Tag Archives: Blasio

De Blasio quietly agrees to 32% pay raise for City Council

Mike Groll/AP Hizzoner has agreed to give the City Council a 32% pay raise, but New Yorkers will have to look hard to find a legal notice announcing the upcoming legislation. Mayor de Blasio has quietly agreed to give City Council members a 32% pay hike. In a move that critics say appears to be an attempt at downplaying the ...

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De Blasio talks peace with Arab, Jewish students

Tsafrir Abayov/AP Mayor de Blasio talks to children from a mixed Israeli-Palestinian school in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Tsafrir Abayov/AP “This is an example of the way forward,” de Blasio said after meeting kids and parents from the Hand in Hand school. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS De Blasio poses for a photo with Arab and Jewish children on Saturday from the Hand in ...

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‘Our march to keep the promise of New York alive…begins today’: Bill de Blasio inaugurated as mayor on steps of City Hall

Vowing to “leave no New Yorker behind,” Mayor de Blasio took his oath of office Wednesday in an inaugration ceremony that signaled a sea change in city government and policies after 20 years of Republican and independent rule. From the opening remarks of actor Harry Belafonte to the strident words of teenage poet Ramya Ramana, the themes of income inequality ...

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De Blasio names veteran educator Carmen Farina as the next chancellor of New York City’s school system

Christie M Farriella/for New York Daily News Carmen Farina is all smiles Monday as Mayor-Elect Bill DeBlasio names the veteran educator the city’s next schools chancellor Vowing a dramatic break from the education policies of Mayor Bloomberg, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday named veteran educator Carmen Farina as the city’s next schools chancellor. The 70-year-old Farina, a former ...

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Lupica: As Bill de Blasio takes mayor, we can’t ignore Christie

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has demonstrated leadership skills that will stand to him if he runs for President in 2016. This is Bill de Blasio’s New York now, the de Blasio who wasn’t so much the Democratic candidate in this election as he was the candidate of the 99 Percent and Occupy Wall Street and Zuccotti ...

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Don’t worry Bill, Gracie Mansion has a laundry room! De Blasio poised to become next mayor as Election Day hits city

infusny-160/Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.com Bill de Blasio, the Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, and wife Chirlane McCray take their clothes to a Laundromat near their Brooklyn apartment Monday. The yearlong race for City Hall ended Monday with Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota offering dueling visions for the future and a final volley of attacks as voters prepared to ...

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De Blasio should stay in Brooklyn

ROBERTS, FRANCES/FREELANCE NYDN Life in Brooklyn is synonymous with hanging on the stoop. Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has lived in a one-family house in the borough with his wife and two kids for 13 years. Stay put, Bill. I hope Bill de Blasio turns Gracie Mansion into a day care center and stays in his one-family house on ...

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