Morning Read: De Blasio Fallout, Bloomberg’s Apology, Kalikow’s Request

If Bill de Blasio stays off the ballot, Mark Green has a better chance of winning, says Sally Goldenberg.

De Blasio plans to appeal his removal.

On the bright side, he did get some endorsements from the Bronx.

Reader Insanity said removing de Blasio would set a bad precedent.

Michael Bloomberg’s girlfriend may join the board of Citigroup.

During his weekly radio show this morning, Bloomberg said he didn’t know his security cars were idling, which is against city rules. Bloomberg, also said, “I thoroughly apologize.”

Dee Richards recalls Bloomberg’s awkwardness when photographing him with a local GOP candidate.

A telephone pollster called Tom Wrobleski asking about Kenny Mitchell.

“[O]ur voters deserve the chance to choose between two candidates with clearly different records,” wrote Carolyn Maloney supporters in a letter to Kirsten Gillibrand.

Javier Hernandez looks at the effort to strengthen the board of education.

Karl Kruger forgives Bloomberg for his Chamberlain comment, but is still upset.

Wayne Barrett weighs in.

Pedro Espada says his stance on mayoral control is “pro-parent.”

Here’s Marcia Kramer’s story about her confrontation with Espada.

“[W]hen it comes to true race- and gender-equality, Bloomberg has pushed the city backward,” writes Adam Brodsky.

Diane Cardwell takes another look at the firefighter’s exam.

The exam tested writing and reading comprehension, which a lawyer says is among the “least important” skills for the job.

Peter Kalikow wants an investigation into the M.T.A. deal with the T.W.U.

“Please give me a shot,” said Errol Louis, in general, to television producers who may be listening to his radio show. “What do I have to do?”

A priest featured in Swaranjit Sing’s mailer is unhappy.

Ryan Davis enjoyed his breakfast with Bloomberg’s LGBT supporters.

Melinda Katz said plans for a homeless shelter in her district were scrapped.

Brian McLaughlin and Bernie Madoff are rubbing elbows, sort of.

Here’s more on McLaughlin.

M.T.A. officials didn’t get any complaints about the atheist ads on city buses.

White Plains and Mount Vernon may lose their post offices.

The race for Yorktown highway superintendent is getting crowded.

Open-source technology can save Washington money.

The Times editorial board hopes someone gets more people registered to vote.

Cy Vance gives an interview to Gay City News.

Richard Aborn talks to Gay City News also.[added]

And, of course, Hillary Clinton’s very distant cousin is Angelina Jolie.

Morning Read: De Blasio Fallout, Bloomberg’s Apology, Kalikow’s Request