Black Lives Matter activists threaten ‘riots’ if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates NYPD anti-crime units
NEW YORK — Leaders of the city’s Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday threatened “riots” and “bloodshed” in the streets if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reverses the abolition of the NYPD’s controversial anti-crime units. “If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will ...news.yahoo.com
NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams caught illegally parking, driving on a sidewalk, and actually entering his Brooklyn apartment in wild stakeout by New York magazine reporters
A reporter saw Adams "climb into the car from the passenger side, shimmy into the driver's seat, then drive the car up onto the sidewalk."news.yahoo.com
2021 NYC mayoral election: Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa and their visions for schools
Both mayoral hopefuls, Democratic candidate Eric Adams and Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, said they believe students should spend more time in the classroom, and they want to expand gifted programs and vocational education.ny.chalkbeat.org
How should NYC overhaul its segregated gifted programs?
There is near-total agreement among experts who spoke to Chalkbeat that New York City’s current gifted programming has two major flaws: Admission is based on a test given to very young students, and those results sort students into gifted for all of elementary school.ny.chalkbeat.org
Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate
The two men running to become New York City’s next mayor offered starkly different visions at their first debate about how to lead the nation’s largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate change.
Bangor’s decision to cancel varsity football season aimed at building program’s future
BANGOR, MI – Jens Mortensen took one look at Bangor’s early 2021 varsity football roster and realized he had read this script before, and that it didn’t offer a favorable ending for the Vikings’ program. Bangor seniors (from left) Christopher Walker, Aiden Ball, Christian Alcaraz and head coach Alexander Saltzman pose for a portrait during Kalamazoo-area high school football at The Dome Sports Center in Schoolcraft, Michigan. For the better part of five years, Bangor’s underclassmen have been getting battered, bruised and demoralized week in and week by kids up to four years older than the Vikings’ players. “He has stayed a part of the program, and personally, I really appreciate his effort.”Bangor senior tight end Aiden Ball (11) poses for a portrait during Kalamazoo-area high school football at The Dome Sports Center in Schoolcraft, Michigan. “The hope is that our 10 sophomores continue to want to play football for the next two years,” Mortensen said.mlive.com
Here’s What Eric Adams and NYC’s New Black Leaders Need to Do
Andrew Lichtenstein/GettyBy November, Black politicians will hold an unprecedented number of offices in New York City. And the likelihood of Democratic nominee Eric Adams becoming the city’s 110th mayor, and second Black mayor, will add a critical executive seat to the mix of legislative, judicial, and party positions.Yet, there are questions about how this “new Black political class” will use its power. Can individual electoral achievements be translated into a broader agenda of community develnews.yahoo.com
Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police
Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden has embarked on a precarious political high-wire act, trying to balance supporting law enforcement to curb the rise in crime while also backing the police reform movement championed by many of his supporters.
Adams' win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats
The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party’s most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive candidates. Eric Adams, a former New York Police Department captain, this week became his party’s nominee to lead the nation’s largest city after making a centerpiece of his campaign his rejection of left-leaning activists' calls to defund the police.news.yahoo.com
Former cop Eric Adams poised to become NYC's next mayor as city rejects 'defund the police' movement
A black former police captain who promised to crack down on rising crime in New York is on track to become the city’s next mayor after winning the Democratic nomination. Eric Adams, borough president of Brooklyn who served in the New York Police Department for over two decades, won the party primary after a campaign promising to strike the right balance between public safety and ending racial injustice in policing. "New York is going to show America how to run cities," Mr Adams said on Wednesdaynews.yahoo.com
NYC mayoral primary winner Eric Adams: 'I know how to lead'
Eric Adams, the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, vowed Wednesday to guide the city to a new era of safety and prosperity. “New York is going to show America how to run cities,” Adams said on “CBS This Morning.” Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, bested a large Democratic field in New York’s first major race to use ranked choice voting.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: Absentees solidify win for Adams in NY mayor race
The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City Tuesday after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for his closest competitors to catch him. The Brooklyn Borough president led Kathryn Garcia by a little more than 8,400 votes, or about 1 percentage point, after election officials finished tallying the results under the city's ranked choice voting system. Election officials were still scrutinizing a few thousand absentee ballots to determine if they are valid.news.yahoo.com
Error mars vote count in NYC mayoral primary
The Democratic primary for mayor of New York City was thrown into a state of confusion Tuesday when election officials abruptly retracted their latest report on the vote count after realizing it had been corrupted by test data never cleared from a computer system.
New York to ease rat problem by drowning them in booze
But that last time-honored tradition has vexed city planners for centuries, with rodents blighting New York City's tunnels, streets and businesses for as long as the city has existed. The city plans to entice the creatures with bait before drowning them in a bucket of alcohol. The device, called Ekomille and created by private company Rat Trap Inc., attracts the rodents with food and then drops them through a trap door into an alcoholic substance. The transparent cover provides natural light," Rat Trap Inc. adds about the method on its website. But this is far from the first highly touted solution that has aimed to solve New York's rat problem.