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    New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, who has served the Westchester County city for around 16 years in office, has announced that he is ready to start the next chapter of his life.  In a letter to the citizens of New Rochelle from Monday, Nov. 21 titled "Passing the Baton," 52-year-old Bramson, a Democrat, said that he has decided not to run for the office in 2023, citing completion of many of the goals he set out to achieve, and a desire to seek other challenges in his life.  "I make this announcement with a deep sense of gratitude – for the partnership of colleagues in government, for the energy, wisdom, and generosity of supporters, and, above all, for the trust and confidence of the people of New Rochelle," Bramson said in the letter.  Bramson, who will have served as mayor for 18 years when his term ends at the end of 2023, took office in 2006 and led the city through major crises such as the Great Recession in 2008 as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, during which New Rochelle...
    In very early returns Tuesday, Loren Taylor led a crowded field vying to lead the East Bay’s most populous city, but the race for Oakland mayor was hardly the only contest that could reshape the East Bay’s political landscape as veteran incumbents leave office, opening up opportunities for fresh leadership In two hotly contested races in Alameda County, longtime prosecutor Terry Wiley was leading civil-rights attorney Pamela Price in the race to become the county’s next district attorney, and former Alameda City Councilwoman Lena Tam was leading Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan in the race to fill the county supervisor’s seat formerly held by Wilma Chan. And out in Contra Costa County, Pleasant Hill Councilman Ken Carlson was leading BART Director Debora Allen in very early returns Tuesday to fill the county supervisor’s seat vacated by Karen Mitchoff, who is retiring from politics. The entire first round of results, released shortly after 8 p.m., was comprised solely of vote-by-mail ballots received before election day. By Monday night, the county had received 264,128 vote-by-mail ballots — 28% of the total number of...
    With just a couple months left to cement her reputation as Oakland’s 50th mayor, Libby Schaaf focused her final “state of the city” address Wednesday on her accomplishments, straying away from issues plaguing the city as she prepares to leave office. Residents of the Casa Arabella affordable-housing complex — a 94-unit development in the heart of the Fruitvale district — watched from their windows as Schaaf, standing in the courtyard, bid a soft farewell to a crowd of cheering supporters. “Oakland, we love you,” Schaaf said, choking up with tears as she closed her speech. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as your mayor.” The outgoing mayor, terming out at 8 years in office, leaves behind a city suffering a brutal stretch of gun violence, including a deadly 18-hour stretch of homicides last month and an unsolved school shooting weeks ago that left four wounded. Dual crises of housing and homelessness, meanwhile, led to a large protest Tuesday at City Hall over messy relocation efforts for evicted tenants of Oakland’s largest homeless encampment. But for a...
    The 9/11 Justice Group is calling for New York City Mayor Eric Adams to denounce his support of the Aramco Series, which is set to hold an event at a Trump Organization golf course in New York.  The Aramco Team Series, sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, will hold its fourth event of the year at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx on October 13-15, city officials confirmed on Friday.  Sponsor Aramco is Saudi Arabia's official oil company and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) - which has been met with severe backlash - is its 'presenting partner'.  The breakaway series LIV Golf, which has caused controversy in the men's game and an ongoing battle with the PGA Tour, is also backed by the PIF - the owners of Premier League soccer club Newcastle United in England. Even though both the Aramco Team Series and LIV Golf Series are linked to Saudi Arabia the two events are separate entities. The decision to approve the Aramco Series event has been met with backlash by the families of victims of...
    According to a press statement released on Monday from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s office, a former Church Hill court clerk stole money from the city. The statement detailed how Stacy Mayes, the former court clerk for the City of Church Hill in Hawkins County, was indicted after an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office. “The investigation determined that Mayes stole at least $2,941 in cash collections from the city in 2021. In most instances, she concealed her misappropriation by using the same official receipt for multiple transactions. The receipts in her receipt book included a white copy as well as yellow and/or pink carbon copies. Mayes’ scheme involved using the white copy for one transaction and then using the various copies as receipts for different transactions,” said the office in a statement. “For example, Mayes issued receipt #101954 for two collections: a $3.00 cash copy fee which was deposited into a city bank account (pink copy), and a $150.00 cash traffic citation fee which was misappropriated by Mayes and used for her personal benefit (white copy),” continued the...
    Big Apple Mayor Eric Adams wants to take his quarrel with Governor Greg Abbott to Texas, threatening on Tuesday to bus New Yorkers to the Lone Star state to get out the vote against the southwestern Republican.  'I already called all of my friends in Texas and told them how to cast their vote,' Adams said. "I am deeply contemplating taking a busload of New Yorkers to go to Texas and do some good old fashion doorknocking, because for the good of America we have to get him out of office.' Abbott is facing former Democratic flavor-of-the-month Beto O'Rourke in the November gubernatorial general election. 'It sounds like the Mayor of New York has taken on the additional role of political director for the Beto O’ Rourke campaign,' Abbott's campaign spokesman told the MailOnline. Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams threatened to bus New Yorkers to Texas in order to undermine support of incumbent Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott Last week, Governor Abbott started to bus undocumented migrants to New York City to protest the elimination of a federal emergency...
    In a new interview, Brooklyn's bling bishop, Lamor Miller Whitehead, claims he negotiated the surrender of alleged subway shooter Andrew Abdullah to 'his mentor' Mayor Eric Adams, but the plan fell apart when city marshals 'bum-rushed' the suspect outside his lawyer's office. Police arrested Abdullah, 26, on Tuesday when he arrived at the Downtown office of the Legal Aide Society. Abdullah is accused of the unprovoked subway shooting of Daniel Enriquez, 44, a Goldman Sachs researcher, as the train crossed the East River into Manhattan on Sunday.  The Fendi-wearing pastor, founder of the Leaders of the Tomorrow International Church in Canarsie, previously said that he was 'hurt' that police denied Abdullah his 'integrity' by not allowing him to turn himself in directly to Mayor Adams. Lamor M Whitehead (above), pastor of the Brooklyn Ministry Leaders of Tomorrow, spoke to the media outside the 5th Precinct where Andrew Abdullah was brought in for questioning Whitehead, claims he negotiated the surrender of alleged subway shooter Andrew Abdullah to 'his mentor' Mayor Eric Adams (Above) Whitehead and Adams in a selfie together
    New York (CNN Business)New York Mayor Eric Adams is begging the city's business leaders, including JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, to ride the subway to work. Adams is pushing to bring people back to New York offices after years of working from home."We're going to get him on a train," Adams told the Financial Times in an interview. "We're going to get everyone on the train. He understands the need of getting his people back and leading from the front." JPMorgan (JPM) didn't immediately respond to CNN Business' request for comment.Adams is trying to corral workers back to offices just as the city elevated its Covid-19 status to "High" on Tuesday. That means the city is experiencing "high community spread" resulting in "substantial pressure" on the city's health care system, according to the health department."We're telling our corporate leaders: 'Hey, get on the train!'" Adams said in the interview. "We need to advertise that New York is back."Read MoreRoughly 40% of workers in New York City are currently in the office on a weekday, according to a recent survey conducted by...
    A New York City councilwoman has called on the city to dock former Mayor Bill de Blasio's $113,000-a-year pension over the funds he blew on misuse of his security detail. The former mayor, who racked up $2.5 million in debt, has not yet reimbursed taxpayers the nearly $320,000 that the city's Department of Investigation determined he owes for misusing his NYPD security detail. 'He absolutely must be held accountable for every dollar he funneled away from the people of New York,' Republican Councilwoman Joann Ariola told The New York Post on Saturday. 'Bill de Blasio is not above the law, and his pension should be garnished until the city is repaid.' The call for docking his $113,131-a-year pension comes after investigators determined de Blasio, 60, wrongfully misused city resources when he took his NYPD security detail with him during his failed presidential run in August 2019. The investigation revealed the NYPD spent at least $319,794 to guard him while he was out of state on the campaign trail. He utilized his security detail while attending a Boston Red Sox game in California and would 'occasionally'...
    Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed Thursday to ensure that L.A is a clean and safe city in his final State of the City speech, an acknowledgement of concerns over violent crime and the unsanitary and bleak conditions of the streets that have dogged his last year at City Hall. In his address, the mayor announced plans to hire hundreds of new sanitation workers by employing formerly incarcerated and unhoused Angelenos and to use specialized teams to continue to help the homeless as part of his proposed city budget. His budget, to be released next week, will also “bring about a safer city,” said Garcetti, who didn’t specify how much he would set aside for police department, which typically consumes the largest share of “unrestricted” city revenue — a trend that angers groups who want spending reduced. “We need to ensure that this is the safest and the cleanest city that it can be,” Garcetti said during a speech delivered from the under-construction Sixth Street Bridge near Boyle Heights. The symbolism of the bridge spoke to both the august and...
    The New York City Mayor's Office received backlash after posting a video of a subway train pulling into a station just hours after 10 people were shot and 23 injured in Brooklyn.  The Mayor's Office tweeted the video calling NYC the 'greatest city in the world' just 13 hours after the tragic mass shooting in Brooklyn's 36 Street Station during rush hour traffic on Tuesday.  The video showed a 6 train pulling into an unknown station late at night, despite the fact that subway crimes are up more than 60 percent. The 6 train was not affected by the Brooklyn shooting.  Angry New Yorkers took to Twitter to criticize the office's tone-deaf message, telling them to 'read the room' as the last thing they wanted to see was a subway train.  'Maybe not the best day for a subway post…' Twitter user Michael White wrote.  'Y’all have some nerve tweeting this…' another user agreed.   'Last thing I wanna see is a subway train on my feed. Poor taste. Love to see my taxes NOT at work,' a woman named Nat...
    In this article GOOGLEmployees are welcomed back to work with breakfast in the cafeteria at the Chicago Google offices on April 05, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty ImagesGoogle brought employees back into the office after two years of remote work last week, and the occasion was met with everything from marching bands to visits from prominent politicians as well as increased traffic.  Last week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited Google’s Chicago offices, which house roughly 2,000 employees, according to ABC7 Chicago news. Rob Biederman, Google director of government relations, also made an appearance, as cupcakes were served. "It's fun to be able to meet the people I've been working (with) outside of Zoom,” Google software engineer Jon George told ABC 7 Chicago news. “I guess we use Google chat,” he added, referring to Google’s video conferencing platform. The festivities come after the company mandated office returns for most employees for at least three days a week starting the week of April 4. Although it is a “hybrid” work model and employees may apply for exemptions, company leadership faced...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott on Tuesday is set to deliver his annual State of the City address from City Hall. The Mayor’s office said Scott will be “reflecting on the accomplishments of his first year in office and looking ahead to what his administration will achieve in 2022.” Baltimore City Council President Nick J. Mosby will deliver opening remarks and introduce the Mayor for the address. CBS News Baltimore will stream the address live at 1 p.m. Tuesday
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh’s first lady is celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring women through art. READ MORE: Up To 60 Vehicles Pileup On I-81 During Snow SquallMichelle Gainey, Mayor Ed Gainey’s wife, met Monday with a group of Pittsburgh artists participating in the Pittsburgh Paints Initiative. Their art is going on display in the mayor’s office for the next month. The pieces feature and celebrate women. READ MORE: Lawyer: Man Found In Elementary School Bathroom Is Dealing With Mental Health Issues“Those are things that women across the world have done – raising children, giving to the community, serving as doctors, lawyers, cafeteria workers, housekeepers – they are the reason why we exist,” Gainey said. This is the second Pittsburgh Paints exhibit in the mayor’s office. In February, the exhibit celebrated Black History Month. PTL in the Mayor’s Office —   MORE NEWS: Brad Paisley Coming To Pittsburgh This SummerThe mayor’s office says each month will feature a unique theme dedicated to Pittsburgh’s diverse voices.
    A confidential, city-commissioned report on sexual harassment allegations made against a former political advisor to Mayor Eric Garcetti, given to a Senate panel, found no evidence that the advisor acted inappropriately or that Garcetti witnessed anything inappropriate. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Garcetti’s nomination by President Biden to be U.S. ambassador to India in January, two months after the panel received the report from the mayor’s office. The report remained confidential until last week — a day after The Times reported that it had been given to the Senate panel —raising questions about the city’s handling of the document. At the same time, the report left out information that would have bolstered the claims of the LAPD officer suing the city over the advisor’s harassment, said the officer’s attorney, Greg Smith. “This is textbook exercise in providing cover to a public official who wants to conceal misconduct,” Smith said. “It is clear that the city had no interest in a balanced report.” The report was generated by the city attorney’s office in response to the ongoing litigation, said Rob...
    Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office left the door open on the issue of utilizing taxpayer funding for a new Titans stadium to replace Metro Nashville-owned Nissan Stadium in a comment issued to The Tennessee Star. “The Mayor’s Office continues to work closely with Titans leadership to find a responsible stadium solution. The Titans are important to Nashville and we know that being here is important to the Titans. Planning is still very much underway, and we do not have new details to share at this time.” WSMV reported on Tuesday that Cooper addressed the stadium issue at a public event, saying, “We’re not in the stadium business, you know, we’re in the educating kids business, we’re in a safer street and road business.” said the mayor. “The Titans have been a very good partner for Nashville and it’s fun to have them, but fundamentally, the city is not in the entertainment or stadium business itself.” The Star reached out to Mayor Cooper’s office for further comment and clarification on his comments, asking the following questions: 1 – Do those comments...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — To Ed Gainey, becoming Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor is not a personal achievement, but the fulfillment of the dream of generations of Black leaders before him who fought for equality and paved his way to Grant Street. “You talking about people I could never step in their shoes, you talking about people who made this city better,” Gainey told KDKA-TV. “I can never live up to Byrd Brown or Harvey Adams or Alma Speed Fox, Connie Parks. I could never live up to them. Their shoes are too big for me to fill. The only shoes I can fill are Ed Gainey’s.” READ MORE: Toddler Found Safe After Being Abducted By Biological Mother, Taken To IllinoisGainey said he’s seen Pittsburgh rise from the collapse of the steel industry to become a high-tech Mecca, but it has not been a tide to lift all boats. In the mayor’s office, he’s set about the task of ending historic inequities in housing, education, employment and infant health — erasing the divide between white and Black Pittsburgh. “It’s always...
    (CNN)A new report from the Chicago Inspector General found the city government failed to respond appropriately to the victim of a wrongful police raid, was not transparent in its operations, and "prioritized communications and public relations concerns over the higher mission of City government."In February 2019, Chicago Police raided the home of Anjanette Young expecting to find a felon with a gun, but it was the wrong location. Young was found naked and distraught, screaming "you've got the wrong place," as officers rushed in. One officer handcuffed and covered her, though her front was still exposed, while another eventually brought her a blanket. She remained handcuffed for nearly an hour, according to the report.Behind the mistaken raid by Chicago Police on an innocent social workers homeAmong the documents cited in the report was a December 2020 press release, in which Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she had "no knowledge" of either the incident itself or the existence of the video."This statement, one of the Mayor's first public comments on the Young raid, was untrue —the Mayor had been alerted and had...
    Newly sworn-in mayor Eric Adams has hit back at New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for misconstruing comments he made Tuesday about 'low-skilled' workers, accusing the liberal congresswoman of being the 'words police.'   Speaking on CNBC's morning talk program Squawk Box on Wednesday, the new mayor was asked to respond to a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez where the ex-waitress criticized Adams' comments. During a press conference Tuesday, the newly crowned mayor pushed for businesses to get employees back into the office amid the city's recent COVID surge for the sake of their fellow New Yorkers and the city's economy.   'My low-skilled workers, my cooks, my dishwashers, my messengers, my shoe-shine people, those who work at Dunkin' Donuts - they don't have the academic skills to sit in the corner office,' Adams said during the conference, fighting for the city to stay open.  In response Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: 'The suggestion that any job is "low skill" is a myth perpetuated by wealthy interests to justify inhumane working conditions, little/no healthcare, and low wages.' 'Plus being a waitress has made me and many others *better* at our...
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams has come under fire in his first week in office for saying 'low-skilled workers' lack the academic skills to 'sit in a corner office.'   During a press conference Tuesday, the newly crowned mayor pushed for businesses - including those that can operate remotely - to get employees back into the office for the sake of their fellow New Yorkers and the city's economy.   Urging larger businesses to return to in-person work for at least a few days a week, Adams spoke to the fact that businesses such as restaurants rely on office workers to support their own staffers with a livable wage. Adams warned that businesses moving to remote work amid the recent surge of COVID cases in the city could negatively affect these businesses and other small-time workers who rely on foot traffic to make a living - and the city's economy as a whole.   Adams, 61, went on to declare that office workers are part of the 'ecosystem of this city' with their contributions to the economy. 'My low-skilled workers, my cooks, my dishwashers,...
    New New York City Mayor Eric Adams publicly demanded Wall Street banks and other big-time Big Apple employers bring their workers back to the office to save the city's small businesses.  Adams, speaking with CNN's Brianna Keilar Tuesday, said he was unhappy with many places like Goldmann Sachs and JP Morgan beginning 2022 with remote work after return to office dates were pushed back by the COVID Omicron variant.  'We have to open up,' Adams said. 'I need my city to open. And we have to be safe, we have to double down on vaccinations and booster shots. We have to double down on testing. But we have to reshape our thinking of how do we live with Covid.'  Recently, Goldmann, JPMorgan, Citigroup and Jefferies have all changed their return-to-office plans due to the spread of the Omicron variant.   New New York City Mayor Eric Adams (pictured) publicly demanded Wall Street banks and other big-time Big Apple employers bring their workers back to the office on CNN Tuesday Recently, Goldmann, JPMorgan, Citigroup and Jefferies have all changed their return-to-office plans...
    New York (CNN Business)New York City Mayor Eric Adams is not pleased with the shift back to remote work by Wall Street banks and other major employers in the Big Apple."We have to open up," Adams told CNN's Brianna Keilar on Tuesday. "I need my city to open. And we have to be safe, we have to double down on vaccinations and booster shots. We have to double down on testing. But we have to reshape our thinking of how do we live with Covid."New York's new mayor was responding to questions about the decision by businesses, including big banks, to tell employees to work from home in light of skyrocketing Covid cases. In recent days, JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup, Goldman Sachs (GS) and Jefferies have all revised back-to-the office plans due to the health crisis. Some banks urged workers to stay home, while others, including JPMorgan, are giving employees the option to work remotely. The shift in thinking from the big banks is notable because many on Wall Street have been eager to get workers back to their desks....
    New York City's new mayor took charge on Saturday but the city's crime wave appears to be continuing into 2022 with a woman in her 40s the first person of the year to be stabbed to death, in the borough of Queens, on Saturday night.  The woman, who has not been identified was found lying on the sidewalk in Astoria just before 9pm. She had been stabbed multiple times.   The woman died at Astoria General Hospital with the circumstances surrounding the death 'a mystery.' No witnesses or suspects have been identified in the killing.  A woman was found stabbed to death near a diner in Queens on New Year's Day, making it the first known murder of 2022 The murder happened around 9pm near 21st Street and Broadway by the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria Crime scene tape is seen spread across are where the woman's body was found  The woman was found with multiple stab wounds on the street at 21st Street and Broadway in Astoria The woman was taken to hospital in cardiac arrest where she later died  The...
    As lame duck Mayor Bill de Blasio departs Gracie Mansion on Friday and incoming Mayor Eric Adams takes the gig, he has a lot of work to do to slow the city's crime wave. The city is on pace to reach 500 murders in the year 2021, something they haven't recorded in 10 years.  As of Thursday, the city has recorded 481 murders which has been fueled by an increase in gun crime, according to city data.  The last time the city hit 500+ murders was 2011, under then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg, when homicides ended up totaling 515.  The rest of the decade had seen a sharp decrease in murders, going down to 419 in 2012 and heading as low as 292 in 2017 under de Blasio. Murders have gone up in New York City each of the last three years, with numbers hitting a 10-year high in 2021 Crime overall has gone up 6.13 percent in New York City from 2020 through December 26, with felony assaults up nearly 10 percent Despite the spike in crime, Mayor Bill de Blasio...
    Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Just as he prophesied in 2014, New York Mayor-Elect Eric Adams will assume office in January. In a 2014 tweet that was resurfaced on Thursday night, reporter Jacob Kornbluh had tweeted a photo of Adams speaking at an Hanukkah event at Borough Hall in Brooklyn. “In 8 years I will be the next mayor,” Kornbluh quoted Adams as saying. "In 8 years I will be the next mayor," @BPEricAdams at Hannukah event at Borough Hall pic.twitter.com/f4HudvBjpQ — Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) December 16, 2014 Adams was elected mayor in November. Though Adams made his prediction much closer to seven years ago than eight, he did make the call in 2014 and will assume office in 2022. So, we’ll give it to him. Less than a year before that epic prediction, Adams assumed office as Brooklyn borough president. The former NYPD officer still holds that post, but will vacate it to assume the mayorship of the largest city in the United States. Ben Max of Gotham Gazette resurfaced the tweet. amazing pull from the @ericadamsfornyc archives...
    New York's mayor-elect Eric Adams has pledged to return beat cops to the city's streets in a bid to 'rebuild trust' within communities. Adams, a 22-year NYPD veteran who ran his campaign on public safety, said he will target areas where confidence in the police is low and give officers promotions based on how they are rated by local residents. 'The goal is to rebuild trust,' Adams told the New York Daily News. 'We can show people that these officers are human beings just like them. They have children. They have families. They have spouses. They want to go home safe, and they want you to go home safe.' The Democrat's vision for old school policing comes amid soaring crime rates in the Big Apple where murders spiked by 30 percent in 2020 and have maintained the worrying trend this year. Mayor-elect Eric Adams attends the 'West Side Story' New York Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29, 2021 in New York Adams wants to see a return of the kind of community policing of the...
    Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa slammed the current city administration in an interview on Sunday with NBC Los Angeles, suggesting that Mayor Eric Garcetti — recently tapped to become U.S. ambassador to India — had failed. NBC-4 reported: In what appeared to be a stinging critique of his successor, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called the city he once lead “rudderless” and “adrift.” “I was born and raised here,” Villaraigosa said Sunday on NBC4’s NewsConference. “I have lived here my entire life. I have never seen this town so dirty, I’ve never seen crime go up so quickly… the spread of homelessness… I think there is a lack of clear leadership in this town.” When pressed, the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles said his criticism wasn’t entirely about Mayor Eric Garcetti, nor did he blame the current mayor for leaving office early to take a job in the Biden administration. Nevertheless, he argued that there was a “lack of leadership” coming from city hall which he hears “all over this town.” Garcetti, now in his second term, has promised for years to...
    A cartel released disturbing video footage of the moment 20 of its rivals were lined up side-by-side before they were executed in southwestern Mexico. Los Tlacos henchmen accused members of the rival La Bandera of 'extorting and killing innocent people' before forcing them to kneel and interrogating them at gunpoint in the middle of a forest in the state of Guerrero.  La Bandera gang is reportedly an armed wing of Guerreros Unidos, the cartel connected to the 2014 kidnapping of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. At least four of the victims' bodies were found dumped in the trunk of a car that was left abandoned in front of the campaign office of Iguala mayor David Gama Pérez on Wednesday morning. 
    New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has said he will defy Mayor Bill de Blasio's order for city workers to return to working in their offices. Desperate to revive Manhattan's ailing business districts, de Blasio ordered all city employees to begin working from their offices starting on Monday, the same day vaccine passport enforcement goes into effect. In a series of tweets on Friday, Stringer slammed the mayor's demand and said that he and his staff would continue working from home until at least next month, citing the Delta variant surge and saying productivity had not suffered during remote work. 'Mr. Mayor, this is not the time for a 'my way or the highway' approach,' Stringer wrote. New York City's controller has slammed Mayor de Blasio (above) over his mandate for all city workers to return to the office on Monday, and will refuse to comply New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (above) has said he will defy Mayor Bill de Blasio's order for city workers to return to working in their offices RELATED ARTICLES ...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – We now know who will be performing at the concerts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens as part of New York’s “Homecoming Week.” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the concerts taking place in the boroughs will be hip hop focused. READ MORE: Cuomo: MTA, Port Authority Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Labor Day Or Face Testing The lineups are nothing short of legendary. (credit: NYC Mayor’s Office) August 16 — Orchard Beach in the Bronx – KRS-One, Slick Rick, Remy Ma, Busy Bee, CL Smooth, DJ Hollywood, DJ Jazzy Joyce, DJ Kevie Kev, Fantastic Five, Furious 5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Grand Wizard Theodore, Joeski Love, Kid Capri, Nice & Smooth, PopMaster Fabel, Soul Sonic Force, T La Rock, Ultra Magnetic MC’s (credit: NYC Mayor’s Office) August 17 — Richmond County Bank Park on Staten Island – Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Crystal Waters, DJ Chuck Chillout, EPMD, Force MDs, Hakim Green, HeeSun Lee, Kool Keith, Lizzy Ashleigh, Pharoahe Monch, Rikki, Rob Base (credit: NYC Mayor’s Office) August 19 — Brooklyn...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There was major fallout from city officials Wednesday, amid revelations that a firefighter-EMT is still on the job after being charged with raping a woman he knew. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and new Chicago Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt both reacted with statements Wednesday – less than 24 hours after we reported firefighter Erik Zuma was still on the job despite rape and domestic battery charges against him. READ MORE: Jewel-Osco Store Reopens In Auburn-Gresham, With Space For South Shore Drill Team To Practice Both declined a request for an interview, but both promised action and change. Both also reacted not only to the fact that Zuma was still on active duty out of a firehouse at 44th Street and Ashland Avenue in Back of the Yards despite the charges, but also to the Fire Department’s initial response. They also reacted to the initial response from the Fire Department. In a statement Tuesday, Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said, “These allegations are deeply concerning, and the Chicago Fire Department is actively...
    MEXICO CITY.- Workers of the Civil Protection Area of ​​the Coyoacán mayor’s office demonstrated in the streets of the demarcation to demand the dismissal of its director Antonio Lemus. The protest reached the Calzada de Tlalpan, where the protesters blocked the road at the intersection with the Acoxpa road, in the direction of the city center. We are asking for the dismissal of Mr. Antonio Lemus, we are also asking for the implementation of the work team, they are being asked for the Civil Protection uniform, they are being asked for the vehicle fleet that for three administrations has not been granted, they send them to services without adequate protection ”, indicated the representative of the Unique Union of Workers of the Government of Mexico City. After closing the Calzada de Tlalpan, they marched towards the mayor’s office, in the center of Coyoacán, to request an interview with the mayor on duty. They walked under the protection of police from the metropolitan group, then they took North Division until they reached Avenida Pacífico to connect with...
    Tucker Carlson ripped into Lori Lightfoot for seemingly focusing more on Juneteenth and radical socialism than the violent crime gripping Chicago. The Fox News host took aim at the Chicago mayor during his opening remarks on Wednesday night's broadcast, complete with a graphic labeling her 'America's Worst Mayor.' 'Since the death of George Floyd last May, Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has embraced every part of the equity and inclusion agenda,' Carlson opined. He noted that 'nearly 200 more people have been murdered this year than last' in Chicago, including four in a mass killing on Tuesday. Carlson said Lightfoot 'blames firearms and demands more money from the federal government' in response to the city's crime wave. The Fox News host took aim at the Chicago mayor during his opening remarks on Wednesday night's broadcast, complete with a graphic labeling her 'America's Worst Mayor' Carlson said Lightfoot (pictured) 'blames firearms and demands more money from the federal government' in response to the city's crime wave. He then launched into Lightfoot's desire for 'radical social change,' linking it to the...
    CHICAGO Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s email to an underling is getting panned for its patronizing tone where she repeated the same sentence demanding “office time” - inspiring unflattering parallels to the main character in the horror caper, The Shining.  On Jan. 28, Lightfoot wrote the same sentence 16 times in an email to her staffer: “I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday!” 6Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent a condescending email to her scheduler back on Jan. 28Credit: Reuters 6The mayor's missive exhaustingly repeats sentences for more office time 6The tone of Lightfoot's email earned her comparisons to main character in the 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King's The...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been slammed for sending a 'deranged' email to one of her female staffers berating her for failing to scheduled enough 'office time'.  The condescending message was sent by Lightfoot to her then-scheduler Taylor Lewis on January 28, but was only obtained by The Chicago Tribune this week. The paper was investigating reports of high staff turnover at City Hall when they uncovered the 'unhinged' email.  The message included sentences which Lightfoot repeated more than a dozen times in order to get her point across.  'Since my prior requests are routinely ignored, I am now resorting to this: I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday! I need office time everyday!' Lightfoot raged in the e-mail.  She repeated the same sentence a further 13 times, before writing: 'Not just once a week or some days, but everyday!' Lightfoot continued to patronizingly repeat each sentence she subsequently wrote.   She signed off her email by writing: 'Have I made myself clear?!' 13 times times in a row.  As of June, Taylor Lewis no longer works for...
    Peter Kirsanow, a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, blasted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s policy that barred white reporters from interviewing her in a letter Monday. The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch sued Lightfoot after she announced her policy on Twitter May 19. Thomas Catenacci, a foundation reporter, was denied an interview after repeated attempts to secure one. “A government official, such as yourself, depriving individuals of opportunities on the basis of their race is explicitly discriminatory,” Kirsanow wrote in the letter. “Government-sanctioned bigotry is the same sort of horrid behavior that Americans of all stripes rejected, fought against, and ultimately conquered decades ago.” “An objective observer cannot help but wonder why such immoral and un-American attitudes are coming from the Office of the Mayor of Chicago,” he added. During a court hearing last Monday, U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ordered Lightfoot’s office to clarify its policy, and it subsequently said that the policy was only in effect for two days. “What we saw [during the hearing] … was a really encouraging sign,” Catenacci...
    The Biden administration has yet to announce whether it will name Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India. But the jockeying to fill his seat is already underway. One of the prospects who has generated buzz at City Hall is former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who held the job from 2005 to 2013 before reaching term limits. But a question has hung over that idea: Would he be allowed to return under city rules? One political candidate argues that he would — even if the City Charter limits mayors to two terms — and she wants City Atty. Mike Feuer to weigh in on the idea. Marina A. Torres, a federal prosecutor running for city attorney, argued that Villaraigosa is nonetheless eligible based on her reading of the charter. In her letter to Feuer, Torres also provided a copy of a legal memo from Nossaman LLP stating that someone who had served two terms as mayor could still legally be appointed to serve the rest of Garcetti’s term. California Amid India reports, Garcetti says conversations...
    Loading the player... Darren E. Bryant became the youngest Black sitting mayor in Illinois history last month when the 29-year-old took office as mayor of Robbins, a historic Black village outside of Chicago. Bryant, a Kentucky State University alumnus, with 52% of the vote defeated incumbent Mayor Tyrone Ward in an election for the seat a month ago, according to Chicago Defender. Robbins is among the oldest African-American communities in the country. Just southwest of Chicago, Robbins holds high esteem in Black history as the sixth oldest African-American incorporated community in America, as well as being the home of the country’s first Black-owned and operated airport. Actress Keke Palmer and retired NBA superstar Dwayne Wade also lived in Robbins during their childhoods. April 27th. The Election has now been officially certified with the County of Cook and the State of Illinois….Mayor of the Village of RobbinsThe youngest African American Mayor ever seated in the State of Illinois Darren E. Bryant pic.twitter.com/f13GG6KmQX— Darren E. Bryant (@mayorbryant_) April 27, 2021 READ MORE: Quil Lemons becomes the youngest photog to shoot...
    MARKHAM, Ill. (CBS) — Roger Agpawa, the mayor of south suburban Markham, was supposed to be sworn in for a second term on Thursday – but he was not. A legal battle stopped it from happening. READ MORE: CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson Calls For Full-Time In-Person Learning For All Students This Fall So who is running the city? Agpawa run reelection as Markham mayor. But the Illinois Appellate Court handed down a 2-1 decision ruling against Agpawa’s eligibility to hold office. The ruling reverses earlier decisions by a lower court and a local election board. “Roger Agpawa, having been convicted of the infamous crime of mail fraud in 1999, was not a duly qualified candidate for any statutorily created municipal office in Illinois, including the office of Mayor of the City of Markham, and is, therefore, ineligible to hold or to take the oath of office as Mayor of the City of Markham,” the appeals court ruling states. READ MORE: ONLY ON 2: Kenneth Smith, Convicted 3 Times Of 2001 Burrito Express Murder, Released On Appellate Ruling; Victims Family...
    Georges Tron, mayor of Draveil. JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP via Getty Images Georges Tron, mayor of Draveil, a Parisian suburb, was convicted of rape and sexual assault in February. Tron has refused to resign and continues to run the town of 30,000 people from his prison cell.  Opposition leaders and feminist groups have asked the French government to remove Tron from office. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Opposition leaders and feminist groups in France have protested over a local town mayor convicted of rape who has been allowed to continue running his municipality of 30,000 people from a prison cell.  For more than two months, Georges Tron, who was once a central government minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, has run the town of Draveil, a southern suburb of Paris, from his prison cell after being convicted of the rape and sexual assault of a junior staff member at his town hall office. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook The 63-year-old was given a five-year sentence, two years of which were suspended. He has denied the charges...
    Some 80,000 members of New York City’s municipal workforce will return back to their offices in May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Those employees who have been working remotely since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic are slated to return May 3, Hizzoner said during a City Hall press briefing. “Our city workforce is going to be coming back,” de Blasio said, explaining that those city workers make up “folks who are already not working in front line positions, which is the vast majority of our city workers.” There will be “strict safety measures in place” as those employees return to the office, he added. Though there will be no COVID-19 vaccine mandate, face masks will be required in settings where social distancing is not possible. “We’re going to use all of the tools that we have learned about – distancing, about ventilation, the right way to lay out workspaces,” de Blasio said. “We’re going to make it safe, but we need our city workers back in their offices where they can do the most to help their fellow...
    More On: workers Most NYC office workers won’t return to workplace full-time, study finds Psychologist Jordan Peterson reveals how to be happy at work Indians among the most overworked, lowest paid in the world: study Man reportedly faked his own kidnapping — just to get out of work Some 80,000 members of New York City’s municipal workforce will return back to their offices in May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Those employees who have been working remotely since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic are slated to return May 3, Hizzoner said during a City Hall press briefing. “Our city workforce is going to be coming back,” de Blasio said, explaining that those city workers make up “folks who are already not working in front line positions, which is the vast majority of our city workers.” There will be “strict safety measures in place” as those employees return to the office, he added. Though there will be no COVID-19 vaccine mandate, face masks will be required in settings where social distancing is not possible. “We’re going to use...
    The Barcelona Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the mayor of Barcelona, ​​Ada Colau, for alleged irregular granting of subsidies. This is what La Vanguardia affirms this Monday, which indicates that the investigation was opened from the complaint of the Catalan Lawyers association for the Constitution. The judicial investigation is underway for the alleged crimes of prevarication, fraud in hiring, embezzlement of public funds and influence peddling and also involves former members of the municipal government of BComú, such as the ex-mayor Gerardo Pisarello or the ex-mayor Gala Pin. The public subsidies granted to the DESC Observatory, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH), the Alliance against Energy Poverty (APE) and Engineers without Borders (ESF) are investigated, in which both Colau and the rest of those indicated “have maintained close personal and professional ties prior to occupying the positions ”. The amount of these subsidies would together amount to 3,433,621 euros, of which 1,201,892.66 euros for the DESC Observatory and 645,692.65 euros for Engineers without Borders. The complaint informs of the constancy of “patterns, presumably criminal, prolonged in time,...
    Gov Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday revealed that he had a conversation with his three daughters about the sexual harassment claims against him as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the governor should resign immediately because his position is 'untenable'.  The governor said he discussed the 'spectrum of allegations' with his adult daughters, Mariah, 26, Cara, 26 and 23-year-old Michaela, whom he shares with his ex-wife Kerry Kennedy. 'I told them what I told you-which is I never touched anyone inappropriately,' Cuomo said. 'I never made any inappropriate advances and no one ever told me that they felt at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable or awkward.'  Meanwhile, de Blasio said during a press conference on Wednesday: 'My stance is that I don't see how the governor can continue to do his job. I think it has become untenable,' de Blasio said.   'I think more will come out still,' de Blasio said, adding that he believes people who were fearful of speaking out against the governor will come forward.  'A lot of people felt they could not speak up...
    The mayor of Quito, Jorge Yunda, must wear an electronic shackle and will be prohibited from leaving Ecuador for the duration of the tax instruction of a case in which he was charged this Tuesday for an alleged crime of embezzlement of public funds in the purchase of 100,000 PCR tests for coronavirus detection last year. Yunda, alderman of the Ecuadorian capital since 2019, was linked this Tuesday to a process of alleged corruption, along with six other officials and former officials public as alleged co-perpetrators, reported the prosecution in a statement. “The Prosecutor’s Office requested preventive detention for all those involved,” says the press release, but “the president of the Provincial Court of Justice of Pichincha, Vladimir Jhayya Flor, ordered a ban on leaving the country, use of electronic surveillance device and presentations to the authority “. The tax instruction was opened for a crime of embezzlement of public funds in the irregular purchase of 100,000 PCR tests for the detection of COVID-19, a purchase made from the company Salumed SA that “would have represented a loss to...
    A Los Angeles home had its utilities cut Tuesday after at least 40 people attended a party at the property that had previously been cited for having wild functions, despite the city's ban on large gatherings.  The move to have the power cut by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was approved by Mayor Eric Garcetti's office, the Los Angeles Times reports.  At least 40 people were in attendance to the Saturday party at the home on the 800 block of North Curson Avenue in Fairfax, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  The home, located in the Fairfax district in California, had already been cited in September and in October Responding officers arrived at the home at 11pm after receiving complaints that a gathering had taken place at a 'social media influencer residence.'  The party was cleared by the officer, a spokesperson from the LAPD shared.  Warning notices had already been issued to the property after police responded to party violations on September 12-13 and October 17.  In a statement, Garcetti spokesman Alex Comisar said that the...
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