THE MAYOR DROPPED the bomb about five minutes into his save-our-schools sermon. He took the pulpit yesterday at St. Matthew AME Church, at 57th and Race streets, and began preaching about the importance of education and the need for a renewed public commitment "to our children."
THERE WAS something different about the obligatory photo-op and ceremonial signing of the "ban the box" bill yesterday. It started out as usual in the ornate City Hall reception room under the painted portraits of a few dozen dead mayors. As usual, Mayor Nutter was center stage with various VIPs arrayed behind him.
Elmer Smith is a member of the Daily News Editorial Board.