Bill de Blasio

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.

03/04/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel This Summer

De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.

03/04/2015

House Speaker John Boehner walks to the House floor March 3, 2015, to vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. (credit: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without Conditions

The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.

03/03/2015

Second Avenue Subway

MTA Chairman Says 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion In Jeopardy Without Funding

Plans to extend the Second Avenue subway line south of Midtown could go off the rails unless the MTA’s funding crisis is solved, according to New York’s transit chief.

03/03/2015

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will Not

Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.

03/02/2015

Kids Using Cellphones (Credit: CBS 2)

Student Cellphone Ban In NYC Public Schools Lifted

A longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools is set to be lifted on Monday.

03/02/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others march in the St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, on March 1, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Marches Through Snow In LGBT-Friendly St. Pat’s For All Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years.

03/01/2015

NYPD officers hold a moment of silence for Officer Ed Byrne, who was gunned down his patrol car in 1988. (credit: NYPD)

De Blasio, NYPD Remember Slain Cop Ed Byrne On Anniversary Of His Death

On Feb. 26, 1988, Ed Byrne, a 22-year-old rookie cop, was assassinated as he sat in his squad car guarding a witness’ home.

02/26/2015

People wait to board an uptown 6 train at Union Square Station on January 28, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Warns Of Dire Consequences If Funding Isn’t Found For Transit Improvements

More subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don’t agree on how to pay for improvements to the city’s aging mass transit system.

02/25/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Calls New York Post Ridiculous For Report Slamming New NYPD Training Regimen

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the New York Post ridiculous for an article in which the newspaper reported that police officers think the training in wake of the Eric Garner case is not realistic and pretty silly.

02/23/2015

The "Fifty Shades of Bill" mock poster by New York State Republicans featuring the faces of Rev. Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio. (credit: NYGOP)

De Blasio Laughs Off ‘Fifty Shades Of Bill’ Attack Ad

Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

02/19/2015

The "Fifty Shades of Bill" mock poster by New York State Republicans featuring the faces of Rev. Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio. (credit: NYGOP)

New York GOP Mocks De Blasio With ‘Fifty Shades Of Bill’ Poster

New York State Republicans say Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is like the submissive character in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” dominated by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

02/18/2015

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy in Manhattan. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Report: Sea Levels, Temperatures On The Rise In New York

A new climate report is finding that temperatures and sea levels are rising in New York City.

02/17/2015

A surveillance image shows a motorist striking a pedestrian in Astoria, Queens, in May 2014. (credit: CBS2/NYPD)

City Unveils ‘Vision Zero’ Pedestrian Safety Plan For Queens

Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.

02/17/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Expert: De Blasio Taking New Tack After Akai Gurley Grand Jury Decision

His aides dismissed the notion that de Blasio changed tactics because he was second-guessing his comments after Garner’s death.

02/17/2015

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