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9 hours ago City investigations chief misled Council in sworn testimony: probe
A probe of Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters found that he had misled City Council in sworn testimony about his failed bid to seize control of an office that independently investigates the public schools. Four senior DOI officials similarly gave “inaccurate” testimony to investigators during the probe, which was concluded on Oct. 10 but...
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11 hours ago Thugs who gang-raped, robbed prostitutes show little remorse at sentencing
Three thugs convicted of gang-raping and robbing prostitutes showed little remorse Wednesday as a Bronx judge hit them with prison terms. Joey Cruz, 29, insisted, “I ain’t no Mother Teresa but I’m no Charles Manson, either” before Justice Diane Kiesel sentenced him to 75 years to life. Fernando Sandel, 30, who got the same stiff...
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11 hours ago Cabbie charged with harassing ‘cop rape’ victim who said he stalked her
A cabbie was charged Wednesday with harassing a Brooklyn teen a month after charges he had stalked her were dropped. The victim, who goes by the pseudonym Anna Chambers, told police that Robert Melander has called her 50 times, including one occasion during which he pleasured himself while talking to her, according to court records....
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11 hours ago Immigration rhetoric may have caused spike in premature births
Heated rhetoric about immigration during the presidential campaign may have caused a rise in premature births among foreign-born Hispanic women in the city, according to a city Health Department report. The rate among mothers born in Mexico and Central America rose from 7.3 percent in the Sept. 1, 2015-through-July 21, 2016 period, to 8.4 percent...
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11 hours ago ‘Coward’ Cuomo still refusing to debate his GOP challenger
Gov. Cuomo sure has a lot to say when it comes to President Trump or Mayor de Blasio — but when it comes to debating his GOP opponent for governor, he’s suddenly tongue-tied. With three weeks to go until the general election, Cuomo has so far refused to go one-on-one with Republican challenger Marc Molinaro,...
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11 hours ago De Blasio ignoring animal cruelty laws to court votes: activists
Activists cried fowl Wednesday over Mayor de Blasio’s refusal to enforce animal-cruelty laws against Orthodox Jews who ritually slaughter chickens ahead of Yom Kippur — claiming he is motivated by the fact that the community is a powerful voting bloc. Attorney Nora Marino made that argument before the state Court of Appeals for Brooklyn residents...
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12 hours ago Condo votes to remove Trump’s name from UWS building
Letters spelling out “Trump Place” on the facades of an Upper West Side building will be pried off by workers Thursday, following a vote from the condo’s board, according to reports. Residents at 200 Riverside Blvd., a 46-story building between 69th and 70th streets, fought for the right to tear the Trump name from their...
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12 hours ago Graphic footage of Brooklyn hookah lounge killing shown at trial
Jurors Wednesday looked on in horror at footage of a 2015 shooting inside a Brooklyn hookah bar, where federal prosecutors say the trigger-man was a notorious Crips gang leader. The surveillance video from Buda Hookah Lounge was played at the murder trial of reputed Eight Trey Crips boss Larry “Biz” Pagett, who’s accused of fatally...
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12 hours ago DOE dodges parent questions about black mold in classrooms
The Department of Education’s classroom-trailer mold problem has hit a Bronx school, leaving parents furious. Two trailers at PS 108 in Morris Park showed evidence of black mold, and kids in one second-grade class were relocated because of it, sources said. “We have asked the administration about this, but we don’t get any answers,” one...
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12 hours ago Video shows woman using kid to smuggle contraband in Rikers
A video from Rikers Island shows a woman smuggling contraband to an inmate by stuffing the object into a small child’s pants, sources said. The alleged smuggler is seen in surveillance footage from April as she reaches into her own pants to retrieve the contraband before sticking it into the child’s trousers and handing the...
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12 hours ago Firefighter suffers seizure, crashes FDNY truck in Brooklyn
A firefighter suffered a seizure behind the wheel — sending an FDNY firetruck crashing into several cars parked in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, fire sources told The Post. Six firefighters, including the driver, were sent to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center with non-serious injuries, the FDNY said. Surreal images from the scene show a black Acura SUV...
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13 hours ago Lawyers sue Cuomo over law that probes prosecutor misconduct
New York’s prosecutors sued Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature Wednesday to toss out a new law to probe accusations of prosecutorial misconduct. The lawsuit filed by the NYS District Attorney’s Association in Albany Supreme Court claims the creation of the Commission of Prosecutorial Conduct violates the separation of powers doctrine. “Specifically, the state: impermissibly...
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13 hours ago Mob boss: Trump is right that ‘flippers’ should be outlawed
Reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino endorsed President Trump’s view of stool pigeons on Wednesday after getting sentenced to two years in prison. “President Trump was right. They need to outlaw flippers,” Merlino said while leaving Manhattan federal court to surrender in 45 days. In February, Merlino scored a hung jury on racketeering...
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13 hours ago Botched ‘inactive’ voter mailer cost taxpayers $200K
A botched mass mailing to 400,000 registered voters that incorrectly warned they could be booted off the rolls cost taxpayers $200,000, officials said Wednesday. As of this week, there were 527,000 voters on city Board of Elections “inactive” roll. Rather than contact voters directly, Mayor de Blasio’s new Democracy NYC office instead subcontracted the job...
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15 hours ago Cuomo tells officials to boycott NY1 over labor dispute
In an extraordinary move, Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday urged elected officials to boycott NY1 and other stations because their owner, cable TV giant Charter Communications, is involved in a labor dispute. Cuomo, in another rarity, effusively praised Mayor de Blasio for skipping his regular appearance on NY1 Monday night to protest a nearly two-year strike...
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17 hours ago Audit shows the MTA has let its signal system rot
The MTA has failed to inspect, maintain and test its rotting subway signal system — a main cause of train delays — in a timely fashion, perpetuating issues on the beleaguered system, according to a new audit. The audit, released Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, found between Jan. 1, 2015, and Oct....
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17 hours ago NYCHA chair wants judge to lower powers of federal monitor
The New York City Housing Authority’s interim chairman is mounting an aggressive campaign to urge the federal judge overseeing the agency to trim the powers of NYCHA’s new federal monitor. “My view of accountability is hold me accountable for outcomes, for commitments, for performance,” chairman Stanley Brezenoff told The Post Editorial Board on Wednesday. “If...
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18 hours ago DOT commissioner says license plate readers are the answer to parking placard abuse
City Department of Transportation Commissioner said Wednesday that technology like automatic license plate readers is the answer to cracking down on the rampant abuse of parking placards in the Big Apple. “There is no question that placards are a big challenge in the city and in a way it’s also, again, one of the symptoms...
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18 hours ago Nate McMurray gets DCCC backing in bid to unseat Chris Collins
WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will finally give an assist to Democrat Nate McMurray’s efforts to unseat upstate GOP Rep. Chris Collins. After McMurray raised enough money on his own to launch his first TV commercial and new polling showed McMurray within striking distance of Collins, the DCCC announced Tuesday it will invest...
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19 hours ago DOT commish: BQE repairs will make L train work look easy
If commuters thought the L-pocalypse was going to be bad, just wait for the BQE-pocalypse. Speaking at a Crain’s New York Business event forum at The New York Athletic Club Wednesday, the city’s Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said that the deteriorating Brooklyn-Queens Expressway makes the looming and much-dreaded closure of the L train...
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1 day ago These seven New York elections could decide who controls the House
Republicans hold just nine of New York’s 27 congressional seats and at least seven are in play this Nov. 6. Democrats need 23 seats nationwide to control the House for the first time since 2011. “Democrats probably need two seats out of New York. [That], I think, would be enough for the majority,” said Nathan...
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1 day ago Judge pushes back sentencing for Pamela Harris — again
First he delayed disgraced politician Pam Harris’ sentencing, but now Brooklyn federal court judge Jack Weinstein says he needs to push it back even further — because he wants to brainstorm her fate with other judges. The former Brooklyn Assemblywoman cried last Friday as she begged Weinstein to show her leniency for admittedly bilking FEMA...
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1 day ago Manufacturing company went bust despite city’s $5.2M investment
The city invested $5.2 million in a company that was supposed to be a game-changer in manufacturing by creating 500 jobs and supporting 200 small businesses out of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The company certainly changed the game, but not in the way the city intended — it went bust within two weeks of launching...
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1 day ago State panel pulls plug on UWS nursing home project
A state appeals panel has yanked the permit to build an Upper West Side nursing home, a controversial project with the mayor’s support. Neighbors of the 20-story Jewish Home Lifecare project at 125 W. 97th St. had sued to block construction, arguing the area is already too densely populated. In 2016, the mayor’s ­Office of...
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1 day ago Donovan defends Trump in brutal Staten Island debate
It was the slugfest on Staten Island. Republican Congressman Dan Donovan duked it out with his Democratic challenger, veteran Max Rose, on Tuesday night in an hour-long forum that featured sharp exchanges over the opioid crisis, health care and President Donald Trump. The debate came just a day after fundraising figures showed that Rose raised...
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1 day ago Senate Majority PAC will air $3M in TV ads to boost Menendez
New Jersey Democrats have called in the big guns to defend Sen. Robert Menendez from an unexpectedly spirited Republican challenge for what was supposed to be a safe seat. The Senate Majority Political Action Committee announced Tuesday it will begin airing $3 million in TV ads to bolster Menendez, who has struggled for months to...
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1 day ago Reputed mobster facing life in prison trying to wriggle out of guilty plea
A reputed mobster is trying to wriggle out of a guilty plea by claiming he didn’t think the prosecutor would push for maximum prison time. Reputed Gambino associate Battista “Benny” Geritano admitted in court that he threatened to behead his ex-lawyer’s son. But he’s now saying he wouldn’t have copped to the single charge of...
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1 day ago Council speaker gives new chancellor a temporary pass for school bus disaster
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson blasted the Department of Education for this year’s student transit disaster — but gave schools Chancellor Richard Carranza a temporary pass. Speaking at a hearing on the transportation crisis that marred the start of the school year, Johnson called the mess “unconscionable” and ripped the DOE for “insufficient planning.” Enraged...
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1 day ago School hearing for disabled girl turns into a screaming match
A hearing over whether or not the Department of Education should cover the schooling costs of a severely disabled 13-year-old girl devolved into a screaming match Tuesday, as her father continued his crusade to have the court proceedings televised. Dad Patrick Donohue even went so far as to demand Impartial Hearing Officer Michael Kennedy Lloyd...
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1 day ago Uber driver groped sleeping rider, charged her $1K for fake ride: feds
An Uber driver kidnapped and groped a sleeping passenger in the back of his cab before kicking her to the curb on a highway in Connecticut — and charging her more than $1,000 for a trip to Massachusetts she never took, the feds charged Tuesday. The unnamed woman ordered up a ride home from the...

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