Thursday, November 07, 2013

New NY City Mayor was raised in Cambridge, Mass., is a Red Sox fan, and like other famous people including one of the Boston bombers, he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School

8/17/2013, "De Blasio was raised in Cambridge, Mass., Bay State roots being one of the few things he shares with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And de Blasio remains a Red Sox fan....De Blasio attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public school, before leaving for New York University and graduate school at Columbia University."...

"A refresher on candidate Bill de Blasio," Newsday, Dan Janison

His birth name was Warren Wilhelm Jr.:

"Bill de Blasio's official name change from Warren Wilhelm Jr. (he says he'd always been known as Bill) to his mother's maiden name was filed in court in 2002 after he became a councilman. "I was really brought up by my mother's side of the family," and the name he used as of 1983, de Blasio-Wilhelm, became "unwieldy," he told Newsday then.

Politically, de Blasio's indelible identity as a Democrat comes clear just from a glance at his resume: He was a union organizer and campaign coordinator in 1989 and later aide to the city's last Democratic mayor, David Dinkins. He worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under secretary Andrew M. Cuomo and managed the 2000 Senate campaign for then-first lady HillaryClinton."

de Blasio was born in Manhattan:

9/22/2013, "Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has had three different legal names, court records show," NY Daily News

"The city’s 109th mayor was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. on May 8, 1961, in Manhattan, his birth certificate shows."


Turnout for 2013 NY City Mayor election was lowest since 1917 when women were first allowed to vote in NY State:

11/6/13, "NY1 ItCH: How Bill De Blasio Made History," Bob Hardt, NY1.com

"By my math, about 1.03 million people voted – without absentee and emergency ballots counted. That means we’re on track to having the lowest percentage voting turnout ever and the lowest number of raw votes since women won the right to vote in New York State in 1917."...


April 19, 2013, "Bomb Suspect’s High School Taught Actors, Harvard Poets," Bloomberg Business Week, John Lauerman

"The bombing suspect police have been chasing through the Boston area attended a prestigious public high school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that educated actor-director Ben Affleck and basketball player Patrick Ewing. 

Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who police are seeking for the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured dozens, went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, which is known for its eclectic, diverse student body. His brother Tamerlan was killed last night as the two tried to evade police.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev wrestled and received a scholarship from the city of Cambridge while attending Rindge and Latin, a school with links to Harvard University and roots that go almost as deep."...

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