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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, joined by a large contingent of the City Council, slammed State Senator Dean Skelos this afternoon for threatening to block a vote on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature proposal to increase taxes on the rich to fund universal prekindergarten.
A small group of Queens officials quietly schmoozed with disgraced ex-Comptroller Alan Hevesi last night, reuniting with him for a “welcome home” dinner after he was jailed for his role in a massive pay-to-play scandal.
Although NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata were convicted of three counts of official misconduct, their acquittal on more serious rape charges is drawing a lot of anger.
The City Council sent out a number of statements harshly criticizing the verdict.
City Council Speaker Quinn: “shocked and disappointed.”
Councilwoman Lappin: “saddened and dismayed.”
Councilwoman Mendez: “disappointing.”
Councilwoman Ferreras: “appalled…disheartened.”
Councilwoman Brewer: “destroys the trust between women and the police department.”