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City & State: Winners & Losers, 2011 Edition

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From blizzards to Occupy Wall Street, Cathie Black to Carl Kruger, 2011 has had its ups and downs, lefts and rights, and even some unexpected U-turns (tweeting Anthony Weiner). It was a year of overhyped political races and secret backroom deals, spectacular ethical lapses and game-changing protests. As we look forward to 2012, we look [&hellip
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City & State: Heard Around Town, December 28

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First came the endorsement from Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Then the New York Times. Now, living wage proponents have another reason to feel thankful this holiday season: one or more City Council members are expected to announce their support for the measure in the coming days, sources say. Twenty-nine Council members are currently signed [&hellip
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City & State: Winners & Losers, December 23 Edition

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Occupy Albany got evicted, the taxi bill got a reprieve, Anthony Weiner got a wonderful Hanukkah gift and Carl Kruger got his pension before getting teary-eyed in court. Here’s our weekly look at who’s up and who’s down in New York politics. — Anthony Weiner - The former Congressman didn’t exactly have a great year, but [&hellip
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City & State: Halloran Leaning Toward Senate Run Against Avella

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Queens Republican Councilman Dan Halloran, one of New York City’s more colorful political figures, is leaning toward running against similarly colorful Democratic state Sen. Tony Avella, according to multiple sources who have spoken with Halloran. — In May, Halloran told a number of business leaders in a meeting of the Queens Chamber of Commerce that [&hellip
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