Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Queens G.O.P. Endorsement, School Board Blues


CNN’s blog takes note of David Paterson’s sinking poll numbers.

Sal Gentile reports that Michael Bloomberg cut a deal with the Queens G.O.P. to back Tom Ognibene in his race against City Councilwoman Liz Crowley, who is a cousin of Queens Democratic County Leader Joseph Crowley.

Mike McIntire looks at Hank Morris.

John B. Rhea, a former investment banker, will run the New York City Housing Authority.

The New York Times editorial board says the legislature should leave mayoral control “intact.”

The city is looking at ways to provide free Wi-Fi in parks.

Poll numbers show the public likes how Bloomberg is handling the city’s school system. Previously, voters did not.

Republican Greg Camp, a failed Assembly candidate, is now running for Manhattan district attorney.

Police were called into a “heated” union meeting in Suffolk.

A candidate for a school board seat in Rye said her home was vandalized.

A New Rochelle school board candidate dropped out a week before the election, saying, “Instead of spending all this money this weekend, I said, 'You know, this is stupid. I can't win this.'"

And pictured above is Michael Bloomberg's entourage leaving the Teamsters' building yesterday, and passing by Kirk Swanson, a Thompson campaign aide.

Morning Read: Bloomberg’s Queens G.O.P. Endorsement, School Board Blues