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Community organizer elected New Orleans’ first woman mayor

November 19, 2017 |

LaToya Cantrell, whose political career began as she helped her storm-ravaged neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was decisively elected the first woman mayor of New Orleans in a historic win on Saturday.
FOX News

23-Year-Old Mayor Dies Hours After Resigning

November 11, 2017 |

A Pennsylvania mayor has died at age 23, hours after resigning his post. Brandon Wentz resigned Wednesday night because he and the family had moved out of the small Schuylkill County borough of Mount Carbon, his mother said. A deputy coroner pronounced Wentz dead Thursday morning. Officials haven’t said how…
Newser

TMZ

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Says ‘This Was an Act of Terror’

October 31, 2017 |

The man who mowed down pedestrians and cyclists in Lower Manhattan was a terrorist and a coward. That’s how NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio described the suspect, who NYPD apprehended Tuesday at the scene. Hizzoner and NYPD Commissioner James P.…

TMZ.com

Ahead of Visit to Puerto Rico, Trump Eases Up on Mayor

October 3, 2017 |

President Trump says San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has “come back a long way” from her criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Maria. “I think it’s now acknowledged what a great job we’ve done and people are looking at that. Whether it’s her or anybody else, they’re all…
Newser

Trump slams mayor in Puerto Rico, then praises other officials over recovery effort

September 30, 2017 |

President Trump on Saturday defended his administration’s hurricane recovery effort in Puerto Rico and questioned the leadership of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who is criticizing the president’s effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the U.S. island.
FOX News

TMZ

Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump for Attacking San Juan Mayor, ‘You’re Going Straight to Hell’

September 30, 2017 |

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda blasted Donald Trump for his Twitter attack on San Juan’s mayor … bluntly telling the Prez he’s got a clear path to hell waiting for him. Miranda’s comments come in response to Trump saying San Juan’s mayor…

TMZ.com

Trump Slams Mayor Who Criticized Hurricane Response

September 30, 2017 |

President Trump lashed out early Saturday at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and other Puerto Rican officials who have criticized relief efforts on the hurricane-ravaged island. “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you…
Newser

Mayor in Puerto Rico: No, It’s Not a ‘Good News Story’

September 29, 2017 |

On Thursday, the acting Homeland Security chief declared that federal relief efforts in Puerto Rico amounted to “a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane.” On Friday, the mayor of San…
Newser

After 5th Sexual Abuse Allegation, Mayor Resigns

September 13, 2017 |

The mayor of Seattle is resigning after a fifth person—his cousin—publicly accused him of sexual abuse, the Seattle Times reports. Joseph Dyer, 54, says Ed Murray, 62, forced him to have sex in a bedroom they shared at the home of Dyer’s mother four decades ago. Murray, a…
Newser

Charlottesville Mayor, Va. Gov. Call Out White Supremacists

August 13, 2017 |

Charlottesville’s mayor and Virginia’s governor are speaking out in the wake of the white supremacist rally and ensuing attack that killed a counter-protester: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke during Sunday services at Charlottesville’s Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, reports Time . He called the white supremacists “dividers,” but told them…
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