The day after the election, the Times ran a comparative chart of the personal preferences of the outgoing and incoming governors. Asked how he relaxed at the Governor's Mansion in Albany, David Paterson said: "Reading in the family room."
A few days earlier, Joe Fisch, the state's in ... More >>
The Bronx District Attorney's office tells us that David Johnson, a former aide to Gov. Paterson, is going to be arraigned later today in Bronx criminal court on charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident last October with an ex-girlfriend, identified as Sherr-una Booker.
Johnson (pi ... More >>
The governor and David JohnsonIt's a week since Judge Judith Kaye issued her 54-page report exonerating and damning Governor Paterson for his handling of a domestic violence case, and nothing has happened. That's news.
Clemmie Harris, who admitted to Kaye that he tried to kill the complaint, ... More >>
The NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation has suspended a pediatric nurse in connection with the investigation of the domestic violence case involving Governor Paterson and his onetime top aide, David Johnson.
The aide, whose name is not being released, was suspended without pay last week, when former ... More >>
There's good news and bad news for Governor Paterson in the just-released report by former chief state Judge Judith Kaye on the fracas stemming from the Halloween night domestic violence incident involving the gov's former top aide.
The good news is that Kaye clears Paterson of any criminal ... More >>
It's triple witching hour for budget-crunch time, but the investigation that the governor wants everyone to forget popped back onto the public radar this morning. The Times reports that David Paterson's former top aide has taken the Fifth Amendment in two separate inquiries. Citing an unnamed ... More >>
I remember when Carl Andrews was an innocent. The focus of scorching New York Post stories the last two days, Andrews is now a target of a probe that threatens the brief Democratic reign in the New York State Senate. It's the culmination of a life of clownish crime, though the usually ebullient Andr ... More >>
Disgusted with boomer pols who have their thumbs up their asses, New York's old-timers are stepping up and trying to get it done.
As you may have noticed, former MTA head and current Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, 73, was given the job of announcing the new state budget plan while Governor P ... More >>
A lot of people have said that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo couldn't get in the governor's race, despite his high poll numbers in prospective match-ups, because of his responsibility over the Paterson probe.
Well, that's no longer a factor: Cuomo has recused himself from the probe of the governor' ... More >>
The suit brought by Randy Mastro and others against Data and Field Services, accusing DFS of providing (and Staten Island councimember Debi Rose, pictured, of accepting) in-kind contributions to Working Families Party in the form of discounted campaign work, went to trial yesterday in Staten Island ... More >>
After complaints during the campaign about their connection with Data and Field Services and related unfavorable press reports, the Working Families Party has retained the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom to "conduct a thorough review of the structure and relationship between the W ... More >>
So the Irish still get theirs. The new archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, surely soon to become a cardinal, mixes the blarney of John J. O'Connor with the buck smarts of Edward Egan, his last two Irish predecessors. In the century and a half history of the archdiocese, only Irishmen have ruled. ... More >>
Following up on our report of Shelly Silver gaming Governor Paterson to put his old LES friend, Jonathan Lippman, in the highest courts job in the state:The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct released a final determination today removing a Westchester judge who was elected in a 2005 cross ... More >>
You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief ... More >>
This week's Village Voice doesn't hit streets until tomorrow morning, but for our Runnin' Scared readers, we're offering tomorrow's cover story a day early. This one should rock Albany: our Wayne Barrett details state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's step-by-step scheme to boost his old LES pal Jon ... More >>