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I Think That I Shall Never See A Poem As Lovely As That One, Over There, By Mayor B

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Thursday is "Poem in Your Pocket Day." A number of famous verse can be found in Times Square, which will also mark the debut of poetry by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Mayor Vetoes Prevailing Wage Bill

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

As expected, Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the "prevailing wage" bill passed by the City Council last month. And he declared his intent to veto the so-called living wage bill that will likely pass the City Council next week. The City Council, meanwhile, says it will override the mayor's vetoes on both counts.

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Opinion: Giuliani - But Not Bloomberg - for Mitt Romney

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The praise Rudy Giuliani offered Romney was predictable, but the endorsement is more notable for everything the Romney camp doesn't want you thinking about.

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Mayor Announces 2nd Tech Campus for NYC

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is marking another milestone in the Applied Sciences NYC initiative. He announced Monday that a second proposal for a high-tech campus will go forward in downtown Brooklyn.

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Proposed Rules for Buildings Reignites Smoking Debate

Sunday, April 22, 2012

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he wants all residential buildings in New York City to disclose their smoking policies, he reignited a debate about smokers’ rights.

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Bloomberg Wants Smoking Rules Set for Buildings

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is proposing legislation to require all apartment building owners to disclose smoking policies in public and private areas to prospective residents.

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Muppets Are City's New Family-Friendly Ambassadors

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has enlisted The Muppets to help attract more families to the city as part of his push to get 55 million visitors a year to come to the Big Apple by 2015.

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Mayor Wants to Overturn Stand Your Ground Laws

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg backed a national effort to overturn so-called "stand your ground" laws Wednesday, saying the law at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case promotes vigilantism. 

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Mayor: Arbitrators Soft on Punishing Teachers Accused of Bad Behavior

Friday, April 06, 2012

Fourteen teachers accused of inappropriate behavior by the city Department of Education are still working because an arbitrator overruled the city's attempts to fire them.

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Bloomberg on Potentially Damaging 911 Report: It's a ‘Working Document’

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg sought to downplay a potentially damaging report on the city’s 911 emergency response system calling it a “working document.”

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City Officials Call on Mayor to Release 911 Study

Monday, April 02, 2012

Some New York City officials are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to publicly release an independent review of the city's 911 system. His administration is fighting to keep the study under wraps.

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Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Program Is Working

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the fact that officers are recovering fewer guns through stop-and-frisks is an indication the program is working.

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Bloomberg Touts Deficit-Reduction Plan, Says Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Hours after it was voted down in the House of Representatives, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave his vocal support to a deficit reduction plan Thursday as the solution to stabilize the economy.

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With Growing Studio, NYC Hopes to Steal the Scene from Hollywood

Monday, March 26, 2012

Studio executives in Hollywood just turned a shade greener. Or so Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes. He and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined Steiner Studios chief Douglas Steiner and cast members from the HBO series Boardwalk Empire to cut the ribbon on five new soundstages at Steiner Studios.

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Bloomberg Criticizes Unions' Withdrawal From Summit to Protest Pension Plan

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized a group of labor unions on Friday for withdrawing financial support from a high-profile legislative summit in Albany over the recent approval of the state's new pension system.

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Bloomberg Praises Cuomo's Pension Reform at Bill Signing

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday when he signed a crucial piece of his legislative agenda into law, creating a new pension tier in New York state. Tier VI raises the retirement age to 63, and increases the contributions future workers must pay to their plans.

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Bloomberg Defends Goldman Sachs in Wake of Scathing Op-Ed

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the attention given to a Goldman Sachs' employee's scathing editorial about the company is "ridiculous."

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Tight Financial Times Have More City Homeowners Appealing Tax Bills

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More city homeowners are appealing their property tax bills than in years past as the levy — which has doubled in the 10 years since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office — continues to increase, according to officials.

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Bloomberg Says He Talked About City, Golf During Private Lunch With Obama

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave few details about his recent private meal with President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Bloomberg: NJ Surveillance Complaints 'Ridiculous'

Friday, March 02, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New Jersey officials' complaints about NYPD surveillance of Muslim groups are "ridiculous."

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