Monday, March 31, 2014

Political Memo

De Blasio Betting on Pre-K to Succeed

The mayor has placed an increasingly large wager that his early missteps will be forgotten, so long as his centerpiece plan proves a success.
The former mayors John Purroy Mitchel, Michael R. Bloomberg and Edward I. Koch.
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The former mayors John Purroy Mitchel, Michael R. Bloomberg and Edward I. Koch.
What you need to know for Monday: De Blasio plays ball, the rain continues, and it’s the last day to enroll in health insurance.

9/11 Memorial Museum Faces the Latest Hurdle: Its Opening

Organizers of the National September 11 Memorial Museum’s unveiling have had to handle the expectations and sensitivities of various groups who all feel a special connection to Sept. 11.

State Protections for Charter Schools Threaten de Blasio’s Education Goals

Albany’s mandate that New York City find space for the schools may hamper Mayor Bill de Blasio’s agenda of invigorating traditional public schools.

2 Killed in Shootings in Brooklyn and Queens

Khalil Bowlin, 17, and Qasim Mitchell, 24, died after they were shot in the head, and two others were hospitalized, police and fire officials said.

Harlem Housing Relic From the 1800s Is Set for a Long-Promised Overhaul

The city plans to announce on Monday a construction project that will transform A. Philip Randolph Houses into a mixed-income development of public and private housing.

New York Curbs Medical Bills Containing Surprises

A provision in the state budget agreement will protect consumers by requiring that they be given notice when an out-of-network doctor is involved in their care.

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