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Video: Bloomberg Spars With Assembly Member Over Education Aid

Monday, January 28, 2013

During testimony before a legislative hearing in Albany Monday about the Governor's budget, the mayor had a testy exchange with Assembly Education Committee Chair Kathy Nolan of Queens.

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Super Bowl 2014: NJ v. NYC?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Forget the teams playing in the 2014 Super Bowl, the biggest match-up may be between New Jersey and New York City.

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As Bloomberg Threatens Veto, Quinn Says Council Will Override

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be threatening to veto a bill banning discrimination against unemployed job seekers passed by the City Council on Wednesday, but Speaker Christine Quinn is issuing a challenge of her own: a veto override.

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Unemployed Job Seekers Set Off Battle at City Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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The City Council approved a bill Wednesday that would block employers from posting job listings that require prospective candidates to be employed in order to apply — but the mayor has vowed to veto it.

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Bloomberg Unveils Design for City's First Micro-Apartment Building

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Packing into a tiny space at the Museum of the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed off the winning design for the city’s smallest apartment. The 10-story building will feature balconettes, 10-foot ceilings and a shared roof garden.

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This Week in Politics: Guns And Butter

Friday, January 18, 2013

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This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed through major gun control legislation, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appointed a panel to study gun violence. This makes for complicated politics for Christie, who's running for re-election in a largely Democratic state, but has to keep in mind the prospect of a very partisan primary if he runs for president in 2016.

 

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Bloomberg Urges Mayors to Press Congress on Guns

Friday, January 18, 2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on the nation's mayors to pressure members of Congress to support President Barack Obama's gun violence proposals, saying "we know what it's like and they don't."

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Bloomberg Praises President's Gun Proposals

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A day after New York expanded its ban on assault weapons and set new limits for high-capacity magazines, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to take the same actions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is praising the president's 23 executive actions that don't require Congressional approval.

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Council Pushes Bill for Housing Fix

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The New York City Council wants to crack down on do-nothing landlords. Members unanimously approved a bill Wednesday aimed at forcing owners of approximately 100 buildings with a history of violations to make repairs or face fines.

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Civilian Fire Deaths Hit Record Low

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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It was a record-breaking year for New York City’s Bravest, with the fewest number of fire deaths and the fastest emergency response times. There were 58 fire deaths 2012 — a drop of four compared to the previous record of 62 set in 2010.

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NY, NJ Leaders Bash House for Failing to Vote on Sandy Bill

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Jersey and New York's leaders on both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

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Time Ticking Down for Sandy Aid Package

Monday, December 31, 2012

Even as a grand bargain to avoid the nation from going over the fiscal cliff is preoccupying lawmakers in Washington, backers of the $60 billion Sandy relief and reconstruction bill that passed the Senate are doing their best to get it through a very distracted House.

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NYC Counts Record 52 Million Visitors in 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Big Apple is a bigger-than-ever tourist draw, welcoming a record 52 million visitors this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.

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City's 2012 Murder Rate Set to Be Lowest on Record

Friday, December 28, 2012

New York City's murder rate is expected to hit a record low this year, and shootings are at their lowest point in at least 18 years.

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Bloomberg Backs Obama's Gun Violence Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he's encouraged by the news that the Obama administration is creating a task force whose goal is to generate proposals to reduce gun violence.

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Apocalypse Now: Mayor Quips That He's Prepared for Doomsday

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he has some plans for the coming apocalypse. Doomsday theorists predict the world will end next week.

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Bloomberg Says He'll Override Taxi Dissenters

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dismissing reports that City Comptroller John Liu will not sign off on the new generation of taxis.

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Life Expectancy in City Hits Record: 80.9 Years

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The average life in the nation's biggest city may be hectic, but it's long.

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Mayor Says Sandy Funds Won't Pit City Against State

Friday, December 07, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's confident money given to the state for Sandy recovery will make its way down to New York City.

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Mayor: City Working on Storm, Climate Prep

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York City needs to work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks, and making sure hospitals are better prepared for storms.

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