Nicholas Scoppetta

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​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. The posters for Gary Marshall's new film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Judge Finds FDNY Has Perpetuated Discriminatory Hiring Practices

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Fire Chief Salvatore Cassano is New FDNY Commissioner

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Bloomberg and Schumer Happy About Ferry Cash, Reminding Us of a Certain Fatal Crash

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Voice Deutsche Bank Fire Story Draws Reactions from Firefighters' Kin, Colleagues, Others

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Rikers Boss Steps Down -- After 2-Year Voice Series

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    4 NYFD Engine Companies Stop Working Nights

    Even when announcing cuts, city officials are careful to tell us that police and fire services will continue as usual. But that claim is getting harder to make. Fire Commission Nicholas Scoppetta announced today that, in order to make up a $60 million shortfall in the NYFD budget, four engine compa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Two FDNY Busted for Arson

    In what is being described in some news reports as a terribly misguided Halloween prank, two city firefighters were arrested and charged with arson for setting a small blaze outside of a Midtown firehouse. From the FDNY: Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today announced the arrest of two New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    FDNY Shake-Up After Deutsche Bank Blunders

    The FDNY has reassigned three officials and ordered more thorough inspections of all construction sites following the tragic department blunders that led to the deaths of two firefighters. The announcement comes just hours before an afternoon press conference during which Mayor Bloomberg and top F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2006

    Commish, Mayor Warned: 'Blood on Their Hands'

    Scoppetta cheering on the FDNY gridiron team in 2002. This photo clearly calls for a sports metaphor, so…Woodlawn residents are hoping to block the commissioner's blitz on Ladder 39. (FDNY) The crowd of well-dressed, mostly elderly citizens probably looked harmless to Fire Commissioner Nichola ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2006

    Fire Storms

    An inferno in Greenpoint highlights a drop in the number of fire investigators

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    Hillary Is Your Friend. Hillary Is Your Friend. Hillary Is--

    Clinton attacks her likability problem with some of New York's toughest guys

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    Rabbi Bunco

    An Ally of Senators and Mayors Is Charged With Fraud

  • News

    June 13, 2000

    Inside New York's Foster Care System

    34,000 Kids Trying to Catch a Break

  • News

    November 2, 1999

    Age-Old Neglect

    Former Foster Kids: City Abandons Us

  • Specials

    May 4, 1999
  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Crisis In Family Court

    The City Gets Tough On Child Abuse and Neglect, And The Judicial System Staggers Under The Load