Category Archives: – Federal government

Letter: “The helicopter noise Downtown is worse than heard during the Iraq war” says veteran

May 3, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Paul Rieckhoff Dear neighbors at the BPCA, First off, thank you for your leadership and commitment to our community. As a proud resident of Battery Park City, I am writing today to … Continue reading

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Exclusive: A “serious investigation is going down” concerning the BPCA

May 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Sources close to the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and New York legal community

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Sheldon Silver indicted, again, and trial set for November

Update April 28, 2015- Sheldon Silver was in federal court today for arraignment on additional

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New report: Artificial turf fields have unsafe levels of lead

March 16, 2015- USA Today is reporting about a new government study that reviewed the

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More placard parking abuse

April 18, 2015- BatteryPark.TV previously reported on a court employee abusing an

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Why are federal cops from Washington illegally parking all over BPC?

April 19, 2015- Last year, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 was the venue where large angry

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New Charge Filed Against Sheldon Silver

April 24, 2015- The NYT reports, “Federal prosecutors filed a new criminal charge on

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CB1’s Paul Hovitz literally blows a kiss to indicted Sheldon Silver

April 20, 2015- A local advertising flier in Tribeca posted a YouTube of the recent School Overcrowding

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Mayor de Blasio will run for president in 2016?

April 20, 2015- The Post reports, “Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Governor Christie’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low in New Jersey

April 20, 2015- Bloomberg reports, “New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating has

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Gale Brewer, not Dan Squadron, Margaret Chin, or Sheldon Silver, is among the inner circle of Hillary Clinton

April 12, 2015- The Hillary Clinton camp hosted a fundraiser at SouthWestNY in BPC. It was

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Sheldon Silver’s son-in-law busted by FBI for pulling a Bernie Madoff

April 1, 2015- The Post reports, “A son-in-law of disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

April 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The NYT has a nice essay explaining why college tuition is out of control. They first detail the

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Judge allows prosecution of Sheldon Silver to continue

April 11, 2015- The WSJ reports that the federal judge on the Sheldon Silver prosecution case

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Exclusive: The FBI investigates Bob Townley and the finances of Manhattan Youth

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the FBI is investigating the finances of Manhattan Youth Community Center,

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Hillary Clinton in dead heat with GOP candidates

April 10, 2015– By Steven E. Greer A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is in a dead heat with Rand Paul, and even Ted Cruz.

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Did antidepressants cause the Germanwings pilot to commit suicide and mass homicide?

April 2, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD The facts are now becoming known in the Germanwings Flight 9525. The co-pilot, 27-year-old

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Manhattan DA wants to crack down on political corruption

March 30, 2015- Aiding the U.S. Attorney, Manhattan’s DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is calling for tougher local laws against political corruption.

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Feds seeking to seize Sheldon Silver’s kickback cash

April 2, 2015- The Post reports, “On Tuesday, Bharara, as expected, upped the ante by seeking

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Big Chuck to rule the senate soon

March 28, 2015- (As soon as the Republicans self destruct, the Democrats will control the senate

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