Councilman James Vacca

Emergency workers remove a dead body from the wreckage after a Metro-North commuter train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records Say

New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.

05/22/2014

Evelyn Shapiro (credit: Handout via Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Security Cameras To Be Installed At Bronx Housing Project Month After Elderly Woman’s Beating Death

City 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.

07/10/2012

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

City Proposes Training Cabbies To Help NYPD Fight Sex Trafficking

The 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.

05/18/2012

FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Firefighters Honored For Catching Suspected Mugger In The Bronx

Some of New York City’s bravest became crime fighters in the Bronx.

11/28/2011

A proposed task force could help cut down on the number of parking tickets given out in the Big Apple (credit: CBS 2)

Cash-Strapped New York City To Eliminate Plea Bargaining Parking Tickets

A 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.

11/10/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Bloomberg Vows To Keep List Of Fire House Closings A Secret

Some 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.

05/16/2011

A police car is seen in a pedestrian plaza at Times Square - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2010 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Councilman: Baghdad’s Roads Better Than Many In NYC

There 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.

05/04/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Exclusive: CBS 2 Obtains Partial List Of FDNY Company Closures

The 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.

04/06/2011

CITGO gas prices

City Councilman: Gas Price Gouging Found On Hutch Parkway

AAA 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.

02/28/2011

Parking Meter (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Council Proposal: Agents, Prove Traffic Tickets Are Legit

With 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.

02/15/2011

Con Ed truck

‘Con Ed’ Bandits Targeting Elderly In The Bronx

They 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.

02/14/2011

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Admits NYC Flubbed Blizzard Response

Streets remain in the city’s outer boroughs that still haven’t been plowed three days after the tri-state was blasted with a weekend blizzard, and Mayor Bloomberg is admitting the city messed up.

12/29/2010

Muni-meter

Proposed Meter Hike Draws Outer-Borough Outrage

Two City Council members joined business leaders from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx Sunday to speak out against a proposed 25-cent parking meter hike.

12/19/2010