From N.Y. Daily News by Kerry Burke and Ben Chapman:
New York City education officials lowered the boom Thursday on a trio of planned charter schools run by a fiery former councilwoman who is Mayor de Blasio’s political adversary.

The decision to ax the schools operated by Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Network ended a period of intense speculation over the fate of charters approved in the final weeks of the Bloomberg administration.

The three new schools killed by de Blasio were among a group of 17 charter schools promised free space in public school buildings last October.

Fourteen of those publicly funded, privately run charters will open in September as planned, including five operated by Moskowitz, who now runs the city’s largest charter network.

The mayor — who declared in June that “there’s no way in hell Eva Moskowitz should get free rent” in public school buildings — said Thursday he was reversing poor decisions made by his predecessor.

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