Anna Sale

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Bored By the Mayoral Debate? Check Out These Ideas.

Friday, June 14, 2013


It's summer and the mayoral candidates have gotten into a bit of a rut. The Center for an Urban Future and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service want to mix up the debate, and they looked outside New York to do it.

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Municipal Unions Rally Against Bloomberg, Without Unity on Next Mayor

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thousands of city workers crowded the sidewalks around City Hall at a rally on Wednesday and blasted their problems with the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and they unequivocally declared that they see the next mayoral election as a chance to reject the status quo.

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Mayor Details Climate Plan, Including New Neighborhood

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his  wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.

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In NJ Senate Race, GOP Field Sparse as Democrats Crowd In

Monday, June 10, 2013

All the candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey have gotten their signature petitions in, and it's a crowded field. On the Democratic side, there's a celebrity mayor, two long-serving Congressmen, and the Speaker of the state assembly. On the Republican side, the best known-candidate is a former mayor who has lost two statewide races, but he's got Tea Party credentials in his right pocket.


Booker's Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark

Monday, June 10, 2013

A day after announcing his bid for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was greeted like a rock star at North Jersey Pride in Maplewood on Sunday.


Vito Lopez: I'm Resigning Monday

Friday, May 17, 2013

Facing expulsion, the once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez said Saturday he'd resign Monday, at 9 am.  Word, which came in a rare Saturday press release from Sheldon Silver, came only after Silver himself faced increasing pressure to step down from his leadership post.


Grocery Magnate Catsimatidis' Outsider, Establishment Campaign

Thursday, May 16, 2013

John Catsimatidis is super-rich, off-the-cuff, at times a little odd, and totally enmeshed in political life.

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This Week in Politics: Corruption and What Happens When Pols Speak Off the Cuff

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Joe Lhota calls Port Authority police officers "mall cops," as other candidates tap dance around the politics of bike lanes. And Corruption sweeps Albany. Again.

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As Corruption Scandal Widens, Black Political Leaders Reflect on Implications

Thursday, May 09, 2013

There’s a sense that the widening corruption probe is a sad end to what once seemed to be a promising moment for black political power in Albany.

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Names Revealed of Electeds Recorded in Corruption Probe

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A federal judge has unsealed the names of elected officials recorded on a wire by ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley — including six sitting state Senators and one current Councilman.

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Latest Corruption Arrest Erodes Power of Minority Politicians

Monday, May 06, 2013

Another lawmaker representing New York City in Albany has been indicted. This latest case is continues to weaken the power of New York City's delegation in the New York Senate, and to lawmakers representing communities of color in particular.


Another Legislator Served While Wearing a Wire, New Court Docs Show

Friday, May 03, 2013

Turns out there were at least two Albany lawmakers who wore wires for federal investigators last year. Former state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded meetings with seven other elected officials last summer, a court filing on Friday revealed.


Bloomberg Defends Legacy with Final Budget

Thursday, May 02, 2013


Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a $69.8 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that contains about $800 million in one-time revenue and calls for reduced spending on education. Proposed cuts include $135 million for after-school and early childhood education programs and a reduction of 1,800 teaching positions through attrition over the next two years as a result of the city's failure to reach a deal with the unions on a teacher evaluation plan.

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Bloomberg Defends Legacy with Final Budget

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget functioned as a rebuttal to the candidates running to replace him.


At NY1 Debate, Mayoral Field Tap Dances Around Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

None of the candidates on stage wanted to distance themselves from the city's current historically low murder rates, so they focused on the ways they would change the city's style of policing. There was general agreement that police overuse stop-and-frisk, but they differed on who should lead the police and how much outside oversight is necessary.


Who Are the Tsarnaev Brothers?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Apart from their country of origin, little is known about the brothers suspected in the Boston marathon bombing and their motives. Anna Sale, reporter for WNYC in New York, spoke with the former roommate of a woman who had a child with Tamerlan. Larry Aaronson, retired social studies teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin knows the younger brother, Dzokar.

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Former Friend Says Boston Suspect Had 'Air of Power,' Was 'Intense'

Friday, April 19, 2013

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who was shot dead after a police standoff on Friday had an “air of power” and an intensity that could frighten, his former friend told WNYC.

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Why Don't New Yorkers Vote?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

In 1953, 93 percent of voters in New York City cast ballots. In the last mayoral election, 28 percent of voters did. But before you start wringing your hands, consider these reasons why.

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NY Dems Willing to Consider Weiner for Mayor: Poll

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

If former Congressman Anthony Weiner decides to run for mayor, he'll be the No. 2 Democrat. That's the finding of a new NBC New York-Marist poll that shows him nine points behind the frontrunner Christine Quinn and ahead of all the other Democrats.

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Are Attacks on Quinn Having An Effect?

Saturday, April 13, 2013


This week in politics, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came under fire from animal rights activists and some union members, and her poll numbers ticked down. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner emerged to tell all -- and perhaps run for Mayor. And John Liu got a chilly reception from business leaders, a week before two of his former campaign staffers go on trial for illegal fundraising.