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Top Five Education Issues Facing Mayor de Blasio

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a promise of providing universal pre-kindergarten but the challenges facing the New York City schools extend well beyond just that.

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WNYC News

De Blasio's Daughter Acknowledges Struggle With Substance Abuse

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The college-age daughter of Bill de Blasio has posted a YouTube video detailing her struggle with depression and substance abuse.

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WNYC News

How Can NYC Save Money? Here's 90 Ways

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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New York City's Independent Budget Office has come up with 90-plus ways the city can increase revenue and cut costs. The options range from taxing disposable plastic bags, to plastic surgery, to restoring the commuter tax that was cut in 1999.

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Schoolbook

De Blasio Transition Team Includes Many Names in Education, Child Advocacy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of his 60-member transition committee, and it includes 10 individuals with experience in education and children's issues.

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Transportation Nation

NY Governor-Elect Cuomo Announces Transportation Transition Team

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Heavy on builders, light on planners (with the exception of NYU's Mitchell Moss).  Represented are members of the  airplane, truck, and  long distance bus industries. Missing:  advocates for biking, walking, and mass transit, unless you count real estate executive Peter Kalikow, the former MTA chief. From the press release:

Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Kendra Adams, Executive Director, New York State Motor Truck Association
  • Dave Barger, C.E.O., President and Director, JetBlue
  • Eugene Berardi, Jr., President and CEO, Adirondack Trailways
  • Lillian Borrone, Chairman, ENO Transportation Foundation
  • Martin Dilan, New York State Senate
  • David Gantt, NYS Assembly
  • Robert Gioia, former Chairman, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President, Delta Air Lines
  • Peter S. Kalikow, former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Gary Labarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Cheryl McKissack, Recording Secretary, Women Builders Council
  • George Miranda, Vice President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, President, Teamsters Hispanic Caucus
  • Mitchell Moss, Director, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, Henry Hart Rice Professor Urban Policy and Planning at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Andrew Murstein, founder, Board Member, and President of Medallion Financial Corp
  • Vincent Polimeni, Founder, President and C.E.O., Polimeni International, LLC
  • Denise Richardson, Managing Director, General Contractors Association of New York
  • Jay Simson, President, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
  • Rodney Slater, former Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation

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