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Former Mayor Giuliani Pens Letter With Mayor De Blasio Seeking Continued Mayoral Control Over NYC’s Schools
The joint letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers calls for renewal of mayoral control without delay.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.
The parade, which dates back to 1762, marched past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street and ended at 79th Street.
Last week, the publication Capital New York reported that computers operating on the NYPD’s network had been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of controversial cases.
The sign-up period began Monday. All 4-year-olds are entitled to a slot in the free program this September. The initial sign-up period ends April 24.
Civil liberties groups are already objecting to the plan, which would take effect next fall, saying allowing a prayer break in a publicly funded classroom may violate the constitutional separation of church and state.
A memorial service Thursday is commemorating the one-year anniversary of a gas explosion in East Harlem that leveled two buildings and killed eight people.
A turnaround is happening at Boys and Girls High School, one of the city’s poorest-performing schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
The city Board of Health decided Tuesday to maintain a long-standing prohibition on keeping the animals as pets. The vote was 3-2 to lift the ban but needed six votes to pass. There were three abstentions.
Mayor Bill de Blasio responded Tuesday to comments by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tying an increase in violent crime in the city to marijuana.
Parade organizers waited 10 minutes for de Blasio, and the banner reading “Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio” was carried for 14 blocks — half of the parade route — without the mayor anywhere in sight.
De Blasio appeared at a gathering of The Association for a Better New York — a group that has not always seen eye-to-eye with the liberal mayor.
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.
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.
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.