NYT, WSJ: Paterson Domestic Violence Interference Investigation is Lost
Both the NYT and WSJ curiously have the same story of the about how the domestic violence investigation seem to have been back burned. After three months of no movement on the story one can only conclude that one of the papers has a spy in the other or one of the papers get a tip on someone being questioned by the other why there has been no movement. But for the NYT and WSJ to publish the same story about the investigation lack of developments is very interesting. The AG recused himself from investigating the administration of Mr. Paterson, a onetime political rival, and turned the case over to , the former chief judge of New York, who is said by the NYT to feel little urgency or political pressure to finish. Laye hired by the Working Families Party to conduct an internal review of its campaign-finance activities, which she recently completed, right before the parties endorsement timetable.
A Former Top Aide to Paterson Languishes as an Inquiry Moves Slowly Accused of domestic violence, David W. Johnson has not heard from investigators in months, his lawyer said.(NYT) *
Three Months Later, Mum's the Word on Paterson Investigation Three months after allegations that Gov. Paterson improperly intervened in a top aid's domestic dispute, there has been little progress in the investigation being led by an independent counsel (WSJ)
NYT and WSJ how about a follow up on the city council lush fund investigation? That is longer than 3 months.
Wall Street's Lost Wages Hurts NYC Badly
Wall St. pay plunge Wages on Wall Street tumbled more last year than at any time in modern history -- including the Great Depression. As a result the city is counting on $12 billion less in sales and income taxes between fiscal 2008 and 2011.(NYP) * Liu Faults Wage Study(WSJ)
Driving in this state becomes more expensiveNew York Economic Meltdown City Services for Families in Trouble Could Be Cut (NYT) * Co-Op City Workers Are Returning to Jobs (WSJ) * School admitted more kids than they had room for (DN) * The Oneida County DA is investigating the local branch of the Independence Party. * Rent regulation poorly targeted Among all New York City households with incomes below $35,000 living in private-sector rental units, only 10% had housing that could be called affordable. (Crains) PM Update Disney Pulls Plug On ESPN Zone
Coup II: Espada Wants to Blows Up Albany Again
Espada who is under reelection press back in the district he has a second home in, is out to finish the job he started with Monserrate to destroy Albany.
Espada's new plot for doom Vows gov't shutdown Espada pledged to withhold his crucial vote from emergency spending legislation, known as a budget extender, that must pass the Legislature by 11:59 p.m. Monday to keep the wheels of government turning for another week (NYP) * Dave's healthy cuts (NYP Ed) * Paterson Turns Budget Screws (WSJ) * Hammond: Pedro & Skelos star in 'Chaos 2' * Shutdown showdown: Paterson must keep pressing Legislature to cut spending (DN Ed) * The next round of budget extenders won’t include education spending cuts, but will include spending reductions on mental health and human services – plus a tax hike on cigarettes. * Gov. David Paterson’s tough approach seems to be working as budget negotiations got underway in earnest * Could New York be the next Greece? * Espada Threatening Another Senate Gridlock? - wcbstv.com * A.M. Roundup: Budget thaws and threats (TU) * Flirting With Complete Dysfunction (Gotham Gazette) PM Update Senators throw cold water on Coup II
* Diaz is upset he’s a ‘thug,’ unsure what he’ll do MondayMTA moment of booth: Court orders reopening (NYP) * MTA's deal with 'frauds' The MTA awarded a $28.6 million contract to a Spanish company that hatched a fraudulent scheme to lowball its projected profits (NYP) * A whistleblower says he got the boot from his job after complaining that the MTA was dealing with a Spanish company that hatched fraudulent schemes to lowball its projected projects. * MTA Board Approves Public Hearings On Layoffs (NY1)
City residents taking anger out on BP
The Oneida County DA is investigating the local branch of the Independence Party.
The Post doesn’t approve of Mayor Bloomberg’s “wobbling” on charging the working homeless to stay in city shelters * HOTEL ROOM IN NYC: $35,000 A NIGHT!.
Public Advocate Position Create for Stein
Andrew Stein and his political connected father was able to lobby a past charter commission to create the position of public advocate to set up a future mayoral campaign. The position has become whatever that person in that office wants. Most have tried to use it without success and a stepping stone to higher office. Charter Panel Eyes Advocate The Office of the Public Advocate -- beset by hefty budget cuts, calls for its elimination and efforts to erode its power -- is now under the microscope of the commission charged with remaking city * If he lives through this battle and succeeds in the office, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is likely to be a leading contender in the 2013 NYC mayor’s race. government. * The Battle for Bill de Blasio’s Soul
FACEBOOK Joseph Mercurio May be New York City could benefit by top two voting, a version of non-partisan elections. California Voters Back Election Overhaul - NYTimes.com * California Overhauls Election System, Primaries Completely Eliminated
Facing Misconduct Claims, Brooklyn Prosecutor Agrees to Free Man Held 15 Years * Judge nixes slay rap with slam at DA Law and Order Here drum the judge! Musical jurists can rock for cash, ethics panel says (NYP) * Ex-Yankee El Duque 'in shock' over half-brother's murder spree (DN) * Joint task force busts Albanian drug ring (DN) * Famed Colombo underboss Franzese betrayed by own son (DN) * Life for a life: John MacKenzie, like all cop killers, should die in prison (DN Ed) Update Jury convicts in for-hire killing of Bronx mom (NYP) * Mark Green: Bill de Blasio 'Has Been Put in a Box' (Politicker) * Stab 'monster' sent to the slammer for Queens kill (NYP)
Terrorist NY The faces of hate Jersey jihadis junior hellions (NYP) * 'Jersey Jihadist' turned against own brother over Islam (DN) * U.N. Security Council Sanctions Iran PM Update Ex-Brooklyn College student gets 15 years for aiding al Qaeda (NYP)
Council to fight for E. State Building tribute to Mother Teresa
Blogo Update Blago not bad, trusted wrong guys: attorney * Ex-Blago aide testifies on plans to make money...