Friday, April 15, 2011

Can Grasso Pull A Bloomberg?

 Grasso Will Run If Kelly Does Not and Spitzer Does

 Three years before the 2001 mayoral election most New Yorkers never heard of Bloomberg. Grasso has Bloomberg money.  Grasso pick up millions from his job as the head of the NYSE which AG Spitzer drove him from.  Weiner, Stringer, DeBlasio and the others should talk to Mark Green. Ex-Chairman of New York Stock Exchange May Run for Mayor(NYT) * Richard Grasso, NYSE ex-boss, tells Wagner College audience he might run for mayor (SI Advance) * "If the man who really should be the mayor, the next mayor of the city of New York, the great police commissioner Ray Kelly, chooses not to run, and if my former adversary does run as an independent in 2013, I will run for mayor of the City of New York."


A Stoic Hevesi Led From Court in Handcuffs Going to Jail

Says "I will live w this shame for the rest of my life."

Hevesi gets up to 4 years (DN) * BREAKING: * Hevesi Sentenced to One to Four Years (NYT) * Ex-NY state comptroller Alan Hevesi gets prison in pension fund ...(WSJ)*  Hevesi Gets Up to Four Years in Prison in New York State Pension Scandal * Heavy sentence for Hevesi  * Cuomo: Hevesi’s ways ‘will not be tolerated’ * Comptroller DiNapoli Statement on the Sentencing of Alan Hevesi 

True News Highlights of Hevesi Pension Scandal





Albany Except for Cuomo is Very Quiet As Spring Break Begins . . .  Silver Licking His Wounds?

Cuomo warns unions to forget about hike$

Cuomo warns unions to forget about hike$ (NYP Ed) * Funding Cuomo: Taking over "Priscilla Queen of the Dessert" on June 14 for "biggest fund-raiser yet." * Taxes NYS: Why they keep going up in the state. * Bipartisanship: "I think we have been working well together the past few months," a Republican tells Cuomo. * Bipartisanship: Fights in DC make Albany look good, says Cuomo * Contract negotiations between the Cuomo administration and the state’s two largest public employee unions include talk of raising the retirement age.* CSEA and PEF will reportedly work behind the scenes to get Council 82′s 1,160 members to reject what Cuomo has called a “model” contract deal.* Cuomo is open to talking about his 2 percent property tax cap, but the Senate GOP doesn’t want to water it down. * Minority lawmakers are expecting Cuomo to “stand up” on rent control.* “People take breaks. We worked hard on the budget,” Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said in defense of the Legislature’s decision to add an extra week onto its annual spring vacation.

The Mayor's Testy Deposition in A Class-Action Lawsuit Over Maternity Leave

If you want to take things out of context, just state that you're going to do that." Bloomberg

Mayor Shows His Testy Side in Deposition for a Lawsuit In 2009, when questioned in a class-action lawsuit over maternity leave, the mayor was at times sarcastic. (NYT) *  Mayor Bloomberg snippy in 2009 deposition (DN) * Mayor Bloomberg didn't find pleasure in deposition (WABC) *  Even before the case was filed, Mr. Bloomberg and his company had a reputation for being a boys' club, with Bloomberg rumored to have said that if women took time off to have children, men should be able to take time off to work on their golf games. But at the end of his second testimony, he insisted that, "Around the world we treat everybody the same."(The Daily Beast)

Newspaper Publisher Pleaded Guilty To Lying to Protect Rangel
Publisher Admits Lying in Rangel Probe Karl Rodney, publisher of the New York Carib News a newspaper publisher pleaded guilty to lying to congressional investigators about who really paid for Rep. Rangel to attend junkets at tropical resorts that ran afoul of House ethics rules. (WSJ)

As Two Fireman Died Because of the Dismantling of the Buildings Water System, Other Fireman Were Forced to Fight With A Garden Hose

 Deutsche fire testimony: Bravest battled blaze with garden hose(DN)


 Another Failed City Contract: DEO To Dump FTA Who Illegally Employed Overseas Workers

As the Mayor Clings To the CityTime Contract

Education Department probes contractor who hired foreign workers, plans to phase out companyThe Daily News reported this week that FTA has employed 15 people in Turkey and India for more than three years to service the New York City school system's computer network while charging taxpayers at least $110 an hour for those programmers. (DN) *   Steiner's surrender(NYP)

Walcott Real Test Will Be To Get the Public To Accept Eduction Cuts

On his first official day on the job Dennis Walcott gets the morning off to a good start at PS 10 in Brooklyn making waffles           Angry PTA president praises Walcotto's style

Walcott Gets Waiver to Be Schools Chief(WSJ) * Walcott gets education waiver, tough questions on same day (DN) * With Waiver Granted, Schools Chancellor Walcott Gets Off To A Fast Start (NY1) * LIFO reform a Walcott priority (NYP) * Dennis Walcott Now Targeted By Same Gadflies Who Went after Cathie Black (Village Voice) * Principal Cleared of Charges in Confrontation With Teacher (NYT) * School Mandates: What exactly are they (Measure student's body mass index; teach about Potato Famine!) and why are they so costly? * Diaz Sr. FOILs For Black’s Compensation (YNN) * Rev. Diaz FOILS Cathie Black (NYO)



Cops Ticket Fixing Scandal Speeds to Union Delegates

"[T]wo dozen cops could be indicted on bribery, larceny and official misconduct charges in the upcoming weeks." 

Cop sheds light on Bronx ticket-fixing scandal A Bronx cop testified she had union delegates take care of two summonses - a public admission that sources say sheds light on a massive ticket-fixing probe. About 40 officers are being eyed in the grand jury investigation. Sources told the Daily News that more than two dozen cops could be indicted on bribery, larceny and official misconduct charges in the upcoming weeks.(DN) * 'DWI' ex-prosecutor: Tix-fix arresting cop my ticket to slide (NYP)


Will Federal Cuts Endanger NYCHA Future?






Administration's "silence essentially gave the bidders the go-ahead to send business for manufacturing and maintaining New York City's cabs overseas."

 New yellow cabs, but no new jobs: Taxi of Tomorrow contest did not consider our economy By Bill De Blasio 





 With The Mayor Dumping Trash Collection on the Outer Boroughs Court Rules TriBeCa Must Take the Salt . . . Ahh

Snooty celebs in Sanita-shun Court OKs road-salt garage in tony TriBeCa (NYP)

The city should abandoned the fancy design for TriBeCa and use the usually layout for salt storage



Casino Bus Was Speeding Just Before Crash, Investigators Say (NYT)


 'Scandal'bars bike bust Cop cites gal for tote-bag 'hazard' (NYP)

The state court system could be laying off up to 500 people.

Federal Funds Seed Transit-Oriented Development Push New York City and other municipalities in the region are preparing to revitalize areas around under-developed transit hubs. (WSJ)

Texas congressmen threaten legislation to block space shuttle from coming to NY (NYP)

Orthodox Borough Park family continues tradition of matzo-making with backyard bakery(DN)

Mother's Death Plunge; Cop Rape Trial; Search for Bodies and Mob Rat Describes Murders

Father of kids killed in van death plunge was busted for failing to supervise son(NYP) * Trying to Understand a Mother's Fatal Plunge(WSJ) * Only survivor of mom's murder-suicide minivan plunge into Hudson returns to scene (DN) * Survivor bravely begins new life as Hudson mom's 'deadbeat' hell revealed (NYP) * Newburgh Minivan Mom’s Facebook Posting: ‘Forgive Me Please’ (WCBS)

At Trial, Accuser Recalls, in Pieces, Night of Rape(NYT) * Rape trial is tale of dumb cops (DN)* Alleged Victim Testifies In Rape Trial Of Two NYPD Officers (NY1) * Official: FBI Examines Pimp’s Laptop In Long Island Serial Killer Probe (WCBS) * LI serial slay hunt widens(NYP)

Law and Order Cellphone Calls May Offer Insight Into Serial Killer(NYT) * Continued search at beach call-girl dumping ground up in air (DN) * Ex-Mob Boss Tells Jury, Calmly, About Murders (NYT)Golden-fleeced Boss rat lost bullion bonanza in squeal deal * Admitting Clients Are Drug Traffickers, but Denying Guilt(NYT) * Grandson of woman who lay dead in closet charged with her murder (DN) * VIDEO: Police hunting suspect in attack on postal worker(DN) * Police: Armed Robber Targeting Brooklyn Pharmacies (NY1) * Jury Deliberates In Transit Officers' Brutality Trial (NY1) * Cops: Good Samaritan In Major Deegan Crash Turns Out To Be Hoax (WCBS)Grandson held in woman's slay (NYP) * Pusher's luck runs out (NYP)


Wall Street Pays Fine to Avoid Trials and Jail

Banks Near Deal With SEC U.S. securities regulators are in talks with several major Wall Street banks to settle fraud allegations related to mortgage-bond deals that helped unleash the financial crisis. (WSJ) * JPMorgan execs ID'd in Madoff suit (NYP)





U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings(NYT)




Stephen Colbert Revives ColbertPAC With Cover Letter (Illustrating Campaign Finance Folly)



Donald Trump, Mort Zuckerman Spar Over 'Saving Daily News' Claim(Huff Post)





The Real Housewives of Wall Street

Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs? (Taibbi, Rolling Stone)