Thursday, May 17, 2012



* Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and former Mayor Ed Koch clashed over the D.A.'s controversial handling of Orthodox Jewish sexual abuse cases in a series of emails Koch provided to the New York Times:

* At a Brooklyn fundraiser to support an Orthodox Jewish man accused of sexually abusing a young girl, more than 100 protesters clashed with supporters of the accused man outside, the Times writes:

* The Bloomberg Administration struck a deal with Related Companies and Sterling Equities to build a 1.4 million-square-foot mall, parking garage, hotel and stores next to the Mets' Citi Field, postponing Bloomberg's attempt to develop Willets Point, the Times says:

* School districts whose budgets stayed under the tax cap passed them by a much greater margin than those districts that went above the cap, the Buffalo News writes:

* SUNY Downstate Medical Center is the latest hospital to ignore recommendations of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Medicaid task force that the health facilities merge or close in order to shore up their shaky finances, the Daily News reports:

* A State Supreme Court judge ordered the release of former Governor Eliot Spitzer's private emails from his time as Attorney General in connection with a lawsuit by former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg, the Post reports:

* New York City Police officers are on track to write more than a quarter of a million fewer tickets this year, following a Bronx probe into ticket-fixing last year, the Post writes:

* Convicted former Sen. Pedro Espada's Medicaid-funded Bronx health clinic has paid more than $1 million of his legal bills, the Post writes:

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has had to impose a gift ban for lobbyists and Council employees in preparation for her upcoming wedding, in order to avoid violating public officers' law, the Post reports:


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