As NYCHA residents freeze, are exposed to mold and lead, new, self-absorbed Council Speaker Corey Johnson : "We're going to have fun. I love to dance !"

As NYCHA residents freeze, are exposed to mold and lead, new, self-absorbed Council Speaker Corey Johnson : "We're going to have fun. I love to dance !"

Whilst NYCHA tenants live with no heat and are exposed to toxic mold and lead, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who has authority and discretion to set an aggressive oversight agenda of wayward City agencies, promises his leadership will focus on "fun" : "I love to dance !"

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Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

Torres, Council chair on public housing, mum on Olatoye's future in wake of lead poisoning crisis at NYCHA

New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, chair of the public housing committee, is laying low, even as public pressure escalates on New York City Housing Authority CEO Shola Olatoye in face of lead poisoning crisis.

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HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

HRA spent over $200 million on rent arrear payments in 2016, but will not identify the landlords paid

The City of New York paid $214,475,602 to landlords in calendar year 2016 for rent arrear payments, but the City's Human Resources Administration refused to identify the names of landlords, which received these payments.

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Lobbying firm employed by BQX project very prolific in lobbying City Council [CORRECTED]

Lobbying firm employed by BQX project very prolific in lobbying City Council [CORRECTED]

The lobbying firm employed by supporters of the proposed BQX street car service has a prolific history of lobbying the New York City Council, a review of State lobbying records shows.

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Conflicts of Interest Board fines Queens Public Administrator in latest controversy at county office

Conflicts of Interest Board fines Queens Public Administrator in latest controversy at county office

Lois Rosenblatt, the Queens County Public Administrator, was fined $3,000 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for hiring and giving a salary increase to a woman, who became engaged to her son during her employment.

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Despite high number of Federal prosecutions of Queens officials, political influence over Courts remains unmoved

Despite high number of Federal prosecutions of Queens officials, political influence over Courts remains unmoved

Queens County was tied for second-highest in the number of public corruption prosecutions brought by Manhattan Federal prosecutors during the term of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. That scrutiny changed nothing about allegations of the political influence of the courts.

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Federal and Municipal prosecutors tight-lipped after exposé of Queens law firm

Federal and Municipal prosecutors tight-lipped after exposé of Queens law firm

The offices of Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown are keeping mum after an exposé raised questions about the influence of one politically-connected Queens law firm, Sweeney, Reich & Bolz, LLP.

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de Blasio will consider options to override or negotiate COIB guidance of legal defense fund donation caps

de Blasio will consider options to override or negotiate COIB guidance of legal defense fund donation caps

Within hours of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board undermining Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for a big money legal defense fund, the mayor announced he would consider changing the law to override the ethics panel

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