The Gothamist blog story about Assemblywoman Grace Meng show the danger of today's copycat journalism. The headline of the story said "Death Threats For Objecting To Limbaugh's Hu Jintao Rant" The Gothamist said that Meng received death threats and extremely offensive hate mail from people defending Rush Limbaugh after she sent a letter to him demanding an apology from him for making fun of China leader Hu by mocking fake-Chinese language rant. The writer Meng spokeswoman Linda Sun described the harassment as "Nothing life-threatening, but ones that tell her to 'go back to your country.' They are coming from all over the country."
Manhattan man forced to dig out buried car so Bloomberg's staff can park (DN) * Analysis: Cuomo Expected To Threaten Layoffs (WCBS)* Walmart to City Council: We're not going to back down from a fight (DN) * Dead Man on Ballot: An Election Mystery(NYT) * 9/11 payouts on hold as lawyer vacations (NYP) * House ethics panel probing Meeks' money(NYP) Meeks is the subject of a congressional ethics probe centered on his financial-disclosure forms, which have been rife with omissions (NYP) * Gov. Andrew Cuomo Q&A: I like the Mets, muscle cars and Jon Bon Jovi (DN)
Between 5 to 10% of the teachers in NYC are incapable of teaching Joel Klien: Easier to ax a killer than a teacher * Teach untouchable DOE fights to keep 100G 'perv' out of class (NYP) *
New York needs a single standard, not three, for deciding razor-close elections (DN Ed) * Political Blogs Ready to Flood Campaign Trail (NYT) * Life & Liberty, five other PACs, paid out just 2.1% on campaign contributions in 2010 (DN)
Education Budget Cuts: China's Pack Classroom Work, Why Can't NY'S?
The Era of More Education Money and Smaller Class Sizes is Over Bloomberg Warns of Mass Teacher Layoffs New York City could lose $1 billion in education aid from the state, forcing the nation's largest school system to cut more than 21,000 teachers, Mayor Bloomberg said. (WSJ) * Bloomberg warns 21,000 new teachers could be laid off (DN) * Gov stalls revamp on teacher layoffs Cuomo rebuffed Mayor Bloomberg's request to immediately endorse a plan to scrap the "last in, first out" (LIFO) teacher-seniority layoff policy by including a repeal in his state budget plan (NYP) * Hearing To Discuss Fate Of Brooklyn School Turns Rowdy (NY1)
The Daily News says that United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew who they claim heads one of the WFP's most important member organizations support to oppose Cuomo's wish to end the millionaires tax to save the jobs of 21,000 is a violation of an agreement that the WFP made to support Cuomo's agenda Weaseling Families Party? Labor leaders backtrack on budget cut promises to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (DN ED)
True News: We Need Tough Love To Lead NYC'S Schools
The Mayor Should Replace Black With the Tiger Mom
State Sen. Daniel Squadron far exceeded $40,000 yearly rent limit at Broadway office (DN)
Lets See Albany Call It the Brian McLaughlin Bill
Tony and Guy Where Removed from Naming Rights Tom: $trip crook pols DiNapoli’s bill would not only strip pensions from those convicted of a felony for abusing their office, but also attempts to overcome a state constitutional protection on existing benefits with a series of heavy new fines for public officials who profit from their misdeeds.(NYP) * Labor leader Brian McLaughlin sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from Little Leaguers
Former Judge Gerald Garson Get Out of Jail Free Bill?
Euripides Says Let Trump Rebuild "Tavern on the Green
Trustee Seeks Millions From Mets Over Madoff Fraud(NYT) * Wilpon Reign With Mets Under Threat The announcement that the Mets may sell up to 25% of the team indicates they may be on shakier financial ground than they had previously admitted as a result of owner Fred Wilpon's losses stemming from Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. (WSJ) * Wilpons don't want to sell any part of Mets, but lawsuit stemming from Madoff scandal forced action (DN) * Mets and Madoff (WNBC) * Mets owner 'distraught' over accusations he profited from Madoff scheme (DN) * St. John's grad, Queens success dreams of owning piece of MetsDN) * Daly: Mets' Wilpon should just give back the money (DN) * Beltran, Ollie, K-Rod & Madoff: How it's all fallen apart since 2006 for New York Mets (DN)
* Mets To Reportedly Host 2013 All-Star Game (NY1)
A Real Baseball Owner:
The Papers Shuld Demand that the Wilpons' sell the Mets to a real baseball owner. Don't lets real estate barron's who depended on Madoff's corruption keep destroying national league baseball in New York
Took A Week for the NYT to Discover the Outer Boroughs
Last Week NYT Said They Did Not Even Want Outer Borough Residents to Express Their Outrage to City Officials