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  • Maspeth High School’s secret to high pass rates is cheating: teachers

    09/14/2019 7:30:41 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2019 | Susan Edelman
    At highly rated Maspeth High School in Queens, students know they can play hooky, skip course work, flunk tests — and still pass. They call it the “Maspeth Minimum,” meaning everyone gets at least the minimum grade or score needed to pass or graduate, no matter what.
  • Ocasio-Cortez gets new 2020 challenger: a Republican immigrant from Jamaica

    07/17/2019 1:20:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jul 16, 2019 | Alex Pappas
    Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned. In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican. “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New...
  • Ocasio-Cortez gets new 2020 challenger: a Republican immigrant from Jamaica

    07/17/2019 4:21:16 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2019 | Alex Pappas
    EXCLUSIVE -- Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned. In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican. “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the...
  • Bronx civics teacher inspired by AOC to run – for her seat

    07/16/2019 5:39:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    nypost ^ | July 12, 2019 | Julia Marsh
    Meet Bronx resident John Cummings, a Republican and former Harbor Unit cop-turned-high school civics teacher who is mounting a long-shot bid to topple Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez next year.“But to just come from the outside and take somebody on is really difficult,” Cummings told The Post in an exclusive interview.The one-time bartender Ocasio-Cortez inspired him to run — for her 14th congressional district seat.“It was pointed out to me by my students that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pretty much made my excuse– and I’ll use their quotes– ‘a lame one,’” he said.So the 59-year-old Saint Raymond High School instructor plans to file paperwork with...
  • A progressive push to turn teen girls into… hookers

    06/29/2019 5:57:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/28/19 | Andrea Peyser
    Queens is about to get a heckuva lot more pervert-friendly, and parents, some current and former sex workers and rank-and-file Democrats are seeing scarlet. Scaring the stuffing out of a wide swath of residents of a borough already plagued with an enormous number of working girls, boys and transgender individuals is the apparent Democratic primary victory this week of Tiffany Cabán for district attorney, which pretty much makes the self-described “queer Latina’’ and BFF of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a shoo-in. Problem is, the 31-year-old democratic socialist is so enamored with the world’s oldest profession, she promised to stop arresting not...
  • High schoolers who branded student’s buttocks during trip to N.J. military base sentenced to jail

    06/29/2019 9:06:58 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 45 replies ^ | 6/28/2019 | Chris Sheldon
    The hazing antics of two New York City high school students during a school trip stop at a New Jersey motel last year that included branding a fellow student’s buttocks have landed them a two year prison sentence, officials said. The students, whose names were not released because of their age, pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated hazing and three counts of hazing, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. The Queens-based Francis Lewis High School students will serve their time at the New Jersey Training School in Monroe Township, prosecutors said. “We believe...
  • ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star busted for driving drunk in car with only 3 wheels

    06/23/2019 8:20:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 23, 2019 | Stephanie Pagones
    A “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star — who was previously sued by rapper 50 Cent after she claimed he shared a sex tape of her– was busted Saturday morning for allegedly driving drunk and unlicensed — and with only three wheels on her car, law enforcement sources told the Post. Teairra Mari — who sued the famed rapper in May 2018 and was later ordered by a judge to pay up –lost a wheel when her front passenger side tire dislodged from her maroon 2014 Dodge Charger around 3 a.m., sources said. Mari then drove like that for a...
  • Staffers at violent Brooklyn HS fear retaliation from politically connected principal

    05/12/2019 11:53:58 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2019 | Susan Edelman and Anthony Izaguirre
    Staffers at a violence-plagued Brooklyn high school say they fear speaking up about the dangerous environment because the assistant principal is politically connected. Tommy Torres, a Democratic district leader who ran for City Council in 2017, posted an Instagram photo of himself with Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza last week at a gala for Dominican school administrators in Queens.
  • Would-be NYC subway bomber Najibullah Zazi to be released on time served

    05/03/2019 8:18:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/02/19 | Emily Saul, Laura Italiano
    A Queens man caught preparing for a 9/11 anniversary suicide bomb attack on the subways under Grand Central will soon walk out of prison thanks to a sentence that amounts to his time already served, a judge ruled Thursday. Najibullah Zazi, 33, had faced up to life in prison after his 2009 arrest, but spent nearly the next 10 years cooperating against al Qaeda. Thursday’s 10-year sentence - which, given his good behavior behind bars, means he will be sprung any day now - came at the urging of prosecutors, who cited his extensive cooperation in arguing that he deserved...
  • Ocasio-Cortez targeted by mystery multimillionaire donor

    04/21/2019 6:52:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 April 2019 | Julia Marsh
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surging national profile has inspired a trio of Republican opponents from her home district — along with a multimillionaire mystery donor who could help close the gap in her foes’ long-shot race against her. Just three months after taking office, the Democratic socialist congresswoman’s challengers include an Egyptian American journalist, who has already tossed her hat in the ring, and an NYPD cop-turned-high-school-civics teacher and conservative talk-radio producer, both of whom are seriously exploring a run against her. And the fledgling challengers could get help from a wealthy New Yorker committed to backing an Ocasio-Cortez opponent, a GOP...
  • So You Think You Can Market Better Than Trump?

    04/12/2019 3:35:31 PM PDT · by onyx · 7 replies
    RUSH: Here’s Roger in Astoria, Queens. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s my honor.RUSH: Well, it’s great to have you here, Rog. Thank you for calling.CALLER: A couple of quick comments and I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. But one is, I like Barr. I think he’s gonna do a good job. But if I was Barr, when he got the report from “Muler,” M-u-l-e with an r, because he’s a mule for the Democrats —RUSH: Right.CALLER: — I’d love for him to have kicked it back and said, “This is...
  • Man found guilty in murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

    04/01/2019 8:38:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | 9:33pm | Elizabeth Rosner and Ben Feuerherd
    A jury in the retrial of the man accused of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano found him guilty of murdering the 30-year-old woman and dumping her body in weeds near her home. Chanel Lewis, 22, was found guilty on all four counts brought against him. The jury deliberated for just a few hours before returning the guilty verdict. Earlier in the day, they heard closing arguments as Vetrano’s parents wept and prayed in the courtroom, hoping Lewis would be found guilty of the slaying after his first trial ended in a mistrial in November.
  • 'Her heart is not in The Bronx’: AOC’s own district turns against congresswoman

    03/30/2019 9:59:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 115 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 3/31/19 | Isabel Vincent
    Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. ­Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ­ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard. “I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district. Delgado, 40, says she has made numerous calls to Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in Washington and Queens and sent a barrage of tweets after the freshman lawmaker encouraged residents during a recent...
  • Those Rumors About Donald Trump Jr. Running For Office Just Got A Boost

    03/29/2019 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 62 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/29/19 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Since Donald Trump Jr. first gave an impassioned and well-received speech in support of his father and conservative values at the 2016 Republican National Convention, rumors have swirled about his own political future. At a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for President Donald Trump on Thursday, Trump Jr. told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he would "never rule anything out" when it comes to potentially making a run for office. "Right now, I'll never rule anything out," said the president's eldest son, according to Newsweek. "I do enjoy it. I like being in the fight. I like being in...
  • Hakeem Jeffries says Trump could be illegitimate, a Russian asset or "useful idiot"

    03/24/2019 11:09:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the fourth-highest ranking Democrat in the House, said special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be made public so Americans can find out whether President Trump is a legitimate leader, an asset of the Russian government, a kingpin or a "useful idiot." "Let's take the first step in terms of the full disclosure of the report and the underlying documentation," Jeffries said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "The American people deserve to know whether Donald Trump is either: A, a legitimate president; B, a Russian asset; C, the functional equivalent of an organized crime boss or; D, just...
  • Kamala Harris gains momentum among Democrats with proposal to legalize prostitution

    03/11/2019 12:03:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/3/19 | Seth McGlaughlin
    Decriminalizing prostitution — an idea gaining momentum among some Democrats, including at least one 2020 presidential contender — may one day be traced back to the hookers plying their trade under the elevated train along New York City’s Roosevelt Avenue. That open-air market of prostitutes and johns in Queens, undeterred by the constant threat of arrest and incarceration, has been cited by New York state lawmakers mulling whether it’s time to wave the white flag in the war on the world’s oldest profession.
  • Rapper’s Event At Queens Mall Spark Riots And Looting, Police Say

    03/09/2019 9:29:41 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    CBS 2 New York ^ | March 8, 2019 | CBS 2 NYC
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Queens Center Mall erupted into chaos Friday afternoon after police say a rapper’s book signing spiraled out of control. Authorities say Bronx-born rapper “A Boogie wit da Hoodie” – whose real name is Julius Dubose – was scheduled to appear inside the mall’s Puma store at 5:30 p.m. Video posted to social media showed people getting into fist fights and looting stores, as sheer chaos broke out around 2:30 p.m. “They grabbed the chairs and broke it on his head, the poor guy was bleeding,” witness Maria Moncada said. “It was bad.”
  • NYC’s Democratic Socialists enlist DA Tiffany Caban

    03/05/2019 8:30:03 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2019 | Carl Campanile
    The Democratic Socialists of America — a key backer of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s stunning victory last year — endorsed public defender Tiffany Caban for Queens District Attorney Sunday. DSA wasted no time likening Caban’s insurgent campaign to AOC’s upset of former Congressman Joe Crowley in last June’s Democratic primary. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise victory opened the doors for a new, Democratic Socialist vision of electoral politics. It shows people are no longer content with out-of-touch politicians that ignore the working class,” said Sasha Weinstein, of NYC-DSA’s Queens Electoral Organizing Committee. “A Cabán victory will show that Queens is ready to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez leaves parade in 17 mpg minivan — blocks from the subway

    03/03/2019 10:46:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 3 2019 | Sarah Trefethen and Bruce Golding
    Just hours after The Post exposed her penchant for riding in gas-guzzling, private vehicles, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her getaway from a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Queens in a for-hire minivan on Sunday. The leading advocate for the proposed “Green New Deal” was less than four blocks from a Queens subway station when she hopped into a white Chrysler Town & Country with livery plates at around 1:20 p.m. The 2016 model of the since-discontinued vehicle gets an average of just 17 mpg in the city, according to the US Department of Energy.
  • NYPD: MS-13 Planning To Target Off-Duty Cops At Their Homes

    03/01/2019 7:29:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    CBSLocal NY ^ | February 27, 2019 | Staff
    The NYPD is warning police officers about a possible threat from the MS-13 gang, particularly when they are off-duty. CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports that in a bulletin the NYPD put out this alert: “Members of MS-13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area as well as possibly Patchogue.” The bulletin says that the gang members would carry out the attacks on off-duty officers “in order to gain street credibility.” While the threat has not been substantiated, law enforcement experts say this cannot be taken lightly. “Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially...