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Dozens of residential buildings and residents in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Borough Park and other neighborhoods across Brooklyn — Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Flatlands, Midwood, and Coney Island — are caught up in a bribery scandal that has led to the arrest of several officials with the Department of Buildings (11 arrests) and the Department of…


More than three years after being fired for an after-hours sexual tryst in a classroom, a judge has ordered the Department of Education to rehire the two Madison High School teachers who got dirty in the dark. Cindy Mauro and Alini Brito were fired in December 2010, more than a year after reports surfaced that…


Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to clean up the almost cartoonish level of corruption in Albany by setting up an independent special investigative committee. The New York Daily News is reporting that Cuomo’s plan would allow for the committee to have subpoena power to probe the offices of any lawmakers suspected of breaking the rules. The…


The investigation into the affairs of State Senator John Sampson continues to broaden as new reports of shady behavior keeps bubbling to the surface. According to a report by the New York Post, the latest scandal involves three cases where campaign donations were found to be missing from Sampson’s records. The missing donations, made by…


It looks like the federal net for nabbing corrupt New York politicians is getting wider. According to a New York Times report, State Senator John Sampson, whose recently redrawn 19th District represents a chunk of Sheepshead Bay, was ensnared in a broader federal corruption probe that has already led to charges against other local pols.…


If you are a reader of the New York Daily News, you might have noticed a peculiar trend emerging in their regular coverage: an unending fascination with sex and high schools. Just last month, we covered such a story, more out of an obsessive tendency towards providing sweeping coverage of all things Sheepshead Bay than…

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