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.
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.
Councilwoman Letitia James says while the hoodie is a simple article of clothing, it “has become a powerful symbol of protest.”
“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.
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.
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.
“This is better than TV,” one fan said. “I love the cop cars, the toilet paper and the ecstatic fans.”
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.
In honor of the New York Giants Super Bowl win, the city has been declared the “Big Blue Apple” today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Crews have already started building the stage for Tuesday’s celebration, which includes a ceremony at City Hall where Bloomberg will present the team with a key to the city.
“We are here to tell Mayor Bloomberg, I mean we are going to have 60 churches homeless and that’s not Christ-like,” said Bronx Pastor Sal Sabino.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly originally said he was not involved in the controversial “The Third Jihad” film. But after admitting he was and apologizing, some Muslim groups are calling for him to step down.
At WCBS Newsradio 880, we continue our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 and with number 4, and a rarity.
Speaking at City Hall in New York City, a group of Indonesian Christians and their supporters called for passing H.R. 3590, which would allow them to reapply claims for asylum.
The nurses are demanding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials return to the table to finish negotiations with the New York State Nurses Association.