Hakeem Jeffries

General Lee Avenue at the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Congressman Calls For Brooklyn’s General Lee Avenue To Be Renamed

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., is incensed that the main roadway through the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn is named for Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Netanyahu In Speech To Congress: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Paves Path To Bomb’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, but warned of the threat that Iran poses to Israel’s survival.


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (credit: Amos Ben/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Looks To Strengthen Ties With Latino Community During Bronx Visit

Looking to strengthen ties between Israel and the city’s Latino community, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. welcomed the President of Israel on Wednesday.


Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With Prosecutors

The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.


A memorial for Eric Garner near where he died in police custody on Staten Island.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Members Of Congress Seek Federal Probe Into Eric Garner’s Death

Six members of New York’s congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month’s police custody death of Eric Garner.


Daniel St. Hubert

Suspect Apprehended In Stabbings That Left 1 Child Dead, 1 Hurt In Brooklyn

Police named a suspect Wednesday evening in the stabbing of two children, one fatally, inside an elevator in Brooklyn.


East New York Stabbing Sketch

Brooklyn Community Calls For Action As Search Intensifies For Stabbing Suspect

The father of a 6-year-old boy who was stabbed to death inside an elevator in Brooklyn claims the suspect being sought by police is a homeless man he’s seen in the building before.


Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There 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.


Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (L); Councilman Charles Barron (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Jewish Voters Could Very Well Decide House Battle Between Barron, Jeffries

In the heated contest to replace retiring Congressman Ed Towns, it is the positions on Israel and the Middle East that may decide the election between Charles Barron and Hakeem Jeffries


NYPD Logo (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Call For Commission To Investigate NYPD’s ‘Culture Of Corruption’

Recent alleged incidents, including the Bronx ticket scandal, have officials like Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries calling for action.


Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

NYPD Loosening Up On Marijuana Arrests

New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered his officers to stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.


(AP Photo/Uwe Lein)

Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborns

New legislation is being proposed which would require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to a newborn infant that they do not want.


Raul Barrera, 34, was arrested and charged with the stabbing murder of girlfriend Sarah Coit. (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY Legislators Propose Domestic Violence Registry

Three New York legislators want the state to register domestic violence offenders just as sex crime offenders are publicly listed.


Cathie Black (credit: Mark Lennihan/AP), Dennis Walcott (credit: Henry Ray Abrams/ AP)

Cathie Black Out As NYC Schools Chancellor

Bloomberg’s selection of Black to succeed Klein was almost instantly controversial. The decision received withering criticism from parents and lawmakers.