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New York City Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. has been named to head the White House Office of Urban Policy. Carrion announced in December speech at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale that he had been selected for an unnamed administration post. At the time, speculation abounded that Carrion would not be selected after he, not President Barack Obama, announced his selection. Carrion has drawn criticism for his support of public financing for the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, a project which has been severely over budget. The White House Office of Urban Policy was first established by Obama in an executive order last week.