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Morelle set to replace Sheldon Silver, temporarily, on Monday

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-State Assembly majority leader Joe Morelle will replace Sheldon Silver on Monday, taking the reins of the chamber for eight days as Democratic members continue to search for a new, permanent leader.
Jan 27, 2015

Bronx chairman looking to replace Silver hires Anthony Weiner's PR firm capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… http://t.co/mO8FUbzBOc

Jan 27, 2015

My head is spinning: Morelle set to replace Sheldon Silver, temporarily, on Monday capi.tl/18rLLg0 via @capitalnewyork

Jan 27, 2015

Morelle set to replace Sheldon Silver, temporarily, on Monday capi.tl/18rLLg0 via @jimmyvielkind & @J__Velasquez. #Albany

Jan 27, 2015

RT @JimmyVielkind: Full post: Sheldon Silver cedes the #nyassembly to Joe Morelle on Monday; speaker election on 2/10 capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… (w/ @J__Velasquez)

Jan 27, 2015

RT @JimmyVielkind: Full post: Sheldon Silver cedes the #nyassembly to Joe Morelle on Monday; speaker election on 2/10 capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… (w/ @J__Velasquez)

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Village Voice parent company exploring sale of publishing assets

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Advocate demands M.T.A. review subway-closure decision

capitalnewyork.com — "Closing the entire city transit system is a very strong step," wrote Gene Russianoff, of NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign, in a statement he just released to the press. "But, as we saw in the case of superstorm Sandy in 2013, it can be the right thing to do.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @danielleiat: Good reminder here that the MTA is technically supposed to be independent of the governor. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… via @danarubinstein

Jan 27, 2015

Good reminder here that the MTA is technically supposed to be independent of the governor. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… via @danarubinstein

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Tracking the race to replace Sheldon Silver

capitalnewyork.com — Though the Democratic conference decided last night to ask for Sheldon Silver's resignation as Speaker, Silver has indicated that he may fight to stay in the post. And although Silver apparently no longer has the support of a majority of the 105-member Democratic conference, none of his would-be successors have had a majority of members support them publicly, either.
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Democrats ponder Morelle, Heastie to replace Silver

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Democrats in the State Assembly are considering a rules change that would allow majority leader Joe Morelle to continue to act as speaker as negotiations over the state budget intensify in the next few months, according to several members.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @nickconfessore: Morelle is widely liked and respected in Assembly. But will Dems go for an upstate white guy? bit.ly/1BkK8b1

Jan 27, 2015

Morelle is widely liked and respected in Assembly. But will Dems go for an upstate white guy? bit.ly/1BkK8b1

Jan 27, 2015

Steck: "We're discussing the process by which a new speaker would be chosen." #nyassembly (See my context here: capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…)

Jan 27, 2015

Several people of the #nyassembly's 44-member GOP conference have said they would favor Joe Morelle as speaker. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

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The day the Assembly said no to Sheldon Silver

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-The sun had set and soft flurries blanketed the Capitol by the time the Assembly Democrats emerged from a private discussion and announced that Sheldon Silver was through. "He must resign," said Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, a Democrat from the East Side of Manhattan, of the often-inscrutable man who had run the chamber for 21 years.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @ChrisBurkeShay: Well-placed Tolkien reference. Sheldon Silver's mien compared to the Ents of Middle-Earth: capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… by @JimmyVielkind

Jan 27, 2015

Farrell "used the phrases 'cop a plea rather than go to trial' and 'which I didn't hear from the press or anyone.'" capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @JimmyVielkind: OK. Back to Sheldon Silver. The quintumvirate idea is dead. Everybody who wasn't a part of it panned it. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… #nyassembly

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A.P. eliminating N.Y. bureau chief role; Goldberg leaving

capitalnewyork.com — The Associated Press is eliminating its New York bureau chief position, and the current holder of that role, Howard Goldberg, will be leaving the organization, a spokesperson confirmed to Capital. The decision to cut the role was part of "realignment of managerial responsibilities," A.P. spokesperson Paul Colford said.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @tmcgev: A.P. eliminating N.Y. bureau chief role; Goldberg leaving capi.tl/1Lez07q

Jan 27, 2015

RT @tmcgev: A.P. eliminating N.Y. bureau chief role; Goldberg leaving capi.tl/1Lez07q

Jan 27, 2015

A.P. eliminating N.Y. bureau chief role; Goldberg leaving capi.tl/1Lez07q

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What are they thinking? Jim Moroney’s digital-reaching Dallas Morning News

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print Editor's note: This is the first installment of a new weekly column for Capital by Ken Doctor, called "What are they thinking?" that will focus every Tuesday on a strategic challenge in the media business, and the thinking of the people who are trying to solve it.
Jan 27, 2015

Bad news. Belo annual profits, 1999: $178 million. 2014, Q1-3: $2.3M (from continuing operations) capi.tl/15CYcUt via @capitalnewyork

Jan 27, 2015

RT @nstockdale: .@dallasnews publisher Jim Moroney: "As an industry, we’ve got barrels of whoop ass left." capi.tl/15CYcUt via @capitalnewyork

Jan 27, 2015

RT @tmcgev: New to @capitalnewyork media team: 2 weekly columns from @kdoctor. Debut is a deep dive on Dallas Morning News: capi.tl/15CYcUt

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Democrats still unclear on whether Silver will resign

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Several Democratic assembly members expressed doubt today that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would resign willingly during a closed-door session, even after public declarations late Monday that the 106-member Democratic conference had collectively lost confidence in his ability to remain their leader.

Gawker promotes Caity Weaver to senior editor

capitalnewyork.com — Gawker Media has promoted Caity Weaver from a staff writer to a senior editor at Gawker.com, editor Max Read announced in a staff memo this afternoon. Weaver joined Gawker.com as a night writer three years ago, shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.

De Blasio: Decision on Silver is up to the Assembly

capitalnewyork.com — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver still has an ally in Mayor Bill de Blasio, who last week described him a "man of integrity" and today would not call on him to resign despite a growing chorus of Democrats urging new leadership of the legislative chamber.

Silver says he doesn't intend to resign from the Assembly

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Tuesday night that he does not intend to leave the chamber even though his collegues gave him a Monday deadline to relinquish his leadership post. "I will be a member of this house," Silver, a Manhattan Democrat said.
Jan 27, 2015

Sheldon Silver says he'll relinquish the reins of the #nyassembly quietly, and keep his seat capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

Assembly Democrats ask Sheldon Silver to resign

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-After five hours behind closed doors, the State Assembly's Democrats said they had lost confidence in Sheldon Silver, the chamber's long-time speaker, and were asking for his resignation. "The speaker can no longer serve as the speaker and he must resign," Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan, told reporters.
Jan 26, 2015

Assembly Democrats ask Sheldon Silver to resign capi.tl/1Eo1uK8 via @capitalnewyork

Jan 26, 2015

RT @epc: While distracted by BlizzardMobile, it's apparently night of long knives in Albany: Dems to Silver: GTFO capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… via @Azi

Jan 26, 2015

RT @epc: While distracted by BlizzardMobile, it's apparently night of long knives in Albany: Dems to Silver: GTFO capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… via @Azi

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M.T.A. chair explains tough storm-day decisions

capitalnewyork.com — "On an exceptionally bad day, with dire-consequence weather conditions, we can't be everything to every people," said Tom Prendergast, the M.T.A.'s chairman and C.E.O., in a phone interview.
Jan 27, 2015

“I mean, it was an informing event for the psyche of this organization.” capi.tl/1JD16HG via @capitalnewyork

Jan 27, 2015

“On an exceptionally bad day, with dire-consequence weather conditions, we can’t be everything to every people" capi.tl/1JD16HG

De Blasio defends Cuomo's storm management

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio today defended Governor Andrew Cuomo's handling of the smaller-than-expected snowstorm, even as he acknowledged he was not consulted about the state's decision to shut down the New York City subway system.
Jan 27, 2015

Wait...Andrew Cuomo shut down New York Cory's subways and didn't consult the mayor, @BilldeBlasio, he was doing so!!? capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Jan 27, 2015

Cuomo spox said the gov's office "issued advanced warning on Sunday night that we may be closing the subway system” capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Jan 27, 2015

MTA official informed de Blasio's office at 4:30 pm Monday of subway closure, which Cuomo announced shortly before 5 capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Jan 27, 2015

.@BilldeBlasio defends Cuomo's handling of storm; admits he got next to no notice on subway closure capi.tl/1z7cDKK @capitalnewyork

Lynch calls on de Blasio to buy new vests

capitalnewyork.com — Patrick Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, sent a letter urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to move up the date for purchasing new bulletproof vests, and asking the city to find "a permanent funding source" for new vests in the future.

De Blasio, city officials: Worst of the blizzard is yet to come

capitalnewyork.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a brief pep talk to sanitation workers Monday night as they prepared to roll out into what is forecast to be the brunt of the blizzard bearing down on New York. "I remind you, their work has just begun," de Blasio said from the sanitation department's Manhattan Garage 2.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @riceid: RE Onion Bill: Snow has knocked off many a mayor, but as far as I know, no mayor has ever lost votes for overreacting capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @Azi: De Blasio, city officials: Worst of the blizzard is yet to come capi.tl/1uwbzvT via @giambusso. #Blizzaerd2015 #NewYorkBlizzard #Snow

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Long-awaited Bloomberg Business launches

capitalnewyork.com — Bloomberg Business, the long-awaited flagship web portal for Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek and various other journalistic entities within Bloomberg L.P., launched late Tuesday night. The reboot, which was originally scheduled for an early fall debut but ended up being pushed back several times, brings an updated, cleaner, more contemporary and stylish look to bloomberg.com, with a responsive design that adjusts itself for optimal viewing on desktop and mobile devices.

Silver: 'I am the Speaker'

Jan 27, 2015

RT @Azi: "I am the speaker..I will be in the conference. ... I have not told anyone that I am resigning." capi.tl/1D18it9 via @J__Velasquez

Jan 27, 2015

"I am the speaker..I will be in the conference. ... I have not told anyone that I am resigning." capi.tl/1D18it9 via @J__Velasquez

Jan 27, 2015

"I am the speaker..I will be in the conference. ... I have not told anyone that I am resigning." capi.tl/1D18it9 via @capitalnewyork

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