Bill de Blasio

An R train travels through Brooklyn. (credit: CBSNY)

Officials: NYC To Boost Funding To MTA

That will mean $125 million a year for five years. There will also be an additional $32 million city match to a federal grant.

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FDNY Invites Public For Tours Of Stations To Mark 150th Anniversary

Attendees will get a chance to meet their local firefighters, see the tools and equipment they use and more.

05/02/2015

Protesters clash with New York City police in a demonstration in solidarity with those protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Officials Defend Handling Of Demonstrations

Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.

04/30/2015

FILE - A Styrofoam take-out container is viewed in a trash can in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Industry Groups Sue To Stop NYC’s Plastic Foam Container Ban

Coalition members from The Restaurant Action Alliance NYC said Thursday their lawsuit filed in Manhattan state supreme court seeks to block the ban that’s set to go into effect July 1.

04/30/2015

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Mayor De Blasio: Mets, Yankees Fans Treat Me Poorly At Games

De Blasio was taken aback by how well Brewers fans treated their city’s mayor at the ballpark. He’s not used to that in the Big Apple.

04/27/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" on April 26, 2015. (credit: CBS News)

Bill Bratton: Relationship Between City Officials, Police Union Better

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says there’s “much less tension” between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.

04/26/2015

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De Blasio Opposes City Council Plan To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

When it comes to minor offenses such as drinking in public and turnstile jumping, a City Council plan would result in tickets, not arrests.

04/23/2015

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Mayor De Blasio Unveils Aggressive Plan To Reduce New York City Waste 90 Percent By 2030

The plan includes an overhaul of the city’s recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council’s plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags.

04/22/2015

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Parents Group Gives De Blasio Poor Marks On Education

Of the 15 subjects the parents group NYC Kids PAC graded de Blasio on, the mayor receive three F’s and five D’s.

04/19/2015

Mayor De Blasio Talks to CBS2's Tony Aiello about controversial anti-cop video (CBS2)

New Street Sweepers To Play Role In de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan the city is getting new street sweepers that will give drivers a better view of the road.

04/15/2015

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NYC Council Speaker Wants City To Cover Bail For Poor, Low-Level Defendants

In 2013 — the most recent numbers available — 16,663 defendants couldn’t make bail of $2,000 or less, according to City Council data. And 6,327 people couldn’t make bail of $20 to $500.

04/15/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio: Income Inequality Is A ‘Profound Crisis’

Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed for the Midwest Wednesday and while he’ll be in a primary state of Iowa, he’s not running for president.

04/15/2015

The New York Mets line up for the national anthem before the start of their Opening Day game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ouch! Trainer Ramirez, Mayor De Blasio, Tejada Loudly Booed At Mets’ Home Opener

Mets fans don’t forget. You saw that firsthand on Monday afternoon. During introductions on opening day at Citi Field, head trainer Ray Ramirez was loudly booed.

04/13/2015

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Hillary Clinton Officially Enters Presidential Race

The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state launched her campaign Sunday with her campaign manager John Podesta emailing supporters and others.

04/12/2015

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Sharpton, De Blasio Sound Off On Fatal Shooting Of South Carolina Man By Cop

Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

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