The New York City Council has passed a bill that would force correction officials to regularly publish information about Rikers Island inmates in solitary confinement.
Education committee chairman Danny Dromm wore a bright orange t-shirt similar to the ones used to isolate students being disciplined at Coney Island Prep charter school during Tuesday’s hearing.
All city residents will be eligible for the cards. But they will be targeted to those who cannot easily get photo ID cards because they are not legal U.S. residents.
Students in grades 3 through 8 started on the tests on Tuesday. They’ll begin with the English language arts assessments and spend a little under 1 1/2 hours a day for three consecutive days, finishing Thursday.
Authorities said suspect Steven Torres, 22, admitted to the stabbing because he said Ever Orozco blew him kisses and made sexual advances.
The measure sponsored by Queens councilman Daniel Dromm would allow legal non-citizen residents of New York City to vote in municipal elections. They would not be able to cast a ballot in state or federal elections.
State Sen. Diane Savino said if enacted, New York would have the most highly regulated, tightly controlled medical marijuana law in the nation.
“It appears that the cases are not related with different suspects involved,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told reporters Tuesday.
There are proposals to expand The U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center with two new stadiums, build a 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium, and build a mall – all in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
According to a City Councilman Daniel Drumm, a staple of summer is giving the cold shoulder to peace and quiet in one Queens neighborhood.
The Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival took place on 37th Street in Jackson Height on Sunday. Newlywed Christine Quinn marched in the parade, as did the cast of the hit Broadway show “Wicked.”
Numbers released by the New York Police Department show that about five public school students were arrested every school day during the last three months of 2011.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio calls the treatment of immigrants held in city detention centers run by the Geo Group a ticking time bomb.
Nearly a decade ago, Jena Liang came home to her Elmhurst apartment to find her mother gone and blood stains on the floor and ceiling. Police records showed strong evidence of foul play but no body was ever found.
Dan Gallagher and Peter Shearer were dating for 14 years, but it took only 30 seconds to pop the question, in the middle of the New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run no less.