Mayor Bill de Blasio has nominated his close friend and former campaign treasurer to serve as the next commissioner of the agency tasked with investigating his administration.
Mark Peters, a former prosecutor who formerly served as chief of the Public Corruption Unit in Eliot Spitzer’s Attorney General’s Office, has been nominated to head the Department of Investigation, which is charged with rooting out corruption and investigating city employees and contractors.
Eliot Spitzer’s administration is bringing aboard Mark Peters, one of the unsuccessful Brooklyn District Attorney candidates who challenged incumbent Charles Hynes in a primary two years ago.
Peters will be the Special Deputy Superintendent in charge of the New York Liquidation Bureau. Previously, Peters worked in Spitzer’s AG office as chief of the Read More
IND Brooklyn’s endorsement meeting date-change has created a messy situation over at the club, leaving many new members feeling like they’ve been barred from casting a ballot in the May vote because incumbent Senator Marty Connor could lose the endorsement of his own club to rival Ken Diamondstone.
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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, something of a stickler on residency issues, seems to have established that the time he spends in Breezy Point doesn’t endanger his legal residency in Brooklyn.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not a political liability, which challenger Mark Peters probes pretty directly in this spot.
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It’s been widely noted that Eliot Spitzer hasn’t applied the same energy to government reform as he has to Wall Street. That’s not necessarily a serious criticism — his Wall Street investigations are unprecedented and have changed the way crucial American industries operate. And a Republican opponent will have a hard time making the case Read More
We’ve always admired Giff‘s political dexterity. And we don’t claim fully to have untangled what’s going on in Brooklyn at the moment, where the candidates are scrapping it out for the affection of members of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, one of the Brownstone reform clubs.
But we’re hearing grumbling from across the bridge Read More