Category Archives: Public Policy

Before Book Deal, Andrew Cuomo Backed Bills That Helped News Corporation

In the last few weeks, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has mounted his “anti-corruption” hobby horse in a charge In favor of stronger ethics laws and against state lawmakers earning outside income. But the International Business Times (IBT) has found that … Continue reading

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‘Legislator Emeritus’ vanity plate mystery

The Bronx has a new mystery. On Tuesday, Haile Rivera, a Bronx political activist, posted on Twitter a photo of a license plate bearing the inscription “State Senate Emeritus 26 SSE.” The photo prompted inquiries to the NYS Department of … Continue reading

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The Tick-Tock Begins for Andrew Cuomo | PJ Tatler

‘The Tick-Tock Begins for Andrew Cuomo‘ only rehashes a NY Daily News editorial re Cuomo and quashing of the Moreland Commission. No new information. Mr. Tatler only makes snide remarks about Cuomo’s possible fears. Real questions alluded to in the … Continue reading

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Preet remains New York’s only hope | New York Post

An excerpt from today’s New York Post column: As a former Assembly member, I’m disappointed to see the media and public contempt for politicians justified, again and again. I feel badly for the great number of my former colleagues who … Continue reading

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City & State – Corruption Case Against Silver is Strong, Legal Experts Say

​ In a bombshell announcement today, federal prosecutors accused Silver, one of the state’s most powerful Democrats, of using his elected office to amass millions of dollars through bribes and kickbacks disguised as legitimate payments in an outside job as … Continue reading

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Chosan Kef’s Find The Cure (4 Ebola) track

Download Chosan Kef’s “Find The Cure (4 Ebola)” featuring Miss Sierra Leone 2014 & Miss West Africa UK http://bit.ly/1y6q4eY My friend and rap artist Chosan Kef was born in Sierra Leone, raised in Great Britain and now lives and works … Continue reading

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My latest C&S column | The Contradictions of Mario Cuomo

Excerpt from my latest City and State NY column, The Contradictions of Mario Cuomo: “Bronx Rep. Jose E. Serrano, who served in the Assembly when Mario Cuomo was New York’s secretary of state, lieutenant governor and governor, told me that … Continue reading

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Future of Broken Windows Policing | Manhattan Institute

Today: Future of #BrokenWindows event w/ @ManhattanDA, @CommissBratton, @errollouis, @SquarePegDem, & Richard Aborn http://t.co/6YDuymuhLt/s/jKwM #Brokenwindows is a community development strategy as well as a policing strategy @SquarePegDem@ManhattanInst: High risk neighborhoods want more policing but it requires partnership w/ the community … Continue reading

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Bronx Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo fails to disclose campaign filings – NY Daily News

Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo is a scofflaw, says the man who wants to replace her in Albany, and the state Board of Elections supports his contention.Angel Molina, a Democrat running on the Republican line in November’s general election in the 84th … Continue reading

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Beware tentacles of BerlinRosen | Red Hook Star-Revue

NYers are beginning to question the new political-industrial complex coming to dominate the intersection of politics, government and private enterprise. “We knew that BerlinRosen was involved in the mayor’s recent campaign, but in fact we are surprised at the vast … Continue reading

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