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Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

The bill is named for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens who walked out his school in Long Island City last October.

06/12/2014

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Advocates Call For Ban On Use Of Condoms As Evidence In Prostitution Cases

Advocates for sex workers, runaway teens and transgender persons have urged New York City officials to ban the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution-related crimes.

06/09/2014

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Elected Officials, Others Call For Change To NYC’s 911 System

Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.

05/30/2014

A carriage horse near Central Park. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/A ferret on a leash. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Horse Carriage Advocates Upset Over Proposal To Lift Ban On Ferrets In NYC

The city’s Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.

05/29/2014

A pedestrian crosses a street on Broadway at one of the deadliest intersections in Manhattan on February 18, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council To Vote On Traffic Safety Legislation

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council will vote on 17 bills and resolutions that complement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan.

05/29/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Set To Approve Traffic Safety Measures Under Vision Zero Initiative

The council is ready to pass 17 bills and resolutions related to the mayor’s Vision Zero plan.

05/28/2014

Prosecutors said this is the heroin recovered following the arrest of two men in Conn. (credit: Drug Enforcement Agency)

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Addresses Heroin Epidemic At City Council Hearing

The city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan, told a City Council hearing Tuesday that the amount of heroin sold by New York City-based drug traffickers is skyrocketing.

05/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Unveils $73.9 Billion Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first executive budget Thursday, a $73.9 billion proposal in line with his reflexively liberal vision of greater government involvement for the less fortunate.

05/08/2014

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Advocates: New York City Municipal ID Card Would Benefit Many

Advocates for immigrants said Wednesday that a proposed New York City municipal ID card will help ensure that all New Yorkers can obtain crucial city services.

04/30/2014

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Families Show Support For De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan At City Hall

The City Council was holding a hearing on 22 bills and resolutions to tighten the laws and increase penalties in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

04/30/2014

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Activists Protest Outside Liam Neeson’s Manhattan Apartment Over Horse-Drawn Carriage Support

Neeson didn’t appear Saturday as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his Manhattan apartment building.

04/19/2014

A photographer on an electric horseless carriage that animal advocates hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in the city during the second press preview day at the 2014 New York International Auto Show  April 17, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

‘E-Carriage’ Debuts At New York International Auto Show

New Yorkers will get the chance to see an electric vehicle some say should replace the city’s horse-drawn carriages when it debuts this week at the New York International Auto Show.

04/17/2014

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Liam Neeson: Proposal To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages ‘A Class Issue’

Actor Liam Neeson is again speaking out against New York City’s plan to ban horse-drawn carriages in a New York Times editorial Tuesday.

04/15/2014

FILE - A horse-drawn carriage waits in Central Park. (file/credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban By Year’s End

Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing back his self-imposed deadline to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City’s streets.

04/11/2014

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