Former NYFD Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was deeply involved in the Deutsche Bank debacle that cost two firefighters their lives. Now a change has come: Salvatore Cassano is commissioner. And he, says Wayne Barrett, is even more deeply involved.
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By Alana Horowitz
Mayor Bloomberg and former fire commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta were not held liable in this week's ruling against the FDNY's discriminatory hiring practics, but a federal judge called their behavior "deliberately indifferent."
Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that, when it c ... More >>
And the new Fire Commissioner is -- Salvatore Cassano! Awright, we win the pool!
Cassano is 64, FDNY's Chief of Department (highest ranked uniformed officer), a 40-year veteran, and a former soldier. He has spoken for the department on controversial issues like anti-terrorism protocol. He w ... More >>
By Tom Feeney Jr. When Mike Bloomberg announced the injection of nearly $50 million of federal stimulus funds into the maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry recently, he issued a press release also crediting US senator Charles Schumer and other members of the New York's congressional delegation. ... More >>
by Johanna Barr and Tom Feeney Jr.
In this week's Voice cover story, Wayne Barrett reports on the Bloomberg administration's "failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency" in its handling of the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007. Those involved reached out to the Voice in reaction to th ... More >>
City Correction and Probation Commissioner Martin Horn, one of Mayor Bloomberg's longest serving appointees, announced his resignation today. He's leaving a jail system that for the last two years has been the subject of Voice stories about corrections officers condoning and even arranging violence ... More >>