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Public Advocate James Pushes NYC Hard On Police Body Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office.

18 hours ago

Letitia James won the Democratic nomination for public advocate. (credit: Getty Images)

Public Advocate James Calls For Body Cams On Police Officers

Video cameras are mounted on sidewalks, inside buildings and nearly everywhere else, and now, city Public Advocate Letitia James has said she would like to see them on police officers.

08/11/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Public Advocate Letitia James Calls For Stepped Up Action Against Sex Assaults On Subways

James is seeking better training for police officers, tougher sentences for offenders and are calling for more cameras to be installed in subway cars.

07/25/2014

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NYPD’s Miller: No Likely Terror Connection In Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Placement

American flags are once again flying on top of the Brooklyn Bridge after someone replaced the flags sometime overnight with what appeared to be whitewashed or faded versions of Old Glory.

07/22/2014

Angry tenants protest the Rent Guidelines Board's decision to hike rents on June 23, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC’s Rent Guidelines Board Votes To Allow Rent Increases In Stabilized Apartments

Tenants erupted in protest, but some landlords were also unhappy Monday night, when the New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted against a rent freeze for tenants who live in stabilized apartments.

06/23/2014

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Elected Officials, Others Call For Change To NYC’s 911 System

Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.

05/30/2014

Public Advocate Letitia James' bill would require New  York City college to report stats on sexual assault every month. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYC Council Bill Takes Aim At Campus Sexual Assaults

Public Advocate Letitia James is proposing a bill that would require colleges to coordinate with the local rape crisis centers and the NYPD and force them to release sex assaults stats to the public every month.

05/12/2014

Brooklyn landlord Joel Israel, accused of demolishing apartments, appears in court (Credit: CBS 2)

Bushwick Landlord Accused Of Trying To Force Rent-Stabilized Tenants Out Testifies For First Time

Joel Israel testified for the first time at his contempt hearing for not making repairs at 98 Linden Street as he has agreed to do.

04/04/2014

UPS workers, union leaders and the NYC public advocate rally on the steps of City Hall to protest UPS' efforts to fire 250 workers who walked off the job, April 3, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Public Advocate Warns UPS Of Possible Consequences For Announcing 250 Firings

The 250 workers based out of Maspeth, Queens staged a 90-minute protest in February over the firing of a long-time employee.

04/03/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

Stonehenge Village on the Upper West Side has opened a new gym that is only open to market-rate tenants. (Credit: Danny Perry/DNAInfo)

Rent-Stabilized UWS Residents Furious Over Market Rate Only Gym

Some rent-stabilized tenants in an Upper West Side building were furious this week, after a gym opened up in their building and they were told they were forbidden from using it.

02/25/2014

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City Officials Call On NYPD To Investigate Murders Equally Across All Boroughs

City Councilman Jumaane Williams said outer borough homicide cases have fewer detectives assigned to them than do killings in Manhattan. Williams said the NYPD is looking into it.

01/09/2014

Charter school proponents rally at City Hall on Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: courtesy of Families for Excellent Schools)

Parents Rally Against Lawsuit That Threatens Charter Schools

If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.

01/07/2014

Bill de Blasio (R) is sworn in as New York City Mayor by former US President Bill Clinton (L) on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan January 1, 2014. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.

01/01/2014

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio speaks as Bill Bratton, who he named to lead the NYPD, listens, Dec. 5, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Free Tickets Available For De Blasio Inauguration

The swearing in will take place in front of City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at noon. Incoming New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letita James, both Democrats, will also be sworn in at the ceremony at City Hall Plaza.

12/26/2013

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