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Snowstorm brings early test for New York's new mayor
Snowstorm brings early test for New York's new mayor

NEW YORK — On his first full day in office Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a headache that has bedeviled many a mayor before him virtually every year: a major snowstorm. At a news briefing shortly after swearing in his new police commissioner, former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, De Blasio had some good news for New York. Forecasters were predicting just a few inches of snow overnight, less than first anticipated. But east of the city, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island were under a blizzard warning, as was Cape Cod in Massachusetts and some coastal areas of Maine and New Hampshire. Boston's mayor, Thomas M. Menino, who steps down Monday after 20 years in...

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