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Mayor Bill de Blasio signs new cooling tower legislation into law on Aug. 18, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Signs Cooling Tower Regulations Into Law In Wake Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The new law requires landlords to register, inspect and regularly clean cooling towers.

08/18/2015

A teenage boy poses for a photograph with a topless, painted woman in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Spokeswoman: De Blasio Opposes Topless Times Square Women, Agencies At Work To Tackle Issue

Mayoral spokeswoman Karen Hinton said it’s a quality-of-life problem and city agencies are working on approaches to tackle it.

08/17/2015

Authorities say a firefighter was shot in the leg on Staten Island on Aug. 14, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Man Killed After Barricading Self Inside S.I. Home, Shooting Firefighter Is Dead

A suspected gang member who shot a firefighter and then barricaded himself inside a home on Staten Island is dead after a six-hour standoff, police said Friday.

08/14/2015

People attend a town hall meeting to discuss an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx on Aug. 11, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

9 New Sites Test Positive For Legionnaires’ Bacteria, Officials Say

More than 150 people packed a town hall meeting in the Bronx as city officials and doctors tried to put them at ease over the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

08/12/2015

FILE - A cooling tower (credit: CBS2)

City Council To Debate Bill To Register, Regulate NYC Cooling Towers

New York City lawmakers will start debating a bill requiring all cooling towers to be registered and routinely tested after the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.

08/11/2015

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Uniformed Firefighters Association, City Reach Agreement On 7-Year Contract

The contract still needs to be ratified by the union’s 8,000 members.

08/06/2015

With the rising temperatures, New Yorkers are seeing more and more homeless on the streets. (Photo: CBS2)

Residents Demand Mayor, City Take Action On Synthetic Marijuana Use

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to reveal his plan to deal with the homeless and mentally ill on Thursday, and the night before, two neighborhoods that strongly supported the mayor said help cannot come soon enough.

08/05/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation on May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll: NYC Voters Divided On De Blasio’s Job Performance

And when asked whether de Blasio deserves a second term, more voters said no than yes — 47 to 41 percent.

08/05/2015

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De Blasio: 86 Confirmed Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease In The Bronx

The mayor presented the updated figures at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital. In addition to those sickened in the outbreak, officials said seven people have died.

08/04/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with a coffin at Borough Hall on Aug. 3, 2015 to denounce gun violence. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

NYC Activists Demand Action After 10 Shootings Leave 3 Dead, 22 Wounded Over Weekend

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was among those speaking out Monday against the rash of shootings that took place over the weekend.

08/03/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives an update on the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the South Bronx on July 30, 2015. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

City Pinpoints Two Sources Of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Bronx

Since July 10, the city has identified 46 cases of Legionnaires’ disease, all in the South Bronx, with two deaths, the mayor said.

07/30/2015

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett talks about Legionnaire's outbreak in the Bronx. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In South Bronx Sickens 31

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.

07/29/2015

Con Edison crews working on a street in New York City. (credit: CBS2)

More Pressure On The Power Grid As Temperatures Again Soar Across Tri-State

Temperatures soared into the 90s again Wednesday, putting incredible demand on the power grid and leaving some sweating in dark rooms.

07/29/2015

Power was out along Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington streets during a heat wave on Tuesday, July 28. (Credit: CBS2)

Power Grid Faces Test As Heat, Humidity Rise; Outage Brings Misery, Danger

Power outages have become a major concern this week, as Tuesday marks the first in a series of hot days.

07/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials call on the federal government to help Puerto Rico with its debt crisis. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Implore Washington To Help Puerto Rico Through Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s governor said last month that the island’s $72 billion public debt is unpayable given the current level of economic growth.

07/28/2015

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