Tuesday, March 12, 2013


FIVE BOROUGH BALLOT: The latest installment of our 2013 New York City election series finds that the top issues in Brownsville, Brooklyn, are fear of teens – and fear for teens: http://bit.ly/W2YdKG

Tens of thousands of New York City residents eligible for a popular condo and co-op tax break got letters from the city Department of Finance erroneously stating that they no longer qualify, Crain's Insider reports: http://bit.ly/Wi2MzP

New York City's Panel for Educational Policy rejected a proposal to withdraw current plans to close, co-locate or phase out struggling public schools, shifting the job of reversing Bloomberg's education policy to the next mayor, The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/XmBD1x

In the Post, Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, argues that assertive New York Police Department policing lowers the prison population: http://bit.ly/10FJpEz

GOP COURTS BLACK VOTERS IN BROOKLYN: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox hosted a handful of African-Americans at a "listening session" aimed at figuring out how the party could attract minority voters: http://bit.ly/Yha7iT

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