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Adam Lisberg, Editor of City and State (a Manhattan Media publication)

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The mayoral race will stay largely quiet. Just as the rumors always swirl about a business-backed would-be Bloomberg jumping in as a Republican, rumors will also swirl about a black or Latino challenger to try to undercut Bill Thompson among Democrat primary voters. Neither will happen. The existing major candidates have worked too hard, scrubbed [&hellip
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Race to the Run-off

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Just a handful of Democratic voters will likely choose the city’s next comptroller and public advocate, in what is expected to be a very low-turnout run-off on Sept. 29. On primary day, Sept. 15, only 11 percent of the city’s voters bothered to come out. The races for public advocate and comptroller were the nail-biters [&hellip
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Primary Day Is Over, But Races Continue

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The primary election was in some ways a sleepy affair, with only 10 percent of the city’s voters turning out. Comptroller Bill Thompson, as expected, won the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor handily, with 70 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns. But two citywide races will now have run-off elections between the top [&hellip
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COMPTROLLER BLASTS DOE ON PARENT INPUT

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

As the State Legislature negotiates renewing the bill that gives mayors power over New York’s school system, a recent report by the office of City Comptroller Bill Thompson charges that the Department of Education blocks input from public school parents. The report, “Powerless Parents,” focuses on Community Education Councils (CECs), as well as parent-teacher-student associations. [&hellip
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