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November 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Republican Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg won a second term in a blowout Tuesday, easily defeating former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer by drawing a wide majority of Democrats away from his opponent in this strongly left-leaning city. Bloomberg, the billionaire former executive who was elected four years ago as fires still smoldered at the World Trade Center, said he would be thrilled if he won "by one vote or more."
January 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
The widow of Dr. Robert Atkins went on national television Friday to demand that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg apologize for calling the late diet guru "fat." Veronica Atkins told ABC's "Good Morning America" she was "sick and tired" of her husband "being always maligned and his life's work being trivialized." The mayor apparently thought he was off-camera when he made the comment while eating pasta at a firehouse earlier this week.
August 18, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg -- wearing a pink shirt, tan pants, an honorary sash and a big smile -- marched down Madison Avenue on Sunday in the city's Indian Independence Day parade. He had a lot to smile about. New York had returned to normal, and his visible and calm leadership during the crippling blackout won praise from politicians, pundits and pollsters. "Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg, in his presence and message, provided reassurance in a crisis, which does him nothing but good," said Lee M.
February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
After two years of playing coy about his presidential ambitions, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg declared in a newspaper opinion piece Wednesday that he would not run for president as an independent and said he might support the candidate who "takes an independent, nonpartisan approach."
In a major political victory, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reached an agreement with state legislators Thursday that gives him virtually complete control over the nation's largest public school system. Bloomberg, a Republican who had made education reform the priority of his first six months in office, announced that he and state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had reached an "understanding" that must be approved by the Legislature and New York Gov. George Pataki before taking effect.
It's the City Hall version of "Where's Waldo?" After Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg disappeared from public view over the Presidents' Day weekend without announcing his whereabouts, reporters used to keeping close tabs on New York's chief executive fidgeted. The tabloid New York Post even ran a picture of Bloomberg on a milk carton with his description and the headline "Have You Seen Me?"
December 30, 2007 | Washington Post
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans, who will join him in challenging the major-party contenders to spell out their plans for forming a "government of national unity" to end gridlock in Washington. Others who will be at the Jan.
August 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg must sell at least $45 million in publicly traded stock and his interest in a hedge fund to comply with the city's conflict-of-interest laws, a panel ruled Thursday. The Conflict of Interest Board ruled that Bloomberg's stake in companies that do business with the city violated the City Charter. The mayor was ordered to sell his holdings in about 95 publicly traded stocks within 90 days. "Because Mr.
December 12, 2002 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reached agreement with City Council leaders Wednesday on a compromise measure that would ban smoking in nearly all bars and restaurants. The mayor won the council's support only after scaling back his original proposal, which called for a total smoking ban in such facilities.
December 11, 2002 | From Reuters
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who earlier this year vowed to improve the city's crumbling public schools, set his sights Tuesday on another perennial Big Apple headache -- affordable housing. The businessman-turned-mayor announced at a gathering of housing developers, owners and managers that over the next five years, New York City would seek more than $3 billion to purchase 27,000 new homes and preserve 38,000 others.
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