'It's Pretty Well Known:' De Blasio Says Bogus Charges To Blame For High Number Of DOE Harassment ComplaintsThe mayor was on the defensive on Wednesday after making the stunning accusation.
City Council Considering Ban On Sale Of Single Use Plastic Bottles At Parks, BeachesPeople would still be allowed to bring their own plastic bottles to those places, but wouldn't be allowed to buy them there. 
Balance Of Power On The Line In Westchester County Special ElectionThe vacant Senate seat in Westchester County has both Democrats and Republicans holding their breath. It will help determine which party rules the roost.
Puerto Ricans Who Sought Refuge After Hurricane Maria Face Eviction As FEMA Aid EndsNearly 100 Puerto Rican families who sought refuge in New York after Hurricane Maria now fear they will become homeless again.
NYC Ruling On Helicopter Safety Goes Only As Far As State LineThe group that regulates helicopters in New York city reached an agreement with the operators of the downtown heliport to ban all doors-off sightseeing tours - but others states have no such rule.
Controversial Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Removed From Central ParkThe move is part of the decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio with input from the city's Monument Commission.
Battle Brewing Over Release Of NYPD Disciplinary RecordsThe cache includes 319 cases of employees who were kept on the force even though they committed offenses considered by some to be serious enough to be fired. 
'Mr. Eng:' LIRR Riders Tell New Transit Boss What They Want To See FixedThe Long Island Rail Road's new president takes over Monday, but he’s already getting directives from his bosses – long-suffering commuters in search of repairs and quicker rides.
N.Y. State Sen. Simcha Felder Could Become Tie-Breaking Vote In AlbanyFelder, serious and independently minded, has represented Midwood and Borough Park since 2012. He ran as a Democrat but caucuses with the Republicans.
Exclusive: Chancellor Carranza Tackling Secular Education, School LunchesFrom unequal education at Jewish religious schools, to cafeteria food that students won’t eat – New York City’s new schools chancellor is tackling some hot-button issues facing the nation’s largest education system.
Schools Chancellor Carranza In 'Fact-Finding Mode' As He Opens Tour In BronxSchools Chancellor Richard Carranza has embarked on a five-day, five-borough tour to familiarize himself with New York City's sprawling education system.
New York State Taking Another Look Into Legalizing MarijuanaWith Massachusetts legalizing marijuana and New Jersey considering it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have a change of heart in order to avoid losing revenue to neighboring states.

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