Children’s Aid Society CEO Richard Buery and Councilwoman Annabel Palma have stepped up to defend John Mattingly, Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services, who has recently been widely criticized following the death of a four-year-old girl under his agency’s supervision.
Marchella Pierce died last September of child abuse syndrome, and the both the ACS Read More
City Councilman Oliver Koppell called today for ACS Commissioner John Mattingly to step down from his post following the death of a four-year-old girl, Marchella Pierce, who was supposed to be under the agency’s supervision.
Pierce died last September of child abuse syndrome, and also suffered acute drug poisoning, malnutrition, and blunt impact injuries. Read More
At a Crain’s breakfast at the Sheraton this morning, Michael Bloomberg expanded on his comments about wanting to change commissioners in his third term.
“[I]t’s very difficult to walk in, look a commissioner in the eye and say, ‘You know, you have done great things, you’ve worked hard, you’ve done everything we’ve asked Read More
At the H.H.S. City Council hearing just now, the commissioner for the city Administration for Children Services told Council members that under Michael Bloomberg's budget cuts, 21 child care centers will lose “substantial” funding, and added, “It’s fair to say some will close.”
The commissioner, John Mattingly, went on, “Our choices are Read More