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Andrew Cuomo, 'charter champion'

capitalnewyork.com — Governor Andrew Cuomo will be honored at the U.S. Capitol next month as a "champion for charters," during National Charter Schools Week, according to a release from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Cuomo will be honored along with six other elected officials, including Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, and Illinois senator Mark Kirk, also a Republican.
RT @elizashapiro: Cuomo will be honored as a "charter champion" alongside Michelle Rhee's husband + other ed reformers in D.C. in May http:…
Cuomo will be honored as a "charter champion" alongside Michelle Rhee's husband + other ed reformers in D.C. in May capi.tl/1eED4kp
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Cuomo cuts an M.T.A. labor deal with 'no fare increases'

capitalnewyork.com — After two long years of stop-and-go negotiations, Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transport Workers Union had struck a tentative labor contract deal.

Jonah Lehrer quietly launches new blog, gets Gladwell boost

capitalnewyork.com — Ex-New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer has been blogging about science since late March.
RT @joepompeo: Jonah Lehrer quietly launches new blog, gets Gladwell boost, via @jeremymbarr: capi.tl/1nsJumy
Jonah Lehrer quietly launches new blog, gets Gladwell boost, via @jeremymbarr: capi.tl/1nsJumy
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Jonah Lehrer hopes his new blog "can be a small step towards regaining the trust of [his] readers" capi.tl/1nsJumy via @jeremymbarr

Village Voice names managing editor, restaurant critic

capitalnewyork.com — Tom Finkel has finally filled out some crucial newsroom positions.

Michael Wolff's column for the Guardian discontinued

capitalnewyork.com — Both sides confirmed the split but the reason for it was unclear.
RT @joepompeo: .@MichaelWolffNYC no longer contracted to write @GuardianUS column: "It's time to go our separate ways." http://t.co/Q4unriO…
RT @joepompeo: .@MichaelWolffNYC no longer contracted to write @GuardianUS column: "It's time to go our separate ways." http://t.co/Q4unriO…
.@MichaelWolffNYC no longer contracted to write @GuardianUS column: "It's time to go our separate ways." capi.tl/1hLJk9H
... @MichaelWolffNYC loses his column for The Guardian. No explanation given. goo.gl/u8s8D8 Which is not the same as inexplicable.

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Capital Health Care: Lawsky to the White House; ACA insures 10 million

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Capital Energy: LNG-bill protest, floating nuclear reactors

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Downtown shift to tech drives rents up

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print More and more technology companies are setting up shop in lower Manhattan, driven by immediate need for more space. And landlords are reaping the benefit: According to new data from CBRE, downtown landlords are increasingly increasing the asking prices for offices, even after the space has already hit the market at a lower rate.

Deadspin hires Dave McKenna for the ESPN beat

capitalnewyork.com — Deadspin has hired longtime Washington D.C.-based sportswriter Dave McKenna to cover ESPN, among other things, editor Tommy Craggs confirmed to Capital in an email. The Gawker Media sports site has always derived a certain degree of its outsider's edge through its coverage of the sports media juggernaut, but has been without a dedicated media reporter since early January when John Koblin left for The New York Times.

De Blasio takes stock on Hot 97

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio said he regrets poorly communicating his message at times during his first 100 days in office, and is most proud of his progress on expanding pre-kindergarten.

Farewells to one of the Gang of Four

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Basil Paterson, a member of Harlem's iconic political quartet, labor leader and the father of New York's 55th governor, died Wednesday evening at Mt. Sinai Hospital, his family said. He was 87, and passed away 11 days before his 88th birthday.

Environmentalists: vote no on anti-Russia gas bill

capitalnewyork.com — A Senate bill designed to make natural gas easier to export is drawing heat from anti-frackers