As a contingency plan for future storms, a dozen officers are learning how to get into locked cars, prep vehicles for towing and operate the trucks.
Mayor Bloomberg says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Staten Island for last year’s Christmas weekend blizzard, meaning the federal government will reimburse some costs for the snow cleanup.
There’s a new tug of war between Michael Bloomberg and a New York City councilman over whether the mayor should notify the city clerk whenever he leaves the city.
Claire Reed, who was 63-years-old, suffered chest pains and died on December 27. Her family’s attorney says the police, fire, transportation and sanitation departments are at fault.
Where was the mayor this weekend and who was in charge during his absence? Bloomberg deflected that question at a Monday news conference.
Councilman David Greenfield called the incident at Washington Cemetery “shocking” and said it proved the Sanitation Department cannot service the living and had no respect for the dead.