The candidates vying for City Council speaker mostly hailed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s choice of Bill Bratton to lead the police department, though one was willing to openly criticize the pick. 506 more words
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Appearing in Staten Island tonight for yet another City Council speaker candidates’ forum, the seven Democratic hopefuls strained to appease the three Republicans in the 51-member body, two of whom were in attendance.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The race is on to succeed Christine Quinn as the New York City Council speaker.
Seven council members attended a forum Wednesday night as they vie to fill a position that could provide key support — and potentially fierce opposition — to incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. 622 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than a dozen major retail stores in New York City have until Friday to submit information to the City Council on how they’ve dealt with shoppers. 839 more words
The seven leading candidates for City Council speaker clustered at a forum in Brooklyn earlier this evening, where they spent much of the time boasting about their their left-leaning credentials. 701 more words
Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams endured a barrage of questions about his views on same-sex marriage and abortion following a City Council speaker’s forum tonight–and repeatedly refused to clarify his positions on either issue.