Richard Carranza: Too many NYC students qualify as ‘gifted’

City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza played fast and loose with Gifted & Talented stats in bashing the controversial program at a meeting this month, critics claim. Speaking to District 4 parents in Queens, Carranza said the program — which channels top scorers into exclusive schools — qualifies too many kids. “When you have over 35 percent of your students be […]

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This is the man who delivered the death blow to Amazon deal

The watershed moment that led Amazon to reconsider coming to Queens came on Feb. 4 — when a fierce political foe was appointed to a state board with the power to thwart the project, said sources involved in the discussions. That was the day state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins nominated Sen. Michael Gianaris as her appointee to the obscure […]

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‘Randy rabbi’ owes $65,000 in overdue child support

The randy rabbi is a deadbeat dad. Marc Schneier — the founding rabbi of the tony Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton, who was forced out in 2016 after he cheated on wife No. 5 with the woman who would become wife No. 6 — owes $64,594 in unpaid child support, according to records obtained by The Post. As of Sept. 15, […]

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Norman Seabrook gets nearly five years in prison for taking bribes

Disgraced city labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday for funneling $20 million in union funds into a bad investment in exchange for bribes. Disgraced city labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday for funneling $20 million in union’s funds into a bad investment in exchange for bribes. […]

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El Chapo jurors wrap first day without reaching verdict

Jurors in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wrapped up their first day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict. The panel of eight women and four men officially began weighing the charges against the Mexican kingpin around 1 p.m. — and already looked exhausted when they wrapped up for the day less than three and a half hours […]

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Online ad blasts de Blasio’s Mott Haven jail plan

South Bronx civic groups are launching an online ad accusing Mayor Bill de Blasio of being a hypocrite for trying to impose a new jail on a minority neighborhood that doesn’t want it. The 47-second ad alleges both Hizzoner and Councilwoman Diana Ayala (D-Bronx) are “celling out” the residents of Mott Haven as part of City Hall’s larger effort to […]

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Britain's Metro Bank hit by fraud attack

LONDON (Reuters) – Metro Bank said on Monday some customers had been hit by a fraud which targets a weakness in telecom companies’ text messaging systems used to verify bank transactions, and the bank said it was a wider attack on British banks. “Of those customers impacted by this type of fraud, an extremely small number have been Metro Bank […]

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