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  • Massachusetts mayor charged with fraud to fund lavish lifestyle refuses to step down

    10/17/2018 2:19:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16 2018 | Louis Casiano
    An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest "politically motivated" hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter. "I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise," Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference at Fall River's City Hall. "I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office." He said the attack began shortly after assuming office because he was "challenging the norms" in the town.
  • Will Carlos Gimenez’s construction firm ties taint the FIU bridge collapse criminal probe?

    10/16/2018 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | September 27, 2018 | Peter Schorsch
    Last week, federal authorities fined Munilla Construction Management $25,868 for “serious” safety violations in its role as the contractor on the Florida International University bridge that collapsed in March, killing six people. The morning after the collapse, Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the department’s homicide squad would explore criminal charges for contractors such as MCM. “We’ve got to look at the reality that there may be some negligence down the line,” Perez said. Perez answers to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who appointed him director in January 2016. Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida where the...
  • 3rd person charged in murder of North Carolina mayor, wife

    09/09/2018 1:00:37 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A woman and two men were charged after the mayor of a small North Carolina town and his wife were found murdered in their home, police said. Dakeithia Nesha Andrews, 30, was the third person arrested in connection with the deaths of Leggett Mayor Gary Skelton and his wife, Jackie Skelton, The Charlotte Observer reported. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that Andrews was charged with conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon and is being held on $100,000 bond. Keith Earl Williams, 25, and Mitchell Brinson, 18, were charged with first-degree murder on Friday.
  • Will the next mayor get Chicago its cut of a booming economy? (Rahm was the greatest!)

    09/09/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/09/18 | Editorial Board
    **SNIP** What keeps the city afloat, and allows it to maintain a robust jobs-based economy, is the ability to borrow money and deliver services. Only cities that manage their finances responsibly can hope to woo the bond market, and that’s what Emanuel has done. In municipal bond circles, he’s seen as a trusted partner whose departure is unsettling. “I’ve been pretty impressed with the mayor,” Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management told The Bond Buyer, an industry publication. “He inherited a very structurally weak budget and I think he’s made a lot of improvements and is striving to achieve structural...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops out, and it's Lord of the Flies, again

    09/05/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/5/2018 | John Kass
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won’t run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It’s Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Bill Daley, son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, is rumored to be getting in. And Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, protege of Boss Madigan, might also jump. Now, the one announced candidate who benefits from Emanuel’s decision to pull the plug is former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas. He’s no friend of the Rahmulans. And they...
  • Police release body camera footage of Denver mayor's son's expletive-laden outburst 

    08/18/2018 10:29:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 22-year-old son, Jordan, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, FOX 31 reports. A bodycam video of the encounter showed Hancock's immediate anger toward Officer Paul McClendon. He told the cop to pick up the pace and write him a speeding ticket, though the officer warned it wouldn’t be quick because Jordan didn’t have his license on him. Jordan became irate after McClendon asked him why the title of the car was in the name of Denver's mayor. “Because that’s my motherf---er dad,” Hancock replied....
  • FAITH GOLDY FOR TORONTO

    08/08/2018 4:19:01 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 4 replies
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  • Critics slam Mayor Sadiq Khan for feuding with Trump while London faces rising crime

    07/14/2018 1:03:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan slammed President Trump’s criticism of him as “preposterous” after allowing a giant Trump balloon at anti-Trump protests in London, but critics question whether the mayor should be devoting his energy to tackling crime rather than “embarrassing” the city in front of the whole world. Trump reignited the feud with Khan in an interview with The Sun newspaper, saying the Mayor of London “has done a terrible job” when it comes to terrorism and crime. “I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with...
  • This time around, London Breed becomes SF mayor and gets to keep the job

    07/11/2018 9:56:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/ ^ | 7/11/18 | Dominic Fracassa
    Civic Center Plaza is set to be filled with thousands of onlookers Wednesday morning as London Breed is sworn in as San Francisco’s 45th mayor. After reciting the oath of office, which will be administered by former mayor and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Breed is expected to deliver a speech intended to hearten a city that is in some ways still emerging from the death of Ed Lee in December. She will take the helm of San Francisco at a crucial juncture, one in which the city is grappling with a protracted homelessness crisis, trash-strewn streets, a severe housing shortage...
  • Arnold City Council sends request for mayor's removal to Harrisburg

    07/11/2018 9:36:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 10, 2018
    ARNOLD, Pa. - Several weeks after she first came under fire for a social media posting, Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi is pushing back against those who would have her removed from office. The post in question was referred to protesters demanding action after Antwon Rose was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer. “They don’t care about jobs for Pgh.. none of them work now," she said. Peconi issued an apology for the comments, but that wasn't enough for many residents. Tuesday night, the Arnold City Council voted to send a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting he...
  • London mayor heckled by Tommy Robinson supporter

    06/30/2018 7:36:18 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 3 replies
    The Sun ^ | 06/30/18 | not stated
    A question and answer session with Londoners had to be stopped several times after outbursts from furious protesters. One man shouted: "Trump is welcome here, you're not. Terrorism is not part and parcel of living in a big city! "You're a disgrace Khan!" He then started a chant, which several people joined in with, singing Tommy Robinson's name. Mr Robinson's far-right supporters have been disrupting events and holding marches since he was jailed for breaking reporting restrictions on a recent court case.
  • Homelessness crisis: Where is the mayor? (Seattle's Jenny Durkan visits Mexican border)

    06/24/2018 6:42:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/21/18
    **SNIP** We have a similar lack of leadership at home. From the Seattle City Council head-tax debacle, to the growing lack of safety and now a mayor’s trip to protest at the border with a U.S. Conference of Mayors delegation. If all were well at home, we could applaud this effort. But that isn’t the case. Mayor Jenny Durkan flew away from 180 unsheltered children and 1,000 unsheltered young adults. Violence and crime are on the rise alongside tent encampments, including an attack on a tourist near the Space Needle and a rape in a Ballard car-dealership bathroom.
  • Mayor Calls Fed Immigration Policy Un-American Tells ICE Not to Count On Help From Portland Cops

    06/20/2018 3:34:16 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 25 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | 06/20/2018 | Diego Diaz
    Please call the Portland Mayors office at the number below and tell the traitor to do his job! Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler today condemned the federal immigration policy of separating families and prosecuting every person who crosses the U.S. border illegally, while vowing not to use the Portland police to chase away protesters who temporarily shut down a federal building Wednesday.
  • San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Pushing To Repeal Sanctuary City Policy?

    06/05/2018 10:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    San Francisco is one of the pusling, beating hearts of the #RESIST movement, right? I mean, we all know that. It’s a given. Or… maybe not?The City by the Bay is preparing to elect a new mayor this year and candidates are lining up to prove their liberal, progressive bona fides to win over the voters. This is especially true when it comes to illegal immigration policy, where both the city and the state have been in a running battle with President Trump. But there’s one notable exception to the rule. One city attorney named Angela Alioto is running...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Calls Trump a “Fragile Egomaniac” for Disinviting Eagles from White House

    06/05/2018 5:39:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/04/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Philadelphia’s mayor called President Trump a “fragile egomaniac,” and accused him of not being a “true patriot.” Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement in response to Trump’s decision: The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to an historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I’m equally proud of the...
  • Mayor of Greek city hospitalized after mob attack

    05/20/2018 5:00:28 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, was treated in hospital after he was beaten up by nationalist extremists. Mayor Boutaris had been at an event commemorating the killing of ethnic Greeks by Turks.Boutaris was being escorted from an event that commemorated the massacre of Black Sea Greeks, when members of the crowd turned violent. Footage showed the 75-year-old Thessaloniki mayor being heckled by dozens of people as he left the event on Saturday evening. Bottles were thrown at Boutaris, who is known for his strong anti-nationalist stance, before he fell down and was kicked and punched in the head...
  • ‘My dad’s the mayor!’: Leaked video shows Denver official’s son cursing at officer during stop

    05/09/2018 1:31:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 8, 2018 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    The video clip lasts just 20 seconds, but it’s long enough to anger anyone who believes public officials and their loved ones secretly suffer from a strong sense of entitlement. Jordan Hancock, the 22-year-old son of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, had been clocked going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. It’s unclear what preceded the heated exchange between the young man and the officer captured in the video, originally obtained by Denver ABC affiliate KMGH. But at some point, the 22-year-old unloads on the officer, spewing a stream of profanity and gay...
  • Jess Herbst, first openly transgender mayor in Texas, is voted out

    05/08/2018 2:32:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05-07-2018 | Tim Stelloh
    “It wasn’t my performance,” Herbst said. “It was me.” Jess Herbst thought she had a good shot of becoming the first openly transgender mayor to be elected in Texas on Saturday. She’d already served in the post for two years — a first in its own right — after the sudden death of the town’s former mayor. And she’d done things like re-establish the planning and zoning board and push for more law enforcement funding in the North Texas town of New Hope, population roughly 700. But after a bruising campaign, she lost, coming in third in a contest of...
  • ‘My dad's the mayor!' Video shows Denver mayor's son using slur against officer during traffic stop

    05/08/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 05/08/18 | Tony Kovaleski
    A police body camera video leaked to Contact7 Investigates shows the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a slur against an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. “My dad’s the mayor, you f---ing f--got,” Jordan Hancock is shown saying in the video clip. “Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora,” the officer responds. “Guess what, I’m about to get you fired you f---ing b---h,” Hancock is heard saying later. The video clip sent to Contact7 Investigates by an anonymous source is only about 20 seconds long and ends with 22-year-old Hancock driving away. Denver7 requested the full video from...
  • New Mayor LaToya Cantrell takes office: New Orleans 'A city open to all'

    05/07/2018 12:56:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    http://www.nola.com ^ | 5/7/18 | Kevin Litten
    Mayor LaToya Cantrell ascended to New Orleans' highest public office Monday (May 7), becoming the first woman to lead the city in its 300-year history, and telling a large audience at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre that "There's only you and me and the work before us." "I vow to each one of you standing here today, before God Almighty, I'll spend every breath and every moment of the next four years proving that you made the right choice," Cantrell said in her speech. Cantrell's relatively short inaugural speech, which clocked in at about 12-1/2 minutes, touched on themes of equity,...