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Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.

Peter Vallone Jr. (credit: petervallone.com)

Councilman Hopes For Passage Of Animal Abuse Registry Bill

Just like sex offenders must register on a list, animal abusers in New York City could have to do the same under legislation passed this week by the City Council and headed to the mayor’s desk.

12/21/2013

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are Insufficient

With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.

11/23/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor on April 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Committee Advances Bills For Storm Preparedness

The City Council Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a package of nine bills intended to improve emergency operations in the event of another superstorm striking the area.

07/23/2013

Stryofoam Container In Food Cart (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Food Industry Rallies Against Proposed NYC Foam Container Ban; Quinn Sees Measure Passing

Opponents rallied on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday before a City Council meeting where the ban was to be introduced.

06/12/2013

Queens Toy Gun

EXCLUSIVE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Realistic Toy Gun With Kids In Queens Park

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a lifelike weapon and handing it over to his toddler-age son. The man’s family, however, called it all an overreaction to toy guns.

05/08/2013

A food truck is seen on West 46th Street off 6th Avenue - New York, NY - Jun 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Councilmembers: Restrictions On Food Trucks Are Needed

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposed bill that would create zones where food trucks cannot operate.

04/17/2013

FILE: Queens Boulevard (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Vallone Calls For Emergency Services Lane Along Queens Boulevard

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. wants to designate one emergency lane in each direction along the entire 7.2 mile length of the boulevard.

08/14/2012

“Triumph of Civic Virtue” is shown near Borough Hall in Queens (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Famed ‘Triumph Of Civic Virtue’ May Be Leaving Queens For Green-Wood Cemetery In Brooklyn

The future of a Queens landmark is uncertain. Borough leaders said they have been told that the “Triumph of Civic Virtue” fountain will be moved, but the city denies it.

07/19/2012