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Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson (D)

by Veronica Volk
Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

Edwin Martinez1, flickr

This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo.  Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether.  Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point. 

A Timeline: Sandy Aftermath

by Claudia Morell, Jeff Coltin, Kris Venezia, Chris Williams, Ann Pierret, George Bodarky, Connor Ryan, Alen Kanlic, Associated Press

CasualCapture, flickr

To report fallen trees or other damage: call 311 or text 311-692 Crews are may not be able to respond right away.

Get the latest on mass transit info here.

Friday 11/2

6:18 PM: Metro-North opens another section, by tomorrow morning, trains will run from Croton-Harmon to Grand Central. 

Obama's State of the Union: Tax Wealthy, Help Middle Class

by Associated Press, Julie Pace
SOTU 2011

Obama at 2011's State of the Union, Chuck Kennedy, wikimedia

Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.

NYC Mayor Visits Paris to Show Support After Terror Attacks

by Associated Press
Mayor Bill de Blasio.

nycmayorsoffice, Flickr 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a trip to Paris to show his support after terrorist attacks there that left 17 people dead.

   De Blasio paid his respects Tuesday at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and at a kosher supermarket. The attacks were carried out on Jan. 7 and Jan. 9.

   Accompanied by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pelloux, he laid flowers at a memorial up the street from the satirical newspaper.

Challengers Want to Unseat Longtime NY Police Union Leader

by Associated Press
Police Officer.

Fedjake, Flickr 

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch.

   The group is led by the Brooklyn South trustee at the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

   Brian Fusco said Tuesday that union leaders have been "grandstanding" instead of improving officers' "disgraceful and dangerous" work environment.

   Lynch is seeking a fifth term as head of the union, which represents 24,000 officers. He had no immediate comment.

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