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The Dinkins alternative, tax suburban commuters to fund an expansion of prekindergarten programs

Posted on 26 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

To punctuate an impassioned pitch for his signature plan to raise taxes on the wealthy, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went out of his way during a speech on Monday to praise a cherished political mentor and former boss watching from the audience.  The recipient of his warm words, former Mayor David N. Dinkins, did not exactly return the favor. In an unscripted and cringe-inducing moment of political candor, Mr. Dinkins opined before a crowd of journalists and academics at Columbia University that . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC teachers union on verge of endorsing Bill Thompson for mayor

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 8:51 AM, June 19, 2013 Posted: 12:39 AM, June 19, 2013 Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is about to get the biggest boost of his campaign — he’ll be endorsed by the teachers union today. The United Federation of Teachers, one of the city’s largest and most politically powerful labor organizations, will hold its endorsement meeting this afternoon. Most insiders expect the union to endorse Thompson, particularly since its former president, Randi Weingart . >>> READ MORE ...

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