Elsewhere: Vance Indicts Haggerty, Ira Glass Meets Dick Ravitch

Queens operative John Haggerty was indicted, as Cy Vance accused him of stealing from Mayor Bloomberg, taking money through an Independence Party fund. 

Haggerty has been working for Carl Paladino, who issued a strong statement of support for the GOP operative, calling him “loyal and straightforward man of character.”

Surprise! Mayor Bloomberg became irritable when questioned by the press about his giving to the Independence Party.

Maggie Haberman writes that so far, the Independence Party “is clearly not out of the woods.”

It doesn’t look like there’s going to be a government shut down this week.

But Ruben Diaz Sr. is still planning to vote “No.”

Some Republicans are voting “Yes.”

Charles Barron, now planning a run for governor, called Cuomo’s selection of running mate Robert Duffy “the latest slap in the face.”

This American Life is planning to air a Dick Ravitch piece Friday. 

Reshma Saujani is upset that Carolyn Maloney won’t debate her.

The mayor’s proposed budget would cut school nurses, hitting private schools particularly hard, the IBO notes.

One of two tunnels on the No. 7 subway line extension to the far West Side is complete.

Richard Lipsky sees some analogies between some developers’ plans for Chinatown and the city’s plan for Flushing Commons in Queens.

The planned Domino Sugar development in Williamsburg still has a whole lot of parking, clashing with the city’s vision for reduced traffic.

ebrown@observer.com Elsewhere: Vance Indicts Haggerty, Ira Glass Meets Dick Ravitch