A commission appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo today recommended New York State privatize the Long Island Power Authority, the state-run utility that performed abysmally following Hurricane Sandy, but what will that mean for ratepayers?
"The costs of privatization...are significant and none of these things are going to come about without a probable increase in rates," said Michael Fragin, who served on the LIPA board of trustees' finance committee through 2011.
Brooklyn D.A. Charles (Joe) Hynes doesn't actually dispute the main point of the 2,580-word story in The New York Times, that his office treats sex abuse cases from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Borough Park and Wiliamsburg differently than ones in the rest of the borough.(1)