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Sharpton Aide Accuses de Blasio and Mark-Viverito of 'Backdoor Dealmaking' on NYPD Reform

Almost two years to the day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, a top lieutenant to Rev. 686 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Congressman Rips 'Two-Bit Racial Arsonist' Donald Trump's 'Rigged Election' Claim

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

Donald Trump

Bill de Blasio Is Having a Rough Summer, But Will It Matter?

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

Bill De Blasio

City Forced to Hand over Rivington Documents After Threat of Legal Action

After the Department of Investigation gave the city an ultimatum—hand over the documents and computers related to Rivington House or face legal action—City Hall has finally handed over the records. 689 more words

Bill De Blasio

Lancman: DOI Should Take City Hall to Court Over Rivington House Documents

After the Department of Investigation reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio has not yet turned over documents and computers in connection with its Rivington House investigation, one Queens councilman says he is bewildered that Commissioner Mark Peters is not trying to get the administration to cooperate through a state court order. 588 more words

Bill De Blasio

Timing Of Pay Raise, Horse And Carriage Bills Draws Suspicion From Drivers

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — There were harsh accusations from horse carriage drivers on Tuesday. They claim politicians are pushing them off the street like worthless pawns as a way of engineering pay raises. 452 more words


De Blasio Officials Struggle Mightily to Justify Horse Carriage Plan to Council

“I don’t know.”

That was the refrain from a team of de Blasio administration officials asked for facts and figures to justify the mayor’s plan… 635 more words

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