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PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks out about the case of Eric Garner, who died in police custody on Staten Island, on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Police Advocates Fire Back Against Rising Anger Fueled By Death Of Eric Garner

Police advocates are firing back against a rising tide of anger fueled by the death of Eric Garner, the man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent choke hold by police.

08/05/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Begin Enforcing New Reduced Speed Limits In NYC

City officials are hoping that by lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph and ticketing drivers, they can help prevent future fatalities.

08/04/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Violence Pervasive At Rikers Island Juvenile Jails

New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe and major reforms are needed, the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.

08/04/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hands out "go bags" to residents in Brooklyn on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Talks Hurricane Preparedness As Tropical Storm Bertha Churns In Atlantic

De Blasio appeared alongside Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito in Brooklyn Friday to talk hurricane preparedness.

08/01/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts a roundtable meeting at City Hall on police-community relations on July 31, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Has Stern Words For De Blasio At Police-Community Relations Meeting

Mayor Bill de Blasio says now is the time to transform police-community relations in New York City.

07/31/2014

Charles Mozdir, 32, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers in the West Village on Monday, July 28. Three law enforcement officers were wounded. (Credit: CBS 2)

US Marshals Injured In West Village Shootout Released From Hospital

Both U.S. marshals injured in a shootout with a wanted fugitive have been released from the hospital as new details emerge on what led authorities to find the suspect at a West Village smoke shop.

07/29/2014

3 law enforcement officers shot in the West Village (CBS 2)

2 US Marshals, NYPD Detective Injured, Suspect Killed In West Village Shooting

Police said a fugitive who was working in a West Village smoke shop shot and wounded three officers who were trying to arrest him Monday afternoon, before the officers returned fire and killed him.

07/28/2014

Bill de Blasio arrives at Gracie Mansion on July 27, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Family Spends First Night In Historic Gracie Mansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday.

07/28/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Review Of Officer Training Coming In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ensured that a full investigation and new training for officers will be launched following the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by an officer during an arrest on Staten Island last week.

07/22/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)/Steven Colbert (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Colbert Ribs De Blasio About Planned Italy Trip Before LIRR Strike Averted

Mayor Bill de Blasio took a ribbing from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert Wednesday night about his planned trip to Italy while the threat of a possible Long Island Rail Road strike still loomed.

07/17/2014

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De Blasio Administration Unveils New Downtown Brooklyn Development Projects

The de Blasio administration has proposed a 21-acre greenway, more retail stores and business improvements that would attract the arts.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

No New Talks Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Possible Strike Deadline Nears

There is still no deal between union workers and the MTA to avert a possible Long Island Rail Road strike in just nine days.

07/11/2014

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Arrivederci, NYC! Mayor Bill De Blasio And Family To Vacation In Italy

Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray, Chiara and Dante will be packing up to pay a visit to the towns the mayor’s grandparents lived. They’ll aso be visiting Rome, Naples, Capri and Venice.

07/11/2014

FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas (Credit: CBS 2)

ME: Smoke Inhalation, Burns Caused Death Of FDNY Firefighter In Brooklyn Blaze

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Monday the manner of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ death still is under investigation.

07/07/2014

De Blasio With NYPD

NYPD Launching ‘Summer All Out’ Program To Combat Spike In Shootings

Shootings in the city are up 8 percent in the first six months of the year.

07/03/2014

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