Daniel Dromm

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Bill That Would Require Reports On Rikers Island Solitary Confinement

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.

08/21/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Councilman On Charter Schools: ‘A Sort Of Educational Apartheid’

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.

05/06/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council Introduces Bill To Create Municipal Identification Cards

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.

04/10/2014

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

NY Students Begin 3-Day Common Core English Assessments

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.

04/01/2014

City Councilman Daniel Dromm speaks out to condemn alleged anti-gay murder of man in Elmhurst, Queens, Sept. 18, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Officials Condemn ‘Horrific’ Alleged Anti-Gay Murder In Elmhurst

Authorities said suspect Steven Torres, 22, admitted to the stabbing because he said Ever Orozco blew him kisses and made sexual advances.

09/18/2013

Councilman Daniel Dromm (credit: CBS 2)

City Councilman Proposes Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections

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.

05/09/2013

Stage 4 cancer patient Beverly McClain speaks in favor of legalizing medical use of marijuana in New York, April 25, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

New York State Lawmakers Push For Medical Marijuana Law

State Sen. Diane Savino said if enacted, New York would have the most highly regulated, tightly controlled medical marijuana law in the nation.

04/25/2013

Ejeris Dixon and City Council member Daniel Dromm speak to the media on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYPD: Recent Murders Of Gay Men Not Related, Different Suspects Involved

“It appears that the cases are not related with different suspects involved,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told reporters Tuesday.

02/12/2013

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens - Oct. 1, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Queens Communities Concerned About Overdevelopment In Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

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.

10/01/2012

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City Councilman Wants To Silence Ice Cream Trucks In Jackson Heights

According to a City Councilman Daniel Drumm, a staple of summer is giving the cold shoulder to peace and quiet in one Queens neighborhood.

08/03/2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file / credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Christine Quinn, Cast Of ‘Wicked’ Marches In Queens Pride Parade

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.”

06/03/2012

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Civil Liberties Groups Charge Over-Policing In NYC Schools

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.

02/22/2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Investigates Allegations Of Abuse At Immigration Detention Centers

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio calls the treatment of immigrants held in city detention centers run by the Geo Group a ticking time bomb.

12/13/2011

Councilman Daniel Dromm with Jena Liang in Elmhurst on Nov. 2, 2011 (credit: Handout)

Daughter Of Missing Queens Woman Urges Police To Reopen Case

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.

11/02/2011

Peter Shearer (L) and Dan Gallagher (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Proposals Follow Passage Of Marriage Equality Act

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.

06/25/2011

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