|What Others Vendors Are Ripping Off the City?|
How Did the Mayor, Comptroller Thompson and City Council Miss for Years the CityTime Ripoffs?
In another black eye for the Bloomberg administration, a contractor for the scandal-scarred CityTime electronic-payroll system yesterday admitted the project's manager ripped off the city by cheating on his own time sheet. Officials at the contractor, Science Applications International Corp., said they will reimburse the city the $2.47 million that project manager Gerard Denault unfairly billed when he worked on the massive project to switch city employees to the system. * Citytime Honcho Gets Ax (WSJ) * CityTime boss' own cheat sheet(NYP) * CityTime Manager Fudges Timesheets(Gotham Gazette) * CityTime Payroll Project’s Main Contractor Fires a Manager(NYT) * Mike Bloomberg Praised SAIC - SAIC Fires Head Guy NYC! More Corruption Fall-Out To Come!!!! * Gerard Denault, CityTime Project Manager, Fired for Raiding the Till(Village Voice)
Another Pay A Fine With No Criminal Charges or Jail Time
|CityTime Can Make Me Mayor|
NYT Leading From Behind in the NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal
The Daily News had this story three days ago Cop admits fixing traffic summonses on stand while testifying in drunken ... * Officers Tested in Ticket-Fixing Case(NYT)
NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Reporting So Far (True News)
When It Comes to CityTime and NYPD Ticket Fixing Bloomberg Not the King but the Aloof Queen
|Queen Mayor Aloof|
"It is wrong," Bloomberg said. "They shouldn't do it. The cops shouldn't do it (Fix Tickets) and the elected officials [shouldn't do it]. And it is really disgraceful if the elected officials asked them to do it." Mayor Bloomberg calls practice of fixing tickets for rich and famous 'disgraceful'
Albany's Tax Cap Drama - 3 Weeks to Go
The Interest Group Dance
All the Interest are Sending messages that they are trying hard to meet their demands until the last minute.
Key threat to tax-cap deal(NYP) * E.J. MCMAHON: A poison pill for the tax cap?(NYP Ed) * Reject the Tax Cap A cap on New York property taxes would devastate schools and is no substitute for leadership (NYT Ed) * 2% property tax cap agreed on by Cuomo, legislative leaders must be voted into law without delay(NYDN Ed) * Tax Cap: “[C]ertainly doesn’t meet the smell test [for] being progressive” said NYSUT’s Iannuzzi * Tax Cap: Editors back it, with reservations. [Times Union] * Ethics: Cuomo, still pushing. * NYSUT plans to push for changes to the tax cap deal right up until the bill is passed.* In friendly radio interview, @nygovcuomo insist cap deal will hold http://bit.ly/kufSVY(Twitter) * Cuomo Insists Tax Cap Deal Still In Place(YNN) * Cuomo Dodges Unredacted Disclosure (NYDN) * A Little Perspective On Shelly Silver's '95 "Tax Cap"* Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far refused to play the “show me yours, I’ll show you mine” game with his unredacted ethics disclosure.
NY Spends the Most on Education & Near Bottom on Grads
No bang for the buck NY tops in school spending, near bottom on grads(NYP) * Teachers union boss Michael Mulgrew fighting against objective standards for teacher evaluations(NYDN Ed) * Huge rally of charter school parents in Harlem, criticizing NAACP for suing to block charters from opening * Cuomo wonders what education spending buys * Class Sizes: They’re growing
Raising Eduction Standards By Not Lowing Them?
Study: New Yorkers Don’t Like to Read (FishbowlNY)
NYPD Officers Cleared of Rape (NBC) * NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata cleared of rape charges (NYDN) * NYC officers ARE convicted of lesser "official misconduct" charges but acquitted of rape, burglary, etc. *Officers cleared of main charges, convicted of official misconduct(NYP) * NYPD Rape Trial Verdict Will Be Protested Tomorrow in NYC (Village Voice)
What Do You Think the NYPD is Trying to Say With This Tweet
Met the New Met: Hedge-Fund Manager David Einhorn
The Mets made a call to the financial bullpen
The Mets have agreed to sell a minority stake in the club to David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc (Newsday) * BREAKING Mets Agree To Sell Minority Stake In Team For $200M: Report(NYP) * Reports: Mets Agree to Sell Minority Stake to David Einhorn (NY Mag)
Bus Service Cuts, Discontinued Stops = Less Riders
War over revealing municipal pensions(NYP) * Pensions: Bloomberg wants to publicize the names of earning of public pension earners. De Blasio and Liu balk; Stringer, Diaz, Marshall and Markowitz oppose.
Real-Estate People Track Discrimination Case The federal government and a New York real-estate company are negotiating to settle alleged federal housing-discrimination violations against the disabled, the company's attorney said.(WSJ)
Groceries Cheaper in New York City—No BaloneyHang on to those Gristedes bags: A study released earlier this week by two economists at Columbia University found that food in New York City is actually cheaper than in other parts of the country. (WSJ) * Study: NYC groceries cheaper than small cities (WABC)
Cig ban's ifs, ands & many butts * Clueless Mayor Bloomberg needs to see the light on smoking ban(NYDN)
* Bikes: Editors back Kelly over Sadik-Khan, as cops issue more tickets to cyclists(NYP)
* Joe Bruno: “I am enlightened. I have seen the light,” he says, explaining his evolution on same-sex marriage. * Bloomberg’s Speech: “seemed at times to be speaking directly to the handful of lawmakers.” * Bloomberg’s Speech: Invokes Stonewall. Esme Deprez
DA Race: Assemblyman Titone says current Staten Island DA “didn’t want this job.”
Columbia President Lee Bollinger, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus mark overdue return of ROTC to the school (NYDN Ed) * Columbia University To Allow ROTC Program For First Time Since 1969(NY1)
DSK: The Rent is To Dam High