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Paul Crotty

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Ex-Councilman Miguel Martinez Gets Five Years

    ​Former Washington Heights City Councilman Miguel Martinez was sentenced to five years in prison this afternoon for stealing more than $100,000 in funds that were intended for non-profit groups in his district. He pleaded guilty to criminal corruption charges after resigning abruptly from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Facing Prison, Miguel Martinez Is Very Sorry. But It's Not All His Fault.

    ​Ex-city councilman Miguel Martinez has written a wrenching and apologetic letter to government probation officials saying that he cried himself to sleep the night after he pleaded guilty last July to pocketing some $106,000. "How and why I threw away such a fulfilling job is as unbelievable t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Guilty Plea Expected By Ex-Bloomberg City TV Exec

    ​A former top exec at the city's television station is expected to plead guilty this afternoon to looting some $60,000 in ad revenues due the city. It's hardly the biggest ripoff by a municipal employee, but what makes Trevor Scotland's appearance today a 'matter of interest' - as the Manhatta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Times: Ugly, Illegal Billboards Thrive on Local Highways

    ​It appears most of those hideous billboards that line the highways leading from New York to its bedroom communities are illegal. The Times tells us that federal guidelines required New York to lose most of its billboards in 1979. yet there are hundreds littering the big roads. Some of the sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Times: Ugly, Illegal Billboards Thrive on Local Highways

    ​It appears most of those hideous billboards that line the highways leading from New York to its bedroom communities are illegal. The Times tells us that federal guidelines required New York to lose most of its billboards in 1979. yet there are hundreds littering the big roads. Some of the sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    City's Plan to Push Cabs into the "Green" Shot Down By Judge, Again

    The city keeps trying to get cabs to go hybrid, and the taxi owners keep pushing back. The Taxi and Limousine Commission's most recent plan included incentives to please the owners -- for instance, they would be authorized to charge drivers more for use of the hybrids -- and the drivers were told th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Judge Strikes Down TLC's Hybrid Taxi Demand

    The Mayor wants all yellow cabs to be green, and to that end his TLC demanded all new cabs get 25 mpg -- which they can only do if they're hybrids. The cab owners' trade organization sued, and today won their case, with Judge Paul Crotty finding that they could comply with Federal environmental regu ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    'No Skeletons in My Closet!'

    Oh yeah? How Michael Mukasey and Bernie Kerik are haunting Rudy's run.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Rudy's Bank Balance

    One thing you have to say about Mayor Giuliani: He liked really big sandwiches. (City archives) Word that Rudolph W. Giuliani's PAC is raising money tonight led Power Plays to the former hizzoner's filings with the Federal Election Commission, which reveal that as of April 30, Rudy's Solutions Amer ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Outing Cardinal Egan

    A priest's lawsuit alleges the Catholic Church is hiding pedophile clergy—and offers a stunning reason why

  • News

    July 8, 2003

    Showdown for the Phone Union

    With a Nod From Washington, Verizon Prepares for Battle

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