made a crude comment about a woman's buttocks while at a swanky New York City party. ...

Bloomberg: 'Look At The Ass On Her'

Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

According to Michael Bloomberg, Christine Quinn is the only "rational" Democratic candidate to succeed him as mayor of New York City. And-- save a...

Bloomberg: Quinn The Only 'Rational' Democratic Mayoral Candidate

| Posted 01.25.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Michael Bloomberg singled out City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Friday as the ...

Marissa Mayer Talks The Future Of Yahoo

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology

Can Marissa Mayer revive Yahoo? The tech giant ran through four CEOs in the five years before announcing Mayer's hire to great fanfare in 2012 and ...

Experts Say NY Gun Control Has Reduced Crime

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In his nationwide effort for tighter gun control, Mayor Michael Bloomberg attributes historic crime lows in New York to strict gun la...

Bloomberg Cracks Down On Pain Reliever Prescriptions

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.11.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again pushing new regulations aimed at making New Yorkers healthier. This time, he's calling for restrictions on the amount...

Midday Diversity News and Notes

Janell Ross | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

A series of billboards and ads placed on bus stops in Brooklyn make the raw data behind the New York Police Department's controversial stop and frisk program plain, Colorlines reports. "In 70 out of 76 precincts, Black and Latino people accounted for more than 50% of stops, and comprised more than 90% of stops in 33 precincts. Even in precincts where the numbers of Black and Latino residents are very low (e.g., 8% in the 6th Precinct in Greenwich Village), they were still more than 70% of stops in six of those precincts," according to the tubmler page racismstillexists.tumblr.com. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo openly criticized the program in a speech this week, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg insists that it is a useful crime fighting tool.

Mayor Bloomberg Compares United Federation of Teachers to NRA

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.08.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

For those of us who have had a career as a teacher, Mayor Bloomberg's statement likening members of the United Federation of Teachers to the NRA was stingingly hurtful.