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  • Defiant Human Rights Campaign boss refuses to resign over ties to Cuomo scandal

    09/06/2021 2:20:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/05/21 | Bernadette Hogan, Carl Campanile, David Meyer
    The head of the country’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group defiantly tweeted Sunday that he will not resign over his role in ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempts at damage control amid a sexual harassment scandal. Alphonso David - who took over the Human Rights Campaign after serving as Cuomo’s chief counsel from 2015 to 2019 - claimed in his statement that he had been asked to step down even after an independent review found “no indication of wrongdoing.” “The board co-chairs have now asked me to consider resigning, not because of any wrongdoing, but because they feel the incident has been a...
  • Bronx Judge Defies State Law, Sets Bail for Jewish Center Vandal

    05/02/2021 3:38:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 2, 2021 | Kevin Sheehan and David Meyer
    A Bronx judge went rogue on Sunday and set $30,000 bail for the alleged vandal charged with terrorizing Riverdale’s Jewish community — even though the man was set to be sprung under the state’s new bail reform laws. Jordan Burnette, 29, was hit with 42 charges, including a number of hate crime-related offenses for smashing windows at various synagogues. But none of them are on the so-called “bail eligible” list, prosecutors noted at his arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court. “Given the number of attacks, we probably would have asked for substantial bail before January of 2020,” Assistant District Attorney Theresa...
  • Democratic congressman asks Pete Buttigieg, feds to probe Mario Cuomo Bridge

    03/15/2021 3:11:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 15, 2021 | 3:59pm | David Meyer
    The Democratic congressman who reps both sides of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is calling on the federal government to investigate concerns about the span’s structural integrity. US Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), who represents Westchester and Rockland counties, recently wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, asking him to probe claims reported by the Albany Times-Union earlier this month that bridge contractors “covered up” faulty bolts in the $3.9 billion structure. Jones called on Buttigieg “to open an investigation into these claims and … to work with the New York state Department of Transportation to ensure proper inspections are...
  • Trump has long wanted to kill a Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline. Navalny’s poisoning could do it for him

    09/08/2020 12:51:01 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Fortune ^ | Sep 2020 | David Meyer
    Thanks to the Kremlin, U.S. President Donald Trump may soon see one of his dearest wishes come true. Nord Stream 2, a nearly completed project that would pipe natural gas from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany, has thus far withstood major diplomatic assaults from the United States. But now, with the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, there is growing pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to kill the $11 billion scheme. Construction on Nord Stream 2 began in 2018, after Germany granted planning permission for its end point in the northeastern German town of Lubmin. It...
  • (New York City) MTA faces glass shortage amid subway train window-smashing spree

    08/21/2020 3:58:32 PM PDT · by karpov · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2020 | David Meyer
    A spate of over 400 smashed subway windows in four months has the MTA on the verge of a glass shortage, transit officials said Friday. “We had a reserve of glass when this wave started in May. We’ve run through the reserve,” MTA spokesman Tim Minton said of the rash of vandalism. Since May 14, transit workers have reported 31 separate instances of broken windows on the 7 train, internal records obtained by The Post show. Smashed windows have also turned up on the 2 and 3 trains, MTA safety exec Pat Warren said — costing the agency more than...