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Those who reelected Congressman Michael Grimm on the expectation that he would be convicted of tax fraud and forced to resign might be getting their wish this Christmas. Grimm changed his plea to guilty in his federal tax evasion case, reports the New York Times – a surprising turn of events considering how adamant the congressman was about…

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A Staten Island supporter and fundraiser for embattled Congressman Michael Grimm put out a letter saying the pol’s Democratic opponent, Domenic Recchia, wants to build “low-income housing in our neighborhoods,” spurring accusations of racially charged “fear mongering.” The New York Post reports: Staten Island Republican Party vice chair Bill D’Ambrosio wrote a July 9 fundraising…

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Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is asking the federal government to earmark $600 million for the Build it Back program, the housing recovery project designed to help Superstorm Sandy victims, and take control over Sandy funds out of the hands of of local authorities, reports SILive. While the money is already on its way as part…

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The scourge of prescription painkiller abuse across the country continues to rise, and the mayor’s office and the NYPD are instituting a new pilot program in an effort to prevent fatal overdoses. Politicker is reporting that cops in Staten Island, where prescription painkiller abuse is the worst in the city, will be armed with anti-overdose…

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