Cathie Black is clear to become NYC Schools Chancellor, but an appeal is expected.

The Post praises outgoing commissioner Joel Klein.

Dick Dadey says 2011 is going to be a “horrible year of reckoning.”

Despite vigils across the state, layoffs of state workers are expected to take effect at the end of the week.

The Democrat and Chronicle wants the new public authorities watchdog office to have more power.

The NYS League of Women Voters says the new voting process needs improvements.

Catskill Casino project moves forward, but still awaits federal approval.

Victims in line for 9/11 health benefits are being instructed to avoid lawyers.

Rep. Pete King is blasting President Obama for his recess appointments.

Sen. Gillibrand is moving into her mom’s home in Albany., while looking for a bigger home in D.C.

The DN is calling for an immediate review of the snow response.

Post reports that some sanitation bosses responded slowly in protest of budget cuts.

NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was one of the many drivers who got in accidents because of the snow.

Juan Gonzalez thinks Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith deserves some of the blame.

Tom Robbins is praising Gov. Paterson for commuting the sentence of John White.

A judge has ruled that graphic anti-cigarette ads being posted by the in New York City health board need to be taken down.

Andrea Tantaros thinks Sarah Palin was a big winner in 2010, while President Obama was a loser.

Obama and Palin have been turned into comic book characters.