In Wealthy City, a Marxist Mayor Wins Over Voters

Yes, this Communist politician wants to redistribute wealth, but a focus on housing, her own modest lifestyle and a hard childhood have helped her popularity.

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Anxious New Yorkers Worry Whether Eric Adams Is the Man for the Moment

City residents are concerned about violent crime, housing costs, school budget cuts and homelessness. Some believe that the mayor has not met the challenge.

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Big City Mayors, Furious About Mass Shootings, Fear Sweeping Gun Limits Are Out of Reach

Mayors described being caught in an exasperating partisan impasse, charged with managing the country’s carnage but pushed to the margins when trying to fix it.

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Adams, Hailed on the National Stage, Finds Frustration Closer to Home

Mayor Eric Adams faced a bumpy first round in pushing his agenda in Albany, particularly when it came to his education goals.

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Class Sizes Set to Shrink in New York City Schools, but at What Cost?

A bill approved by state lawmakers to shrink New York City class sizes would cost millions, and its passage reignited a longstanding debate about whether the move would help students as intended.

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Adams to Name ‘Gun Violence Czar’ as New York Shooting Surge Persists

Elected on the premise that he could reduce violent crime, Mayor Eric Adams continues to be confronted with a stubbornly high number of gun offenses.

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Anaheim Mayor Resigns as F.B.I. Investigates Angel Stadium Deal

Mayor Harry Sidhu has not been charged, but a federal agent has accused him of providing confidential information with the hope of receiving $1 million in campaign aid.

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Eric Garcetti’s Path to Ambassadorship Constricts After Senate Report

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s political future is unclear after a Senate report determined that he “more likely than not” knew about sexual harassment accusations against a top aide.

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The Secrets Ed Koch Carried

To many New Yorkers, he was their brash and blustery mayor. But friends are now describing the private strain endured by a public man laboring to conceal his sexual orientation.

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Will Eric Adams Release His Taxes?

Mayor Adams initially refused to commit to releasing his tax returns, breaking with tradition and resurrecting questions over his transparency.

#adams-eric-l, #conflicts-of-interest-board-nyc, #income-tax, #mayors, #new-york-city, #taxation

A Rise in Murders Upends a Sense of Progress in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush

The killing of a 12-year-old boy in the neighborhood captured how a spike in shootings during the pandemic is complicating recovery in less affluent neighborhoods.

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Mayor Adams’s First 100 Days: A Focus on Crime, Covid and Crises

Eric Adams has served as a cheerleader for New York City’s revival while taking an aggressive stance against homeless encampments and signs of lawlessness.

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Kidnapping of Ukrainian Mayor in Melitopol Met With a Show of Resistance

The 33-year-old mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fyodorov, encouraged defiance. Then he was arrested, and hasn’t been heard from since.

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At 101, and After 36 Years as Mayor, ‘Hurricane Hazel’ Is Still a Force in Canada

After playing pro hockey in the 1940s, Hazel McCallion entered politics at a time when few women held high office, leading a major Canadian city through epic growth. Her endorsements still matter.

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Lori Lightfoot Promised to Change Chicago. Crises Keep Piling Up.

Ms. Lightfoot has shown herself to be a blunt orator and unflinching negotiator.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lightfoot-lori, #mayors, #organized-labor, #police-department-chicago-ill

The Rise of the Crypto Mayors

This new political breed accepts paychecks in Bitcoin. The mayors also want to use buzzy new tech like NFTs to raise money for public projects.

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Mayor Adams Promotes ‘Radically Practical’ Agenda in Washington

Eric Adams spoke at a national gathering of mayors and focused on the importance of cities demonstrating that government can work.

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What Eric Adams’s Hires Say About Him: Loyalty Comes First

Mr. Adams, who has brought a number of close allies into City Hall, says he is subject to greater scrutiny over hiring than his predecessors faced.

#adams-bernard, #adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #conflicts-of-interest, #mayors, #nepotism, #politics-and-government

Sports Betting’s Next Big Election Battles Are in California

Tribal casinos, online sports books, card rooms and others may spend $200 million this year on competing visions for the biggest untapped sports betting market left in the United States.

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Bill de Blasio Says He Won’t Run for Governor After All

Mr. de Blasio, the former New York City mayor, had signaled for months that he planned to run for governor, but he faced long odds in a crowded Democratic primary.

#de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mayors, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Why This Liberal Mayor Doesn’t Want a Lecture From Progressives

London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #budgets-and-budgeting, #mayors, #police, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #police-reform, #san-francisco-calif, #tenderloin-san-francisco-calif

Eric Adams’s First Days: Battling Omicron, Then a Deadly Fire

During his first week in office, the mayor focused on keeping schools open. Then on Sunday, he was faced with devastating loss of life in the Bronx.

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Chicago Public Schools and the Teachers’ Union Clash

Two days after winter break, union members were preparing to vote on whether they would refuse to report to school buildings.

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Eric Adams Takes Office as New York City’s Mayor

Eric Adams, the city’s second Black mayor, faces difficult decisions over how to lead New York City through the next wave of the pandemic.

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Eric Adams Will Name Frank Carone His Chief of Staff

Frank Carone, a prominent lawyer for the Brooklyn Democratic Party whose business dealings have drawn scrutiny, will serve in a critical role at City Hall.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #brooklyn-nyc, #carone-frank-attorney, #mayors, #new-york-city

Eric Adams Says He Wants to Close Rikers. It May Not Be That Simple.

The incoming mayor’s anti-crime ideas appear to conflict with a push to cut the jail population, clouding the future of plans to close the troubled complex.

#adams-eric-l, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-stories, #de-blasio-bill, #mayors, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rikers-island-prison-complex

Eric Adams Returns From Ghana, His Spirit Cleansed and To-Do List Full

Mr. Adams, the mayor-elect of New York City, embarked on a weeklong spiritual journey to Ghana, less than a month before assuming office.

#adams-eric-l, #content-type-personal-profile, #ghana, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations

Stu Rasmussen, First Openly Transgender Mayor in America, Dies at 73

The mayor, who served two terms in Silverton, Ore., defied many conventions, gender being just one of them.

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8 Black Women Who Are Mayors in Some of the U.S.’s Biggest Cities

Black women achieved a historic milestone as mayors of eight major American cities this year. Political analysts say the record number points to “the age of Black women in politics.”

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Want to Be a City Commissioner? It Helps to Be Friendly With the Mayor.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed allies who worked on his past campaigns to head New York City agencies, despite their having little relevant experience.

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Can You Imagine Bill de Blasio as Governor? He Can.

A run for higher office by New York City’s mayor might be viewed skeptically across the state, but he says he wants to remain in public life.

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‘We’ve Become Too Complicated’: Where Eric Adams Thinks Democrats Went Wrong

New York’s likely next mayor shares his vision for public safety, housing and ‘kitchen table issues.’

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As Adams Plots City’s Future, He Leans on a Past Mayor: Bloomberg

The relationship between Eric Adams, the Democratic mayoral nominee in New York City, and Mike Bloomberg has benefits for both men.

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Absentee Ballots May Determine if Eric Adams Wins Mayor’s Race

The tallying of more than 125,000 absentee ballots will determine whether Eric Adams retains his lead in the Democratic primary.

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How Did a Socialist Triumph in Buffalo?

The backlash against defund-the-police didn’t stop India Walton.

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In N.Y.C., Black Is Back

Black candidates are leading in this New York City election. Can they avoid the pitfalls?

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How India Walton Pulled It Off in the Buffalo Mayoral Primary

Ms. Walton, 38, a democratic socialist who has never held political office, defeated Byron Brown, a four-term incumbent.

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Five Choices? New Yorkers Take a New Voting Method in Stride

New York City voters used a ranked-choice voting system for the first time in a mayoral race on Tuesday.

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Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.

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Whether Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia, a Woman Mayor Could Save N.Y.C.

Both men leading the Democratic mayoral primary are disasters.

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N.Y.C. Is Emerging From a Crisis. Will Voters Show Up?

So far, turnout for local primary elections has been low. Historically, this has not been the case in challenging times.

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Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines

The death came three days after the International Criminal Court’s departing chief prosecutor requested a full investigation into the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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