Councilman Hopes For Passage Of Animal Abuse Registry BillJust 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.
Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are InsufficientWith 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.
City Council Committee Advances Bills For Storm PreparednessThe 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.
Food Industry Rallies Against Proposed NYC Foam Container Ban; Quinn Sees Measure PassingOpponents rallied on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday before a City Council meeting where the ban was to be introduced.
EXCLUSIVE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Realistic Toy Gun With Kids In Queens ParkA 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.
City Councilmembers: Restrictions On Food Trucks Are NeededThe City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposed bill that would create zones where food trucks cannot operate.
Vallone Calls For Emergency Services Lane Along Queens BoulevardCouncilman Peter Vallone Jr. wants to designate one emergency lane in each direction along the entire 7.2 mile length of the boulevard.
Famed 'Triumph Of Civic Virtue' May Be Leaving Queens For Green-Wood Cemetery In BrooklynThe 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.