The city allowed the oversight consultant firm, Spherion, to select its own watchdog
Was the City Trying to Give SAIC A Lifetime Contract?
John Haggerty Won't Plea
When the New York State Independence Party attempted to return money that prosecutors say was stolen from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor said: No thank you.
After years of delay and a dramatic 11th-hour compromise
$4.3 bil for 9/11 heroes (NYP) * Senate Passes 9/11 Health Bill as Republicans Back Down (NYT) * Gillibrand Gains Foothold With 9/11 Aid Victory * Health Bill for 9/11 Responders Is Approved * End of a 'national disgrace' as D.C. pols wake up and finally provide for our 9/11 heroes (DN) * America saves national honor as Senate passes long-overdue Zadroga health bill for 9/11 responders (DN Ed) * Congress Passes Scaled-Down 9/11 Health Care Bill (NY1)* The bill passed the House in a vote of 206 to 60 and is headed to President Obama’s desk for his expected signature. * Sen. Mitch McConnell insisted there was never any doubt that the Zadroga bill would pass, saying the suggestion Republicans wanted to kill the measure is a “gross distortion of the facts.” * Suffolk County DA Thomas J. Spota blasted Paterson for commuting John White’s sentence without reaching out to the victim’s family first.
Some Say D'Amato the Lobbyist is Running the GOP Al D’Amato, ‘Wizard Of Oz’? * Madison County, Big Lobbying Spender
Google New York
Google Sets Business Focus in Chelsea Google closed on the $1.9 billion purchase of its New York headquarters in a deal that's become a powerful symbol of how the tech sector is helping to shore up New York's economy. (WSJ) * High-End Sales Sputtering(WSJ) * Daffy's in Times Square Debut Daffy's has plans to open a Times Square outlet in the latest sign of the area's transformation into a center for low-priced fashion.
Over a Billion for the 7 train extension to the Westside and not enough to pay for contracted raises?
granted to NYC Schools Chancellor-in-waiting Cathie Black.
'I'm not Bernie Madoff': Suspect accused of robbing 11 churches just wanted to pay Con Ed bill (DN) Law and Order Cops shoot Queens 'slasher' dead (NYP) * Body-dump fiend caught on camera (NYP) * Family's rage at laughing killer (NYP) * Woman’s Body Is Found in Suitcase (NYT) * Judge Criticizes Stop-and-Frisk Police Tactics in Housing Projects (NYT) * Body Found in Suitcase(WSJ) * Cops insist freed shooting suspect is guilty; video says otherwise (DN) * WATCH: Suspect pulled suitcase with dead woman stuffed inside (DN) * Man with knife shot dead by Queens cops after mom calls 911 (DN) * SVU to be first on sex-crime scenes, Kelly says (DN) * Let city deal with juvenile offenders instead of shipping them to costly upstate hellholes (DN Ed) * Police Seek Person Of Interest In Connection With Discovered Body (NY1) * Paterson Commutes Sentence In Racially-Charged LI Case * Police Kill Man Wielding Knife in Queens (NYT)
‘Spider-Man’ Shows Are Canceled to Test a New Safety Plan (NYT) * Oh, Spider-Man! “Spider-Man” has already set the record for the most expensive production on Broadway. It may also set the record for most injuries. (NYT Ed) * 'Spider-Man' Performance Grounded(WSJ)* Beyond 'Spider-Man': 10 Onstage Mishaps (WSJ) * 'Spider-Man' to resume today as producers mull better safety measures (DN) * Suffolk County DA Thomas J. Spota blasted Paterson for commuting John White’s sentence without reaching out to the victim’s family first.
Media and New Tech Vow-row former husband incensed Times story slammed as harming kids