The Morning Read: Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bill Clinton and Mike Bloomberg pushed for green initiatives in NYC.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations didn’t prevent them from appearing together.

The Bronx Democratic leader and some Hispanic lawmakers purposely skipped Hillary’s endorsement rally in Albany.

An Irish village says Barack Obama is one of theirs.

The resumes of the presidential candidates doesn’t include unflattering chapters of their lives.

But one thing they have in common is immense personal wealth.

Relatives of September 11th victims applauded Rudy Giuliani’s remarks during the presidential debate.

The NYPD files on their pre-Republican National Convention surveillance have to be made public, a federal magistrate ordered.

Gay couples from New York who married in Massachusetts before New York explicitly banned the procedure should have their unions legally recognized, a judge in Massachusetts said.

Joe Bruno criticized Eliot Spitzer again as a hypocrite on campaign finance rules.

Lawmakers in Albany reached a deal on an anti-human trafficking law.

A city housing inspector was arrested for bribery during a workshop on preventing corruption.

The public school principals union ratified its contract deal with the city.

The new head of the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit is Nazli Parvizi.

The New Republic offers a guide to running against a woman [subscription].

And the eldest daughter of Martin Luther King passed away.