Who is New York City’s new Mayor?
Eric Leroy Adams is our new mayor. He was born on September 1, 1960. Adams is New York City’s 110th mayor.
At, 61, Adams is highly accomplished. He is a retired police officer, politician, and author. Mayor Adams is a lifelong New Yorker. He graduated from Bayside High School in Queens. A 1984 graduate of the New York City Police Academy, Adams served as an NYPD officer for 22 years before getting into politics. He is also a lifelong learner. Adams earned a master’s degree in public administration from Marist College and degrees from New York City Technical College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Eric Adams is the first mayor of color in almost 30 years, and since February is “Black History Month,” an examination of his life story is also very timely and important for America as a whole. The Master of Public Administration (M.P.Adm., M.P.A., or MPA) cf. the Master of Business Administration(MBA) Adams-Mayor (marist.edu)
“Black History Month” 「黒人歴史月間」 アフリカ系アメリカ人の偉業や文化に「敬意を表す月間」として知られている。アメリカは2月、イギリスは10月に制定されている。
When was Eric Adams sworn in as mayor?
On January 1, 2022, at the stroke of midnight, Eric Adams was sworn in as mayor in Times Square during the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Following the ball drop at midnight, Adams took his oath as the new mayor of New York City.
at the stroke of midnight 深夜０時ちょうどに be sworn in ～宜誓就任する、就任の宣誓をする take oath 真実を誓う
What type of approach do you think the new mayor will bring to running America’s largest and most complex city?
After getting to work on a Saturday morning, Adams spoke about how he plans to deal with the ongoing surge in crime, homelessness, affordability crisis and Covid-19 cases. the ongoing surge in ～ とどまるところを知らない〜の急増 affordability 値ごろ感、適正価格（の住宅供給） affordable 手ごろな価格の
When it comes to what kind of person he is, Adams says:
Quote from the mayor
“I don’t want people to put me in a box. There’s some things I’m conservative thinking about, moderate thinking about, uh, ultra-left thinking about. That is who I am! And, I tell New Yorkers and Americans: ‘Don’t let people define you!’ (Y’know?) I know who I am! I don’t need any title. I’m Eric Adams.” define 定義づける ultra-left ≒ radical 急進的な、革命的な ＊詳しくは後半のDeepen your vocabulary,をお聞きください。
Mayor Adams also spoke about how he wishes for the citizens of New York to view him as one of their own. He said, “I’m looking forward to showing New Yorkers that I’m one of them.”
There’s a feeling that we now have someone who has gone through a lot who is now going to help people who are going through a lot. And that is big. go through ～ つらい経験をする
Where does the mayor stand on fintech? fintech 金融（Finance）と技術（Technology）を結びつけたさまざまな革新的な動きを指す。
Well, our new Mayor announced that his first paychecks will be automatically converted into cryptocurrency. The salary will be converted to Ethereum and Bitcoin. “New York is the center of the world, and we want it to be the center of cryptocurrency and other financial innovations,” said Mayor Adams. I also liked that he said: “Being on the forefront of such innovation will help us create jobs, improve our economy, and continue to be a magnet for talent from all over the globe.” convert 替える
cryptocurrency 暗号資産、仮想通貨 Ethereum イーサリアム Bitcoin ビットコイン
magnet for talent 才能を引き付ける場所
Deepen your vocabulary
I think what Mayor Adams is saying here is, he may have a number of opinions that he holds personally about different issues. And some of those opinions could be called “radical.” As the Mayor, he won’t necessarily act on those beliefs, but he is saying that he can understand and respect a wide range of opinions and beliefs because we live in a very, very diverse and complicated city. Since he doesn’t specify, it’s hard to say what Eric Adams means by “ultra-left.”
What does the ultra-left stand for? Well, there is a spectrum of beliefs. Typically, the “left” is used as an umbrella term for policies and beliefs that are considered public welfare oriented, socialist, progressive, and sometimes anarchist. My guess as to what Mayor Adams could be in favor of, that could be considered ultra-left, is something he publicly advocated for in the past: complete reform of the legal system to make police work, law enforcement and sentencing more fair by solving local problems within a given community. For the past 20 years, that has been an objective of the NYPD: Get a more diverse police force. Get more people who live nearby to police their own neighborhoods — how it used to be in the past.
umbrella term —— It is a word that covers many other words under a category. 包括的な言葉、ひとくくりにした言葉 For example, “organs” is an umbrella term for the heart, lungs, stomach, kidney, etc. “Asian” is an umbrella term for people or things from China, Japan, Vietnam, India, etc.
＊MPA — The Master of Public Administration , sabbatical leave
Here’s what I found. Adams stands out for having that much education in a career with the police department. That’s for sure. He most likely took a break to get his Master’s.
It was very hard to find any public information on sabbatical leave, but I think it must be available after serving in the force for some set period of time. Maybe 10 years. I did find the 2022 NYPD “Professional Development Guidebook” and dropped the link in the notes.
https://www.nycpba.org/media/36306/nypd-scholarships.pdf The guidebook does not contain a single mention of ‘sabbatical’. One thing to keep in mind to help answer your question is this: The average police officer is coming in with a high school education. Currently the push is to get officers a 4-year degree. And that’s where this Professional Development Guidebook comes in. But them getting a 4-year degree risks seeing the officers leave for higher paying and safer jobs. For captains and commissioners, I imagine they have the ability to continue their education. But for the rank and file, it’s probably really hard.