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Drew
 Posted: Mar 26 2016, 12:18 AM
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Bloomberg announces he will not seek re-election in the Mayoral Elections in November.

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The Mayor has announced he will not seek re-election in the coming November elections citing health concerns from his doctors and family members.

Mr Bloomberg won the 2005 mayoral election for the Republican Party before announcing his departure and becoming an independent last year which dealt a huge blow to the Republicans and their leadership.

Mr Bloomberg also announced his retirement from political and public life at the conference held at City Hall this afternoon, many of his supporters are devastated stating he had a good chance at winning the election.

The Republicans and Democrats have not seen a candidate come forward yet but due to the announcement of Mr Bloomberg the only standing candidates are Stephen Christopher of the Conservative Party and Rev Billy Talen of the Green Party.

The next mayor of New York is yet to prevail but who will win out the parties in the election?

This Michael Horwood reporting at City Hall for NBC.
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A Distress Call : Public Housing at an all time high with residents calling on the council to allow building permits for more residences.

Residents in public housing complexes are calling on the Mayor and Council to act on their promises of more affordable residences and more residences to actually be built.

Residential building permits have fallen off a cliff down to 3,275 from 30,947 in 2008 and certificates of occupancy has seen a gradual but still sizable decline falling 22,650 in 2008 to 18,928 in 2009.

Despite upbeat newspaper articles on widespread deals into the rental market, the downturn has yet to turn into real gains in affordability.

A spokesperson for the New York Housing Authority declined to comment on the matter so did a spokesperson for the Mayors Office.

Residents are left wondering whether their distress call will be heard to deaf politicians.

This is Mike Williams reporting for NBC.
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Department of Education voices disapproval of Council and the Mayors decision to cut the Education budget

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The Department have voiced their concerns on the Mayors decision to cut the education budget by half of last years budget, the DoE has stated that it is a grave error of judgement by the Mayor and Council.

Chancellor of the DoE Joel Klien spoke with NBC today in an interview with reporter Michaelah Cash and told her of the massive blow to students and teaching staff, Mr Klien said:

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" We are moving into the 21st century in regards to education and our students require all the funding and support they can get to excel them in their studies, the Mayor and Council should be ashamed of the massive cuts.[/b]


This is John Dermont reporting for NBC news.
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Alcohol Fueled violence starting to sweep NYC streets with one man being treated for a serious injury sustained outside night club.


A man is left in a critical condition tonight after another fueled violence attack outside a night club in the city lastnight, the man was leaving the club when an unknown assailant attacked him unprovoked from behind.

The family of the victim is by his side and are asking for privacy at this time but are appealing to the assailant to hand himself into local authorities.

A spokesperson for the NYPD has said detectives are investigating factors surounding the attack and are looking through CCTV footage, they are appealing to witnesses to come forward and speak to police.

This is the second attack involving alcohol with another attack taking place at a nightclub in The Bronx which left one man with four broken ribs, a dislocated jaw and a broken arm.

Night clubs are increasing extra security and enforcing local laws regardong fuel but are coming under overwhelming pressure from the families to do more.
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UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to make state visit to New York over the course of next week. He says he 'looks forward to seeing the mayoral race heat up'.

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New York election board accepts late entry from Libertarian candidate Yelmer Green, the sister of Alexander Green, who has claimed entry on her brothers inability to stand. She says she only entered the race so that the other parties would be spurred into action. She stands on libertarian principles.

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Mayoral Election heats up and UK Deputy PM visits NYC on a trip to the United Nations.

The Mayoral Race has intensified over the past week with Democratic candidates George Renzi, David Hickman and Alan Wickerman dominating the scenes in all five boroughs.

The Republicans have a new candidate David Bauman who won the party primaries uncontested by Sebastian Rossi however its been a quiet front on the Republican side with no policy released and no campaigning whatsoever by the Republicans.

United Kingdom Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has arrived in NY on diplomatic mission to the United Nations, Mr Clegg will be accompanied by Mayor Bloomberg and the Governor at a laying of wreaths at the WTC site, Mr Clegg will also be meeting with candidates of the Mayoral Race before departing for London on Saturday.

In other new, George Renzi might become the next Mayor of New York with a swooping win in Staten Island, Mr Renzi has won one Borough now for the support of four more, analysts are calling Mr Renzi a next modern leader for NYC and might be what NYC needs whilst sceptics are saying Mr Renzi shows no leadership skills.

The Council is currently debating an Education Bill to award schools who produce A+ students which was introduced by Mayoral Candidate Alan Wickerman, the debate over the bill is split among new yorkers with many parents, teachers and students saying the bill awards excellent schools but leaves out struggling students and schools but the content of the bill is To Aid "Struggling" schools throughout the city.

This Mike Truman reporting for NBC news.
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Martin Wealdstone elected chair of the Republican Party

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New York fast food workers go on strike. It is unknown exactly when the strike will end, but it is being run by the Worker's Union. A spokesperson said "We are striking today to petition the city council for a higher minimum wage. New Yorkers have struggled on a low wage and the time for change is now. The strike won't end until we see real work and effort to higher the minimum wage." It is also believed that truck drivers, who transport fast food, will be going on a sympathy strike soon.

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Short news:

- Robert Blutarsky becomes new Chairman of the Democratic Party after ousting former Carlos Sincero, one of his first acts as Chairman was to campaign for minimum wage 15 and secure a deal for the Democrats and the Unions.

- David Bauman makes gains in Brooklyn whilst George Renzi makes gains in Manhattan, the mayoral race is expected to be a hot contested race.

- Governor Paterson has yet to endorse a mayoral candidate with the Governors Office commenting that the Governor would endorse a candidate he believes will uphold the values of NYC.
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Debate expected to heat up over Res. 1110 after Council Speaker approves debate.



NEW YORK CITY: The Council is expected to heat up over the next day or so after Res 1110 was granted for a twenty four hour debate on Council floor, the new legislation is calling for the Governor and State legislature to pass a bill to allow for the NYC Council to determine the minimum wage for NY.

New Yorkers are divided over the resolution and issue with some sceptics stating the state legislature has been determining the minimum wage for years and now the council wants to suddenly change that.

They believe the minimum wage decision should be kept in the hands of the Governor and the State legislature, Robert Blutarsky the new Chairman of the Democrats is the council member sponsoring the bill with the Democratic council members supporting the bill, the Republicans seem opposed to the issue as well as the Libertarian party and Independents.
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Short news:

- An aircraft crashes in Guatemala, killing 2, including four americans on a humanitarian mission.

- NYC city becoming one of the most congested cities in America making it longer for new yorkers to get to work and hussle through the city.
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NYCHA Funding and Bill expected to be a keypoint in Mayoral election and expected to be a controversial debate in Council Chambers.


New York City: The NYCHA Bill which is currently being debated within Council Chambers is expected to raise a keypoint issue in the Mayoral election in regards to funding, the bill is also expected to cause heated debated between the Democrats and Republicans.

The Democratic Chairman Robert Blutarsky was seen yesterday walking into a town hall hosted by Republican candidate David Bauman in which he asked the following question to Mr Bauman:

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RB: What do you plan to do about the slumlord problem here in New York City? Also do you believe NYCHA housing has become worse than certain slumlords due to lack of funding and them evicting people with severe disabilities? Furthermore if you do agree about NYCHA how do you plan to solve the NYCHA problem?


In which Mr Bauman's reply was such:

DB: That was a lovely speech Councillor - and I'm glad you've taken time off your own campaign to show up at an event for mine. You're a good public servant and if you're elected I look forward to working with you to solve this important issue. The NYCHA certainly has systemic issues that need to be dealt with, and I wish there were an answer that would fit well in a tweet - but you and I both know that it's not remotely that simple.

What I am prepared to say, here and now, is that I would place a high priority on finding a resolution to our affordable housing gap. One of my first acts as Mayor will be to assemble a panel of experts, stakeholders and representatives from all 3 levels of government to thoroughly examine the issue and propose non-partisan solutions.


Mr Bauman is expected to be hammered over the NYCHA Funding Bill in the Mayoral Leaders Debate tomorrow night with the Democrats pledging a whopping 800 million dollar funding to the NYCHA.

Democratic Chairman Robert Blutarsky gave us this statement:

RB: "NYCHA is severely underfunded and the poorest New Yorkers are living in conditions worse than slum lords have had to deal with. In 2007 NYCHA had a $225 million dollar budget shortfall and in $200 million in the 2009 budget. This is simply unacceptable and we must come up with solutions to improve the quality of living for people in NYCHA housing."

Analysts are scepticle of the bill making a statement questioning just how is the Democrats planning to pay to afford such an endeavor and how will they get the 800 million from?

Democratic Mayoral candidate George Renzi released this statement:

GR:" Another issue brought up is that of the 200 million budget shortfall for the NYCHA. This has ruined lives of the poor, lower middle class, the disabled, many NYC veterans, and that won't happen ever again, i can promise you that. It is a crime in my book for this to have happened and justice will be served when we fully fund the NYCHA and help these victims back to where they were before, cause what they got now is a hell of alot worse. We're going to hire more people to the NYCHA to get it running optimal again as well."

NYCHA Funding and Minimum Wage 15 are the main issues dominating this years election it may seem.
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Short News:

Pittsburgh: G20 World Leaders announce that the G20 will assume greatee leverage over the world economy replacing the G8.

United States & Pittsburgh: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il pardons two American journalists, who had been arrested and imprisoned for illegal entry earlier in the year, after former U.S. President Bill Clinton meets with Kim in North Korea.
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