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Yes, Bloomberg should buy the New York Times — and, yes, this would be great for the New York Times

Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is reportedly once again sniffing around and asking whether the New York Times might be for sale. It almost certainly isn't for sale. But he should buy it anyway. This would be an excellent way for Bloomberg to turbocharge his global influence ambitions. Show More Summary

It’s Official: Michael Bloomberg is Bored

Michael Bloomberg — media mogul, former mayor, hater of large sodas — is officially bored. Since returning to Bloomberg LP, Bloomberg has conducted a series of changes that are at best nonsensical and at worst, have created a state of constant chaos among staffers. Show More Summary

Michael Bloomberg Shakes Up Newsroom Side of His Company

After his term as mayor ended, Michael Bloomberg has moved quickly to reassert control at the company that he founded and that bears his name, especially in its media operation.

Michael Bloomberg Wants To Buy New York Times

Business magnate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly has his sights set on owning the New York Times. Near the end of his time as mayor, Mr. Bloomber told the Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. that he was interested in buying the newspaper, according to a source with direct knowledge [...]

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tried to Buy The New York Times

Former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg apparently tried to buy The New York Times, according to New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman: Near the end of Bloomberg’s time as mayor, he told Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. that he was interested in buying the Times, according to a source with direct knowledge of […]

Is Bloomberg Buying The New York Times?

The NYT stoutly maintains it is not for sale, after a flurry of rumors that the former New York City Mayor is considering a bid to purchase the paper.

No Worship Services in Public Schools, New York Mayor Tells Supreme Court

Bill de Blasio campaigned on the promise of letting churches rent school space. Now he’s asking the Supreme Court to prohibit it. When Bill de Blasio campaigned against Michael Bloomberg in 2013 to become mayor of New York City, he promised...Show More Summary

New Ivy League Training for Journalists Has Anti-Gun Bias

No matter how many times anti-gun lies and correspondent misinformation are debunked, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun grabbing organizations are adamant about disarming Americans. Everytown

Mayor de Blasio and Rabbis Near Accord on New Circumcision Rule

2 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

The practice of sucking blood from a baby’s incision is defended by ultra-Orthodox rabbis, and the Bloomberg administration requirement that parents sign a consent form has been largely ignored.

New York City Backs Off School Cell Phone Ban, Though Some Officials Still See Cellular Tech As The Worst Sort Of Foul Devilry

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Roughly nine years ago, then New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg decided to impose an outright ban on cell phones in city schools, proclaiming that the devices were both a distraction and a safety issue (the latter never really being explained coherently). Show More Summary

NYC to ban foam take-out trays, cups

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Following Mayor Bloomberg’s lead, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio bans Styrofoam take-out trays and coffee cups, along with packing peanuts used in shipping, on the grounds that they can’t be recycled [Eater NYC, city press release, earlier...Show More Summary

New York City Bans Single-Use Styrofoam

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office in 2013, but his plan to ban styrofoam is finally coming to fruition. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday that stores, food service establishments and manufacturers...Show More Summary

New York City Will Ban Foam Delivery Containers Starting July 1

Headed to that big nonbiodegradable place in the sky. Mayor de Blasio will announce a citywide ban on foam containers today, making good on a threat Bloomberg made against the ecounfriendly packaging shortly before departing. So whether it's dine-in or takeout, halal food, Chinese food, or halal-Chinese food, the packaging won't be legal come July 1. Show More Summary

Cell Phones In NYC Classrooms? No Problem!

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the center of another controversy, though this one is much more tame than the one playing out with the NYPD. Today, Mayor de Blasio lifted a policy that dated back to the Bloomberg era in New York, forbidding students from having their cell phones at school. Show More Summary

The Mayor Has a Message

From my DOE mailbox. Much nicer than the insincere and convoluted nonsense Klein and Walcott used to send. Bloomberg never sent anything at all, to my recollection. We send you our sincere gratitude for your service to the people of the City of New York, and our very best wishes to you and your family for a New Year full of love, peace and happiness. Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich: Giuliani ‘saved’ more black lives than anyone by ordering NYPD to target blacks

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama had fueled racial tension in the country, and that New York City Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg had “saved” more African-American lives than anyone by ordering the police...

December 29: Cops, horses and kindness

Brooklyn: The myth that mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg supported the police is absurd.

Bloomberg keeps vow to stay silent on de Blasio's first year

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg — famous for bluntly saying whatever is on his mind — kept his promise not to criticize de Blasio.

Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Hired by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run New York City’s public schools, Joel Klein now describes his experience and offers plenty of advice worth heeding.

Hillary Teams Up With Bloomberg On Women's Issues

Hillary Clinton joined former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to promote "data2x, a joint venture involving the Clinton Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the United Nations Foundation". The pair aren't quite the odd couple some might think, given Bloomberg's long history as a Democrat before running for NYC Mayor as a Republican. Show More Summary

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