Media Black Out
Media Down Plays the Mayor's Testifying At the Haggerty Trial
No Stories In the NYT, NYP or Daily NewsToday About Bloomberg Taking the Stand Tomorrow
After Weprin Disaster Boss Crowley Tries to Pick Another Congressman . . .
Pushing Meeks out Door Secret Dem meeting(NYP) Queens Democratic Boss Crowley met with other Queens leaders last month to pick Malcolm Smith as the successor to Meeks if the criminal probe brings him down. The problem with Smith is that many of the same investigations into Meeks also involve Smith. Also at the meeting picking the successor was Ruben Wills who currently has two criminal warrants out on him and is connected to an AG investigation Attorney general probes state Sen. Shirley Huntley and charities
Bosses Pick Tainted Smith
Comrie was also tapped in the closed-door meeting to run for Smith’s Senate seat if Smith vacates it for Washington, said a source. The US Attorney’s Office opened an investigation in 2010 into both Meeks and Smith after The Post reported they helped found a Queens charity that failed to document most of its spending. Smith steered $56,000 in state member-item cash to the group, which also collected money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina but distributed almost none of it.
FBI Continues the Press on Kruger to Rat on Others for a Reduced Sentence
State Sen. Carl Kruger's list of bribes for political favors continues to grow: FBI(NYDN) Each month for nine months in 2007, Patel said, he paid Olympian $3,000, hoping Kruger could win approval to transform his hot-sheet Golden Gate Motor Inn into four apartment buildings. Patel, 58, told the Daily News that Kruger instructed him to write checks to Olympian Strategic Development, a company controlled by Kruger's "intimate associate (Kruger's Lover)," Michael Turano.
Arrests Follow Wall Street Protest Across Brooklyn Bridge
Thousands march from Wall St.(NYP) * Dozens arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest; Brooklyn Bridge shut down(NYDN) * Sometimes Live Video * NYPD Mass Arrests of Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Firsthand Account from AlterNet Staffer Trapped on Bridge * Arrests Follow Wall Street Protest Across Brooklyn Bridge (NBC) * Police Arresting Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge (NYT) * 'Occupy Wall Street' Links up with Locked-Out Teamsters * Occupy Wall Street protesters return to demonstration hours after being arrested(NYDN)
Charles Barron Joins the Wall Street ProtestersWall Street protests spread to other cities (CBS) * About 400 protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge today for not using pedestrian lane, marching in vehicular lane. (Daily News) * Hundreds arrested in US protest(BBC) * Occupy LA protest at City Hall in Los Angeles Oct 1 2011 * Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge-The Guardian * ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Spread Across the Country (ABC) * Hundreds Arrested When Wall Street Protesters Block Brooklyn Bridge (NBC) * Hundreds arrested in protests Sydney Morning Herald * Blogging OCCUPY USA, for October 1: 700 Arrests in NYC, Protests Spread Elsewhere (The Nation)
CharlesMBlow Charles M. Blow (Twitter) Just overheard traffic cop say they used 5 cities buses to arrest people on the bridge
Elana_Brooklyn Elana_Brooklyn (Twitter)
@NY1headlines nypd randomly mass arresting peaceful protesters after being lead onto brooklyn bridge. You need to cover this now
More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest(AP)
Wall Street Occupiers, Protesting Till Whenever(NYT) * Hippies and Hipsters Exhale Occupy Wall Street, which seems to be picking up steam, should find some political heroes and issues to champion before it gets written off as a street festival. (NYT) * Ready to Rock but No Band(WSJ) * Will Bloomberg End Protesters' Stay on Wall Street? (WSJ) * Wall Street protesters march on NYPD HQ, but get lost (NYDN) * Occupy Wall Street Protesters Rally Against "Excessive Force"(NY1) * ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Invades One Police Plaza In Protest Of NYPD(WCBS) * ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Invades One Police Plaza * Occupy Wall Street (The Atlantic) * Day eight at Occupy Chicago
Another Brooklyn Bride March, For Poverty
The Rich Are Under Attack - Poor Things! - Wash Post * City's Poverty Rate Inspires March Across Brooklyn Bridge(NY1)
On His Watch Jobs Lost to China
Schumer: New York Has Lost 160,000 Jobs to China(NBC) * Schumer Pushes For Bill To Control Chinese Trade Policies (NY1)
City’s EMT 911 dispatch system flatlinesThe FDNY computer system that dispatches 911 calls to EMTs had to be resuscitated after it mysteriously crashed for several hours Friday -- and again yesterday.
Cuomo Big Stick in A Defining Moment
Will the Unions Blink?
'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts Gov. Andrew Cuomo's showdown with the state's second-largest public employees union this week has provided the most telling test yet of his effort to force labor concessions in the nation's most-unionized state. (WSJ)* Gov. Andrew Cuomo open to 'tweaking' union contract (Democratic and Chronicle) * Gov’s union talk a go -- for no extra dough(NYP) * The state is preparing to outsource some of the jobs held by PEF workers who are being laid off. * A state narcotics unit that specializes in prescription-drug investigations is being decimated by the PEF layoffs. Some say this is payback.
Cuomo: If You Want A Sex Change Fund It Yourself
Cuomo chops off sex-change funds(NYP) * FDNY welcomes 1st transgender firefighter in city history(NYP)
Were are the calls for an independent knapp commission? The public needs to know if cops fixed tickets for city officials and the possibilities of blackmail because of those fixes. Up to 22 Are Said to Face Charges in Tickets Inquiry(NYT) * Five civilians added to NYPD tix-fix indict list(NYDN)
Christie down to the wire(NYP) * Establishment Republicans pushing for Gov. Chris Christie presidential run(NYDN) * Pass jobs bill! Obama calls for Congress to 'get its act together'(NYDN) * In GOP Contest, Anything Could Happen - LA Times * Romney Content to Be Mr. Good Enough - Boston Globe * Obama, Don't Run From Class Warfare - Howell Raines, CNN * Approval Ratings Falling, Obama Scolds U.S. - DC Examiner * Could Obama's "Fighting" Rhetoric Backfire? - Politico * Cain Denies GOP's Horrible History With Blacks - Roland Martin, CNN * Ruiz: Rubio's not American enough for Tea Party(NYDN) *Perry push back over 'incorrect' racist camp name report(NYP)* Pressure on undecided candidates is mounting due to the shifting GOP primary/caucus calendar.
To Win, Obama Must Carry Hardest Hit States - Brownstein & Bland, NJ * Chris Christie Can't Save Us - Dana Milbank, Washington Post * America Hungering for a Real Leader - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal * The GOP's Phony Fear Factor - Paul Krugman, New York Times * Finally, Obama Makes It a Contest of Values - New York Times * Fla. primary move: "It messes everything up" (CBS) * Christie Team Considering the Possibilities(NYT)
NY's Pays for Unfinished Tunnel
N.J. to Repay U.S. $95 Million Over Hudson Tunnels(NYT) * New Jersey Must Repay Part of Tunnel Money(WSJ)
Two political neophytes beat Manhattan Democratic Party Chairman Keith Wright’s hand-picked district leader candidates.
Pushing for More Independent Charters(NYT) * Teachers implore Diocese for fair salaries(NYDN) * Over 700 School Workers Face Layoffs Starting Next Week(NY1)
Peter Brookes: Awlaki's death a win, but fight vs. Al Qaeda goes on(NYO) * Two-Year Manhunt Led to Awlaki Death(NYT) * 2nd American in Strike Waged Qaeda Media War(NYT) * ANALYSIS: Al Qaeda cleric taken down, but key leaders elude detection(NYDN) * CIA and President Barack Obama deserve only praise in death of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki(NYDN) * US-born Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, three aides killed(NYP) * Strike Reflects U.S. Shift to Drones in Terror Fight(NYT)
NYC Terror NYPD Increases Security After Terror Leader's Death(NYDN) * NYPD on alert for revenge(NYP) * Terror Plot at Grand Central Station?(WNBC)
Terrorism For Sale on Atlantic Avenue
RKO Keith’s Theatre Debacle Puts Developer On The Hot Seat High-flying plans for a big building near LaGuardia Airport were brought back down to earth after the developer forgot to get clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration. (WCBS)
Police finally give a clue about Slope Sex Fiend — seven months late!(Brooklyn Paper) * Cops telling Park Slope women to cover up as they search for perv behind string of sex attacks(NYP)* NYPD: Brooklyn Attackers Like Skirts(Fox 5) * NYPD Warns Women About Wearing Skirts in Brooklyn Sex Attack(WNBC)