A former Council staffer who plead guilty to misusing public funds in the slush fund scandal has agreed to pay a $2,500 fine for improperly employing his daughter.
Asquith Reid, who used to work for Councilman Kendall Stewart of Brooklyn, admitted in a deposition made public just now that his daughter Read More
The City Council approved a five-minute grace period for motorists before they could be ticketed by parking agents.
The bill passed 47 to 2, with Tony Avella of Queens and Dan Garodnick of Manhattan opposing.
The mayor has said he is not in favor of the bill, but speaker Christine Quinn and others spoke out Read More
If you wanted to talk to Jumaane Williams yesterday afternoon, you had to risk getting trampled by students and parents near P.S. 269 on Nostrand Avenue.
The school had just let out and Williams stood near the school entrance, offering his palm card to anyone passing by. Many people already had their hands Read More
The executive director of Citizens Union strongly opposed extending term limits legislatively, and hopes that those City Council members who went along with the rules change face the wrath of voters at the polls tomorrow.
But it may not work out that way. In fact, only a handful of the more than two Read More
Here’s Yvette Clarke earlier today, complaining about Michael Bloomberg’s push to extend term limits. Her remarks are followed by my question about the guy who voted for it, Kendall Stewart, standing behind her. Read More
Bill Thompson, who has made his opposition to Michael Bloomberg’s extension of term limits a major campaign theme, was endorsed today by one of the City Council members who voted for it.
That member, City Councilman Kendall Stewart, said it was a “mistake” for Thompson to campaign on that theme.
Stewart was speaking to reporters Read More
One of Kendall Stewart’s opponents, Jumaane Williams, called on him to resign from office, now that two of his staffers are reportedly set to plead guilty to embezzling $145,000 in public money.
Williams also said during a recent debate that Stewart “said his chief of staff wasn’t involved.” Williams said the debate was Read More
Two former staffers to Kendall Stewart are going to plead guilty to embezzling $145,000 in public money earmarked for a nonprofit group and directing it to relatives in Jamaica, according to British Caribbean News.
One Stewart’s rivals, Jumaane Williams, said he will call for the councilman’s resignation at a press conference later today. Read More
Here’s a taste of the Working Families Party's direct email marketing this election season. This one is for Jumaane Williams, who is trying to unseat Kendall Stewart, an incumbent who voted to extend term limits (over the WFP's staunch opposition):
Jumaane is a perfect fit. The son of West Indian immigrants, he was born Read More
Several of the Democratic city comptroller candidates are raising less money than they’re spending, according to the latest campaign finance filings.
Melinda Katz, a council member from Queens, raised $80,743 and spent $92,512.
David Weprin, another council member from Queens, raised $24,660 and Read More