Can Foie Gras Farmers Avoid a Legal Attack in New York?

Hector Saravia, Sergio Saravia’s brother, at La Belle Farm in Sullivan County, NY Photo: Lynn Munroe Marcus Henley and Sergio Saravia do not live in New York City, but local lawmakers can put them out of business. If the city’s ban on the sale of foie gras takes effect on Nov. 25, Messrs. Henley and … Read more

UC Berkeley Enrollment Case Fuels Wider Battle for Student Housing

California universities are turning dormitory lounges into bedrooms, putting students in hotel rooms, and leasing entire apartment buildings to deal with a housing shortage that recently led to a judge ordering UC Berkeley to freeze its on-campus enrollment. The state’s public higher learning institutions have added tens of thousands fewer beds than students in recent … Read more

US Retirement Funds, Heavy on Stocks, Brace for Losses

Volatile stock markets are eroding the retirement savings of America’s teachers and firefighters after public pension systems ended last year with equity holdings at a 10-year high. Public pension funds had a median 61% of their assets in stocks as of Dec. 31, up from 54% 10 years ago, according to Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison … Read more

Canadian Mayor Seeks Injunction as Trucker Protest Limits Ford, GM Auto Production

The Canadian border city of Windsor, Ontario, said Thursday it would seek a court order to remove demonstrators who have blocked most traffic along a crucial US-Canada trade corridor for four days. Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said at a press conference that city lawyers would try to argue its case before a judge later Thursday. … Read more

Notable and notable: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Umasked

May 6, 2022 15:32 ET Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in December. Photo: Tom Williams / Zuma Press Joseph Gedeon reports for Politico, February 3: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters on Wednesday that he was holding his breath while taking a picture last weekend with San Francisco Mayor London Breed and former NBA … Read more

Andrew Cuomo Plans Comeback Months After Resigning Amid Sexual-Harassment Claims

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his aides are intensifying an effort to revive his public standing, including discussing how to make his first public appearance since resigning in August, according to people close to him. Mr. Cuomo and his remaining aides have been calling former allies and political operatives to complain about New … Read more

Summer jobs reduce crime – WSJ

New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks at New York City Hall. Photo: BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS Amid a wave of high-profile crimes, including the murder of two New York City police officers, Mayor Eric Adams debuted a plan to “end gun violence” and restore order. Part of the proposal is what he calls an “unprecedented” … Read more

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Encourages Children to Help Others in New Kids’ Book

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s new children’s book, called “Just Help! How to Build a Better World,” will be released early next week, telling the story of a neighborhood where people help each other. The book was inspired by Ms. Sotomayor’s “own family’s desire to help others,” according to a publisher’s description of the book, … Read more

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor

Bill de Blasio said he had decided not to run for New York’s highest office. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto / Zuma Press Updated January 18, 2022 at. 11:09 ET Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not run for governor of New York. “I will use all my being to fight inequality … Read more

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor

Bill de Blasio said he had decided not to run for New York State’s highest official. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto / Zuma Press Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not run for governor of New York. “I will use all my being to fight inequality in the state of New York,” … Read more

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