Bill de Blasio Says He’ll Build Upon Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio with his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Bill de Blasio with his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Bill de Blasio asserted today he would build on Michael Bloomberg’s far-reaching and personally-financed initiative to help young minority men, but said he had no immediate plans to ask his billionaire predecessor for another check.  Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Says He’ll Build Upon Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative”

First Neighborhood Opportunity Network Office Opens In Brownsville

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Mayor Bloomberg (Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Brownsville this morning to preside over the opening of the first office of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (“NeON” for short), a program that aims to improve the way New York handles the probation process. Joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi, Mayor Bloomberg touted the facility as a crucial step in helping people on probation stay out of trouble. “We believe that this new approach can make a real difference in one of society’s most intractable problems; the high rate in which probationers return to prison,” Mayor Bloomberg said.  Continue reading “First Neighborhood Opportunity Network Office Opens In Brownsville”

Billionaire Policy Club: Bloomberg and Soros Fund Latest NYC Initiative

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Mayor Bloomberg delivers major policy address announcing launch of Young Men’s Initiative at breakfast co-hosted by Council of Urban Professionals and New America Alliance. August 4, 2011 (Photo Credit: Samantha Modell)

Instead of having a “stupid” debate in Washington about the debt ceiling, Rep. Charlie Rangel said his colleagues in Congress should have been taking notes on what Mayor Bloomberg was rolling out.

“I think what the mayor has done is what the nation is gig to have to do,” Mr. Rangel said in a recent interview. Along with serving more than 40 years in congress, Mr. Rangel is a combat veteran and dropped out of high school.

And that’s the kid of person Mr. Bloomberg wants to help. Continue reading “Billionaire Policy Club: Bloomberg and Soros Fund Latest NYC Initiative”