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Reuven Blau
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
“She saw so much potential in me. She said, ‘You’re gonna be a beautiful woman.’ ” -- latest story about Layleen Polanco, the 27-year-old transgender woman who died in solitary on Rikers Island, via
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
"Perhaps if these nonprofits operated in Des Moines, our Mayor would have paid closer attention to their plight," Allison Sesso, executive director of in response to the city budget.
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Rosa Goldensohn Jun 13
Jose Rivera was found lying in the street by police. He was taken to a Brooklyn hospital and diagnosed with an illness. From there, he was taken straight to jail for having violated parole. Then he died.
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
Replying to @TheCity
The big news from the hearing was the commission’s decision to approve ranked choice voting for all primaries and special elections. More details about that plan from
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
Replying to @ReuvenBlau
Also voted down was a proposal to guarantee the CCRB budget be no less than .3% of the personnel budget for the NYPD. That would have resulted in a $15.2M budget instead of $12.8M in FY 2019.
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
Replying to @SalAlbaneseNYC
Five commissioners supported the proposal, seven, including , opposed, and two abstained.
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
Replying to @ReuvenBlau
“But I think in today’s day and age, when we see what’s going on in Washington to think that somebody can appear before an oversight board...and lie to that board and that board has to just sit there and listen and can do nothing about it, that would blow my mind.”
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
Replying to @ReuvenBlau
Charter Commissioner James Caras urged his colleagues to support the change. “As city employees we are always held to a high standard,” he said.
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Reuven Blau Jun 14
The voted against a proposal to allow the to recommend punishment for an officer who lies during a probe. Currently, the agency lets the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau know about the alleged false statements, but the department rarely disciplines cops.
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Reuven Blau Jun 13
Replying to @GershKuntzman
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Reuven Blau Jun 13
congrats! looking forward to bugging you.
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Charter 2019 NYC Jun 12
The first proposal of the evening passed! Ranked choice voting will officially be on the November ballot.
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Kate O'Neill Jun 10
"Fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons permit access to any of the three FDA-approved drugs that treat opioid dependence." And people are literally dying without it.
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Reuven Blau Jun 7
“I used to call it ‘The Park That Isn’t,’” John Howard Algarin, chair of Community Board 4’s parks committee, told ⁦⁩. “It was just a fence that had a park placard.” — ⁦reports ⁦
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Reuven Blau Jun 7
“The title industry claims that they want to buy cups of coffee. This is a complete ruse. Their practice is to buy a hundred-dollar bottles of wine at strip clubs, lavish seafood spreads, high-priced sports boxes and designer goods.”
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Reuven Blau Jun 7
Faster train rides on the horizon? ⁦⁩ guru ⁦⁩ at ⁦⁩ reports on new testing of Ultra-Wideband Radio along the elevated J/Z line in Brooklyn. ⁦
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Reuven Blau Jun 7
“There was someone there who shouldn’t be and no one was expecting. I don’t have nothing [to do] with this, I didn’t do anything… I don’t even agree with this.” — reports ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Reuven Blau Jun 5
Replying to @joebuckshead @PFF_Sam
Amazing place to visit! There are great hot springs and chill mountain bike trails.
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Reuven Blau Jun 5
Replying to @MaseDenver
Love your coverage! Is he expected to be the main player on tight ends this year? Any new schemes in the mix to fix that problem area? Was going to ask you about that for your column.
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