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FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Reports Lowest Summer Shootings, Murders In 20 Years

Deputy Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday there were 82 murders and 345 shootings in the city between June 1 and Aug, 31.

09/03/2015

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02:  Cardinal Timothy Dolan unveils the chair Pope Francis will use during Mass at Madison Square Garden later this month on September 2, 2015 in New York City. The chair was constructed in a Port Chester garage by immigrant day laborers and will be used by Francis while in New York from September 24 through September 26.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chair For Pope Francis’ Mass Arrives At Madison Square Garden

The chair Pope Francis will use during Mass later this month in New York City has arrived at Madison Square Garden.

09/02/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Bratton: Police Have Less Power Dealing With Homeless Than They Did Under Giuliani

In what some saw as a stunning admission Wednesday, police Commissioner Bill Bratton said getting the homeless off the streets is more difficult now than when Rudolph Giuliani was mayor.

09/02/2015

State Sens. Marty Golden, Jeff Klein and Diane Savino appear at a news conference Feb. 22, 2015, discussing a law protecting children from sexual offenders. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

WCBS 880: Rapist Near Bronx School Reveals Lapse in Sex Offender Enforcement

When a convicted child rapist was released from prison in July, the agency charged with keeping track of his whereabouts admittedly had no idea that his new home in the Bronx was a block from a special needs elementary school.

09/02/2015

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmaker Wants To Ban Sale Of Big Sugary Drinks To Minors

You may have to show your ID to buy a big soda if a new bill becomes law.

08/27/2015

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square ‘Nuisance Issues’

The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.

08/26/2015

A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Police: 2 Women Arrested After Fight On JetBlue Flight At JFK Airport

Two women have been arrested after they attacked each other as their flight arrived at JFK Airport from Jamaica, police said.

08/26/2015

An explosion caused severe damage to John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: Lit Match Sparked Explosion At John F. Kennedy High School In The Bronx

Fire marshals have determined that a gas explosion that damaged a school and injured three construction workers was sparked by a lit match.

08/21/2015

State Sens. Marty Golden, Jeff Klein and Diane Savino appear at a news conference Feb. 22, 2015, discussing a law protecting children from sexual offenders. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dept. Of Corrections To Remove Sex Offender Found Living Too Close To BX School

Sen. Jeff Klein said the situation is puzzling and troubling.

08/21/2015

Brooklyn affordable housing

Funding Unveiled For Affordable Housing Projects To Keep Rent Down In Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is directing more than $3 million taxpayer dollars to various projects on the leading edge of Brooklyn’s housing boom.

08/20/2015

Willets Point (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Willets Point Development Project Suffers Another Setback

Plans to transform the area adjacent to Citi Field have suffered another setback, leaving the future of the project up in the air.

08/20/2015

New York City school bus (Credit: Getty Images)

Public Advocate Alleges In Lawsuit Some NYC Special Ed Buses Are Dangerously Hot

Sweltering school buses carrying disabled students have led to a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education.

08/19/2015

Chelsea O'Donnell (credit: Handout)

Cops: Rosie O’Donnell’s Daughter Was ‘Of Sound Mind’ When Found In NJ

Chelsea was reunited with O’Donnell around midnight Tuesday. The teen did not give a reason for why she left home.

08/19/2015

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Proposes Legislation To Help Schools With Asthmatic Students

In the Bronx, crisscrossed by expressways and dotted with old industrial sites, asthma rates are sky high.

08/12/2015

US Sen. Charles Schumer talks about his proposal for the Gateway project on Aug. 11, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Schumer Proposes Plan For Hudson River Rail Tunnels

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is expected to outline a plan Tuesday to move ahead with Amtrak’s proposed Gateway project for new rail tunnels under the Hudson River.

08/11/2015

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