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  • New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds

    04/25/2017 9:21:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/25 | Kate Taylor
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that New York City would offer free, full-day preschool to all 3-year-olds within four years, saying that he was building on the success of the city’s prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds and that it was time to go further.
  • NYC Police Union Chief Slams De Blasio And NYPD Leadership: AG Sessions Is Right

    04/25/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/22/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for lashing out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a Friday Justice Department statement relating to the city’s non-compliance with federal immigration law and crime. Mullins said in a statement issued Friday that “Sessions is absolutely correct to hold New York and other jurisdictions accountable for their so-called ‘sanctuary policies.’”
  • De Blasio Announces Pre-K for All 3-Year-Olds in City by 2021

    04/24/2017 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Oratam · 22 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | April 24, 2017 | Eddie Small and Amy Zimmer
    BRONX — Building on his success of Pre-K for all of the city’s 4-year-olds, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday a plan to provide free “full day” pre-K for all of the city’s 3 year-olds by 2021. The program — called “3K for All” — will ramp up starting this September with roughly 11,000 children attending the city’s EarlyLearn programs, which serve the city’s low-income working families. In September 2018, about 2,000 3-year-olds in two of the city’s poorest school districts — South Bronx’s District 7 and Ocean Hill/Brownsville’s District 23 — will be part of the program. Two more...
  • De Blasio Proposes Expanding Public Pre-K to 3-Year-Olds

    04/24/2017 9:28:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2017 | KATE TAYLOR
    Seeking to double down on an effort — expanding early childhood education — for which he has been widely praised, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan on Monday to offer free, full-day prekindergarten to 3-year-olds. Four years ago, Mr. de Blasio made an ambitious proposal to provide publicly funded prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign. His plan called for more than tripling the number of available seats, to 70,000, within two years. Although some expected there would be significant bumps in the rollout, it went relatively smoothly. It is too soon to say whether the...
  • Guards at NY's Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

    04/21/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:21 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleged violence in city jails has increased 18 percent since the city instituted changes to how guards perform their work following a rash of alarming reports about the abuse of prisoners, particularly at the city’s main Rikers Island jail complex, where as many as 10,000 inmates are housed. The city and its officials have “created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to...
  • De Blasio Brags About New York Cigarette Price Floor Being Raised To ‘Highest Price In The Country’

    04/20/2017 5:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that cigarette prices in the city would go up $2.50 to $13 which, de Blasio bragged, would be "the highest price in the country." . . . Council Member Fernando Cabrera, who introduced the bill to create the licensing requirement for e-cigarette retailers, described the proposal as "a major step to limit the use of e-cigarettes, which are dangerous nicotine delivery systems that can lead to nicotine and potentially drug addiction."
  • Leaked Memo: De Blasio's Streetcar May Not Pay For Itself

    04/14/2017 1:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | April 14, 2017 | Nathan Tempey
    Mayor de Blasio's developer-backed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar project may not pay for itself as he has promised it will, according to a draft memo prepared for Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and obtained by reporters. The 16-mile BQX streetcar line from Sunset Park to Astoria is premised on the idea that building the streetcar line will boost property values, prompt more construction, and create jobs along the line, which will in turn generate enough tax revenue to cover $2.5 billion in bonds used to build the thing. However, since de Blasio announced the project in 2016, development and tax experts have pointed...
  • De Blasio wants to employ every inmate who served time in jail

    03/30/2017 1:18:50 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2017 | Yoav Gonen and Shawn Cohen
    Every inmate who leaves a Big Apple jail after serving a sentence will have a job waiting for him or her, under a new city-funded initiative, Mayor de Blasio announced Wednesday. When asked why ex-convicts were being guaranteed work over unemployed residents who haven’t broken the law — including city high-school and college graduates — Hizzoner insisted the initiative, which will cost taxpayers $10 million a year, is a “smart investment for everyone.”
  • Mayor de Blasio: NYC Being a Sanctuary City Keeps Terrorism at Bay

    03/28/2017 3:51:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    New York City – Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed that New York is at risk of terror if AG Sessions cuts federal funding for sanctuary cities. Let me get this right–it’s safer to harbor illegal aliens in your city and if you don’t, the nice illegals will get angry and blow up your city. Makes perfect sense.
  • De Blasio’s housing-killing class warfare

    03/26/2017 6:38:24 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/26/17 | Nicole Gelinas
    New York has a problem: buying an apartment here is way too expensive. Mayor de Blasio has grouchily ambled along with a solution: make apartments even more expensive. That makes no sense. But it’s the principle of the mayor’s proposed “mansion tax.” Last week, de Blasio went up to Albany to push his idea: forcing home buyers to pay a “paltry” 2.5 percent tax on the value of purchases above $2 million. The tax would raise $336 million a year. That would be enough to subsidize 25,000 poorer elderly folks’ rent by a little more than $1,000 a month, as...
  • Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show (De Blasio)

    03/24/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 March 2017 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show By Grace Rauh Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday spoke out for the first time about his loss in court to NY1 over his emails with a so-called "Agent of the City." The mayor on Thursday refused to answer our questions about the lawsuit and the emails he exchanged with an outside advisor - emails a state Supreme Court judge ruled that the city must turn over to NY1 and the New York Post. • READ...
  • NYC mayor De Blasio prepares schools to “resist ICE”

    03/22/2017 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to “resist” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance. At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed...
  • De Blasio dodges federal charges in campaign fundraising probe

    03/16/2017 2:50:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/16/17 | By Yoav Gonen, Carl Campanile, Kaja Whitehouse and Yaron Steinbuch
    Mayor de Blasio won’t face criminal charges related to his campaign fundraising practices, the acting US attorney in Manhattan announced Thursday. In tandem with his federal counterpart, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. also announced he wouldn’t prosecute de Blasio or his team — even though they violated the “spirit” of the election law. Acting US Attorney Joon Kim said making a case against the mayor and his aides would have been difficult since there was “no evidence of personal profit.”
  • HILLARY CLINTON:'THINKING' ABOUT NYC MAYORAL RUN

    03/16/2017 10:59:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 15, 2017 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton was at a small gathering recently with some politically connected people in NYC, and it seems she's noodling the idea of running for mayor. A source who was at the gathering last month says Hillary brought up the topic of running and made it clear she was honestly considering it.
  • Trump’s Victory, De Blasio’s State of the City

    03/08/2017 4:13:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Gotham Gazette ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ben Max
    Perhaps so as not to pour salt in the wound, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a few days to give his assessment of what went wrong for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But, since he started to explain his take on how the Democrats blew it and the country wound up with Donald Trump as President, de Blasio has laid out in sharp terms what he believes should have been done differently. “I think the campaign became about the wrong thing,” de Blasio said during a February 10 taping of Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by former...
  • Sanctuary Policies Shield Convicted Criminals From Feds

    03/08/2017 1:38:06 PM PST · by Epoch Times · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    The number of illegal immigrants handed over to authorities nationwide is less than 3 percent of what it was six years ago, thanks to a suite of sanctuary policies at the local level combined with a hands-off approach at the federal level in recent years. The New York and Los Angeles metro areas are the most popular destinations for illegal immigrants in the country. New York City has an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants, according to the mayor’s office. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order that promises to ramp up interior...
  • New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows to Ignore Immigration Laws

    03/05/2017 9:31:11 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2017 | Mona Salama
    The NYPD won’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to repatriate illegal immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio told RTVi, or Russian Television International. “The NYPD will not participate as immigration enforcement agents because we have, for decades, built a close working relationship with immigrant communities,” de Blasio said. “Our police force is not going to be out there knocking on people’s door and it is not going to share information about people’s documentation status with the federal authorities.”
  • De Blasio’s quest for national respect hits another roadblock

    02/27/2017 4:37:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio’s endless drive to win respect as a national progressive leader hit another banana peel Saturday with the defeat of his candidate to chair the Democratic National Committee. The mayor had dramatically flown to Atlanta on Friday afternoon, after his 4˝-hour grilling by federal prosecutors probing the possible sale of City Hall favors, to rally support for Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. The change-the-subject stunt annoyed some in the Ellison camp. As Mary Kay Linge and Aaron Short reported in Sunday’s Post, one Democratic source said Ellison allies had asked de Blasio not to come: “The buzz is, what...
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio meets with federal prosecutors

    02/25/2017 5:07:46 AM PST · by Makana · 10 replies
    http://www.marocjournal.net ^ | February 24, 2017 | marocjournal.net
    Bill de Blasio met with federal prosecutors in a Manhattan law office on Friday where he faced questions related to a criminal probe of his fundraising, the mayor’s office said. Prosecutors have been investigating whether or not donors to de Blasio’s 2013 campaign or his former nonprofit, Campaign for One New York, were rewarded with favors. De Blasio, who agreed to speak voluntarily and without immunity to prosecutors, arrived at Kramer Lefin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, the firm of his defense lawyer Barry Berke, just after 9 a.m.
  • Mayor Clinton? Hillary Will Win Election For NYC Mayor Against All Opponents, Polls Show

    02/26/2017 6:53:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    International Business Tribune ^ | 02/16/2017 | Chris Riotta
    The mayor of New York City just may be the second most powerful elected position in U.S. politics, only behind the presidency. Located inside City Hall in the heart of Manhattan's bustling and brightly lit Broadway, the Big Apple's mayoral office is arguably the most influential in the world. And it looks like Hillary Clinton has her eyes all over it. The former Democratic candidate who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election but lost in a shocking electoral upset to President Donald Trump has reportedly been flirting with the idea of a run for New York City...