The Weekend That Was
Mayor Bloomberg decided that gas rationing will remain in place in NYC through Thanksgiving.
NYC will demolish hundreds of homes damaged by Sandy after determining they are a safety hazard. “We’ve never had this scale before,” said Buildings Department Commissioner Robert LiMandri.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Timothy Dolan visited storm-ravaged Staten Island.
“Anyone who says that we don’t need a supplemental appropriation – that we don’t need help – let them come to Staten Island,” Cuomo said.
RFK Jr. blasted the city and federal government for failing to fix problems in the Rockaways’ public housing projects nearly three weeks after superstorm Sandy hit.
Gambling interests met last week with senior-level Cuomo administration officials over ways to quickly increase revenues from gambling operations in the wake of Sandy.
Meanwhile, Niagara Falls is wondering where all its gambling revenue has gone.
Members of Congress might have their noses out of joint after Cuomo’s failure to alert them before his $30 billion disaster aid ask from the federal government, but Bloomberg’s ready to work with him.
More than 1,500 Lower Hudson Valley nonprofits – 19 percent of the total number in the region – had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file annual reports with the IRS.
Sen. Mark Grisanti quickly retracted his opposition to the DMV’s selection of the highest bidder to produce new, more secure driver’s licenses after being chastised by a top Cuomo aide.
More than 3 1/2 months after the Thruway Authority board last met and six months after unveiling its plan to increase tolls, an expected end-of-the-year meeting with a major rating agency looms large as the authority struggles to maintain its credit rating.
NYC’s municipal hospital system has hired an outside investigator to look into an allegation that its president, Alan Aviles, didn’t act on a complaint claiming a senior administrator was harassing and demeaning female employees.
The DN goes all in for fracking, slamming Cuomo for allowing “environmental zealots to stymie a potential natural gas bonanza upstate by stoking exaggerated fears about water pollution and other supposed downsides.”
Alan Chartock weighs in on the battle for control of the state Senate.
Albany City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan has officially announced her candidacy in next year’s mayoral race. Five-term incumbent Mayor Jerry Jennings hasn’t yet indicated if he’ll seek a sixth term.
In a letter to Cuomo, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos asked for urgent action to repair LIPA’s management team and make permanent the temporary fixes the authority has performed to the electrical system before the next major storm.
Newsday says LIPA’s death knell will be “welcome.”
NYSEG, RG&E and Iberdrola SA, the Spanish energy giant that bought them four years ago, face uncertain repercussions from a sometimes-harsh state audit that says Iberdrola ordered deep cuts in the two utilities’ workforces.
The NY Post continues its criticism of the New York Road Runners Club and its CEO, Mary Wittenberg.
The Oneida Dispatch editorializes in favor of legalization – and taxation – of marijuana.
Disagreements over school employees’ salary and benefits are holding up some New York districts and their union partners from submitting performance assessment plans by a January approval deadline.
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