Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The New York Times

Otterman & Kopicki reports: “New Yorkers are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their public schools, and most say the city’s school system has stagnated or declined since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took control of it nine years ago, according to a New York Times poll.”

Thomas Kaplan notes: “Democratic Party officials, concerned about an unexpectedly tight special election for Congress in Brooklyn and Queens, are rallying to support their party’s nominee and prevent the embarrassment of losing a seat in a traditionally Democratic district.”

David Chen reports: “City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, backed by more than two dozen city, state and federal officeholders, charged on Tuesday that racial bias had prompted the police to detain him and another city official at a parade one day earlier. Several city officials expressed concern that the handcuffing of Mr. Williams and Kirsten John Foy, the community affairs director for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, at the West Indian Day Parade reflected a pattern in which the police unfairly single out young black men.”

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