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5 NYC Police Precincts To Get Body Cameras Under Pilot Program

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will soon roll out a pilot program in five precincts and one housing project in which patrol officers will wear body cameras.

09/04/2014

FILE -- Kathy Hochul (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Endorses Kathy Hochul For Lieutenant Governor

The mayor announced his endorsement Wednesday at a City Hall appearance where Hochul vowed to support liberal priorities such as a higher minimum wage and the Dream Act for young immigrants.

09/03/2014

The commemoration ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial on September 11, 2011 at Ground Zero in New York City as the US remembers the 9/11 attacks on the 10th anniversary. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sept. 11 Foundation, Not City, Running Anniversary Ceremony

For the first time, the Sept. 11 foundation is in charge of New York City’s annual 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

09/03/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

9 NYC Pre-K Sites Won’t Open This Year; 36 Others To Be Delayed

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday some sites still have not passed city health and safety inspections.

09/02/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Denies NYPD Was Directed To Back Off In Bronx, Brooklyn

The New York Post reported Monday that cops in the 63rd and 69th precincts were ordered to ignore illegal liquor sales inside three Brooklyn junkyards where open-air parties were being thrown.

09/02/2014

(Credit: Lyn Singleton)

Bill Bratton: Response Appropriate In Police Custody Death Of Ronald Singleton

Ronald Singleton’s death was ruled a homicide on Friday, and “physical restrain by police” was deemed a factor, along severe intoxication from the hallucinogenic drug PCP.

09/01/2014

Solitary confinement

Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill To Require Tracking Use Of Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday.

08/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference to discuss the city's prekindergarten program Aug. 28, 2014, in Brooklyn. (credit: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller’s Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being Vetted

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.

08/28/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: Some Prekindergarten Sites May Be Unsafe

Stringer says the mayor’s office is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-K providers for review by the comptroller’s office.

08/27/2014

Signs of protesters rallying against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York.(Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: City Council To Hold Hearing On Police Training In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will hold oversight hearings next month on a police department review of its training procedures, in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island, The Associated Press has learned.

08/27/2014

A woman walks by an NYPD officer in Times Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: Most New Yorkers Support ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.

08/27/2014

(Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Group Protests Horse-Drawn Carriages Outside Gracie Mansion

Opponents of horse drawn carriages are not letting Mayor Bill de Blasio forget his campaign promise.

08/26/2014

Lilly Ledbetter (in green) with school safety agents on steps of City Hall demanding fair pay, May 9, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Mayor’s Office: Union Contract Means Pay Equity For Largely Female School Safety Agents

The City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing school safety agents, which includes a provision for pay equity for the predominantly female workers.

08/26/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Police Union Leader Blasts Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Brooklyn DNC Bid

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said he does not support the mayor’s call to bring the convention to the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.

08/26/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Russian Tourist In Court After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.

08/25/2014

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