Azi Paybarah

De Blasio attends first CompStat meeting:

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the computerized crime tracking program, which Bratton helped establish in 1994

Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.

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Cuomo’s plan to grant matching funds, close loopholes, and end campaign-funded child care

Today, Cuomo released the bill (and accompanying memo) he's proposing to change the state's campaign finance laws, and we now see what limits are being sought by Cuomo — a masterful fund-raiser who has focused his raked in cash from the biggest donors he can find.

Jun. 11, 2013

 
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Weiner defends an old race-baiting flier: ‘It was just quoting from The New York Times’

When Jennifer Fermino from the Daily News asked what in the flier was true, Weiner said, "It was just quoting from the New York Times. The flier's available. You can take a look at it."

Jun. 11, 2013

 
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City Council bottleneck cleared, State Senate bottleneck intact

Maybe Albany can take a lesson from the New York City Council.

Jun. 11, 2013

 
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Matt Wing’s new role for Cuomo; assessing Silver in the past tense

Christine Quinn and supporters from the National Organization for Women's NY office did not wan to talk much about Sheldon Silver. [Dana Rubinstein]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand endorses Cuomo's agenda for women. [Reid Pillifant]

Bill Thompson brought NYPD officers into schools, but wants to strike "a balance" on school security. [Azi Paybarah]

Anthony Weiner said his mother retired because she "stopped feeling safe" in the classroom at Midwood High School. [Azi Paybarah]

Jun. 10, 2013

 
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Weiner cites the time his mother ‘stopped feeling safe’ at Midwood H.S.

Anthony Weiner said his mother retired from teaching at Midwood High School "not because she had no more gas in the tank and didn't want to keep teaching but she stopped feeling safe."

Jun. 10, 2013

 
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Thompson, now, talks of striking ‘a balance’ on school security

A spokesman for Thompson's campaign said the Thompson's remarks on NY1 and at the forum were consistent. Thompson wants NYPD agents in schools to make sure they're safe, but wants school administrators, not the NYPD, deciding whether to suspend or arrest a student.

Jun. 10, 2013

 
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An important day for non-movement in the Ray Kelly draft

A spokesman for the NYCCFB told me neither Kelly, nor anyone on his behalf, have so far submitted paperwork to the Board about a Kelly candidacy, as of this afternoon.

Jun. 10, 2013

 
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Weiner likes Ray Kelly, but not as police commissioner

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, again, went after CIty Council Speaker Christine Quinn for saying she would try to keep Ray Kelly on in his role as commissioner of the New York Police Department, in what was the most aggressive attack of yesterday's mayoral forum in Astoria, hosted by Make the Road New York.

Jun. 10, 2013

 
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New York candidates react to National Security Agency surveillance, Obama

President Obama defended that controversial National Security Agency surveillance program today, saying in a speech in San Jose, "You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We're going to have to make some choices as a society."

Jun. 7, 2013

 
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Weiner’s rivals still haven’t figured out how to deal with the Twitter thing

If a candidate forum today was any indication, Anthony Weiner's rivals in the Democratic mayoral primary still haven't quite figured out how, or whether, to deal with him.

Jun. 7, 2013