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FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Calls For Federal Hotline To Help Hate Crime Victims

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.

07/08/2014

Using the phone (File Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Woman Calling NJ TRANSIT Customer Service Reaches Dating Line Instead

The transit agency surrendered the number in question in 2008. The phone company apparently reassigned it.

04/24/2014

A man votes at a public school - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Sets Up Hotline For Voter Language, Access Issues

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.

09/09/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: City Must Do More To Fight Post-Sandy Mold Infestation

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.

12/22/2012