NY Senate

Lawyers say convicted ex-state senator continues to break laws

By Lia Eustachewich, New York Post Crooked former state Sen. John Sampson continued to break laws after his corruption conviction and should be locked up for more than seven years, Brooklyn prosecutors said in a filing Tuesday. The feds are


Union goons line up behind Mecozzi

BY C.B. MILLER Jennifer Mecozzi has announced her intention to seek the Board of Education’s West District seat currently held by James Sampson, a member of Carl Paladino’s majority bloc. The education activist Adrian Fitzgerald Harris, who is not aligned


May school board elections could go either way

Political observers who follow school board politics are already postulating scenarios for next year’s May election, when six of nine board members will be up for reelection. It will be a pivotal moment, in one of two directions. The education reformers


Sharp change of tone on school board after Orfield report

The tone was subdued after the presentation of Dr. Gary Orfeild, a national civil rights expert who was charged with investigating the the selection process that governs admissions to the city’s highest performing schools. The system has resulted in one


Buffalo BOE member Sharon Belton-Cottman crossed ethics line

By: Mike Madigan Prior to the 28 January, 2015 Buffalo Public School BOE meeting – board member Sharon Belton-Cottman e-mailed and supported distribution of a highly racist and inappropriate flier. Such actions by any board member, regardless of race, must


The Paladinistas take their school board seats

Local media is reporting a cordial installation ceremony for recently elected at-large school board members Larry Quinn, Patricia Pierce, and Dr. Barbara Nevergold. The installation took place at the Board of Education’s public meeting room on the eighth floor of city hall.


All eyes are on Dr. Barbara Nevergold

When the Buffalo School Board’s newest members take their seats on July 1st, they are expected to give the School Board presidency to James Sampson, who has the votes of Carl Paladino, Jay McCarthy, Larry Quinn, and Patricia Pierce. But