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Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton


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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton, de Blasio announced Saturday.

“I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for all of New York City,” de Blasio said. “Wednesday’s ceremony will be an event for every New Yorker from all five boroughs, and Chirlane and I couldn’t be more excited to have President Clinton and Secretary Clinton stand with us.”

De Blasio previously served as Regional Director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration as well as campaign manager for Secretary Clinton’s U.S. Senate campaign.

On Jan. 1, Clinton will swear in the incoming mayor on the steps of City Hall with a bible once owned by former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The bible is on loan from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Lissette Ortiz, a senior at Medgar Evers College, will introduce Clinton. Ortiz moved to the United States when she was 15 from the Dominican Republic. She now lives in the Bronx and plans to pursue a career in public administration.


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Street Talk: What would you like the de Blasio administration to do differently?


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They should change the manner in which they do stop-and-frisk, not get rid of it all together. Crime has dropped; why do away with it?
Catherine Vodola

I’d like to see de Blasio keep his promises! I’d like him to be the better-man; better than all of the cynical nay-sayers. He should keep our public schools open, take care of our neighborhoods and put an end to minority targeting that goes on in the stop-and-frisk procedure.
Sharia Jones-Bey

I would like them to bring our real estate taxes down.
Rob Brtmandracchia

I hope he makes borough healthcare services more accessible. Everyone from every walk of life deserves the best care possible.
Emily Miao 

I’d like to see him continue Bloomberg’s successful programs. He should continue focusing on education. He’s rather inexperienced; hopefully he’ll gain insight on the job.
Dean Zias

It would be great if he could think of some road and mass transit projects to ease traffic/congestion on city highways. He should also do away with traffic light cameras; I think there are better ways to raise money for the city.
Keith Dennis

I want the crime rate to stay where it is. The de Blasio administration should let the police do their jobs. We have to keep New York City safe!”
Bill Delawski

I hope the new mayor will enable children from all over the city, equal opportunities. I also hope he will continue programs that protect and support children.
Heather Blackman

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