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Letitia James speaks after winning the Democratic nomination for public advocate on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Councilwoman Letitia James Elected City Public Advocate

City Councilwoman Letitia James beat out seven other candidates Tuesday to win the race for New York City public advocate.

11/06/2013

Gale Brewer

Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough President

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.

09/11/2013

Letitia James, Daniel Squadron

James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public Advocate

The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.

09/11/2013

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Councilwoman: Low Fast Food Wages Hurt Single Parents

A push has been launched in New York City to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers and allow for unions in the industry.

08/31/2013

Counterfeit Handbags

City Councilwoman Seeks Crackdown On Counterfeit Handbag Buyers

Knockoff purse peddlers are a common sight on Canal Street in Lower Manhattan, but a City Councilwoman would like to see that change.

04/07/2013

Trenton Councilwoman Kathy McBride

Prankster Leads Trenton Councilwoman To Raise Question About Made-Up ‘Disease’

A City Councilwoman in Trenton was placed in an embarrassing situation this week, after she asked what the city’s Health Department was doing about a disease that turned out to be made up.

04/06/2013

City Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: East Orange City Councilwoman Accused Of Skipping Town After Sandy

Political fireworks have broken out in the East Orange, N.J., City Council, amid claims that Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter abandoned the city after Superstorm Sandy.

02/25/2013

Subway Trash Sign

Survey Says Commuters Aren’t Happy With MTA Subway Trash Can Removal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been taking out the garbage cans in New York City subway stations, and a new survey has suggested commuters want the program scrapped.

CBS New York–10/14/2012