Posts Tagged ‘Thompson’

NADLER PICKS THOMPSON

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Comptroller Bill Thompson rallied Democratic support on the Upper West Side against Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Thompson held a press conference at Verde Square, on Broadway and West 73rd Street, to formally accept support from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, Assembly members Linda Rosenthal and Richard Gottfried, and Council Member Gale Brewer
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The Mayor’s Race: Focus on Housing & Development

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When it comes to housing and development, New York City often devolves into a war zone. The battle over Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, defeated plans for a Jets Stadium on the Far West Side of Manhattan and the commercial and residential development of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn have aroused deep emotions, as developers, elected [&hellip
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The Mayor’s Race: Focus On Education

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In 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took control of New York City’s public school system, reversing a 30-year governance structure in which the Board of Education managed 32 community school districts. It was a system that many regarded as marred by political infighting and lacking in accountability. The new law allowed the mayor unprecedented oversight, and [&hellip
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