Councilman Lewis Fidler

A New York City councilman has proposed making a moment of silence mandatory in city schools. (Photo: CBS 2)

Councilman Proposes A ‘Moment Of Silence’ In New York City Schools

It’s not clear whether it would come before or after the Pledge of Allegiance, but if Brooklyn City Councilman Lew Fidler has his way city students would start their day with a moment of silence.


Hundreds gather outside City Hall to protest the cuts under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's preliminary budget proposal on March 24, 2011 (Photo/Stan Brooks)

City Council To Mayor Bloomberg: Save Child-Care Slots

Most members of the New York City Council have signed a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg urging him to save child-care subsidies for more than 16,000 low-income children.