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Proud Homecoming for Middle School Chess Champs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Students at Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, returned to their school on Tuesday as conquering heroes, having accomplished the extraordinary act of winning the national chess championship for high school students -- a feat that showed they were out of their grades, but not out of their class.

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Mayoral Hopefuls Begin to Define Their Education Policies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Until recently, many of the likely candidates for mayor of New York City have shied away from taking public positions on how they would govern the city's more-than 1,700 public schools. But on Tuesday, several of them spoke about where they stood on school closings and parental engagement.

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Mayoral Hopefuls Protest School Closings

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A week before the city's Panel for Educational Policy is scheduled to vote on plans to shrink or phase-out 25 more struggling schools, four potential mayoral contenders joined opponents of the mayor's school reform policies at a news event on the steps of City Hall.

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WNYC News

Asian American Political Aspirations Shaken By Liu Scandal

Thursday, January 19, 2012

An ongoing FBI investigation into campaign donations to New York City Comptroller John Liu has caused a reassessment of his candidacy for mayor among his strongest supporters.

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Charter School Leaders Hunt for Their Mayoral Candidate

Friday, December 16, 2011

Two years away from the race for New York City's next mayor, members of the charter school world are beginning to search for a candidate they can call their own. At a fund-raising event, some were assessing the City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, a likely front-runner.

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Tisch Says She Will Not Run for Mayor

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Merryl H. Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, says she is not interested in running for mayor, despite the buzz that has circulated in recent weeks about her as a potential candidate. “It’s a distraction,” she said. “I am the chancellor, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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Mayor Merryl Tisch? The Post Floats the Idea

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

It is already evident that the New York City school system will figure prominently in the race for mayor in 2013, both in terms of policies and in union and other support. But now The New York Post, in a blind item on Page Six, is trying to entice a full-out education person to run: Merryl H. Tisch, the chancellor of the state's Board of Regents.

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Explainer: Understanding Public Matching Funds Means Following the Money

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The election that will determine the next mayor of New York City may not be for two years still, but the fundraising has already begun. As the races heat up, one huge player in New York City election financing will be the public matching funds program. But what is that program exactly?

It's A Free Country breaks down the massive undertaking that is the New York City Campaign Finance Board's public matching funds program.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Reviewing the Business Headlines

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

There's a new kid on the block. A publisher of small niche newspapers in New York City has jumped into the mayoral race.

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WNYC News

Paterson Endorses Thompson for Mayor

Friday, September 18, 2009

(L-R) Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, actress Uma Thurman, singer Cyndi Lauper, and TV personality Stephan Colbert attend the 2009 Koman New York City Race For The Cure September 13. (Getty Images)

(L-R) Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, actress Uma Thurman, singer Cyndi ...

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WNYC News

Thompson Counters Criticism, Attacks Billionaire Mayor

Thursday, September 17, 2009

thompsonIn his first interview since winning the Democratic primary, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson pushed back against criticism that he didn't crack down on City Council spending practices in his role as comptroller.

Thompson told WNYC's Brian Lehrer that there ...

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The Race is On...Bloomberg and Thompson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Queens Campaign office on March 28, 2009.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Queens Campaign office on March 28, 2009.


The race for mayor is in full swing, a ...

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William Thompson Declared Winner of Mayoral Primary

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bill Thompson at a Bronx Fair with Bill de Blasio (L)

Bill Thompson at a Bronx Fair with Bill de Blasio (L)


New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. has cruised to victory in the Democratic mayoral primary and will ...

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WNYC News

Candidates in Last Minute Scramble for Primary Votes

Monday, September 14, 2009

baez450Candidates for political office campaigned hard this weekend ahead of tomorrow's primary election, not just in citywide races but in some local races that might see a change of guard. In the 14th Council District, one challenger, Fernando Cabrera, has ...

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WNYC News

Mayoral Candidates Debate

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Two Democrats who want to unseat Mayor Bloomberg have debated for the last time before Tuesday's primary election. Both candidates agreed that the city should take greater control over the MTA, but differed on how to do that. City Councilman Tony Avella suggested scrapping the 2nd Avenue subway project:

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Democrats Face Off in Primary Debate, But Target is Clearly Bloomberg

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The two Democratic mayoral candidates vying to prevent Mayor Bloomberg from winning a third term squared off in their first debate last night.

City Councilman Tony Avella took City Comptroller Bill Thompson to task for taking campaign cash from developers and money managers who also do business with the city's ...

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Digesting Politics: Chris Christie & Bill Thompson

Friday, August 21, 2009

Chris Christie starts to lose the news cycle over an undisclosed loan and Bill Thompson comes under the klieg lights. Andrea Bernstein and Bob Hennelly mull it all over in this week’s “Digesting Politics.”

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DC 37 Endorses Bill Thompson for Mayor

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Comptroller Bill Thompson with members of DC 37

Comptroller Bill Thompson with members of DC 37

City Comptroller Bill Thompson is getting a boost in his bid for mayor. He picked up the endorsement of the city's largest public employee union. DC ...

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WNYC News

McCarthy Endorses Bloomberg

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy endorsed Mayor Bloomberg in his bid for a third term today. McCarthy cited Bloomberg's national campaign to stem illegal handgun traffic and his track record on women's health care issues.

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