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The Strokes held a concert fundraiser for NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley Saturday night. AOC opened for the show, and was later seen dancing with Wiley during The Strokes' set. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley were seen dancing at a Strokes concert in New York City Saturday night. The concert was a fundraiser for Wiley, with all proceeds going towards the civil rights attorney's mayoral campaign, according to NME. The Strokes concert was the first indoor full capacity concert of its size in New York City since the pandemic happened, according to NME.
Persons: Maya Wiley, Wiley, John Mulaney, Alexandria Ocasio, Eric Adams, Julian Casablancas, Eric Garner Organizations: NYC, New York City, Twitter, Wiley, mayoral, NME, Brooklyn Borough, City Hall Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, New York, New York City, NYC
For more than a year, Terri VanDam, the chief of the three-person Police Department in Guernsey, Wyo., and her sergeant, Misty Clevenger, had tried and failed to get to the bottom of the drug and alcohol problem in Guernsey, population 1,124. Methamphetamine use was rampant, and much of it was bought and sold right at the bars, but when anyone tried to investigate, they ran into a wall of silence that went right up to City Hall. Ms. VanDam reached out to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, asking for help to turn her suspicions into a case. Two weeks later, she was fired, followed by Ms. Clevenger. ◆ ◆ ◆Written and narrated by Christina Caron
Persons: Terri VanDam, Misty Clevenger, VanDam, , Christina Caron Organizations: Police Department, City Hall, Wyoming Division, Criminal Locations: Guernsey, Wyo, Clevenger
Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Maya Wiley speaks to voters and media while campaigning at the Co-op City housing complex in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoFor months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field. "New York is not a progressive city," said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University. "We know there are a lot of Democratic voters who call themselves progressive and support progressive values but think AOC is a little too far left." "She's clearly the progressive candidate that can win in this race," said Gabby Seay, the political director for the union, which represents healthcare workers.
Persons: New York City Mayor Maya Wiley, Mike Segar, Maya Wiley, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Elizabeth Warren of, Jumaane Williams, , Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Adams, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio, Christina Greer, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Sochie Nnaemeka, Gabby Seay Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, MSNBC, U.S, Representative, Working Families Party, Brooklyn Borough, New York Police, NYPD, Republican, Democrat, Fordham University, City Hall, Service Employees International Union, Thomson Locations: Bronx, New York City , New York, U.S, New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Brooklyn, York
Mayor Debate Live Updates: Candidates Respond to Eric Adams Residency Controversy The other leading Democratic candidates took on Eric Adams, who has faced questions about whether he lives in New York or New Jersey. Credit... Jordan Gale for The New York Times Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, has worked in and around politics and government for decades. Mr. Adams had initially said he would not attend the debate, but changed his mind on Thursday. Here are some of the ways you can watch and follow the debate: The New York Times will carry a stream of the debate on its live blog. Reporters from The New York Times will provide commentary and analysis throughout the hour.
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Mr. Adams, a former police captain, has topped a number of recent polls as he presses a message focused on public safety, but the race appears fluid even in the final days. A Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll released earlier this week showed Mr. Adams leading the Democratic field, followed by Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate, and Kathryn Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner. Jumaane D. Williams, the New York City public advocate, endorsed Ms. Wiley on Wednesday. Questions about how Mr. Adams spends his time when not on the campaign trail injected a new element of uncertainty into the race and offered fresh fodder for his opponents. “Eric Adams has a problematic record of not being fully honest or transparent with the voters of New York,” Ms. Garcia said in a statement on Wednesday.
Persons: Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Alexandria Ocasio, Maya, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Jumaane, Williams, “ Eric Adams, ” Ms, Garcia, Organizations: Democratic, New, City Hall Locations: New York City, New York, Covid
New York’s Second Chance
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Jonathan Mahler | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +73 min
I didn’t even feel it when Dr. Chester pierced my arm.”New York was about to get a second chance. Wall Street boomed and property values soared, drawing foreign investors who parked their fortunes in constantly appreciating New York City real estate. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now in his second and final term, has proposed the biggest budget in New York City history. Of the 100 biggest school districts in America, New York City’s school system already spends the most per capita. The mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, formerly the commissioner for the New York City Sanitation Department, pulled ahead in the polls in late May.
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FILE PHOTO: Maya Wiley, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, campaigns in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(In third paragraph, corrects number of Democratic mayoral candidates)(Reuters) -Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley for New York City mayor, boosting Wiley’s chances to establish herself as the leading progressive in the crowded race. The packed race has so far been dominated by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who was the main target of criticism at a televised debate earlier this week. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, another leading contender and a moderate Democrat, slammed Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Wiley. “They are putting slogans and politics in front of public safety and would endanger the lives of New Yorkers,” Adams, a former police officer, said in a statement.
Persons: Maya Wiley, Brendan McDermid, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, , Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Wiley, Eric Adams, ” Adams Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, New York City, City, MSNBC, Brooklyn Locations: Brooklyn , New York, U.S, New, City Hall, Manhattan
On April 25, Delian Asparouhov, a principal at Peter Thiel's venture-capital firm Founders Fund, sent a tweet announcing the "unofficial start of the inaugural Miami Tech Week." In 2012, Haggman created the Knight Foundation's grant program, which has since deployed millions of dollars into the Miami tech ecosystem. Melissa Medina was added to the Miami Tech Week 2022 WhatsApp group. When announcing next year's Miami Tech Week dates, Asparouhov tweeted, "We'll do it even bigger and better, and yes it'll be a vibe." Two minutes later, Suarez retweeted it with an important clarification: "We are so excited to announce the dates for Miami Tech Week 2022 alongside @foundersfund and @eMergeAmericas."
Persons: Francis Suarez, Peter Thiel's, Melissa Medina, Medina, Marcelo Claure, Maurice Ferre Jr, Ron Antevy, Mike Fernandez, Manny Medina, Melissa's, Asparouhov, Keith Rabois, Atomic's Jack Abraham —, Medina wasn't, Suarez, Maria Derchi Russo, Russo, didn't, Matt Haggman, Sizhao Yang, Yang, Brian Breslin, Manuel D, Manny, Haggman, he's, Elon, Peter Thiel, Keith, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, Abraham, Rabois, Candy Cheng, it's, Ken Russell, Russell, Republican Sen, Marco Rubio, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Richard Florida, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Joe Raedle, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Alex de Carvalho, de Carvalho, Ryan Rea, chatroom Organizations: Miami, Fund, Miami Tech, Founders Fund, Knight Foundation, Verizon, Beacon Council, University of Miami, City Hall, Fred, Sunshine State, YouTube, London, Abraham's VC, Thiel's, Miami's, US, Republican, Microsoft, Apple, Urban, Initiative, Miami Mayor, House Party, Miami Beach Convention Center Locations: Delian, Silicon, Miami, Farmville, America, San Francisco, Abraham's, Wynwood, Miami's Wynwood, Stanford, Americas
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed civil rights attorney Maya Wiley for New York City mayor. In endorsing Wiley, Ocasio-Cortez said that "we need a city by and for working people." The endorsement could give Wiley a major boost over the other progressive candidates in the race. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent progressive voices in the country, on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley in the New York City mayoral race, imploring voters to "come together as a movement." "If we don't come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city by and for working people," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Maya Wiley, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Ocasio, it's, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia Organizations: New York City, Wiley, NBC News, MSNBC, Democratic, City Hall, New, Congressional, Brooklyn Borough Locations: Alexandria, New, Ocasio, Cortez, City, Manhattan, New York City, Bronx, Queens
Can the Next Mayor Make New York Safe Again?
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( Mene Ukueberuwa | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +12 min
“We need a plainclothes unit to go after illegal guns,” Mr. Adams says, adding that he’d fund it by eliminating clerical jobs in the department. We hired them to go after violent crime.”Like his opponents, Mr. Adams opposes widespread stop and frisk. “It is unconscionable that three out of four shooters are still on the loose in Brooklyn.”Mr. Yang’s critics, including Mr. Adams, write him off as unserious. That’s the case for many attendees at an Asian-American rally for Mr. Adams in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens on a Sunday morning. Mr. Jiang notes that many Chinese residents of Flushing support Mr. Yang, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan.
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New York City Marriage Bureau Says ‘I Don’t’ to Reopening
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( Katie Honan | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.72   time to read: +1 min
As New York City municipal offices reopen, one department remains stubbornly closed: the marriage bureau. “We are unique as the only government office in New York City where, due to the joyousness of the occasion, standard procedure for our visitors is to kiss, hug and huddle together for photos,” said Michael McSweeney, the city clerk who oversees the agency. The city’s five marriage bureaus—one in each borough—closed in March 2020 along with the rest of the city to slow the spread of Covid-19. The marriage bureaus give out licenses required by law to get married in New York. The Worth Street office in Manhattan is an iconic New York City wedding location, known to most as City Hall, even though it is a few blocks from the actual building.
Persons: , Michael McSweeney, McSweeney Organizations: New, , City Hall Locations: New York City, Covid, New York, Worth, Manhattan, New, City
Silicon Catalyst targets British innovation with UK launch
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: +2 min
Skyscrapers in The City of London financial district are seen from City Hall in London, Britain, May 8, 2021. Britain has a growing number of silicon startups that are looking to emulate the success of ARM, the Cambridge-based company whose processor designs power nearly all the world's smartphones. Alphawave, a Toronto-based silicon IP firm, listed in London last month with an initial value of 3.1 billion pounds ($4.4 billion). read moreSilicon Catalyst's UK offshoot will be headed by Ron Black, former chief of Imagination Technology, which like ARM also licenses processor technology, mainly in graphics and video. "We look forward to working closely with the UK start-up ecosystem, bringing a small part of Silicon Valley to further accelerate entrepreneurial teams to their full potential," Black added.
Persons: Henry Nicholls, Ron Black Organizations: City Hall, REUTERS, ARM, Imagination Technology, Catalyst, Thomson Locations: The City, London, Britain, Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Toronto, United States
PHILADELPHIA — Eric Riddick spent nearly 30 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit. Eric Riddick exits the courthouse in Philadelphia on May 28, 2021, after spending nearly three decades in prison for a murder he says he did not commit. In April 2019, Riddick's lawyer and the three Georgetown students met with Cummings and her team to explain why they believed he was innocent. The Conviction Integrity Unit ultimately worked out a deal to release Riddick from prison, although he is not being formally exonerated in the murder case. The deal entailed that Riddick would plead guilty to a third-degree murder charge and then get time served.
Persons: PHILADELPHIA — Eric Riddick, ” Riddick, , Riddick, William Catlett, Meek Mill, Christine, David Oh, Tom Wolf, Catlett, , Shawn Stevenson, William Conrad, Marc Howard, Howard, Marty Tankleff, Mill, Larry Krasner, Eric Riddick, Matt Rourke, Krasner, Patricia Cummings, Cummings, exculpating Riddick, Dan Slepian, Ron Allen, Daniel Arkin Organizations: PHILADELPHIA, NBC, City Hall, Philadelphia, NBC News, Georgetown University, Georgetown Locations: Philadelphia, New York, Georgetown, United States
Monday marks 100 years since the Tulsa race massacre destroyed what was known as Black Wall Street. Descendants told Insider the massacre's legacy shapes the present-day fights for social justice. Black Wall Street, locally known as Greenwood, is today a gentrified neighborhood, complete with yoga studios, an arts district, little league baseball fields, and luxury apartments. As the country reflects on the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, a new documentary 'Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten', draws parallels between the atrocities committed in Tulsa and the more recent incidents of social injustice throughout the country. "It was all too evocative of conditions that Black Tulsa faced 100 years ago."
Persons: Greg Robinson, Greenwood, Robinson, George Floyd, Viola Fletcher, Lessie Benningfield Randle, Hughes Van Ellis, Jonathan Silvers, Silvers, DeNeen Brown, Brown, G.T, Bynum, Win McNamee, Tyrance Billingsley, It's Organizations: PBS, University of Tulsa, Greenwood, Washington Post, Saybrook Productions, Tulsa City Hall, Tulsa, Greenwood District, Black Tech Street, Tech Locations: Tulsa, Greenwood, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, America, TULSA , OKLAHOMA, Tulsa , Oklahoma, United States
The Forgotten Queer Legacy of Billy West and Zuni Café
  + stars: | 2021-05-28 | by ( John Birdsall | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.84   time to read: +1 min
In 2013 Judy Rodgers, the 57-year-old chef of Zuni Café in San Francisco, yielded at last to the rare appendix cancer she’d struggled with for more than a year. The many published tributes to Ms. Rodgers celebrated the urgent beauty in her deceptively simple dishes: the way Zuni’s roast chicken, house-cured anchovies and Caesar salad were woven into memories of perfect meals. Lost to memory — and missing from most obituaries — was the name of Zuni’s founder, Billy West, the man who had coaxed Ms. Rodgers into the kitchen in 1987 after years of trying. Though the cooking still owes a highly visible debt to Ms. Rodgers, Zuni’s pioneering queer activism is Mr. West’s forgotten legacy. Mr. West opened Zuni in 1979 just blocks from City Hall, three months after an ex-cop assassinated the gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, in part to shatter a fragile L.G.B.T.Q.
Persons: Judy Rodgers, she’d, Rodgers, , Billy West, Zuni’s, Harvey Milk, Zuni Organizations: West, Zuni, City Hall, San, City Locations: San Francisco, City Hall, Weber
Nine people were killed Wednesday after a public transit employee opened fire on his co-workers at a Northern California rail yard. His family said he was a light rail operator who loved his job. Taptejdeep Singh began working for the VTA in 2014 as a bus operator trainee and later became a light rail operator. The company said he later became a light rail operator before holding several supervisor positions. The company said it will hold a vigil for the victims Thursday at 6 p.m. at San Jose City Hall Plaza.
Persons: Sheriff Laurie Smith, Paul Delacruz Megia, Taptejdeep Singh, Adrian Balleza, Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, Timothy Michael Romo, Michael Joseph Rudometkin, Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, Lars Kepler Lane, Alex Ward Fritch, Sukhwant Singh Dhillon, NBC's, Taptejdeep, Harpartap Singh, That's, he's, Paul Delacruz Megia Paul Delacruz Megia, Nicole Yamada, Paul, Luci Megia, Jose Dejesus Hernandez, Sarah Raelyn, Raelyn, Hernandez, messaged, Hernandez's, Member Raul Peralez, Peralez, Rudometkin, Samuel Cassidy Organizations: Medical Examiner, Santa, Transportation Authority, VTA, Facebook, Michael Joseph Rudometkin San Jose City, Member, San Jose City Hall Plaza, Authorities Locations: Northern California, San Jose, Santa Clara, India, United States, Michael Joseph Rudometkin San Jose, San
Dr. Robert Turner of the Historic Vernon Chapel A.M.E. Church leads a group during his weekly Reparations March ahead of the 100 year anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., May 26, 2021. Robert Turner leaves his Vernon AME Church to march the mile to City Hall. Viola Fletcher, one of three centenarian survivors of the attack, testified in the U.S. Congress earlier this month. "I think 20 years ago, very, very few people had the appetite for when someone would say the name reparations. Tulsa authorities initially acted to impede rebuilding in Greenwood and insurance companies refused to pay out damages to victims, citing riot clauses.
Persons: Robert Turner, Polly Irungu, Turner, Viola Fletcher, Fletcher, Tulsans, I've, Phil Armstrong, Armstrong, Joe Biden, Rashawn Ray, Tulsa's, Spokespeople, Henry Johnson, Michelle Place, they've Organizations: Historic, REUTERS, Vernon AME Church, City Hall, U.S, Congress, Black, Schools, Georgetown University, Virginia Theological Seminary, Brookings Institution, University of Maryland, College, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, Thomson Locations: A.M.E, Tulsa , Oklahoma, U.S, Vernon, Greenwood, Evanston , Illinois, Oklahoma, We're, Washington, United States, Georgia, Tulsa
Chicago mayor Lightfoot said she would only be interviewed by reporters of color for the two-year anniversary of her inauguration. Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accused Lori Lightfoot of "anti-white racism" after the Chicago mayor announced Wednesday that she would only be interviewed by minority reporters for the two-year anniversary of her inauguration, sparking backlash from press corps members and other politicians. "I ran to break up the status quo that was failing so many," Lightfoot, who is Black, tweeted Wednesday. "Mayor Lightfoot's blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent," Gabbard tweeted Friday. "I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot's resignation.
Persons: Lightfoot, " Lightfoot, Tulsi Gabbard, Lori Lightfoot, It's, Gabbard, Biden, Kamala Harris, Lightfoot's, Mary Ann Ahern, Ahern, Gregory Pratt, Pratt, Black Organizations: City Hall, Twitter, Hawaii Rep, Chicago, WGN Radio, USA Today, Chicago Tribune Locations: White, Hall, Chicago
Manny Pacquiao announces fight vs. Errol Spence Jr.
  + stars: | 2021-05-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
Britain Boxing - Kell Brook & Errol Spence Weigh-In - Sheffield City Hall - 26/5/17 Errol Spence Jr during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine LivepicManny Pacquiao will face Errol Spence Jr. on Aug. 21, according to social media announcements from both boxers on Friday. The venue is expected to be the MGM Grand, according to The Athletic, though Pacquiao told the website he hoped the fight would be at the Raiders' home, Allegiant Stadium, which features a 70,000-seat capacity. Spence, 31, the WBC and IBF welterweight world champ, is 27-0 with 21 knockouts. "I love to challenge the top guy," Pacquiao, 42, told The Athletic in an interview from the Philippines. "He's not going to make a fool of himself fighting YouTubers or social media guys like Floyd Mayweather is, and he wants to continue his legacy.
Persons: Errol Spence, Errol Spence Jr, Carl Recine Livepic Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao, Spence, Manny Pacquiao, Sean Gibbons, He's, Floyd Mayweather, Mayweather, YouTuber Logan Paul, Keith Thurman Organizations: Britain, Sheffield City Hall, Fox, MGM, Athletic, Raiders, Allegiant, WBC, IBF, ESPN, WBA, Thomson Locations: KOs, Philippines
I had run around the circle many times during the city’s annual Monument Avenue 10K, but as a Black man I never had a desire or reason to set foot inside it. Like the rest of the Confederate icons that defined Monument Avenue, it cast a long, dark shadow over our city. But as the protests continued throughout June, the monuments remained flash points for violent demonstration and a public safety risk. My office had been warned by the city attorney not to take any action until the Richmond City Council had proceeded in accordance with the ordinance, which prescribed a 30-day process. Ralph Northam is being challenged in court, remains on Monument Avenue.
Persons: Jim Crow —, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, Ralph Northam, Jackson, Davis, J.E.B, Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Arthur Ashe Organizations: City Hall, Capitol, Virginia General Assembly, Richmond City Council, Commonwealth, Gov, Richmond Locations: downtown, Virginia, Portsmouth, Richmond
Britain told to 'go into battle' for the City of London
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( Huw Jones | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +2 min
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should “go into battle” for the City of London after Brexit to strengthen its role as a globally open market that does not take rules from a “protectionist” European Union, a think-tank said in a paper published on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Skyscrapers in The City of London financial district are seen from City Hall in London, Britain, May 8, 2021. The EU has said it wants reassurance that Britain won’t undercut the bloc by diverging from EU rules before granting any market access. Lyons said Britain should stand its ground in the face of the EU’s protectionist stance. The City needed more “cheer-leaders” to change the terms of the debate that is often pessimistic and wrong about the financial sector’s prospects, he said.
Persons: , , Brexit, Henry Nicholls “, Gerard Lyons, Lyons, Boris Johnson, won’t, Howard Davies Organizations: City, , ” European Union, City Hall, REUTERS, Policy Exchange, London Mayor, EU, NatWest Locations: Britain, City of London, ” European, The City, London, EU, Brussels, Frankfurt
Racism at Chicago’s City Hall
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
Ol’ Jim Eastland must be smiling. The white segregationist Senator from Mississippi until 1978 has a surprising imitator in Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who said this week she will no longer do interviews with reporters who are white. “For the past two years, more often than not, we have debated internally, then chosen to say nothing, to let it go, lest we be accused of whining about negative coverage or of ‘playing the race card,’” Ms. Lightfoot wrote. This should be shocking, but the surprise is how little criticism her statement has received. Perhaps it’s simply taboo these days to criticize a black politician who invokes race as a sword and shield.
Persons: Ol, Jim Eastland, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot, , Ms, Jim Crow South Organizations: City Hall Locations: Mississippi, Chicago
At least three New York mayoral candidates — Maya Wiley, Eric Adams and Kathryn Garcia — support using city advertising to assist community news operations. The Brooklyn-based Haitian Times, an online news outlet, is a good example. The Haitian Times was able to respond to the Covid-19 crisis with original reporting on the Haitian community, which was hard hit by coronavirus cases. The Center for Community Media now serves as a bridge between city agencies and these outlets to ensure that the ad buy policy works smoothly. The center tracks each city agency’s ad calendar and works with the ad agencies.
Persons: de Blasio, Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Garry Pierre, Pierre, , , ” Mr, Biden Organizations: New York, Haitian Times, Center for Community, Center for Community Media, for Community Media, Community, City Council Locations: Brooklyn, Chicago, California
Mayor Francis Suarez said he's "very serious" about working with Elon Musk to build a Miami tunnel. The Miami mayor said he's in the process of creating a procurement document for the project. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said he's "very serious" about working with tech billionaire Elon Musk to build a tunnel underneath the city. The Boring Company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Boring tunnel Los Angeles Robyn Beck/Pool via REUTERSSo far, The Boring Company has not had the best track record with completing similar projects in other cities.
Persons: Francis Suarez, he's, Elon Musk, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, we'll, Suarez, Musk's, Musk, Jan Kuppen, Kuppen, Angeles Robyn Beck, They've Organizations: Elon, Miami, Miami Mayor, City Hall, Company, Bloomberg Radio, The Boring Company, Hawthorne City, SpaceX, Chicago O'Hare International, Boring, Washington DC, Bloomberg, Vegas, Miami's, Boring Company Locations: Miami, Brickell Key, Angeles, Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Washington, Miami's, Las Vegas
Mayor Francis Suarez said he's "very serious" about working with Elon Musk to build a Miami tunnel. The Miami mayor said he's in the process of creating a procurement document for the project. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said he's "very serious" about working with tech billionaire Elon Musk to build a tunnel underneath the city. In 2017, the Hawthorne City Council granted the SpaceX and Tesla CEO permission to extend a tunnel project in Los Angeles, but the project has since stalled. The ambitious plan to bring Musk' Boring Company tunnels to Miami first surfaced in January when Musk tweeted a proposal to build tunnels under Miami to alleviate the city's congestion problem.
Persons: Francis Suarez, he's, Elon Musk, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, we'll, Suarez, Musk's, Musk, Jan Kuppen, Kuppen, Angeles Robyn Beck, They've Organizations: Elon, Miami, Miami Mayor, City Hall, Company, Bloomberg Radio, Tech, Service, The Boring Company, Hawthorne City, SpaceX, Chicago O'Hare International, Boring, Washington DC, Bloomberg, Vegas, Miami's, Boring Company Locations: Miami, Brickell Key, Angeles, Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Washington, Miami's, Las Vegas
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