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Mayor Bloomberg took a bit of New York’s soul

The billionaire mayor is a series of pluses and minuses that never quite add up. Let’s hope some of the city’s funky grit returns now It’s the eve of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s exodus from New York City’s top office after three terms, and I have such mixed feelings about him.…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg says likely successor Bill de Blasio’s campaign is ‘racist’

In an interview with Chris Smith of New York magazine to be published on September 9th, outgoing New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg accuses his likely successor, Bill de Blasio, of waging a campaign that’s based on “class-warfare” and is “racist.” Bloomberg accuses De Blasio, whose wife is black, of…

Watch live: Mayor Bloomberg addresses judge striking down stop-and-frisk policy

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a news conference to address a federal judge’s ruling that the city’s stop and frisk policy is unconstitutional. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Aug. 12.…

Bloomberg vetoes bills to limit stop-and-frisk policy

By Noreen O’Donnell NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed two measures meant to curb the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policing policy, setting up a likely showdown with the City Council. Bloomberg called the bills dangerous and irresponsible and said they would make the city less…

Bloomberg vetoes bill to halt New York’s stop-and-frisk policy

By Noreen O’Donnell NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed two measures meant to curb the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policing policy, setting up a likely showdown with the City Council. Bloomberg called the bills dangerous and irresponsible and said they would make the city less…

Bloomberg group apologizes for calling alleged Boston bomber a ‘victim’

A gun control group founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Wednesday for mistakenly including one of the alleged Boston marathon bombers in a list of people killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. That list was delivered to Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s (R-NH) office amid a…

Mayor Bloomberg unveils plan to save New York from climate change

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a $19.5 billion plan to boost the city’s defenses against climate change, seven months after superstorm Sandy devastated the US East Coast. The blueprint features structures like a series of six-meter-high (20-foot) waterfront walls and dikes to prevent flooding of the kind that…

Mayor Bloomberg to continue pushing for soda ban after leaving office

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, vowed on Tuesday to continue his fight for a controversial ban on large sugary drinks after he leaves office, in a tacit admission that he will not be able to resurrect his signature health measure before a successor takes over. After a state…

NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg: No more automatic jail time for pot possession

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in a speech on Thursday that he is eliminating mandatory jail time for people arrested with small amounts of marijuana. Arrests for marijuana possession have skyrocketed since he took office and the mayor has made it plain that he does not support marijuana…

Mayor Bloomberg calls the NYPD ‘my own army’

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said the New York Police Department was like his own personal military force during a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to PolitickerNY. “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” he said.…

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