Who is First, What, When, Where and How
A Cover Up - TicketGate?
The Power of the NYPD and City Has has allowed the NYPD to fix the ticket fixing scandal even before anyone has been charged. We don't even know which pols and City Hall Bums got there tickets or criminal case fixed. One wonders if we ever will.
NYPD forming unit to deal with ticket-fix claims(NYDN)* New Police Unit Will Monitor City Courts for Ticket-Fixing(NYT) * NYPD creates new unit that will stop cops from fixing tickets (NYDN) * IAB bid to nix tix fix (NYP) * NYPD 'integrity' officer's mom caught using his parking placard (NYD) * NYPD integrity officer lost month's pay after his mom caught using copy of his police parking placard (NYDN)
Brooklyn Takes the Hardest Hit? People's Fire House II?
Arrival time would jump to 9 minutes if city closes Ladder 53 in the Bronx
FDNY releases list of 20 engine and ladder companies that could be closed(NYP) * NYP says none should be closed Not one house, Mike Without a sufficient number of companies -- spread around the city to minimize all-critical response times -- New Yorkers' lives will be placed at risk.(NYP Ed) * City Releases List of 20 Fire Companies Slated to Close (NYT) * Brooklyn Loses in Fire List (WSJ) * Brooklyn May Have Biggest Share Of City Fire Company Closings(NY1) * List of endangered FDNY companies released (WABC) * Criteria for Fire Company Closure List Called Into Question (WNYC) * In Brooklyn, Fire Company Closures A Familiar Battle (NY1) *Marty Markowitz On FDNY Fire House Closures -- WPIX
The Wildlife Conservation Society spokesman on Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts: “We had to make some difficult decisions. We don’t have the luxury of firing our walrus.”
Same Problems, Failed Schools and UFT Conflict Different Chancellor
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Teachers Union Sues to Block School Closures The fate of tens of thousands of students was thrown into question after the United Federation of Teachers and the NAACP sued to block the city's plans to shut down 22 failing schools.(WSJ) * Amid threat of massive layoffs, city still recruiting 500 new teachers(NYDN) * Gov. Cuomo must stand firm against union efforts to scuttle teacher evaluations over test results (NYDN Ed) * Walcott Blasts UFT Lawsuit To Keep Failing Schools Open (NY1) * Union Sues to Stop School Closings (NYT) * Upset Over Community Roots Charter School’s Expansion (NYT) * Teachers union files suit over NYC school closings (WABC)
Nobody Crying About City Sheriffs Getting Layoff
Strauss-Kahn Out of IMF Will He Get Out of Jail Today?
Former IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Indicted For Alleged Hotel Sex Attack: * Judge springs ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn from Rikers(NYP)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn steps down as head of IMF(NYP) * I.M.F. Chief Quits in Wake of Charges of Sexual Attack (NYT) * Harsh Light on Two Men, but Glare Falls on Women (NYT) * Lawyers Push for Bail to Free Former I.M.F. Leader From Rikers (NYT) * Sex-Assault Case Puts Focus on Police Unit, Not Quite as Seen on TV(NYT) * Across Europe, Views Diverge (WSJ) * Strauss-Kahn: 'I Want To Protect This Institution' (WSJ) * Strauss-Kahn steps down as IMF chief; photo shows him with suicide-prevention smock(NYDN) * Strauss-Kahn To Resign IMF Post, May Get $1 Million Bail (WCBS) * Even though he hasn’t been indicted yet, Strauss-Kahn’s attorneys said he would be willing to wear an ankle bracelet and post $1 million in bail – in cash – to get off Riker’s Island. His plea will be heard at 2 p.m. this afternoon.
If the Late Assembly Anthony Seminerio Was Not to Fat for Prison Why Was Fat Ray Harding?
The Feds vs. U.S. Justice System
Both have problems with special interests escaping justice, but with the feds it the Wall Street barron's with the state in the city it the politically connected. That why Harding who sold the Liberal Party nomination to Hevesi and others stayed out of jail. In New York buying elections is not a crime. New York's Corrupt Political Parties (True News) * The Working Families Party’s for-profit firm, Data and Field Services, is resisting a judge’s order to sever ties with the party by firing its executive director and moving its offices. NYP says for For pols, crime pays
Just a slap on wrist for Hevesi pal in pension scandal(NYDN) * It's a disgrace that ex-Liberal Party boss Harding got no jail time in Hevesi pension-fund scandal (NYDN Ed) * Daly: Obesity factors into pol's sentencing in Hevesi scandal(NYDN)
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, a registered independent who looked at running for NYC mayor in 2001 and decided against it, is now not ruling out a run in 2013.
Albany Can See the Light At the End of the Tunnel on Tap Cap and Rent Regulations
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos changed his tune on a property tax cap, saying he’s willing to consider changes if Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes them. * The Assembly Democrats want a sunset provision in the tax cap bill, but won’t necessarily exempt pension costs.* Cuomo put the kibosh on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s effort to resurrect the millionaire’s tax.
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Prescription Drugs Deal: “It might just be the best deal ever offered by the city to the uninsured.”* NYC rolls out discount prescription drug card (WABC)
We Need A Museum to Teach the Lesson of WWII
Plea for Fixes at Brooklyn Navy Yard Four members of New York's congressional delegation have mounted a new bid to preserve two deteriorating buildings along Admiral's Row, part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.(WSJ)
Trying to Create a More Permeable New York(Gotham Gazette)
Anti-Terrorism Funding: NYC staves off cuts; gets $151.57 million
Detailed schematics of 1 World Trade Center posted online(NYP) * Sorry Toledo! NYC scores $152M in anti-terror funds(NYDN) * Here's to a short reign for new boss of Al Qaeda terrorists, an Egyptian fanatic named Saif al-Adel(NYDN Ed)
Mets stuck in sac situation At least one of the four bidding groups remaining in the auction to purchase up to 49 percent of the money-losing team, which submitted its latest offer in the last few weeks, received a counter-offer this week that included a small piece of the profitable and separately-owned SNY (NYP)
Hey Marty Lets Steal the Dodgers Back for Brooklyn
Law and Order
Fate of cops accused in rape of drunk woman in hands of jury(NYDN) * Retired Detective Charged With Holding Up Drugstores for Pain Pills(NYT) * Pained ex-cop charged in painkiller heists (NYP) * Charge me with nun slay, mobster Tommy Shots rants in prison blog(NYDN) * Mob rat to testify against Vinny Gorgeous again - in death penalty phase(NYDN * Trash baby dies (NYP)
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