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New York City's Mayor Is Baptized at Rikers
Sharpton Baptizes
NYC Mayor at Jail

Sharpton Baptizes NYC Mayor at Jail

Eric Adams says he sat with Riker detainees to 'recommit ourselves to getting on the right path'

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams marked Good Friday by receiving a jailhouse baptism from the Rev. Al Sharpton, joining in on the religious rite with a group of men incarcerated at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. The ceremony came as part of a visit to the jail complex...

New York City to Cancel $2B in Debt for 500K People

City will team up with RIP Medical Debt to do so

(Newser) - New York City intends to wipe out more than $2 billion in medical debt for up to 500,000 residents, tackling a top cause of personal bankruptcy, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday. The city is working with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit that buys medical debt in bulk from hospitals...

New Yorkers, Say Goodbye to This Sign
New Yorkers, Say
Goodbye to This Sign

New Yorkers, Say Goodbye to This Sign

'Trump Links' golf course has become 'Bally Links' in the Bronx

(Newser) - On the final day of a civil fraud trial that could strip former President Trump of his ability to do business in the state he called home for most of his life, New York City officials were taking their own steps to sever ties with Trump by erasing his name...

NYC Sues Over Texas' Busing of Migrants

$700M lawsuit claims bus companies have violated state law on supporting 'needy' people

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams has responded to the thwarting of a rule limiting migrant arrivals by filing a $700 million lawsuit against the bus companies bringing them from Texas under Gov. Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star. "Just call it the Empire State strikes back," per...

Texas Sidesteps NYC Rule About Busing Migrants

Migrants now being bused to New Jersey and given train tickets to New York

(Newser) - In response to migrants being sent to New York City from southern states, Mayor Eric Adams last week issued an order requiring charter bus companies to provide city officials with drop-off times, locations, and lists of passengers at least 32 hours in advance. The bus companies quickly found a workaround....

Teachers Union Sues to Stop Adams' Cuts to Schools

Filing says the mayor is overstating New York City's fiscal crisis

(Newser) - New York City's teachers union is suing to block planned cuts to public schools, warning that steep budget reductions proposed by Mayor Eric Adams would weaken key education initiatives and violate state law. For months, Adams has argued that slashing city spending—including a $550 million cut in education...

Solitary Confinement Is No More in NYC

NYC Mayor Eric Adams vows to veto City Council's ban on practice some call akin to torture

(Newser) - Lawmakers on Wednesday banned most instances of solitary confinement in New York City, over the protests of the city's mayor. The City Council's 39-7 vote greenlit the ban, which allows for inmates to be placed in isolation for "deescalation" purposes for no more than four hours at...

New Yorkers Give Their Mayor Lowest Job Approval Rating Yet
Eric Adams' Approval Hits 28%

Eric Adams' Approval Hits 28%

Handling of budget cuts, affordable housing shortage drag Eric Adams down with voters

(Newser) - Steep budget cuts that Mayor Eric Adams blames on New York City's migrant crisis and a shortage of affordable housing are contributing to his plunge in polls. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows 28% of registered New York City voters approve of his job performance, with 58% disapproving....

Eric Adams Accused of Decades-Old Sexual Assault

Filing was made just before Adult Survivors Act expires

(Newser) - Add another high-profile name to the list of men who are being accused of sexual assault in the waning hours of the Adult Survivors Act: New York City Mayor Eric Adams. The act grants adult survivors of sexual abuse one year to sue their abusers in New York state regardless...

Amid NYC Mayor Controversy, an Old Name Surfaces

Sources say a NYC mayoral run is not out of the question for Andrew Cuomo

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace amid a number of scandals after a decade as governor of New York, but two years later, he's apparently considering a comeback. Not as governor, but as mayor of New York City, according to eight sources who spoke to Politico . NYC's current mayor,...

Here's Why the FBI Seized NYC Mayor's Phones

Sources say federal authorities are looking into Eric Adams' text messages with Turkey, FDNY

(Newser) - Sources tell media outlets including CBS New York and ABC 7 New York that federal authorities who stopped New York City Mayor Eric Adams on the street and seized his mobile devices last week are interested in alleged text messages between Adams, a Turkish government official, and then-FDNY Commissioner Daniel...

FBI Stops New York Mayor on Street, Takes His Phones

Eric Adams' 2021 campaign is under investigation

(Newser) - After raiding New York City Mayor Eric Adams' home last week, the FBI has seized his electronic devices, apparently as part of a corruption investigation. Agents stopped Adams on the street, the New York Times reports, asked his security team to move away from him. The agents then climbed into...

FBI Investigates Alleged Illegal Donations to NYC Mayor

Investigation centers on alleged ties between Eric Adams' 2021 campaign and Turkey

(Newser) - The home of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' chief fundraiser was raided Thursday as part of a public corruption probe seeking to determine whether the mayor's 2021 election campaign conspired with Turkey's government to receive illegal foreign donations, according to the New York Times . A search warrant...

Home of Fundraiser for NYC Mayor Is Raided

Eric Adams quickly returns to New York City

(Newser) - Federal agents on Thursday raided the home of a top fundraiser and longtime confidante to New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who promptly ditched a planned White House meeting and flew home from Washington. Agents searched the home of Brianna Suggs in Brooklyn, a law enforcement official told the AP...

NYT 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

(Newser) - 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...

NYC Mayor, AOC at Odds Over Subway Killing
DA Announces Charge
in Subway Killing

DA Announces Charge in Subway Killing

Marine veteran to face count of second-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who placed a New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday. A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said officials expect arraignment to take place Friday, ABC News reports. The...

NYC Will Pay Up to $170K for 'Somewhat Bloodthirsty' Rat Czar
NYC Mayor: 'The Rats
Are Going to Hate Kathy'

NYC Mayor: 'The Rats Are Going to Hate Kathy'

Kathleen Corradi promises 'no more dirty curbs'

(Newser) - New York City officially has a rat czar. Kathleen Corradi was named Wednesday as the city's first-ever director of rodent mitigation—a well-paying gig. Corradi, who previously served as the Queens director of space planning in the city's education department, will earn $155,000 per year, Mayor Eric...

'Bling Bishop' Is Facing Serious Federal Charges

Lamor Whitehead is accused of swindling a parishioner and other fraud charges

(Newser) - Over the summer, a Brooklyn bishop made unwanted headlines because he was robbed during a live-streamed service of an estimated $1 million in jewelry. Now Lamor Whitehead is making more unwanted headlines—federal prosecutors charged him with multiple offenses, including swindling a parishioner and extorting a local businessman. Whitehead, known...

Rat-Hating NYC Mayor Fined Over Rats at His Property

Eric Adams appeared before his own employee to contest $330 fine

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams is a well-known hater of rats. In October, amid rising complaints about rats, the city announced plans to push back the time residents are allowed to put out their garbage bins on trash night in an effort to deter the rodents; just days ago,...

NYC Declares Emergency as Migrants Pour In

Mayor seeks federal and state help to house arrivals being bused from Texas

(Newser) - With migrants from Latin America needing shelter and health care arriving by the busload, Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City on Friday, calling the situation a humanitarian crisis. The mayor said at least 17,000 people seeking asylum have been bused in from other...

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