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NYC Corrections Chief Blames Bloomberg-Era Officials for His Joyrides on the Public Dime

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

Michael Bloomberg

GOP Mayoral Candidate Says She Returned Past Donations From Activist Linda Sarsour

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

Mayor Bill De Blasio

ICE Agents Arresting Undocumented Immigrants in NYC Misdemeanor Court, Advocates Report

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

Bill De Blasio

'History Will Change Because of What They Did to Eric Garner,' Al Sharpton Says

Two years to the day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner, The Rev. Al Sharpton demanded the City Council pass a… 675 more words

Bill De Blasio