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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

Queensboro Bridge Renamed In Honor Of Ed Koch

Councilman Introduces Bill To Pull Mayor Koch’s Name From Queensboro Bridge

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) has introduced legislation to remove late Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the Queensboro Bridge.

11/26/2013

Ed Koch in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2012 State of the City Video

Councilman Vallone: Take Koch’s Name Off Bridge, Give It Back To Queens

If one City Councilman has his way, the Queensboro Bridge at 59th Street will not be late Mayor Ed Koch’s bridge for much longer. But the issue has nothing to do with Koch personally.

07/14/2013

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Smoky Plume At Power Plant Draws Alarm In Queens

A defective boiler was blamed for a plume of black smoke that blasted out of the “Big Allis” power plant in Queens Monday.

06/24/2013

Ed Koch poses during the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor at The Water Club Restaurant on May 19, 2011.  (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images)

Councilman Peter Vallone Wants To Ban The Renaming Of City Property After Living People

Vallone is concerned about the possibility of the practice currying favor with living people who may be able to endorse campaigns or otherwise help politicians.

07/11/2012

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Illegal Use Of City Trash Cans On The Rise

According to city records, Mahanttan had the largest number of tickets issued for the violation, from 699 in 2010 to 1,454 in 2011.

01/23/2012

Suspected cop killer Lamont Pride (credit: Handout)

Judge At Center Of Accused Cop Killer’s Release Controversy Has Critics, Defenders

The judge who released NYPD Officer Peter Figoski’s alleged killer — without bail — a month before the murder was under fire on Thursday. Some are saying she made a huge mistake.

12/15/2011

Serial bicycle groper

Exclusive: Ride-By Serial Groper Assaulting Women In Queens

Police in Queens are on the hunt for a sexual predator who stalks his victims on a bicycle. He gropes them and then rides off. As many as a dozen women are coming forward to say it happened to them.

07/19/2011

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone introduced the measure that would ban dog owners from tethering their dogs up for more than three hours. (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Considering Anti-Tethering Measure For Dog Owners

It may soon be illegal in New York City to restrain your dog outdoors for excessive periods of time.

12/19/2010

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Bloomy: No Compromise On Smoking Ban

Mayor Michael Bloomberg put out Councilman Peter Vallone’s compromise plan about creating smoking zones in parks and beaches once again on Friday.

1010 WINS–10/15/2010