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Barred From Office, Former
Mayor Took 'Indictable' Step
Sep 28, 2023 12:00 PM CDT
Barred From Office, Former Mayor Took 'Indictable' Step
Jose Torres allegedly flouted state order in launching 2022 mayoral bid in New Jersey
- A former New Jersey mayor barred from office as part of a corruption conviction has been indicted yet again for allegedly trying to circumvent that ban. A Trenton grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday, charging former Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres with criminal contempt, per the Daily Voice . Back...
Sep 22, 2023 2:40 PM CDT
Dallas Mayor Switches Parties
Eric Johnson goes from Democrat to Republican
- On Thursday, the 10 most populous cities in the US had Democratic mayors. On Friday, only nine do—and it is not because of an election, reports CNN . It's because Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican—a move he announced in a
Jul 6, 2023 3:45 PM CDT
Raises Doubts About Photo Kept by Mayor
Eric Adams says he's carried picture of fallen officer in wallet; report suggests it was doctored to look old
- As political controversies go, it's a strange one. The
New York Times
is calling into question Mayor Eric Adams' claim of carrying around a weathered picture of a friend, a New York City cop who was slain in the line of duty in 1987. Adams publicly talked about the...
City's Mayoral Race Certainly
Has Interesting Candidates
May 16, 2023 9:10 AM CDT
City's Mayoral Race Certainly Has Interesting Candidates
Molly the rescue pup, comedian, former police chief, high school senior all vying for Toronto title
- Over the weekend,
columnist Edward Keenan made his picks for the six top contenders to be the next mayor of Ontario's capital, after Friday's deadline for submitting candidacy papers came and went. Most notable in this year's mayoral race, Keenan wrote: the "whopping" 102...
He Died Homeless in City
Where He Was Once Mayor
May 7, 2023 1:25 PM CDT
He Died Homeless in City Where He Was Once Mayor
'New York Times' explores sad trajectory of Craig Coyner in Bend, Oregon
- In February of this year, a 75-year-old homeless man died in Bend, Oregon. It had been a particularly brutal winter for Craig Coyner: At least one of his toes had to be amputated because of frostbite, and after that operation he suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak....
Muslim Mayor Turned Away
by WH: 'My Crime Is My Name'
May 3, 2023 9:45 AM CDT
Muslim Mayor Turned Away by WH: 'My Crime Is My Name'
New Jersey's Mohamed Khairullah, spurned from Eid event, says he's on a 'secret list'
- A New Jersey mayor is seeking answers as to why he was invited, then turned away from an Eid celebration at the White House, and he's alleging it's because his name was on the wrong list. At a Tuesday press conference , Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah says he...
Jan 12, 2023 9:15 AM CST
Email From Lightfoot Campaign Slammed as 'Unethical'
Message to Chicago teachers said students could earn credit for helping with mayor's reelection efforts
- Kids in Chicago Public Schools have a variety of ways in which they can earn class credit, but one suggested by the city's mayor is being called "deeply problematic" and has spurred calls for an investigation. WLS reports that the campaign of Lori Lightfoot, who's running for...
Teen Elected as
Dec 9, 2022 10:41 AM CST
Teen Elected as America's Youngest Black Mayor
Jaylen Smith, 18, has big plans for Earle, Arkansas
- This has been an eventful year for 18-year-old Jaylen Smith—he finished high school, started college, and became the youngest Black mayor in American history. Smith was elected mayor of Earle, an east Arkansas city of almost 2,000 people near Memphis, Tennessee, in a runoff election Tuesday, NBC reports....
Oregon Mayor Accused
of Road Rage Shooting
Nov 2, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
Oregon Mayor Accused of Road Rage Shooting
Dowen Jones allegedly fired at family's vehicle on Halloween night
- A small town in Oregon called Rufus is probably going to need a new mayor—the current one, Dowen Jones, was arrested Tuesday on attempted murder and assault charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident on Halloween night. According to the Hood River County Sheriff's Office , a family...
Brothers Who Haven't
Spoken in Decades Both
Want to Be Mayor
Oct 21, 2022 8:51 AM CDT
Brothers Who Haven't Spoken in Decades Both Want to Be Mayor
Estranged siblings are squaring off for the office in Canadian town of Port Colborne
- Port Colborne is looking for its next mayor, and on Monday, the small Ontario town will decide if that person is going to be incumbent Bill Steele or his only challenger, Charles Steele—the estranged brother he hasn't spoken to more than 30 years. "A lot of politicians...
Jul 14, 2022 9:05 AM CDT
Ex-Ga. Mayor Sentenced for 'Deplorable' Pandemic Crime
Jason Lary gets 57 months behind bars for pocketing COVID relief cash meant for Stonecrest
- An "unsavory saga" has come to a conclusion in Georgia, where an ex-mayor is now headed to prison for nearly five years over a COVID relief funds scheme. On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. sentenced Jason Lary to 57 months behind bars for stealing hundreds...
Louisville Police Seeking
Man Who Punched Mayor
Jun 21, 2022 6:57 AM CDT
Louisville Police Seeking Man Who Punched Mayor
Greg Fischer was assaulted at a public event over the weekend
- Police are searching for a different kind of Louisville slugger after a suspect was captured on video punching the mayor of Kentucky's largest city on Saturday. Greg Fischer was mingling in a crowd at a Juneteenth event at the Fourth Street Live! entertainment complex when a man walked up...
May 12, 2022 11:54 AM CDT
NYC Mayor: Official Residence Is Haunted
Eric Adams says he sees things moving 'all the time'
- New York City Mayor Eric Adams is afraid of ghosts. Questioned Tuesday about why he doesn't live in the mayor's official residence—the 223-year-old Gracie Mansion—Adams denied that the place was too cool for him. "I don't care what anyone says, there are ghosts in...
Ukrainian Mayor Freed
in 'Special Operation'
Mar 17, 2022 8:58 AM CDT
Ukrainian Mayor Freed in 'Special Operation'
Footage reportedly shows Ivan Fedorov thanking President Zelensky by phone
The Ukrainian mayor of Melitopol has been freed from Russian forces in a "special operation," according to officials. Ivan Fedorov was spotted with a bag over his head in the company of heavily armed Russian soldiers in the city on March 11, per ABC News . "The...
Heckling Mayor Wu.
Except It Wasn't Her
Feb 19, 2022 7:00 AM CST
Protester Kept Heckling Mayor Wu. Except It Wasn't Her
Protester was actually mistakenly jeering at a different Asian American woman
- A voting rights presser on the Boston Common this week drew not only locals rallying support for get-out-the-vote efforts, but also one man who really wanted to criticize Mayor Michelle Wu. MassLive.com reports the protester, decked out in a mask and sunglasses, showed up at the Monday news conference...
Mayor Who Was Worried
About Ice Shanties Resigns
Feb 14, 2022 1:15 PM CST
Mayor Who Was Worried About Ice Shanties Resigns
Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, suggested they would lead to prostitution
The mayor is out after his odd comment about ice shanties. Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, resigned Monday after taking all kinds of grief for expressing his view that if the city allowed ice fishing, that would lead to ice shanties, and those would lead to prostitution. “...
NYC Mayor Apologizes
for 'Crackers' Remark
Feb 5, 2022 9:30 AM CST
NYC Mayor Apologizes for 'Crackers' Remark
Eric Adams used term to discuss white NYPD cops at a 2019 campaign event
- The current mayor of New York City regrets calling white NYPD officers "crackers" shortly before he launched his campaign, in remarks heard in a recently resurfaced 2019 video,
reports. "Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers' a--," Adams said in the video, receiving...
Jan 8, 2022 8:15 AM CST
NYC's New Mayor Makes Controversial Hirings
Eric Adams appoints brother to plum NYPD position, Phil Banks III as deputy mayor for public safety
- New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, is getting right to work—and right to raising eyebrows, specifically with two new appointments. Getting the most buzz on Friday was the reveal by the
New York Post
that Adams has appointed his younger brother, Bernard Adams, to be a deputy...
Live Message to
Bill de Blasio:
Jan 1, 2022 6:00 AM CST
Andy Cohen's Live Message to Bill de Blasio: 'Sayonara, Sucker!'
TV personality went on live NYE rant about outgoing NYC mayor during CNN broadcast
- Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper did tequila shots while toasting Betty White during their New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN, but the liquor may have gone a bit to Cohen's head. Minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, ushering in 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as...
New York Postpones
Dec 21, 2021 5:52 PM CST
New York Postpones Inauguration Ceremony
Mayor-elect Eric Adams says he doesn't need a ceremony anyway
- Eric Adams will become mayor of New York City on Jan. 1, but he'll take office without the usual trappings of the day. The city's inauguration ceremony "will be postponed to a later date in order to prioritize the health of all who were planning to attend,...
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