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Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver discuss expanded pre-kindergarten, April 3, 2014. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Ad Blitz Urges Parents To Sign Up For Universal Pre-K As Deadline Fast Approaches

Mayor de Blasio said the city is spending $300,000 to push it with an ad campaign called Opportunity Starts Now.

04/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses education issues at the P.S. 130 elementary school gym on Feb. 25, 2014, in lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan To Reduce Traffic Fatalities Coming Into Focus

The first three months of 2014 have seen a 26 percent decline in fatalities and an 8 percent reduction in injuries compared with the first quarter of 2013.

04/03/2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in Harlem letting residents know the paid sick leave measure is now in effect,  April 1, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Half A Million New Yorkers Covered Under Extension Of Paid Sick Leave Law

Workers at businesses with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year will now be able to accrue up to five paid sick days per year under the new provision.

04/01/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Calls Universal Pre-K Deal ‘Historic,’ Incredible’

The mayor discussed universal pre-K before throwing out the first pitch at the Mets game Monday afternoon.

03/31/2014

Late broadcaster and Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner at Citi Field on April 8, 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Guide To Mets’ Opening Day Festivities At Citi Field

Whether you’re going to the game or just parking on the couch, you’ll want to know what’s going on prior to 1:10 p.m., when the Mets and Nationals officially get the season started at Citi Field.

03/31/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Advocates Praise Budget Deal Between New York Leaders, Gov. Cuomo

The deal includes the first ever state funded universal pre-kindergarten program as well as new protections for charter schools.

03/29/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Changes To Sandy Recovery Plan, Appoints Rebuilding Team

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Saturday to announce his new plan to the city’s Build It Back program.

03/29/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio To Throw Out First Pitch At Citi Field On Opening Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio will take the mound when the Mets start their 2014 season on Monday.

03/29/2014

Philip Eure (Credit: LinkedIn)

Philip Eure Named First Inspector General For NYPD

A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department.

03/28/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Supporters Praise Tentative Deal, But NY Budget Still Unresolved

Sources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.

03/28/2014

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee Legislation

The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.

03/26/2014

WTC B.A.S.E Jump

BASE Jumpers Defend WTC Stunt, Say It Exposed ‘Hole In Security’

Andrew Rossig, 33, James Brady, 32, Kyle Hartwell, 29, and Marco Markovich, 27, were arraigned on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and misdemeanor jumping from a structure, police said.

03/25/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

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