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City, state officials call for reforms to voting system Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City, State Officials Call For Changes To New York’s Voting System One Week After Election Day

Officials said this year’s voting lines were the longest the state has ever seen.

11/13/2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at a news conference on illegal hotels (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New York City Council Banking On Stiffer Fines To Put Illegal Hotels Out Of Business

The city has been cracking down on the illegal conversions since a state law was passed last year. But the city council has plans to increase the fines on illegal hotel landlords to try to run the practice out of business.

09/12/2012

About 15 men gathered on the steps of City Hall in New York City demanding state Assemblyman Vito Lopez resign on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Activists Call On Assemblyman Lopez To Resign Over Sex Harassment Allegations

An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.

09/05/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission To Vote On Fare Hike, Lease Freeze

New Yorkers may soon pay a little more for taking a cab: The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission held a public hearing on Monday to discuss a proposal that includes a possible increase in taxi fares.

07/11/2012

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Groups Rally In Support Of Mayor’s Proposed Ban On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

Demonstrators in favor of the ban gathered on the steps of City Hall demanding action.

06/11/2012

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Marries Kim Catullo In Private Ceremony

The media wasn’t invited on Saturday when City Council Speaker Christine Quinn — the city’s first openly gay council speaker — married her longtime partner, Kim Catullo.

05/19/2012

Citi Field (credit: CBS 2)

MLB To Reportedly Announce Citi Field As Host Of 2013 All-Star Game On Wednesday

It appears that the Mets and Citi Field will finally have their turn…officially. Major League Baseball will announce that the Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game on Wednesday at a City Hall news conference, according to reports.

05/15/2012

Stryofoam Marionettes at City Hall - New York, NY - Apr 30, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Styrofoam Marionettes Used At City Hall To Protest Lunch Trays In NYC Schools

Giant styrofoam marionettes were used at City Hall on Monday to protest the use of the material in New York City school lunch trays, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

05/01/2012

Street vendors rally outside City Hall in New York City on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

NYC Street Vendors Want Fines For Minor Violations Lowered

City council members, advocates and venders rallied in front of City Hall Tuesday morning complaining about $1,000 penalties vendors say is a big hit to their modest incomes.

04/24/2012

City Council members Letitia James (L) and Melissa Mark-Viverito (R) wear hoodies at City Hall. (credit: Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS)

City Council Members Wear Hoodies In Support Trayvon Martin’s Family

Councilwoman Letitia James says while the hoodie is a simple article of clothing, it “has become a powerful symbol of protest.”

03/28/2012

A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana.  (file/credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Marijuana Advocates Hold Rally At City Hall

“There were over 50,000 arrests last year for low-level marijuana possession, which is a waste of scarce city resources,” said advocate Doug Greene.

03/17/2012

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams. (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City Councilman Launches Legislative Effort To Reduce ‘Stop-And-Frisks’

Jumaane Williams has introduced a package of bills that would ban racial profiling, require police to seek consent before searching someone without a warrant and require police to give their name and rank to those they stop.

02/29/2012

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Advocates Want NY To Reconsider Cutting Free After-School Tutoring

Advocacy groups and community leaders were on the steps of City Hall Wednesday asking the board to carve out a wavier for supplemental educational services.

02/08/2012

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Day Of Celebration Puts Cap On Giants’ Incredible Championship Season

“This is better than TV,” one fan said. “I love the cop cars, the toilet paper and the ecstatic fans.”

WFAN–02/08/2012

Quarterback Eli Manning #10 (2nd R) of the New York Giants and Super Bowl XLVI MVP holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Justin Tuck #91 (R) of the New York Giants looks on during the Giants' Victory Parade on February 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Honors Super Bowl Champion Giants With Ticker-Tape Parade

With the Vince Lombardi Trophy held high, Eli Manning passed by thousands of cheering Giants fans eager to get a glimpse of a piece of Super Bowl history.

02/07/2012

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