At a meeting with parents in Queens this morning, the city’s new schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said, “I want to be the chancellor for people who have needs” and “who have been ignored.”
“I will be accessible to you, plain and simple,” he said.
Walcott made a similar pledge when speaking to Department of Read More
Cathie Black doesn’t sound particularly upset about not being schools chancellor, one day after her surprise ouster by Mayor Bloomberg.
“I feel fine,” she told Fortune magazine in her first remarks since a brief interview outside her apartment building yesterday. Black said she received a standing ovation when she got up to leave her Read More
2012: “We didn’t realize until late in the game that we would be facing the worst recession in generations. Some folks have amnesia about this,” said Obama. [Jake Tapper]
2012: Obama acknowledged people sometimes “lose hope.” [AP]
2012: “The president heartily embraced the once-embattled reverend.” [Leonard Greene and Todd Venezia]
2012: Read More
At the Somos el Futuro legislative conference in Albany this weekend, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli could be seen hugging Senator Charles Schumer-not because he was feeling particularly affectionate, but because Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, chairman of the conference, which gathers top Democratic officials to discuss issues of concern to Hispanic New Yorkers, had urged attendees to Read More
The Department of Education faces another lawsuit, this one over racial exclusion in schools. [New York Times]
A report ordered by Ray Kelly shows racial discrepancy among those stopped by police. [City Room]
Rudy Giuliani is winning over young voters with his moderate social views, according to Ben Adler. [Politico]
9/11 Firefighters Read More
9:30 a.m. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani rings the NASDAQ opening bell and receives an endorsement for his presidential election at the NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square.
9:30 a.m. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a board meeting at 347 Madison Avenue.
11 a.m. The Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes honors women achievers at a Read More