De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal CutsOn Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor's new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.
NYC Jails Boss Faces Tough Questions About Treatment Of Juvenile Inmates On Rikers IslandIn the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city's correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.
City Councilwoman Grills Correction Head Over Ex-Marine Who 'Baked To Death' At Rikers IslandActing Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.
City Council Holds First Hearing On Disaster Planning After SandyThe council is weighing proposals including the feasibility of burying more power lines. Another idea is requiring boilers and other crucial equipment to be set higher off the ground in flood-zone buildings.
A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New YorkThere were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.
Flatbush Fire Fallout: Saving Dollars Vs. Saving LivesThere was an ugly war of words Tuesday between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the fire unions over the impact budget cuts had on fighting a deadly fire in Brooklyn.
Lawmakers Want Con Ed Lines Moved UndergroundCity Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Rep. Anthony Weiner cited damage in Middle Village following the September macroburst that struck the area as the reason for wanting to relocate the power lines.