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Shavar Jeffries, Ras Baraka

Sometimes-Ugly Newark Mayoral Campaign To End With Election Tuesday

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.

05/12/2014

City Council Education Chair Robert Jackson (Photo/CBS 2)

Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays

With both mayoral candidates supporting the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar, one city councilman may finally get his wish.

10/20/2013

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

Former City Councilman Walter McCaffrey Dies

Former long-serving New York City Councilman Walter McCaffrey has died at the age of 64.

07/10/2013

Jeffrey Davis

Brother Of Slain City Councilman Holds Hunger Strike To Stop Gun Violence

It was nearly 10 years ago – July 23, 2003 – when Brooklyn City Councilman James Davis brought a political rival to a council meeting at City Hall, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.

07/09/2013

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City Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Bullying

A City Councilman in Queens was calling on the Department of Education this week to increase anti-bullying programs in public schools, following the suicide of a 12-year-old girl last month.

06/29/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers Island

After a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.

04/13/2013

Times Square Cookie Monster

New York City Councilman Proposes Crackdown On Costumed Characters

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.

04/09/2013

Burned Mezuzah In Brooklyn

Jewish Religious Objects Found Burned On Holocaust Remembrance Day

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the burning of mezuzot in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a hate crime.

04/08/2013

Belongings that were ruined by floodwaters sit outside a house devastated by Superstorm Sandy on November 2, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Families Still Stuck In Hotels After Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been scrambling to find homes for hundreds of families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, who have been living in hotels for months.

03/30/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the podium at a City Hall press conference on federal funds for Superstorm Sandy on February 6, 2013. (credit  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Councilman: Bloomberg’s Veto Of Jobless Discrimination Bill Will Not Stand

A New York City Councilman said he expects the Council to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill that would have prevented employers from shunning out-of-work job-seekers.

02/23/2013

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

NYC Bill Would Increase Penalties For Crimes During State Of Emergency

New York City officials want to beef up the punishment for people who break the law during city emergencies.

01/28/2013

Three Kings Day Parade

First Three Kings Day Parade Held In Inwood

Music and animals paraded in Upper Manhattan Sunday to celebrate Three Kings’ Day.

01/06/2013

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City Councilman Wants Better Terms For Disaster Loans For Small Businesses

With many small businesses seeking federal loans to recover from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, New York City Council Member Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-47th) wants the federal government to give those businesses more time and lower interest rates.

11/25/2012

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NYC Cabbie Charged After Allegedly Hitting Passengers

Four men hailed the cab on Manhattan’s West Side, asking to be taken to the Bronx. They said the cabbie, Mohammed Azam, refused and suggested they all go to a nearby police precinct instead.

03/07/2011