Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Come November, A More Traditional New York Clash

Stark contrast of ideas seen in general election if primary frontrunners prevail, with questions about ‘60s-style’ policies.

09/11/2013
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In the first mayoral election in 12 years with a true Republican on the ballot, November’s race is likely to shape up as the kind of liberal versus conservative clash of ideas that defined the pre-Bloomberg era.

Voters cue up at a polling station in Manhattan to choose candidates in Tuesday’s primary. Getty Images

In Comptroller Race, A Nasty Personality Clash

With no real issues in the race, Stringer and Spitzer focus on trashing each other.

08/30/2013
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One promises “no drama” if he is elected, noting that “I have not embarrassed my constituents,” while embracing the role of “policy wonk.”

Eliot Spitzer, top, and Scott Stringer aren't far apart on issues, but disagree on each other's fitness for office. Adam Dickter

At Beleaguered Met Council, Frankel Named Rapfogel's Successor

08/19/2013
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Six days after the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty fired longtime executive director William Rapfogel following an investigation of financial misconduct charges, the agency named David Frankel as his successor.

Weiner And Liu Fervently Court Frum Vote

References to "kishkes," "Eretz Yisrael," and matzoh balls stand out at Flatbush forum.

06/07/2013
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Naturally, all the Democrat candidates for mayor tried to score points with the mostly Orthodox audience at a debate sponsored by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition earlier this week.

 But Anthony Weiner and Jon Liu seemed to be the most over the top in trying to connect.

John Liu, left, and Anthony Weiner, right (with Bill de Blasio in between) at Flatbush debate June 4. Adam Dickter

Israel Independence Day Celebration Dampened

In the aftermath of marathon explosions, Bloomberg connects bombings to the Israeli experience.

04/16/2013
Special to the Jewish Week

Hundreds of people who gathered at Marquee to celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday Monday night were joyful but at the same time saddened by news of the terror attack in Boston.

Partiers celebrating Israel's independence were saddened by thoughts of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Perry Bindelgrass

3.11 @ The NN: Jobs, Cabs, Music

The number of people with disabilities in the workforce rose in February from the prior month as the jobless rate fell to 12.3 percent from 13.7 percent, reports DisabilityScoop.

Some good ideas in here. Fotolia

Mayor Bloomberg Considering Next Job: Pope

Other surprise candidates in the running after Peres declines offer.

02/19/2013

New York – With his second term at Gracie Burns Mansion coming to an end this year, Mayor Bloomberg is thinking seriously about becoming the spiritual leader of more than a billion Catholics.

Pope Bloomy I? He could always buy the Vatican…

Exclusive: Agudah Preparing To Sue City Over Metzitza Informed Consent

On eve of Board of Health vote, haredi umbrella group wants to bring ‘freedom of religion’ case.

09/11/2012

The haredi umbrella organization Agudath Israel is planning to sue the City of New York should the Board of Health pass a law this week requiring that mohels obtain informed consent from parents whose infant sons will undergo metztizah b’peh, The Jewish Week has learned.

The informed consent document would provide information about the oral suction procedure’s risks, which include infection with the herpes virus that could lead to brain damage or death.

On Grim Anniversary, Shalit Welcomed At City Hall

06/26/2012
Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas. During Tuesday’s ceremony, which also featured City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Bloomberg showed Shalit an iPad photo of himself with Shalit’s parents, Aviva and Noam, and presented the former Israeli soldier with a crystal apple donated by Tiffany’s, according to The New York Times.
Gilad Shalit receives a crystal apple souvenir from Speaker Christine Quinn, left, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday. WA
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