The Morning Read: Thursday, April 24, 2008

Does anybody know what Michael Bloomberg will do in the future?

Besides speak at Barnard’s Class Day.

And visit the manager of the Yankees.

Police officers are on standby, just in case there’s a violent reaction to the Sean Bell verdict on Friday.

Errol Louis says it won’t be necessary.

Peter Vallone, Jr. is moving forward on legislation he told me about, which is meant to prevent member items from going to nonprofits connected to city lawmakers.

The mayor’s office won’t say why they rejected Larry Seabrook’s effort to fund to a local group in the Bronx, citing an ongoing investigation.

Some cops may boycott an event honoring Betsy Gotbaum in order to express anger at her lawsuit against police officers in Phoenix.

Carol DeMare looks at David Soares’ reelection race.

A federal judge delayed implementation of the rule that will require chain restaurants in the city to list calories on their menu.

Con Ed will pay about $100 to each customer affected by the 2006 blackout, which Mike Gianaris considers "a slap in the face.”

Betsy Gotbaum says parent coordinators are not calling parents back very often [clarified].
The price of bread may affect the presidential race.

Hillary Clinton’s big-state argument hasn’t convinced some party bigwigs.

On Barack Obama, Gail Collins writes, “the odds are still really, really good that he’ll get the nomination.”

Nick Kristof says that rejecting a free-trade deal with Colombia “may be the Democrats’ equivalent of Kyoto, signaling a retreat from internationalism."

A second hooker is reportedly speaking to the feds about Eliot Spitzer.

The New York Post editorial board says it was P.B.A. President Pat Lynch, not City Hall, who proposed the idea of lowering salaries for rookie cops.

David Paterson gets a little confused about the Battle of Plattsburgh when talking to folk in Plattsburgh.

And the very busy Simcha Felder wants fewer taxes in New York City. The Morning Read: Thursday, April 24, 2008