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 Introduces Bill To Pull Mayor Koch's Name From Queensboro BridgeCity Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) has introduced legislation to remove late Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the Queensboro Bridge.
Councilman Vallone: Take Koch's Name Off Bridge, Give It Back To QueensIf 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.
Smoky Plume At Power Plant Draws Alarm In QueensA defective boiler was blamed for a plume of black smoke that blasted out of the “Big Allis” power plant in Queens Monday.
Councilman Peter Vallone Wants To Ban The Renaming Of City Property After Living PeopleVallone is concerned about the possibility of the practice currying favor with living people who may be able to endorse campaigns or otherwise help politicians.
Illegal Use Of City Trash Cans On The RiseAccording to city records, Mahanttan had the largest number of tickets issued for the violation, from 699 in 2010 to 1,454 in 2011.
Judge At Center Of Accused Cop Killer's Release Controversy Has Critics, DefendersThe 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.
Exclusive: Ride-By Serial Groper Assaulting Women In QueensPolice 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.
City Council Considering Anti-Tethering Measure For Dog OwnersIt may soon be illegal in New York City to restrain your dog outdoors for excessive periods of time.
Bloomy: No Compromise On Smoking BanMayor Michael Bloomberg put out Councilman Peter Vallone’s compromise plan about creating smoking zones in parks and beaches once again on Friday.

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