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New Washington Post publisher: D.C. can have 'multiple winners'

capitalnewyork.com — A 59-year-old attorney and former top aide to Ronald Reagan, Ryan stepped down last September from his executive positions at POLITICO and Allbritton, where much of his focus was concentrated on running a stable of television stations that were sold to Sinclair Broadcasting Group last July in a near billion-dollar sale.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @joepompeo: New Washington Post publisher/former Politico chief: D.C. can have 'multiple winners' capi.tl/1w3NQ7U

Sep 02, 2014

RT @joepompeo: So will WaPo continue to have a robust print component for many years to come? "I don't have a crystal ball." capi.tl/1w3NQ7U

Sep 02, 2014

New Washington Post publisher and former Politico C.E.O.: D.C. can have 'multiple winners' capi.tl/1w3NQ7U via @joepompeo

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City releases data on pre-K criminal background checks

capitalnewyork.com — The Department of Education this summer fingerprinted 3,000 employees who will be working in pre-K centers, and has cleared 2,755 of them, a city official said Tuesday. The remaining 245 employees will not be allowed to work in pre-K centers, the official said. All of those who were rejected were found to have criminal records.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @elizashapiro: City has fingerprinted 3k new pre-K employees; found 245 with criminal records who will not be able to work at sites. capi.tl/1A2LYNd

Sep 02, 2014

RT @elizashapiro: City has fingerprinted 3k new pre-K employees; found 245 with criminal records who will not be able to work at sites. capi.tl/1A2LYNd

Sep 02, 2014

RT @elizashapiro: City has fingerprinted 3k new pre-K employees; found 245 with criminal records who will not be able to work at sites. capi.tl/1A2LYNd

Sep 02, 2014

RT @elizashapiro: City has fingerprinted 3k new pre-K employees; found 245 with criminal records who will not be able to work at sites. capi.tl/1A2LYNd

Sep 02, 2014

City has fingerprinted 3k new pre-K employees; found 245 with criminal records who will not be able to work at sites. capi.tl/1A2LYNd

Emily Bazelon leaves Slate for Times Magazine

capitalnewyork.com — Emily Bazelon is leaving her long-held position as a senior editor at Slate to become a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she has been a contributing writer since 2007. The hire is the latest in a series of appointments made by Jake Silverstein since the former Texas Monthly editor-in-chief took over as editor of the Times Magazine in May.
Sep 02, 2014

Tough day for Slate: Dave Weigel leaves for Bloomberg huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/dav… & Emily Bazelon leaves for NYT Magazine capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

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Forest City, contractor sue each other over Atlantic Yards

capitalnewyork.com — The project, dubbed B2, was hailed as the future of large-scale development in major cities: A residential tower made up of modular units assembled in a factory, driven to the construction site and then snapped together like Legos. Situated next to the Barclays Center on Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, B2 would be the world's tallest pre-fabricated building at 32 stories.

The 60-second interview: Tomas Rios, editor, Vice Sports

capitalnewyork.com — CAPITAL: What attracted you to Vice Sports? Do you think you're a good fit for Vice's brand of journalism? RIOS: What attracted me to Vice Sports was the opportunity to implement a creative vision, which is more or less the dream for anyone with an interest in editing and writing.

Christian Science Monitor editor calls reporter's tweet about Steven Sotloff 'indelicate'

capitalnewyork.com — The Christian Science Monitor responded to a comment made by reporter Dan Murphy
Sep 02, 2014

RT @tmcgev: Christian Science Monitor editor calls reporter's tweet about Steven Sotloff 'indelicate' capi.tl/1w3EPf2 @jeremymbarr reports

Sep 02, 2014

Christian Science Monitor editor calls reporter's tweet about Steven Sotloff 'indelicate' capi.tl/1w3EPf2 @jeremymbarr reports

Nine pre-K sites closed two days before start of school

capitalnewyork.com — Two days before the start of school, New York City officials on Tuesday revoked the operating permits for nine pre-K sites in community-based organizations and delayed the opening of 36 others, a city spokesman said Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

More details on 9 pre-K sites closed today; 4 are affiliated w/ Birch Family Services; 400 more inspections this week capi.tl/1trAFzz

De Blasio's pre-K point person says he's ready

capitalnewyork.com — It had been a long week for Richard Buery, the man running Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration-defining pre-K program. Last Wednesday, with just a few days until 53,000 four-year-olds were to start their first day of pre-K, comptroller Scott Stringer called the safety of the programs into question over a contracts issue with City Hall, with Buery at the center of the dispute.
Sep 02, 2014

“Before I went to Stuyvesant I thought we were rich...I had two parents, we lived in a house..."capi.tl/1qjCSKX via @capitalnewyork

Sep 02, 2014

Buery calls his...experience as one of a handful of black students at Stuyvesant “very jarring.” capi.tl/1qjCSKX via @capitalnewyork

Sep 02, 2014

Rich Buery on hesitating before taking de Blasio admin job: "His wife, he says, then told him not to be an idiot" ckbe.at/1rL7pE1

Sep 02, 2014

RT @capitalnewyork: It had been a long week for @RichardBuery, the man running @BilldeBlasio’s administration-defining #preK program capi.tl/1pE2cMt

Sep 02, 2014

RT @DanGoldbergCNY: (In true New Yorker fashion, he apologized for getting “a little verklempt.”) @elizashapiro on the man behind pre-k capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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Retro pay stalls contract talks between city, principals union

capitalnewyork.com — Principals union president Ernest Logan told reporters the issue was a

McCray backs Hochul in Brooklyn

capitalnewyork.com — 'She's been working for people like you and like me for almost 30 years now. And I know that she's gonna do a terrific job if we can just get her in Albany right up there with Andrew Cuomo, so she can be his partner.'

Judge denies Grimm request for 'cooling-off' delay

capitalnewyork.com — Federal judge Pamela Chen denied a request by Grimm's lawyers for a one-month
Sep 02, 2014

RT @bcolbyhamilton: Judge denies @RepMichaelGrimm request for 'cooling-off' delay in federal corruption trial capi.tl/1plyB4o via @capitalnewyork

Sep 02, 2014

RT @bcolbyhamilton: Judge denies @RepMichaelGrimm request for 'cooling-off' delay in federal corruption trial capi.tl/1plyB4o via @capitalnewyork

Sep 02, 2014

Judge denies @RepMichaelGrimm request for 'cooling-off' delay in federal corruption trial capi.tl/1plyB4o via @capitalnewyork

De Blasio touts a modest speed-camera achievement

capitalnewyork.com — During a press conference hailing the coming deployment of 140 state-authorized speed cameras across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio's transportation commissioner acknowledged the modesty of Albany's concession to street safety.

'Turner 2020' will reshape CNN

capitalnewyork.com — Last week Turner Broadcasting officially embarked on its "Turner 2020" plan, offering buyouts to some 600 veteran employees. After those buyouts, the company will engage in layoffs across its portfolio of channels, which include TBS, CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TruTV and HLN, as well as other properties like Turner Sports and Bleacher Report.
Sep 02, 2014

You'd think that Time Warner's cable properties would feel safer, what with where $TWX shares are now capitalnewyork.com/article/media/… @capitalnewyork

Sep 02, 2014

RT @alexweprin: While CNN is just one of many affected channels, gallows humor has taken hold among the journalists there: capi.tl/VT63s9

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