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Mayor de Blasio’s campaign for re-election is losing many of its biggest donors as the corruption investigations spread around City Hall, according to campaign filings and The Post’s sources.
In the second half of 2016, de Blasio, whose fundraising is the subject of state and federal probes, received 19 percent less in funds compared to the first half of 2016. 2,788 donors gave him $842,728 between July and December. According to city campaign records, the prior six months he collected $1.04 million from 1,216 donors.
The Post reports, “Much of the drop in campaign cash is due to the wealthiest donors shunning Hizzoner as the probes heated up. The number of individuals who give the maximum allowed by law — $4,950 per primary and general
New York’s CUNY and SUNY schools beat Columbia University in one critical measure. As per a recent article in Crain’s NY, New York's public colleges rank among the nation's best in accepting underprivileged students and propelling them to into high-earning jobs. SUNY Stony Brook and a group of 18 CUNY system schools were ranked third and sixth best, respectively, amidst U.S. colleges in an economic term known as “mobility rate.” Meaning, Columbia moves fewer low-income students into
Sunday morning’s Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) annual legislative breakfast was its usual schmooze fest, but hanging over the political air were growing concerns of anti-Semitism incidents around the country – including the questionable toppling of Jewish gravestones at the Washington Cemetery just blocks from Kol Yaakov Hall on McDonald Avenue where the event took place.
But even the shadow of Anti-Semitism couldn’t untie the growing partisan disagreements among Jews in attendance
This past October, a federal judge rejected a settlement made by city officials in an anti-discrimination lawsuit brought forth by members of the city’s Muslim community. Judge Charles S. Haight Jr. cited in his opinion that the NYPD had a “systemic inclination to ignore rules protecting free speech and religion,” according to the New York Times.
In response to accusations made against the City’s current anti-terrorism policy, Mayor Bill De Blasio had appointed a civilian lawyer to monitor
Upon announcing that LaGuardia airport is undergoing a massive renovation effort, Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio should have made a disclaimer about how the changes would affect travelers. As the airport is busiest from 6:00 am-9:00 am and from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, it is recommended that fliers plan their day around those time frames.
According to the New York Post, traffic apps like Waze can also be of help in navigating the sinuous roads that lead into the airport. Many travelers complain