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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.
The Post credits Joe Lhota's entry into the 2013 mayor's race with nudging City Council Speaker back toward Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, chalking up her reported deal to keep police commissioner Ray Kelly on in his post to "the Lhota effect."
Adolfo Carrion hired his daughter, and Bloomberg pollster Doug Schoen. [Chris Bragg]
A front page story arguing that Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes should be ousted. [Graham Rayman]
CNN took note of the Mark Gallogly poll. [Dan Primack]
"There is something to be said about Upper Manhattan recognizing that race cannot be the most determinate factor in who you endorse for elected office."
The survey included a lengthy question specifically asking about voters' perception of a candidate "who was in Mitt Romney's line of work, buying distressed companies, firing people and taking hundreds of millions for themselves."
It doesn't look like the City of New York or the local teachers union are moving toward reaching a deal on teacher evaluations ahead of the January 17 deadline that could cost city schools $300 million in state funding.
Three New York City police officers were shot within an hour of each other yesterday, in two separate incidents. All three will live.
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli sued Qualcomm, one of the nations largest computer chip and mobile device makers, over their corporate campaign donations. [Nick Confessore]
Here's the leaked state Health Department's report on fracking. [Karen DeWitt]
It's unclear what the final cost are for the recommendations made by Governor Andrew Cuomo's commission on storm preparedness. [Nick Reisman]
An education advocacy group founded by two New York City teachers is launching a public relations push to pressure the city and the local teachers union to strike a deal on a new teacher evaluation system, two weeks before a state-mandated deadline that could cost the city millions of dollars in education funding.
Here's long-ago councilman Sal Albanese, today, on why he's running for mayor.
A previously unpublicized, year-old analysis from the New York State Health Department said the controversial practice known as fracking, could be done safely in the state, the New York Times reports.