Bill de Blasio

FILE - A styrofoam take-out container is viewed in a trash can in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC To Begin Banning Plastic Foam Containers From Food Establishments In July

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says there will be a grace period, without fines, until January 2016.

01/08/2015

Gavel (file/credit: clipart.com)

NYC Courts Quiet As Arrests Drop Dramatically

The number of criminal summonses cops handed out in the past week totaled 347, compared with more than 4,000 the same week a year ago.

01/08/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Happy To Not Hold Staten Island Chuck At Groundhog Day Ceremony

A year after a groundhog slipped from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s grasp during the annual Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day ceremony, the zoo is reportedly making a change to prevent the mayor from handling the animal.

01/08/2015

A woman tries to stay warm while waiting for a bus in Coney Island  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Under Big Chill As Temperatures Drop

Arctic air and wicked wind chills have followed the snow that fell across the Tri-State area, bringing bitter cold temperatures to much of the region.

01/07/2015

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Victims Of Terror Attack On Paris Newspaper

Extra officers have been stationed at various locations throughout the city, including the French Consulate, since the attack Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

01/07/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd L) attends the wake of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on December 26, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With Police Unions Over Rift With Mayor De Blasio

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

01/07/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio lifts a longtime ban that prevented children from having cellphones in New York City public schools. (credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

NYC To Lift Ban On Student Cellphones In Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is lifting a longtime ban that prevented children from having cellphones in New York City public schools.

01/07/2015

Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce says they got 29 tips on wanted poster, 10 ID'd Jason Polanco at news conference Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Police: 2 Arrested In Bronx Shooting Of 2 NYPD Officers

A massive manhunt had been under way for the suspects since Monday night’s shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. on Tiebout Avenue.

01/06/2015

Anti-de Blasio plane banner Jan. 6, 2015 (Joe Cingrana/CBSNewYork)

Planes Pulling Another Anti-De Blasio Message Fly Over Hudson River

An aerial anti-Bill de Blasio campaign that began days after two NYPD officers were gunned down in Brooklyn is still flying high.

01/06/2015

First Lady Chirlane McCray. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Chirlane McCray: ‘Being A Police Officer Is A Tough, Tough Job’

The essay appears as her husband Bill de Blasio remains embroiled in a tense back-and-forth with police unions, who have said he has blood on his hands.

01/06/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton

De Blasio Touts 2014 Crime Reduction As Tensions With Police Unions Remain Strained

De Blasio, speaking at 1 Police Plaza, took reporters’ questions Monday for the first time in about two weeks.

01/05/2015

Some police officers turn their backs outside Wenjian Liu's funeral on Jan. 4, 2015, as Mayor Bill de Blasio's euology is shown on a large video screen. (credit: Christine Sloan/CBS2)

Officers Again Turn Backs As De Blasio Delivers Eulogy For Slain Officer

The officers’ actions at Wenjian Liu’s funeral Sunday came after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton sent a memo to all commands urging respect, declaring “a hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance.”

01/04/2015

Officer Wenjian Liu (credit: NYPD)

Bratton Makes Call For Respect Ahead Of Funeral For Officer Wenjian Liu

Mourners of a New York Police Department officer killed with his partner in an ambush shooting will gather at a Brooklyn funeral home for his wake.

01/02/2015

Clean up begins after New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Massive Cleanup Following New Year’s Eve Celebration In Times Square

A massive cleanup effort is under way in Times Square to remove noisemakers, confetti and paper streamers left behind as New York City ushered in 2015.

01/01/2015

PBA President Patrick Lynch (left), Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: CBS2; Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Rift Remains Between De Blasio, Police Unions After Meeting

The rift between Mayor Bill de Blasio and police union leaders remains after the two sides met privately for more than two hours Tuesday, aiming to mend tensions with rank-and-file officers.

12/31/2014

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