Can Ticket Fixing Scandal Hurt Kelly?
de Blasio who is normally very cautious in his politics and press release has taken the hardest shot against an opponent in the 2013 mayoral campaign. The Public Advocate is trying tie Kelly into the NYPD ticket fixing scandal. This our of character attack is an indication how strong a candidate de Blasio things Kelly would be. de Blasio is a good political strategist understands that Kelly on the GOP and independent line would do very well after the expected crowded and divisive Democratic Primary could make Kelly a winner. de Blasio also understands that the WFP could have their own candidate regardless who wins the Democratic Primary making Kelly even more of a shoe in to be the next mayor. Will the de Blasio attack on Kelly get traction in the press who has not even mentioned which City Hall pols got their tickets fixed by the cops is still in question. So far only the NYP and NYDN has picked up the de Blasio attack first reported in yesterday on the blog DNAinfo.com
Ray Kelly: From chief cop to commander in chief?(NYDN) * De Blasio to NYPD: Admit tix-fix mess de Blasio has jumped into the NYPD ticket-fixing controversy, demanding the city's top cop come clean over allegations that some officers covered up busts for crimes a lot more serious than minor motor-vehicle infractions. (NYP) * De Blasio to NYPD: Admit tix-fix mess (NYP) * Scofflaw Judge Emily Jane Goodman criticized parking tickets; forgot to mention she never gets any (NYDN Ed)
Wage plan 'kills jobs' (NYP) * Study Sets Off A Wage BattleA bill that would mandate wages of at least $10 per hour on projects that receive significant public subsidies would result in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and would stymie development, especially outside Manhattan, a study said. (WSJ) * 'Living wage' bill a job killer, says study; critics charge bias (NYDN) * New ESDC Chair Ken Adams says the term Empire State has been “misleading for years.”
Most Subway Stations and Tunnels Still Don't Have Working Online Cameras
Broken lens can't catch tunnel boob A surveillance camera that could have spotted him has been broken for some time now
Poll: NYers see Cuomo as changing Albany(WSJ) * NY1 Exclusive: NY1-Marist Poll Finds Cuomo's Numbers Are Strong, Legislature's Are Not (NY1) * Governor Andrew Cuomo begins his “People First” tour today at Noon in Syracuse. * Cuomo to Legislature: ‘Pass the tax cap now, or don’t come home.’ * Cuomo is telling New Yorkers that lobbyists are fiercely fighting his property tax proposal and he needs their help (Fox 5) * Cuomo Says Legislature Is Rife With Corruption (NYT) * Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he has “shared” his property tax cap bill with the governor
Immigration: 38 legislators urge Cuomo to pull NY from federal program that sends fingerprints of people in jail to Department of Homeland Security.
Spitzer Keeps At Least His Toe in Politics
Spitzer 2010, account is still up and running.
Voting deadline for local school-council elections to be delayed for a week after parent outrage(NYDN) * Education Council Elections Postponed, Walcott Says(NY1) * Bronx Charter School Makes Eating Well Part of Its Philosophy(NYT)
Panic attacks, false alarms rise over fear of retaliation for Bin Laden's death(NYDN) * 'No guarantees' on train safety, NYPD boss Kelly says(NYDN) * NYPD Says City Rail Systems Are Safe Following Two Security Breaches (NY1) * Osama's death: Fears of revenge rise (NYDN) * NYC: 2 subway tunnel arrests not linked to terror (WABC)
New Yorkers soon to get emergency cell phone alerts in what Bloomberg calls 'quantum leap forward' (NYDN) * City To Introduce New Cell Phone Emergency Alert System (NY1) * NYC Unveils First-in-Nation Emergency Text Alert System (NBC)
Feds Pushing Times Square Theater Evacuation Safety
Safety Hawks Targeting Theaters A year after an attempted car bombing in Times Square, the federal agency that governs workplace safety is putting theaters across New York on notice that future inspections will include reviews of emergency-action plans—which instruct employees how to respond to crises, including evacuations. (WSJ)
FDNY's $27M fireboats beset by glitches, sidelined for repairs (NYDN)
Daily News Says State Is Not Doing Enough to Crackdown on Dangerous Commercial Driver