James Vacca

The city says this 'Mystery Building' in the Bronx is Public Safety Answer Center II and will improve safety during emergencies. (Credit: CBS2)

City Says Bronx ‘Mystery Building’ Will Improve Safety During Emergencies

You can see it from the Pelham Parkway, you can see it from the Hutchinson Parkway, and some Bronx residents can even see it from their front doors.

08/18/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On 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.

02/09/2015

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NYC Councilmen Propose $500 Property Tax Rebates

The average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.

01/21/2015

Pelham Bay residents have called for action after another serious accident. (Credit: CBS 2)

Residents Demand Action Following Serious Accident At Bronx Intersection

Another serious car accident at a dangerous Bronx intersection has residents demanding action.

10/15/2014

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City Council Considering Online Petition System For New York City

Councilman James Vacca of the Bronx believes such a system would help get more people involved with the issues facing the city.

09/12/2014

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

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, right, talks with Councilman Jumaane Williams on Aug. 22, 2013. Williams is one of seven council members vying to replace Quinn as speaker. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Make Their Pitches To Be Next Speaker

Seven council members attended a forum Wednesday night as they vie to fill a position that could provide key support — and potentially fierce opposition — to incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio.

11/20/2013

An E-Bike in New York City (file / via Wikipedia)

Mayor Bloomberg Expected To Sign E-Bike Ban

The bikes are often used by delivery people and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the new law plugs loopholes and totally bans electric bikes from the streets of New York.

04/26/2013

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Transport Workers Union Handing Out Bloody MetroCards To Subway Riders

The transit workers union is sending a grim message, reminding straphangers of the dangers of the subway system.

02/07/2013

Traffic in New York City - Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Council Members Still Awaiting Traffic Safety Info From DOT

Two members of the New York City Council say they are waiting for the city Department of Transportation to obey the law.

01/24/2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (file/credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Stringer: New York City On Track For Twice As Many Subway Deaths This Year

There have been six subway deaths already in 2013. The circumstances in the incidents vary, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said the rash of death on the tracks deserves a closer look.

01/23/2013

FILE - Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Killed By Subway Train In Times Square

Transit spokeswoman Judie Glave says the incident around 10 a.m. Tuesday involved a No. 2 train.

01/22/2013

Pregnant Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

Legislation Proposed To Help Pregnant Women Working In NYC

More and more women want to work through their pregnancies and a measure introduced before the New York City Council might well help them.

11/28/2012

West Side Highway - Sept. 27, 2012 (credit: NYC DOT)

Traffic Fatalities On The Rise In NYC

For the first time since 2007, the number of traffic-related fatalities in New York City has risen.

09/27/2012

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Councilman Vacca: ‘Unacceptable’ That Delivery Bikers Break Rules Of The Road

The City Council is promising to crack down on the speedy bikers with a series of measures designed to strengthen enforcement, increase education and improve safety.

09/06/2012

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