De Blasio commission wants to lower campaign contribution limits

De Blasio commission wants to lower campaign contribution limits

Mayor de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission on Monday suggested lowering campaign contribution limits and increasing the cap on matching funds to create a fairer election process, according to the body’s 120-page preliminary staff report. The city’s existing program matches contributions from city…

De Blasio calls for renewal of speed cameras near schools

De Blasio calls for renewal of speed cameras near schools

Mayor de Blasio and dozens of advocates held a rally Sunday to demand that state senators renew speed cameras near schools after the lawmakers failed to extend the street safety program last week. “This one’s a no-brainer —the Republican majority in the…

Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he can’t stand all the city’s other newspapers, either. But for The Post he’s reserved a special venom and a…

Don’t blame parents for NYC’s failing schools

Don’t blame parents for NYC’s failing schools

New York City’s public kindergartens are segregated, and “school choice” is to blame, say New School researchers. Only three of the city’s 32 school districts allow students to attend any school in their district, so it’s hard to understand how choice is…

Ex-cop: Hooker was no bribe, I paid for her myself

Ex-cop: Hooker was no bribe, I paid for her myself

Well, that’s a unique defense. An ex-NYPD official battling corruption charges claimed Tuesday that his romp with a hooker on a trip to Las Vegas can’t be considered a bribe — because he paid for her services. In court papers, ex-Deputy Inspector…

What the car ban means for travel in Central Park

What the car ban means for travel in Central Park

The world’s most famous green space is about to get a lot greener. All private vehicles will be banned from Central Park starting on June 27, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials announced Friday. The measure eliminates traffic in the…

City council members suing de Blasio’s Law Department

City council members suing de Blasio’s Law Department

Three city council members are challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio’s claim that he’s the only elected official allowed to express policy positions of the city in court. Democratic council members Ritchie Torres of the Bronx and Laurie A. Cumbo and Alicka Ampry-Samuel…

Democrats push NYC to fund half-price MetroCards for poor

Democrats push NYC to fund half-price MetroCards for poor

A powerful coalition of elected Democrats on Wednesday pushed for the city to fund half-price MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers — isolating fellow Democrat Mayor de Blasio for opposing the plan. The group, which included the district attorneys of Manhattan, Brooklyn and…

Yet more evidence of de Blasio’s corruption

Yet more evidence of de Blasio’s corruption

Another day, another batch of evidence of Mayor de Blasio’s corruption. The question now is: How does he get away with it? Monday, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced two settlements tied to its probe of Hizzoner’s defunct slush fund, the…

De Blasio’s play-it-dumb defense looks ridiculous now

De Blasio’s play-it-dumb defense looks ridiculous now

Suspicions that Mayor de Blasio has run City Hall as a deal-making watering hole for “consultants” and their clients gained credence this week. Two major de Blasio associates — both lobbyists — reached settlements with the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics…

Reporter punched in the face near de Blasio press event

Reporter punched in the face near de Blasio press event

A local TV reporter was attacked Tuesday while interviewing a Queens resident at a public housing complex where Mayor Bill de Blasio was simultaneously holding a press event, authorities said. WABC’s Tim Fleischer was punched in the right side of the face…

De Blasio aide busted with gun in car

De Blasio aide busted with gun in car

A $90,000-per-year director with Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice was arrested along with two men Saturday night in Queens after a loaded gun was found in their car — double-parked just blocks away from the scene of an earlier shooting,…