Monthly Archives: July 2017

De Blasio refutes claims City Hall intervened on behalf of donor


Mayor de Blasio insisted there’s “nothing there” behind allegations he inappropriately intervened on behalf of a major campaign donor and Queens restaurant owner who owed back rent to the city.


De Blasio said he asked aides to help the businessman, Harendra Singh, because he appeared to have “valid” concerns with city bureaucracy — before he got indicted on a raft of unrelated charges.

read more

Lucky Whitehead has all charges dropped day after Cowboys cut him


A day after Lucky Whitehead was released by the Cowboys, the wide receiver had his arrest warrant rescinded — police now say they had the wrong guy. And Whitehead feels “blindsided” by Dallas, which he feels didn’t let him clear his name.


News broke Monday that there was a warrant issued for Whitehead’s arrest for failing to appear in court on July 6 for a larceny charge related to a June 22 shoplifting arrest in Virginia.

read more

How a union line worker revolutionized MillerCoors recycling


It all started with a long look at the company trash.


The year was 1997 and MillerCoors Trenton Brewery technician Kelly Harris had just read a sustainability report from his company that said the organization wanted to reduce what it put in landfills by 15% over the next five years.


“I looked at what was in the dumpster on the way to the compactor and then to the landfill, and realized pretty much everything in there was recyclable,” said Harris, 51.

read more

Anthony Scaramucci tweets shot at financial disclosure leakers


President Trump’s new mouthpiece Anthony Scaramucci flagged the FBI — in a since-deleted tweet — to a possible leak of his financial disclosure in a report.


The White House communications director on Wednesday night openly warned a leaker for sharing a financial disclosure form he filed with the Office of Government Ethics. He later deleted the Twitter dispatch without explanation.

read more

Sports gambler Billy Walters gets 5 years for $43M stock scam


A bigshot sports gambler who pulled pro golfer Phil Mickelson into the rough through illegal investment tips was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for a $ 43 million insider trading scheme.


Billy Walters, 70, illegally profited off of inside info relating to the dairy giant, Dean Foods, between 2008 and 2014.

read more