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Mayor De Blasio Announces Tentative Deal With 8 Unions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has reached contract agreements with a coalition of eight unions representing almost 12,000 city employees who are supervisors in the police, fire, correction and sanitation departments.

12/09/2014

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N.Y., N.J. Take First Step In Reforming Port Authority Following Bridgegate Scandal

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey have taken what they call a first step in reforming the Port Authority after the bridge scandal.

12/09/2014

The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline on Feb. 13, 2012 in New York City. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Councilman Looks To Turn Out Lights On Some Commercial Buildings

City Councilman Donovan Richards is proposing a bill that require some unoccupied commercial buildings to go dark.

12/09/2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

NY Attorney General Schneiderman Asks Cuomo To Probe Deaths By Police

New York state’s attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.

12/08/2014

With his fists clenched and lips pursed, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia launches himself into a speech decrying the Nazi Party. (credit:  Keystone/Getty Images)

Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia Orders Confinement Of NYC’s Japanese

There was strength, but little reassurance in Fiorello La Guardia’s voice crackling over WNYC radio 73 years ago.

12/07/2014

Protesters on the West Side Highway after the decision not to indict in the Eric Garner case. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters Swarm West Side Highway, Try To Disrupt Tree Lighting After Garner Decision

Some protesters said they planned to disrupt the Rockefeller Center tree lighting — following a decision by a grand jury not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner.

12/03/2014

Alonzo Brown, 18, is wanted in a robbery that caused a woman to drop a baby on Friday, Nov. 28. (Credit: NYPD)

Cops: Teen Who Allegedly Kicked Mother With Baby In Bronx Robbery Arrested

Alonzo Brown, 18, is facing a number of charges including robbery, attempted robbery, assault and criminal possession of stolen property.

12/02/2014

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Hook Teachers Worry About Loss Of Mental Health Services

Teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have told top union leaders in the state and nationally that they are worried what will happen once funding for mental health services runs out by the next school year.

12/02/2014

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Insects Feast On NYC Trash, Play ‘Bug’ Role In Garbage Disposal

Researchers suspect some of the biggest eaters are ants, who are chowing down on food that might otherwise go to rats and other vermin.

12/02/2014

Rep. Gregory Meeks appears with 94-year-old Vincentia Becker at a news conference in Belle Harbor, Queens, on Nov. 24, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Proposal By Queens Congressman Targets FEMA Push For Sandy Repayments

A proposal by a Queens congressman would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to back off in its pursuit to recoup aid mistakenly paid out to Superstorm Sandy victims.

11/24/2014

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Turns 50

‘Fearless’ Men Built Verrazano, Writer Recalls On Bridge’s 50th Anniversary

Gay Talese, who covered the building of the bridge for The New York Times, said he made it a point to tell the stories of the “virtually anonymous figures” who constructed Verrazano, which opened 50 years ago Friday

11/20/2014

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Judge Orders Suspect Charged In Deadly Bronx Subway Shove To Be Held Without Bail

Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday in the death of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok, police said.

11/19/2014

Wai Kuen Kwok (inset) was killed when he was shoved onto the subway tracks in Midtown on Sunday, Nov. 16. Police are searching for the man in the surveillance image in connection with the incident. (Credit: CBS2)

Suspect Charged In Deadly Subway Incident

A suspect has been arrested and charged in a deadly shoving incident on the subway in the Bronx.

11/18/2014

The city announced plans to lower the speed limit to 20 mph for bike riders in Central Park (credit: CBS2)

City Unveils Plan To Lower Speed Limit For Bicyclists In Central Park

City Councilman Mark Levine said the city has the authority to change park speed limits without state approval.

11/18/2014

Person Of Interest Sought In Bronx Subway Attack (credit: CBS2)

Police Say They Know Who Suspect Is In Fatal Bronx Subway Push

Police late Monday said they know exactly whom they’re looking for in the death of a man who was shoved man right into the path of a D Train in the Bronx this past weekend, and they are closing in on him.

11/17/2014

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