Christmas blizzard

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NYPD Training Officers To Use Tow Trucks For Snow Emergencies

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.

04/12/2011

Bystanders and emergency workers attempt to free an ambulance stuck on a side street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn December 29, 2010 in New York City.  Many side streets, especially those in the outer boroughs, are still unplowed in the wake of a massive snowstorm that crippled much of New York and left millions of holiday travelers stuck at airports and train stations around the eastern seaboard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City To Get Disaster Funds For December Blizzard

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.

02/19/2011

Harry Nespoli called Mayor Bloomberg's proposed changes to the civil service system "very dangerous." (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Bloomberg’s Travels Come Under Scrutiny

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.

02/14/2011

Reed's husband Robert David and daughter Chrystal Reed (Photo/CBS 2)

2nd Blizzard-Related Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against NYC

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.

01/25/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Councilman’s Bill Would Mandate Notification Of Mayor’s Absence

Where was the mayor this weekend and who was in charge during his absence? Bloomberg deflected that question at a Monday news conference.

01/17/2011

Washington Cemetery (Photo/Google Street View)

Brooklyn Tombstones Damaged In Blizzard Snow Dump

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.

01/04/2011