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NYC Council Bill Would Reduce Fines, Help Seniors And Disabled With Snow RemovalThe city should cut senior citizens and New Yorkers with disabilities a break if they don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm, some lawmakers argued Thursday.
City Officials, Parents & Others Call For More School Crossing Guards In Lower ManhattanFollowing multiple requests by five downtown schools, Public Advocate Letitia James, city lawmakers, parents and school officials demanded the city increase security for families.
Public Advocate Alleges In Lawsuit Some NYC Special Ed Buses Are Dangerously HotSweltering school buses carrying disabled students have led to a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education.
Appeals Court Rules Against Releasing Grand Jury Testimony In Eric Garner CaseA state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel ruled Wednesday. A lower court judge declined in March to release the testimony, citing longstanding principles of grand jury secrecy.
Survey Results Prompt Public Advocate To Call For Reform Of NYC Foster Care SystemLetitia James conducted a survey by setting up a hotline for foster parents, birth parents and children. She called the findings "disturbing."
Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It's Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPDPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.
Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End CrisisAdvocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting "Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!"
New York Court Asked To Release Details In Eric Garner CaseThe New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Eric Garner case.
Hearing Held On Requests For Release Of More Information In Eric Garner CaseProtesters rallied with signs, banners and instruments outside the State Supreme Court in Staten Island during the hearing, calling on records from the Garner grand jury proceedings to be unsealed.
NY Attorney General Schneiderman Asks Cuomo To Probe Deaths By PoliceNew York state's attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.
Garner's Wife Says, 'Hell No,' She Won't Accept Officer's CondolencesReaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.
Bill Clinton Stumps For Gov. Andrew CuomoBill Clinton is throwing his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.
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