Merry Christmas to all you blog readers, contributors, lurkers and sock puppets!
A few headlines you might have missed while wrapping presents, consuming cookies and egg nog and otherwise engaging in holiday revelry…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule.
NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is in Connecticut with no public schedule.
At 9:30 a.m., Mayor Bloomberg will visit the 108th Police Precinct to thank NYPD personnel working on Christmas, 5-47 50th Avenue between Vernon Avenue and 5th Street, Queens.
At 10 a.m., Bloomberg visits visits FDNY Engine 258/Ladder 115 to thank FDNY personnel who are working on the holiday, 10-40 47th Avenue between Vernon Avenue and 11th Street, Queens.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall, have called it quits, announcing the dissolution of their marriage in a tersely worded statement issued on Christmas Eve.
The statement came just two days after the New York City tabloids revealed Spitzer’s relationship with his former campaign spokeswoman, Lis Smith, who is now working for de Blasio’s transition.
Bloomberg is a grandfather for the first time. His daughter, Georgina, gave birth to a baby boy on Christmas Eve.
The baby’s name is Jasper Michael Brown Quintana. His father is Ramiro Quintana, a professional equestrian from Argentina.
“I’m thrilled and just so proud of Georgina,” Bloomberg said. “They are going to make really wonderful parents and what an an incredible way to start the new year.”
The mayor spent his last Christmas Eve in office at an annual lunch for the homeless at City Hall restaurant.
Former President Bill Clinton plans to personally match donations made to his foundation through the remainder of the year, according to an email pitch from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
As of Tuesday, Cuomo had given no commutations, in which prisoners are released; or pardons, in which convictions are nullified.
The government’s retooled health care website was put to its biggest test yet as record numbers of Americans rushed to beat Tuesday’s extended deadline for signing up for insurance.
The Obama administration said that it would provide more time for people to complete their applications for health insurance if they could show that they missed the deadline because of problems with the federal health care website.
Cuomo issued a statement remembering the two firefighters who were killed in an ambush attack a year ago yesterday in Webster, Monroe County.
State Democratic Party spokesman Peter Kauffmann on Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s potential run for governor: “Jobs are up, taxes are down, and the state’s credit rating is positive — as opposed to Westchester, which has been downgraded.”
With 2014 looming, there are 11 bills that have been passed by both the Assembly and Senate, but not yet delivered to Cuomo.
The subway-workers union and the MTA are cracking down on straphangers who use bogus bills to buy MetroCards.
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo saluted his former speechwriter Peter Quinn and his newest novel “Dry Bones,” the third offering in his Detective Fintan Dunne history-mystery trilogy.
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