"I am not a biased judge," is what U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl proverbially claimed during a Court Conference 19 October 2017, to nobody's belief. Photo Illustration/Fair Use (President Richard Nixon photo by Associated Press ; John Koeltl by NYU)

To restore public confidence in the U.S. District Court for S.D.N.Y., Judge John Koeltl must resign

EDITORIAL : No amount of reasoning, or judicial complaints, has compelled S.D.N.Y. Judge John Koeltl to introspectively examine the causes or sources of his bias and misconduct. As a result, he must resign.

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A map of the partial, proposed route of the BQX streetcar service, indicating that the streetcar would run through the Long Island City section of Queens, which is represented in the New York City Council by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). New York City Economic Development Corporation/Public Domain

Amazon.com was using lobbying firm from BQX to lobby City Government for cloud computing services

By Progress New York Staff The lobbying firm, Yoswein New York, Inc., which had been prominently promoting the troubled Brooklyn-Queens Connector,

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When the Feds let Political Machines use smooth transitions of power to avoid accountability
Will the Queens Machine be able to avoid the consequences of a long of corruption, so long as it puts into effect a smooth transition of power to another Congressional lawmaker ? Photo Illustration/Progress New York

Some mob families have succession plans. So does the Queens Machine.

EDITORIAL : Any political transition of power that lends legitimacy to the ways that the Queens Machine has been allowed to corrupt democratic functions will fail to restore the public’s dwindling faith in Government institutions.

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY 6) is telegraphing her reported interest in succeeding U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY 14) as chair of the Queens Democratic Party county committe. U.S. House Of Representatives/Official Photograph

Grace Meng reportedly interested in taking helm of Queens Democratic County Committee that is of interest to Federal investigators

Queens Democrats avoided serious consequences from a previous, reported Federal corruption investigation by installing a Congressional lawmaker as a new chair. Will it work, again ?

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LETTER FROM NEW YORK : Is it premature hope to think that the vigor with which Federal prosecutors reached a plea deal with Michael Cohen will translate into greater accountability of politicians in New York City Hall ? New York City Hall : 9 May 2007 (CC BY SA 3.0 by Momos)

As Federal prosecutors bring politically-sensitive cases in an election year, do New York City Hall and City Council find themselves in uncharted waters ?

As the U.S. Attorney’s Office brings political prosecutions in an election year, can voters expect justice when significant Government officials lie to the public ?

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