NY judges agree with Eric Adams on fixing bail-reform law, court official says

NY judges agree with Eric Adams on fixing bail-reform law, court official says

New York’s judges overwhelmingly agree with Mayor Eric Adams that they should have greater control over setting bail for potentially dangerous defendants, the official in charge of court operations told lawmakers Tuesday. “Many judges — we’ve got most of our judges who sit on criminal cases — would like more discretion in making determinations about … Read more

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Cuomo crony Larry Schwartz departs MTA board

Cuomo crony Larry Schwartz departs MTA board

Now he’s on a runaway train. One of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial top advisors has finally quit the MTA board. Larry Schwartz officially resigned from the transit board on Dec. 31, after announcing his imminent departure in October, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said Tuesday. “Larry Schwartz has resigned from the MTA Board, and the … Read more

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Lauren Smith-Fields’ death during date ruled accidental — but family disputes findings

Lauren Smith-Fields' death during date ruled accidental -- but family disputes findings

The death of a Connecticut woman who passed away during a date last month was ruled an accidental drug overdose — but her family disputed state officials’ findings, saying she never used narcotics. Lauren Smith-Fields was killed by “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol,” Connecticut’s chief medical examiner … Read more

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NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora dies after Harlem ambush

NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora dies after Harlem ambush

The second NYPD officer shot in Harlem has died, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday. Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, had been clinging to life since being gunned down along with police partner Jason Rivera during an ambush while on a domestic-violence call Friday, officials said. “It is with great sadness I announce the passing of … Read more

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NYC hospital shooting leaves one injured

NYC hospital shooting leaves one injured

A gunman walked into Jacobi Hospital and shot another guy in its emergency-room waiting area Tuesday afternoon, throwing the ER into lockdown, according to cops and sources. The victim was wounded in the arm and listed in stable condition, police sources said. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. when the attacker and a woman walked … Read more

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Eric Adams says mask mandates will remain in NYC schools

Eric Adams says mask mandates will remain in NYC schools

Mask mandates in New York City public schools will remain in effect, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday, a day after a Long Island judge ruled against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s statewide mask requirement. During a morning radio appearance, Adams labeled the ruling “unfortunate” and said the Big Apple plans to maintain masking rules in public schools. “I … Read more

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Brooklyn Navy Yard blast seriously injures worker: officials

Brooklyn Navy Yard blast seriously injures worker: officials

An explosion rocked the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Tuesday morning, leaving a worker in serious condition with burns to his face and arms, officials said. The blast happened in the FDNY Marine Unit’s mechanic area around 8:30 a.m. as a 55-year-old civilian mechanic was working on a vessel that was in dry dock, authorities said.  The worker … Read more

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