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Mayor Bill de Blasio was surrounded by elected officials and advocates for interns as he signed a bill protecting interns April 15, 2014, at City Hall. (credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Signs Law Protecting Interns From Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city’s Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.

04/15/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

A girl texts on her phone. (credit: CBS 2)

OMG, New York City Council OKs Text Donations For Elections

The City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.

11/26/2013

Ballots go through voting machine (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Officials Rally For ‘Better, Smarter, Fairer’ Instant Runoff Voting

Elected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday’s public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.

10/02/2013

Gale Brewer

Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough President

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.

09/11/2013

Supporters of New York City's paid sick leave bill rally at City Hall on Friday, March 29, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Supporters Of NYC Paid Sick Leave Bill Rally At City Hall

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others are expected to reveal more information Friday about deal that was reached over paid sick leave.

03/29/2013

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

DOE Official Angers Council Members After Saying PCBs Present ‘No Danger’

Members of New York City Council ripped into a Department of Education official Tuesday, criticizing a 10-year plan to clean up PCBs, which may be leaking from faulty light fixtures, in about 800 city schools.

03/19/2013

P.S. 191 (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

Elected Officials Angry Over City’s Plan To Sell Schools To Developers

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott noted that any new construction would require the developers to build cutting-edge schools for free on the lower floors of whatever structure they put up.

02/18/2013

Chief pharmacist Ali A. Yasin (L) gives flu information to Juan Castro (R) after injecting him with influenza vaccine as assistant Agripinno Camiolo looks on at New York City Pharmacy on January 15, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Season Bad One For The Elderly

The U.S. is about halfway through the flu season, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older.

01/18/2013

City, state officials call for reforms to voting system Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City, State Officials Call For Changes To New York’s Voting System One Week After Election Day

Officials said this year’s voting lines were the longest the state has ever seen.

11/13/2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at a news conference on illegal hotels (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New York City Council Banking On Stiffer Fines To Put Illegal Hotels Out Of Business

The city has been cracking down on the illegal conversions since a state law was passed last year. But the city council has plans to increase the fines on illegal hotel landlords to try to run the practice out of business.

09/12/2012

FILE - Tomatoes are seen for sale in a grocery store in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New NYC Program Gives Seniors Access To Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Some New York City seniors are getting to splurge on locally grown fruits and vegetables normally too expensive for their budgets.

07/02/2012

New York City is using specifically trained beagles, like this one, in the battle to eradicate bed bugs. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bedbug Complaints To The City Are Down, Problem Far From Eradicated

The city said that 311 complaints about bedbugs have decreased by twelve-percent since last year, but experts told 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon that, that does not mean that the problem has gone away.

04/24/2012

Signs for a store closing sale at Therapie on the Upper West Side - New York, NY - Feb 3, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Upper West Side Zoning Plan Could Become Model For Rest Of City

On the two sides of Columbus Avenue at 78th Street are the two sides of the argument. To the west is a deli, a little boutique furniture store, and a few other small shops. To the east, the entire block is a Duane Reade, and a Chase bank.

02/03/2012

Food Truck (File Image)

Lawmakers Calling On More Regulations Of Food Trucks In NYC

Sidewalk food carts have been around for decades, but now food trucks are increasingly popular on the streets of New York.

10/18/2011

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