Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to set up a national toll-free telephone service, and a secure website, to attend to victims of hate crimes.
The transit agency surrendered the number in question in 2008. The phone company apparently reassigned it.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office will enforce federal and state voting rights laws to help ensure those who speak languages besides English or have disabilities are able to vote.
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Saturday announced a plan to fight the proliferation of mold in homes and businesses that sustained flooding during Superstorm Sandy.