Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. just can’t catch a break.
Days after his former chief-of-staff pleaded guilty and testified against him in his bribery trial, federal prosecutors announced new wire fraud charges against Mr. Boyland, accusing him of filing false per diem requests for Albany expenses when the assemblyman was actually meeting with undercover F.B.I. agents in one of the alleged bribery schemes. Read More
Yesterday afternoon, District Council 37, the largest public employees union in New York City, unveiled its political endorsements for the September 13 legislative primaries. One endorsement that stood out in particular was that of Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.
Mr. Boyland, of course, is currently facing charges that he accepted bribes to pay for legal bills in another corruption trial. Furthermore, Mr. Boyland had the worst attendance record in Albany and was the only lawmaker in the Senate or Assembly to not introduce a single bill. This year he missed 280 votes. Read More
The field against Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who’s currently facing his second set of federal corruption charges in less than a year, continues to grow and grow. The latest aspiring Assemblyman for the 55th Assembly District is Dion Turner, a public school teacher.
Mr. Turner joins community activists Tony Herbert and Anthony Jones, as well as Nathan Bradley, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator John Sampson, and the incumbent himself. Even more candidates could be waiting in the wings. Read More
This morning The Politicker reported a new challenger, Anthony Jones, had officially registered a committee for the race against indicted Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. This afternoon, another candidate has filed for the seat: Nathan Bradley, Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator John Sampson.
This brings the total number of candidates running for the seat to four: Community Activists Tony Herbert & Mr. Jones, Mr. Bradley and, of course, the incumbent himself. Read More
The race for Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s seat got a bit more crowded last week when Anthony Jones filed a committee for the campaign. Mr. Boyland’s political future is currently very much in doubt as he’s infamously facing his second set of federal corruption charges.
Mr. Jones, who has worked on a host of other campaigns in Central Brooklyn, said he’s been plotting a run for office ever since he was a teenager. He describes himself as “a kid who was involved in all types of bad things when he was 14, put up in a lock-up facility, and turned his life around.” Read More
Prominent members of the Chinese-American community held a hastily-scheduled press conference to show their support for John Liu .“Yesterday’s paper showed that Danny Chen suffered racism, bigotry and abuse,” said Virginia M. Kee, a founding member of the Chinese-American Planning Council. “I see another assassination. This is a character assassination. Worse than death, you lose your good name.”
Liu insisted he is still running for mayor.
Bloomberg vs. Cuomo, Round 2. City officials are looking to pull out from Emblem Health, the city’s not for-profit insurer, just as Gov. Cuomo is trying to convert it to a for-profit outfit.
The state task force charged with redrawing legislative districts will count prisoners in their home districts and not where their jail is located, a blow to Senate Republicans. Read More
Some people just never learn.
Just weeks after he beat federal corruption charges describing him as a “a paid advocate in Albany, a politician on the take,” Brooklyn assemblyman William F. Boyland Jr. was arrested by the FBI again this morning – for taking bribes to pay the lawyers defending him in the first bribe-taking trial. Read More
2012: “If he runs, Giuliani’s advisers envision a smaller, scrappier operation than his 2008.” [AP]
2017: Mr. Baldwin, a 53-year-old Long Island native, is hardly huddling with the masses. He lives at the Eldorado.” [Diane Cardwell / New York Times]
NY-9: “This is ours to lose,” said Turner. [Dan Long / KickLedger]
NY-9: “OVER confidence. No Republican in #NY9 should talk like that.” [Russ Schaffer / Twitter]
NY-9: “Schumer has indicated he will officially endorse Weprin and Cuomo has yet to weigh in on the race.” [Rachel Hartman / Yahoo]
NY-9: This may be the last primary in September. [erick Ortiz / amNewYork]
Crime: “[S]omebody tried to shoot me through the window,” Assembyman Boyland reportedly said last night. [Larry Celona and Joe Mollica / NY Post]
Crime: “It doesn’t seem they were aiming at the vehicle,” said Inspector Royster. [Joseph Goldstein and Sarah Nir / New York Times]
City Budget: “Bloomberg inserted $22.5 million into city budget to pay for his high-profile initiative…items were specifics in budget documents that council members received the day they voted.” [Michael Saul / WSJ]
Travel Expenses: State lawmakers spent $2.9 million this year. [Joseph Spector / Gannett]
Travel Expenses: Freshman Assemblyman Eric Stevenson tops the list, eight $26,468. [Tony Cassino / Bronx Chattter]
Gambling: Editors say drop casino push, and stop diverting current gambling profits “from lottery’s video slot machines to subsidize horse-racing tracks.” [Daily News]
Labor: Verizon protesters rally outside Southampton home they thought @vp was located in. [Lisa Du / Newsday]
Audits: NYPA spent money on “nonessential” things like “parties, ceremonies, gifts and memberships,” said DiNapoli. [Ken Lovett / Daily News]
Audits: “NYPA defended many of the questionable costs as morale-boosting and necessary.” [Casey Seiler / Times Union]
Toll Hikes: “Cuomo administration knew of the $4 plan before the PA announced it Friday, sources said. [Glenn Blain and Pete Donohue / Daily News]
Headline: “New sex-education curriculum must teach kids how unwanted pregnancies perpetuate poverty.” [Daily News]
Medicaid: Espada’s organization getting cut off from Medicaid, “effectively shutting down the 30 year old Bronx-based health clinic.” [Fred Dicker / NY Post]
Internet: 32 parks to get Wifi. (Free access for three 10-minutes periods every month; 99 cents for daily access after that). [Patrick McGreehan / New York Times]
Buffalo: “But [Schumer's] latest small-bore issue didn’t exactly resonate in Buffalo. A check with bars on Chippewa and with police on area college campuses found that the Chinese-made fake IDs do not pose a widespread problem in this area.” [Lou Michel / Buffalo News]
Nassau: Mangano and Stack promise to work together. [Celeste Hadrick / Newsday]
Media: Dominic Carter’s conviction overturned. [Richard Huff / Daily News]
Media: Newsweek must have gone out of their way to find a bad Bachman photo. [Jon Stewart]