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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Bloomberg Files Suit Against NYPD Oversight Measure

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is suing to try to block a law that would make it easier to sue the NYPD over stop and frisks or other actions people claimed were discriminatory.

09/03/2013

City Council Member Dan Halloran

City Councilman Halloran Seeks To Have Bribery Charges Dropped

New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) wants bribery charges against him dismissed.

08/07/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L), Speaker Christine Quinn (R) (credit: Getty Images)

Quinn: ‘The Court Is Wrong’ For Blocking Prevailing Wage Law

A judge said Monday the state’s minimum wage law trumps the bill. The city’s current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

08/06/2013

Sergeants Benevolent Association logo (credit: sbanyc.org)

Bill Thompson Compares Aspects Of Stop-And-Frisk Tactics To Trayvon Martin Case

Democrat Bill Thompson has ushered in a new phase in the hotly contested New York City mayor’s race after linking the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

07/30/2013

Councilwoman Inez Dickens

Records: City Councilwoman Has Racked Up Nearly $200,000 In Building Fines

A New York City councilwoman from Harlem has been under fire for her personal business dealings, and some residents want to see her held responsible.

07/29/2013

Gun Buyback Announcement

Gun Buyback Programs Planned For All Of City’s 5 Boroughs

On the heels of at least four shootings this weekend, 10 gun buyback programs will take place over 12 months in all five boroughs of New York City.

07/28/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor on April 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Committee Advances Bills For Storm Preparedness

The City Council Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a package of nine bills intended to improve emergency operations in the event of another superstorm striking the area.

07/23/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces property tax relief for tens of thousands of people impacted by Sandy, May 28, 2013. (credit: nyc.gov)

Mayor Bloomberg Vetoes 2 NYPD Oversight Bills

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at impacting the NYPD that were recently passed by the City Council.

07/23/2013

City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn speaks at a campaign stop outside City Hall on July 9, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Quinn: Spitzer, Weiner Haven’t Earned Second Chance

“What have these two men done since their fall from grace to make it clear to women and men, for that matter, that their selfish, dishonest ways are behind them?”

07/09/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Bloomberg Blasts NYPD Oversight Bills, Calls Them ‘Dangerous, Harmful’ Legislation

Early Thursday morning, the City Council voted to create an inspector general to review and monitor the NYPD and expand the definition of racial profiling to include age, gender, sexual orientation and immigrant status.

06/27/2013

NYC City Council holds a hearing on the NYPD's practices on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Passes Bills That Watchdog NYPD, Ease Profiling

Early Thursday morning the New York City Council voted on and passed two bills that will potentially impact how the NYPD operates on a day-to-day basis.

06/26/2013

Mayor Bloomberg is joined by law enforcement officials in speaking out against City Council bills that would impact NYPD, June 24, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's office)

City Council Prepares To Vote On 2 Bills That Would Impact NYPD

One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.

06/24/2013

City Budget Deal

City Budget Agreement: Some Expanded Services, No Tax Hikes

A budget agreement has been reached between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council.

06/23/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Candidate Could Become First Transgender NYC Council Member

If he wins the seat he is running for on the City Council, Mel Wymore will become the first openly transgender person to be elected to public office in the city.

06/18/2013

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