Thursday, April 19, 2012



* Ex-Sen. Carl Kruger, facing 11 years in prison, claimed he led "a humble and model life" and never benefited from the $500,000 in bribes he deposited in boyfriend Michael Turano's bank accounts, according to the sentencing memorandum he filed yesterday in Manhattan federal court, the Post writes:

* The New York City Health Department is pushing a sweeping initiative to prod dozens of city hospitals to get more moms in their maternity wards to breast feed, the Post says:

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing a bill forcing owners of residential buildings to adopt smoking policies and disclose them to prospective apartment buyers and tenants, the New York Times reports:

* Roger Toussaint, the fiery former leader of New York City's largest transit union, is retiring from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, just months after his surprise return to the job triggered rumors of a possible political comeback, the Wall Street Journal says:

* Taxi fleet owners are suing Bloomberg in an effort to block new rules that allow livery cabdrivers to pick up passengers who hail them on the street, the Journal writes:

* Former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Dick Grasso has been rallying support among fellow moguls Ken Langone and Hank Greenberg for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly's potential 2013 mayoral bid, Page Six reports:

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