Commission not accomplished: Keep the Charter Commission alive another year, Mr. Mayor

Crime

The Charter Revision Commission appointed by Mayor de Blasio in April is getting ready to put a few skimpy ballot questions on the November ballot and then turn into a pumpkin. Hold up. There’s work yet to be done to improve city government — and the main mission for this year, blocking mischief… Source link

Pol rips de Blasio appointment of political insider to monitor NYCHA safety compliance

Crime

The questionable compliance appointment was the latest chapter in a long-running saga of ineptitude at the scandal-plagued agency. In April, de Blasio brought in Brezenoff, a veteran city department head, as an interim replacement for embattled NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye, who resigned. Source link

Russians hackers caught trying to infiltrate conservative American think tanks and U.S. Senate, Microsoft says

Crime

“Despite last week’s steps, we are concerned by the continued activity targeting these and other sites and directed toward elected officials, politicians, political groups and think tanks across the political spectrum in the United States,” Smith said. Source link

Dominic Smith collides with Amed Rosario in left field, causing easy pop fly to drop and gifting Giants winning run against hapless Mets

Sport

It was only a matter of time before sticking Dominic Smith in left field came back to bite the Mets. The first baseman by trade, who had only just been called up from Triple-A on Sunday, was sent into the outfield for the 13th inning and promptly cost the Mets the game in a grueling […]

Broken pipes in Bronx NYCHA houses cause flooding and havoc for two days

Crime

Elderly and sick residents of a city Housing Authority building were forced to trudge down 20 flights of stairs after burst pipes shutdown elevator service two days in a row. On Sunday and Monday, the plumbing failed on the 20th and 17th floors, respectively, sending water cascading down the elevator… Source link

Jennifer Lopez wins MTV VMAs' coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

ShowBiz

Jenny from the block returned to New York City Monday night to accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez, 49, wowed the crowd with a booty-shaking medley of hits ranging from her early tunes to more recent jams. The Bronx-bred musician covered everything… Source link