As Battle Against Virus Wanes, Mayors Confront a New Challenge: Crime

Most city leaders, eager to rejuvenate downtown economies, have lifted coronavirus restrictions. But rising violent crime has kept both residents and tourists at home.

#crime-and-criminals, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #united-states

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How The CDC Change on Mask Guidance Set Off Confusion in States and Cities

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #masks, #mayors, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Federal Mask Retreat Sets Off Confusing Scramble for States and Cities

Some governors and mayors quickly rolled back their mask mandates, while others said local restrictions would stay in place for now.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #governors-us, #masks, #mayors, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Kathryn Garcia for N.Y.C. Mayor: The Times Endorsement

The editorial board’s endorsement for the Democratic mayoral primary.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms Won’t Seek Second Term as Atlanta Mayor

Ms. Bottoms, who was mentioned briefly as a potential running mate with President Biden, is the latest mayor to move on after a year of pandemic challenges and social justice protests.

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Kim Janey, Boston’s Mayor, Challenges Police on Sex Abuse Scandal

Three weeks into her tenure as Boston’s acting mayor, Kim Janey has done something her predecessor did not: order the police to release documents about a leader accused of sexual abuse.

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Why Bill de Blasio Is Finally Having Fun as Mayor

Mr. de Blasio is stepping out of the shadow of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing various scandals, and emerging as a cheerleader for New York City’s recovery.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-blasio-bill, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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Many Mayors Cite Covid Burnout as a Reason for Their Exit

Local officials nationwide are announcing plans to step back from elected office. Many offer the same explanation: Covid burnout.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-la-isla-michelle, #elections-mayors, #massachusetts, #mayors, #mcgee-thomas-m, #shutdowns-institutional

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Could Andrew Yang Really Be New York’s Next Mayor?

The eccentric entrepreneur-turned-failed presidential candidate is campaigning on a promise to make the city fun again. It might work.

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Phyllis Marchand, Face of Disputed Deer-Culling Program, Dies at 81

She gained national attention as mayor of Princeton, N.J., when deer overran her suburban town and she hired sharpshooters to control the population.

#deaths-obituaries, #deer, #marchand-phyllis, #mayors, #politics-and-government, #princeton-nj

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Oh Se-hoon Wins Seoul Mayoral Election

Conservative opposition candidates won two mayoral races that were seen as a referendum on President Moon Jae-in and a bellwether for next year’s presidential contest.

#busan-south-korea, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-mayors, #mayors, #moon-jae-in, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #voting-and-voters

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Will Cuomo’s Scandals Pave the Way for N.Y.C.’s First Female Mayor?

The women running for mayor have sharply criticized the governor as sexual harassment allegations pile up against him, and say they offer a different style of leadership.

#garcia-kathryn, #mayors, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #women-and-girls

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union

In an interview, Ms. Lightfoot talked about how she hoped to rebuild trust in the system and eventually reopen high schools.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Yang Presses Forward, Wiley Is Sidelined: Highlights From Mayor’s Race

Andrew Yang met with the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Maya Wiley is in quarantine. Yet another candidate joined those seeking to become New York City’s next mayor.

#chang-art-1963, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mayors, #new-york-city, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya

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On Pandemic Schooling, de Blasio Is Actually Leading

The mayor so many love to hate is doing more than most to get kids back in class.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mayors, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #weingarten-randi

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At New York’s Nadir, Dinkins Gave the City the ‘Freedom to Imagine’

An assessment of the former mayor, who died on Monday, reveals how he nourished innovation and laid founding stones for a modern city.

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5 Ways That David Dinkins Shaped New York City

The former mayor was remembered as a mentor who inspired Black leaders to run for office and began to bring down the crime rate.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #dinkins-david-n, #mayors, #new-york-city

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How de Blasio Backed Himself Into a Corner on Closing Schools

He says that he has celebrated educators more than any mayor in the last 20 years, but Bill de Blasio has taken heat from all sides about school policy during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mayors, #mulgrew-michael, #principals-school, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Reaction to David Dinkins’s Death

Rudolph Giuliani said on Twitter that Mr. Dinkins, his predecessor as New York City’s mayor, had given “a great deal of his life in service to our great City.”

#deaths-obituaries, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city

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David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?

#blacks, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

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A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

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As Britain Nears Virus Lockdowns, Manchester Protests

Residents of Manchester and other northern English cities have never much cared for the heavy hand of Westminster. They are not liking it any better in the pandemic.

#burnham-andrew-m-1970, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #manchester-england, #mayors, #quarantines

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Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn’t Add Up.

The data reveals a different picture than the party-driven explanation President Trump and the Department of Justice have offered.

#crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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In Cities Republicans Have Ignored, Trump Sees Only Democratic Problems

Mayors don’t have the power that the president ascribes to them.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #mayors, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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New York City Could Use a Champion. Who Will Step Up?

New York seems to be missing the kind of civic leadership that helped the city recover from previous financial and psychic crises.

#cheerleaders, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #mayors, #new-york-city

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.

#atlanta-ga, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #masks, #mayors, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Seoul Will Investigate #MeToo Accusations Against Dead Mayor

A fact-finding team will have no power to subpoena or indict anyone, but women’s rights activists and the mayor’s accuser have called for an investigation anyway.

#metoo-movement, #mayors, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Minneapolis Mayor Booed Out of Rally

Chanting “Shame” and “Go home, Jacob, go home,” demonstrators drove Mayor Jacob Frey out of a rally after he declined to commit to defunding the police.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mayors, #minneapolis-minn, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Temecula Mayor Resigns Amid Uproar Over Email About Police Killings

James Stewart blamed a voice-to-text translator for adding the word good in this sentence: “I don’t believe there’s ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer.”

#black-people, #discrimination, #e-mail, #mayors, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #stewart-james-temecula-calif-mayor, #temecula-calif

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‘Everybody Will Second-Guess’: Liberal Mayors Navigate Protesters and Police

For Democratic city leaders across the country, the unrest in their streets is testing their campaign promises and principles.

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Police Cars Rammed Protesters. What de Blasio’s Response Tells Us.

The mayor has cultivated an image of fighting against inequality and police abuses, yet this crisis has challenged him more than ever.

#attacks-on-police, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #mayors, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #lamont-ned, #mayors, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitmer-gretchen

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In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader

The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.

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In Chicago and Los Angeles, Virus Spread Is Slower, but Persistent

Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago, added more new cases than any other U.S. county on some recent days.

#chicago-ill, #cook-county-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-calif, #mayors, #new-york-city, #quarantines

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Does Andrew Yang Want to Be New York’s Post-Coronavirus Mayor?

The ex-presidential candidate has boosted his profile, giving money to Bronx residents and starting a podcast and an antidiscrimination campaign.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-mayors, #johnson-corey, #mayors, #new-york-city, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #yang-andrew-1975

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Comic Insults Aside, Mayors Act as Sentinels in Italy’s Coronavirus Tragedy

They have launched insult-armed drones. They have confronted scofflaws on the streets. They have gone incognito. And now they will enforce the rules for how Italians can resume their lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #mayors, #politics-and-government

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‘I Am Beyond Disturbed’: Internal Dissent as States Reopen Despite Virus

Several mayors and employers have asked residents to ignore the Georgia governor’s declaration that some businesses can resume operation while the coronavirus lingers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #mayors, #south-carolina, #states-us

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U.S. Governors, at Center of Virus Response, Weigh What It Will Take to Reopen States

Many governors say science will guide when they will allow a reopening, a choice they say belongs to them. “Normal it will not be,” Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #governors-us, #mayors, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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