Eric Ulrich, Indicted Adams Official, Never Completed His City Hall Background Check Before Criminal Probe
The buildings commissioner took nine months to submit financial and ethics disclosure forms and his review was still underway when he resigned. He’s since been indicted on multiple bribery charges.
$2.1 Billion in Migrant-Related Contracts Sidestep Oversight, Despite Some Companies’ Checkered Records
Medrite and Aron Security got $450 million to staff more than a dozen shelters under a shroud of secrecy. Even the city comptroller and Council are struggling to find out more as workers and residents clash.
Adams appointee Eric Ulrich pocketed $150,000 from associates seeking city actions, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg charged.
The Adams administration had intended to switch 250,000 retired public-sector workers to a controversial privately run health care plan on Sept. 1.
A Manhattan dad pulled his kids from play after city consumer affairs chief Vilda Mayuga circulated a petition asking Mayor Adams to cancel shelters on sports fields.
The city’s new menu requirements went into effect this summer and will affect millions of meals for older New Yorkers.
Officials and advocates all have pushed back on the plan, as the city’s shelter population swells to over 107,300.
Owners don’t object to the goal of a city law requiring buildings to lower carbon emissions — but they do mind the significant expense.
The veto further strains the fraught relationship between Adams and the Council, as a deadline for a city budget looms.
School teacher Sharon Adams, wife of the mayor’s brother Bernard, was hired in March as a “strategic initiative specialist” at the city Department of Education. The move came shortly after Bernard Adams left his $1-a-year job as head of mayoral security.
Not Welcome at the Welcome Center: City Moves to Close Area in Port Authority Where Volunteers Help Migrants
The abrupt shutdown of a greeting area marks a breaking point in the fraying relationships between City Hall and the activist groups running the site.
The move came days after the Adams administration placed them in an elementary school gym, then faced protests.
The pop-up art show curated from a civil liberties perspective is about ‘29 million dreams deferred.’
The $106.7 billion executive budget will be negotiated with the City Council, which had previously blasted some of the mayor’s cuts.
Mayor stands by Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey following THE CITY’s video investigation of the 2021 incident — while an attorney for three boys who alleged an ex-officer menaced them demands further investigation.
The Municipal Labor Committee overwhelmingly voted for a public-private partnership managed by Aetna to fulfill promised cost savings, while retired workers continued court battles.
The Department of Investigation has seen a 10% decrease in staffing that has slowed down investigations and reports, the commissioner told the City Council — and is now facing further funding reductions.
Nurses at Health + Hospitals earn on average $12,000 less than their private sector counterparts. An unused clause on the books could change that.
The head of one union representing FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics said he won’t accept the mayor’s contract blueprint.
Responding days after THE CITY’s original story, and weeks after questions were first asked, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services says many of the items bought in the heat of the pandemic had expired.
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