Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Allies, Serrano’s Threat, I.N.D.’s Turmoil

serrano sinatra Morning Read: Bloombergs Allies, Serranos Threat, I.N.D.s TurmoilRepresentative Jose Serrano is now considering a run against Kirsten Gillibrand.

Rich Democrats will endorse Michael Bloomberg.

His rivals are trying, still, to make an issue of his campaign spending.

Bloomberg will give Republican Anthony Como a $172,311-a-year job, which may have been part of a political deal.

At Bloomberg’s secret meeting, the group wondered how to get people to keep making charitable donations.

Bloomberg said “You could close [schools] for a month and there would still be no guarantee you would stop” the flu.

Bill Thompson said it’s “deeply troubling” how parents are left out of the city’s education decisions.

As schools close, students still hang out together.

Leslie Crocker Snyder declined to talk to Michael Saul after a debate last night.

Tom Robbins has a Snyder story worth reading.

The state prison guards’ union offered $100 for people to attend their rally in Albany.

Steps to close the city’s projected $1.1 billion budget gap “are unlikely to be addressed” before the election.

Development at the World Trade Center may go $1.1 billion over budget.

“We are going to have to look at further cuts,” to help close a $3 billion budget gap.

Former Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

“I, of course, am very, very sorry for all of my improper conduct and my criminal activity,” McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin’s cooperation with authorities, which helped lead to indictments against Assemblyman Anthony Seminario, helped reduce his sentence.

A judge will rule on whether Newsday can keep publishing photos of a Suffolk lawmaker arrested for allegedly evading income taxes.

Suffolk Republicans are backing Democrat Carol Bissonette.

Robberies on the Upper East Side are up 10 percent.

Diane Savino and Cathy Nolan want all charter school teachers to be unionized.

Randi Weingarten says mayoral control should be kept, but with more transparency and input added.

The New York Post editorial board is partially happy with Weingarten’s position.

The M.T.A. is seven years behind schedule at Fulton Street.

The four-men terrorist ring targeting two synagogues in the Bronx were brought down by a tip from a man at their own mosque in Newburgh.

Here's legislation to protect bloggers.

There’s turmoil at the Independent Neighborhood Democrats club.

Dan Squadron and Liz Krueger help show that “our legislature is, ya know, actually acting like a legislature.”

Google will not buy newspapers.