“We are being superaggressive in these communities” said a Bloomberg campaign aide referring to their outreach to African-American voters. Al Sharpton said “there isn’t that hostility” towards Bloomberg in the community, which he said “raises a problem for those of us who are with Billy.”
Bloomberg has some nice words for Sharpton.
Sharpton “talked to Obama and his top aides about strategy and tactics on an almost daily basis following Obama's victory in the Iowa caucuses.”
“Nobody’s supported us more financially than Randi Weingarten,” Sharpton said yesterday.
Wayne Barrett reminds us that Sharpton has some unresolved tax issues.
Here’s a look at Sharpton and Joel Klein, the education odd couple.
“It never occurred to me to tie myself to the administration,” Bloomberg said when questioned about his robocall which mentions Barack Obama, a lot.
“People have to have an analysis of how power operates and how we can drive our agenda,” said Andrea Batista Schlesinger about going to work for Bloomberg’s campaign.
John del Cecato notes Bloomberg is among the elected fashionably showing some populist anger.
Dan Janison explains Albany’s “five wacky spheres of influence.”
A staff member of Queens Assemblywoman Vivian Cook was indicted for allegedly stealing $520,000.
“They have continued the worst of what dysfunctional Albany has to offer,” Mike Schenkler says of Democrats in Albany.
What do Andrew Lanza and Diane Savino think about tolling the East River bridges?
Assemblyman William Colton wants to put the names of tax cheats on-line.
Jim Molinaro is running for re-election.
Kirsten Gillibrand is going to Staten Island.
At a public advocate forum, Eric Gioia said, “I’d never vote for a Republican in my life.”
Outside court, Hiram Monserrate’s face was “looking worn as he again proclaimed his innocence.”
Monserrate’s district is split on whether he should stay or resign, writes Claudia Cruz.
“I really love having the opportunity of dealing with this budget,” said Joe Addabbo.
Liz Crowley fights with Dept. of Education representative Micah Lasher.
The Council approved plans for the school in Crowley’s district over her objections.
Ed Skyler spoke about how unaffordable pensions costs are becoming for the city.
Water is getting more expensive.
The Department of Education dropped its plan to replace three zoned schools with charter schools.
Here’s more on that.
Freeport’s first African-American mayor is sworn in.
The acting city manager in Rye is paid $125 an hour.
A blogger describers herself thusly: “if Michael Bloomberg and Clint Eastwood were a trendy Cambridge gay couple, I would be their neighbor.”
And here's Bill Thompson describing the Department of Education's spending on contracts.
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