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Bratton Says Comments on Hiring Black Cops Taken ‘Out of Context’

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:59
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton today clarified comments he made about recruiting black officers to the NYPD.

Union-Backed Car Wash Licensing and Regulation Bill Passes Council

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 17:43
The Council today passed a measure subjecting car washes to a host of labor and environmental regulations.

Council Passes de Blasio Disability Pension Bill With Last-Minute Vote

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:20
The City Council passed a disability pension fix derided by fire and police unions, setting up another battle with Albany.

Police Will Flood High-Crime Areas Earlier Than Last Year

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:05
"Summer All Out" has begun.

Bill de Blasio Won’t Attend Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Kickoff

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:50
Bill de Blasio will be MIA for Hillary Clinton's Saturday kickoff at Roosevelt Island.

City Drops Corizon, Rikers Island Health Provider, Amid Scrutiny

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 13:58
The city will not renew its contract with Corizon, the for-profit healthcare provider at Rikers Island that has been under intense scrutiny.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Author Rallies for ‘Ban the Box’ Bill

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:06
Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman said employers shouldn't be asking about a job applicant's criminal history.

Council Presses for Funding Despite Assurances Budget Dance is Dead

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:22
City Council members said the mayor's city budget would mean waiting lists for seniors services and libraries shuttered on weekends.

Stringer Urges Agencies to Use ‘ClaimStat’ to Save City $70 Million Annually

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:38
Scott Stringer said Bill de Blasio's commissioners have been slow to utilize ClaimStat despite enormous potential savings.

Nonprofits Unite to Demand Permanent Mayoral Control of City Schools

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:55
Some of the city's top nonprofits are calling for making mayoral control permanent.

Council Speaker to Urge Albany to Pass Tougher Rent Regulations

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 13:55
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will introduce a resolution calling on Albany to pass strengthened rent regulations.

At NYPD Medal Day, Bratton Vows to ‘Tell the True Story of American Policing’

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 13:12
Bill Bratton said that he and the NYPD would endure the "slings and arrows" and demonstrate what he argued is the truth about police.

NYCHA Weighing Sale of Multiple Parcels Under de Blasio Renewal Plan

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:20
Public housing heads revealed Bill de Blasio was looking at reviving parts of Michael Bloomberg's plan to sell NYCHA property to developers.

City Needs ‘Some Type of Bail Reform,’ de Blasio Says After Kalief Browder Suicide

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 15:54
Mayor Bill de Blasio said today the Kalief Browder case is an "eye-opener" when it comes to a need for bail reform.

Floyd Flake Backs Democrat to Replace Mark Weprin

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 14:27
Rev. Floyd Flake has endorsed Barry Grodenchik for City Council.

De Blasio ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Death of Man Held Years at Rikers Without Trial

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 13:21
Elected officials responded today to the death by suicide of Kalief Browder, a man who was jailed three years at Rikers Island as a teen while awaiting a trial that never happened.

Lady Gaga, Cuomo Co-Author Editorial Urging Passage of Campus Assault Bill

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:24
Lady Gaga and Gov. Andrew Cuomo co-wrote an op-ed for Billboard endorsing an anti-sexual assault bill before the New York State legislature.

George Pataki Is Leading at Least One Presidential Poll

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:29
George Pataki is at the top of the pack in New York, according to a new Qunnipiac University poll.

Bill de Blasio Rallies With Al Sharpton for Rent Regulation Reform

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 16:33
Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton joined other political leaders at a Harlem rally for more tenant-friendly rent laws.

Rangel: Cuomo ‘Hasn’t Done Anything’ to Push for Stronger Rent Laws

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 14:12
Charles Rangel told the Observer Andrew Cuomo "hasn't done anything" to pressure the State Senate into passing stricter rent regulations.