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In the race to become New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has the support of 31 members. Today, at her swearing-in ceremony, one of the members who isn't supporting her showed up. Andy King, a freshman from the Bronx, showed up late, and briefly chatted with Mark-Viverito, he confirmed after the event.
City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony in the Bronx portion of her district this afternoon, in front of a crowd of local supporters and two of the 30 councilmembers who are supporting her bid for Council speaker.
De Blasio's speaker candidate said Cuomo was effectively a Scott Walker-style Republican
Friends and colleagues of Farina and de Blasio say they share a single educational philosophy, with a focus on progressive education, a skepticism of standardized testing and charter schools, and a focus on racially and economically integrated public schools.
Bill de Blasio takes his time making appointments, and the city loses a Bloomberg subsidy.
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Bill Bratton adds a deputy that's in keeping with Bill de Blasio's own picks.
In a Facebook message to supporters today, Anthony Weiner reflected on 2013, saying the year “didn't go as I had hoped,” and hinted that he hopes to stay involved in politics in the new year.