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2011-01-27 11:14:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a keynote speech yesterday at the New York State Bar Association, calling for legal reform including the creation of special health courts. Philip K. Howard, Chair of Common Good, the nonpartisan legal reform coalition that has developed and championed the concept of special health courts, today issued the following statement: "Mayor Bloomberg asked a crucial question for New York and the...

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2009-08-18 10:01:17

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed a report claiming rapper 50 Cent plans to perform at a fair in the rapper's old neighborhood in Queens. The New York Post said Bloomberg made the remarks after it reported the city's police department was preparing for potential violence at the Aug. 30 event in Jamaica, Queens. The rapper and former crack dealer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has a habit of wearing a bulletproof vest in public following a 2002 incident in the neighborhood...

2008-10-01 09:00:03

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to overturn the city's term-limits law and run for another four years in office next year. A person who has been briefed by the two-term mayor tells The Associated Press that Bloomberg will announce his intentions Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement has yet to be made. The person says Bloomberg has been wrestling with the decision for the last couple of months and made up his mind over the...

2006-07-17 13:30:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's biggest union on Monday announced a preliminary new contract that will give 100,000 employees a 10 percent pay hike and cost the city about $420 million. The contract, if ratified, will run just over 32 months, from July 1, 2005 to March 2, 2008. Many of the deal's terms were revealed last week, and some fiscal monitors accused the Republican mayor of not getting city workers to work harder and accept less...

2006-02-02 13:32:44

By Christian Wiessner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The political legacy of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the self-made billionaire who has styled himself more as a chief executive than politician, may ultimately be measured by the height of the city's skyline. A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday showed 72 percent of voters approve of Bloomberg, making him among America's most popular politicians. The mayor has said he will not run for higher office when his second term at...

2006-01-30 21:02:42

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to start saving for retiree health care by reserving $1 billion in both the current 2006 budget and the next one, a source familiar with the issues said on Monday. The proposal is part of the Republican mayor's new 2007 budget plan, which he will unveil on Tuesday, added the source, who declined to be named. A Bloomberg spokesman declined comment. Last Friday, the mayor estimated this health-care...

2006-01-30 20:42:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to start saving for retiree health care by reserving $1 billion in both the current 2006 budget and the next one, a source familiar with the issues said on Monday. The proposal is part of the Republican mayor's new 2007 budget plan, which he will unveil on Tuesday, added the source, who declined to be named. A Bloomberg spokesman declined comment. Last Friday, the mayor estimated this health-care liability at $50...

2006-01-26 19:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said he would attack some of the city's toughest problems -- poverty and the obstacles that have slowed the World Trade Center redevelopment. Bloomberg, who won a second term after demonstrating the management expertise he learned building a media empire, stressed goal-setting, saying "throwing money" at poverty would not work. "Our City has shown that problems once thought to be beyond hope: dangerous streets, failing...

2006-01-20 13:14:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday said the real estate market was slowing "dramatically" and only a "miracle" could stop soaring mortgage rates from eating into housing prices. Consumers are definitely feeling the pinch of higher mortgage lending rates and are not quite as eager to snap up a new home especially at time when house prices in the Big Apple are near record-highs, the Republican mayor said in his weekly radio show. "The real estate...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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