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Bill De Blasio

WNYC News

De Blasio: $150M for Hunts Point Market

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
Mayor announces investment to fortify the city's food supply — and calls on business leaders to take up arms in the fight against inequality.

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The Takeaway

The Politics of Religious Holidays & School Breaks

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Muslim-Americans campaigning for school days off on holy holidays got a victory in New York. Other communities have recently struck religious holidays from the calendar. Who's right?

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WNYC News

Neighbors Tire of Checkpoint Charlie in Chinatown

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
For 14 years, a four-block section of Park Row near Chinatown has been closed to traffic. Residents say it's time to open up.

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Schoolbook

NYC Schools to Observe Two Muslim Holidays as Days Off

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

After nine years, Muslim groups win their campaign to put Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Aha on school calendar.
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WNYC News

Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the Snow

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and other politicians came to celebrate the tribute to diversity founded 16 years ago.

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WNYC News

NYPD Sergeants Strike Deal With de Blasio

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC
Now four of the five NYPD unions have contracts leaving only the union for rank-and-file officers without a deal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mr. de Blasio Goes to Albany

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC's Brigid Bergin discusses Mayor de Blasio's several requests from Albany - including funding for affordable housing, education funding and more mayoral control.

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Schoolbook

In Dig at De Blasio, Cuomo Defends His Plan for Failing Schools

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a vigorous defense of his plan to turnaround failing schools, one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Albany and argued for an alternative.
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WNYC News

De Blasio Faces Pushback In Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The mayor received a tepid reception from state lawmakers on his trip to lobby for the city's budget priorities.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Brings His Progressive Agenda to Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of the items on the mayor's to-do list must first get the support of state lawmakers.

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WNYC News

Mayor de Blasio Goes to Albany

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The mayor is expected to seek more funding for city schools, renewal of mayoral control, stronger rent laws and a $13 minimum wage

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WNYC News

Panel Looks Farther into Future, Sees Even More Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Seas could rise as much as 6 feet by 2100, the NYC Panel on Climate Change projects.

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Schoolbook

New York City Schools Chief Outlines Discipline Changes That Scale Back Suspensions

Friday, February 13, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reduce student suspensions by making it harder for principals to suspend students for lesser infractions, like being defiant or disrespectful.
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WNYC News

So Far, Donations to de Blasio's Convention Bid Kept Secret

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
A one-time advocate of campaign finance disclosure plays sleight of hand with huge donations from the city elite.

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WNYC News

NYC Budget Questions: Agency Savings, NYPD Headcount

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio's $77.7 billion preliminary budget plan for fiscal year 2016 signals his top priorities, but leaves big questions unanswered.

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WNYC News

Mayor de Blasio Proposes $77.7B Budget

Monday, February 09, 2015

There are no major cuts in the budget.

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Schoolbook

Mayor's Education Budget Boosts Support for Reading Intervention

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $78 million city budget holds steady on education, but proposes more money to help young students with reading problems.
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WNYC News

A Tale of Two 911 Reports

Friday, February 06, 2015

The city's 911 emergency call system is facing scrutiny once again, and there are dueling sets of facts. But two reports agree: the system desperately needs fixing.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Says Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens 'Very Soul' of NYC

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
In his second State of the City address, the mayor proposed a plan for affordable housing that he said will take aim at the issue of inequality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State Of Our City; Paper Records Burn; Gaming At Work

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Join us today as we listen to the mayor's State of the City address. Plus: paper records burn in a big fire on the Brooklyn waterfront; another strategy for women in the workplace.