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NYC councilman warns of ‘disaster’ after jail beds for mentally ill slashed

New York City lawmakers warned Monday that a new prison on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue would be a “disaster” for the city after the planned number of beds for the mentally ill was cut in half. . City Councilman Lincoln Ressler slams city health department and hospital officials for how the city is prepared to treat […]

City Councilman Pleads Guilty To Allegedly Running Drug-Fueled ‘Side Job’

A southern Mississippi lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges following an investigation into his business that distributed illegal controlled substances, the state attorney’s office announced Thursday. Biloxi City Councilman Robert Leon Deming III, 47, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Gulfport to “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled […]

DC Councilman undermines CFO and Bowser with budget preview that reverses their cuts

Washington D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) announced that he will undo Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) most contentious budget cuts. The city’s budget has become a major area of contention, following Chief Financial Officer Glen Lee’s demand to divert funds to the city’s emergency fund, forcing Bowser to undertake budget cuts unpopular with […]

NY Democrat Councilman Blasts Eric Adams Communications Policy

New York Democratic City Council members criticized New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (Democratic) new communications policy as “profiteering.” City Councilman Lincoln Ressler (Democratic Party) represents The 33rd District, which includes Greenpoint, Northside Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, and more, has signed two federal He accused the agency of telling him to “fill […]

Councilman Francisco Moya backs Steve Cohen’s $8B NYC casino plan

Queens City Councilman Francisco Moya supports Mets owner Steve Cohen’s plan to build an $8 billion casino complex next to Citi Field, but he has no say in whether the plan succeeds or not. Another influential politician, state Sen. Jessica Ramos, disagrees. Moya, who represents the communities surrounding Flushing Meadows Park and Willets Point, said […]