Councilman James Vacca

Some City Council Members Have Doubts About Pushing Police Reform BillsThe New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month -- and the shooting of two more this week -- have created deep divisions about how to do it.
911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records SayNew evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.
Security Cameras To Be Installed At Bronx Housing Project Month After Elderly Woman's Beating DeathCity Councilman James Vacca has arranged $4 million in funds to install cameras and fix locks at the public housing project in an attempt to curb an alarming increase of gang and drug-related crime in the eastern section of the Bronx.
City Proposes Training Cabbies To Help NYPD Fight Sex TraffickingThe city is considering a controversial plan to spend $2 million to train cabbies to be the eyes and ears of the police department in spotting sex traffickers.
Firefighters Honored For Catching Suspected Mugger In The BronxSome of New York City’s bravest became crime fighters in the Bronx.
Cash-Strapped New York City To Eliminate Plea Bargaining Parking TicketsA cherished parking ticket perk is about to bite the dust -- the victim of hard times right here in New York City. Gotham is putting the brakes on a program that gives parking scofflaws a break.
Bloomberg Vows To Keep List Of Fire House Closings A SecretSome local politicians and firefighters are vowing to fight a plan that will close several firehouse across the city. The demonstrators say the cuts would destroy emergency response time and put lives at risk.
City Councilman: Baghdad's Roads Better Than Many In NYCThere was a contentious hearing Tuesday on NYC's controversial pedestrian plaza program. One city councilman demanded that the Department of Transportation get back to basics and fix roads.
Exclusive: CBS 2 Obtains Partial List Of FDNY Company ClosuresThe secret is out. CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned exclusively some of the fire houses on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's chopping block. Some say shutting them down could put your safety at risk.
City Councilman: Gas Price Gouging Found On Hutch ParkwayAAA said the average cost of a gallon of gas jumped about 15 cents last week. Drivers are on the lookout for price gouging, but one local official said the city is allowing it to happen right under its nose.
NYC Council Proposal: Agents, Prove Traffic Tickets Are LegitWith bike lanes and pedestrian plazas popping up everywhere, drivers feel like an endangered species in New York City. But the City Council wants to change that.
'Con Ed' Bandits Targeting Elderly In The BronxThey put the "con" in Con Ed. Police in the Bronx were searching Monday for a pair of imposters targeting some of the borough's most vulnerable citizens.
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