Joseph Ponte, the embattled commissioner of the city’s jail system, fingered two former Department of Correction employees from ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as the figures who incorrectly informed him and other agency brass that they could use city vehicles for personal trips—even though both denied ever giving him such dubious advice. 684 more words
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Staten Island Assemblywoman and GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis told the Observer last night that she returned campaign contributions from Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour—and condemned the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy for inviting the 740 more words
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have appeared in the arraignment department and misdemeanor courtrooms at the New York County Criminal Courthouse in Lower Manhattan at least twice in the past few days, and have taken at least one individual into custody, one of the city’s leading public defenders claimed this morning—possibly reflecting… 770 more words
Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and a coterie of other Democratic pols called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “two-bit racial arsonist” who’s making a “desperate” claim that the presidential election next month will be rigged to save… 746 more words
For Mayor Bill de Blasio, something always seems to get in the way.
Take his trip to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. As he tried to talk national politics—an area where he regards himself as a practiced old hand—he was hit with questions about an obscure scandal back home. 2,896 more words