Mayor Bill de Blasio

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NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.

11/10/2014

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch (credit: Justice Dept.)

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Emerges As Lead Attorney General Candidate

U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan to make a nomination until after a trip to Asia next week.

11/07/2014

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School Shakeup: Teachers At 2 NYC High Schools To Reapply For Jobs If They Want To Keep Them

Teachers at two of New York City’s most troubled high schools will have to reapply for their jobs if they want to keep them.

11/07/2014

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

Four NYC Hospitals Damaged In Superstorm Sandy To Get $1.6 Billion

New York City is getting at least $1.6 billion in federal money to help public hospitals install floodwalls, flood proof elevators and otherwise become more storm-resilient.

11/06/2014

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De Blasio Warns Senate Republicans: Get On Board My Agenda, Or Else

A crushing Election Day defeat has sent Bill de Blasio on the warpath.

11/05/2014

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and two men in horse masks call for the replacement of New York City's horse-drawn carriages with electric cars. (Credit: CBS2)

Chrissie Hynde Endorses Plan To Replace Horse Carriages With E-Carriages

A legend of punk and new wave threw her support behind a plan to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City Wednesday.

11/05/2014

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Appoints Benjamin Tucker As New First Deputy Commissioner

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is expected to announce his new first deputy commissioner on Wednesday, following the abrupt resignation of Chief Philip Banks III.

11/05/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor, Wife Continue To Voice Support For Bratton Ahead Of First Deputy Pick

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will end the soap opera over the abrupt resignation of Chief Philip Banks III with the announcement of his new first deputy commissioner on Wednesday.

11/04/2014

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City Council Members Voice Concerns Over Police Chief’s Resignation

Members of the New York City Council gathered at City Hall to voice their concerns over the direction of the NYPD in light of the sudden departure of Chief of Department Philip Banks III.

11/03/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Unveils New Program To Help Turn Around Struggling NYC Schools

Nearly 100 of the city’s struggling schools will now be turned into resource centers for families, remaining open beyond the full school day.

11/03/2014

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De Blasio, Bratton Address Reported Fallout After Police Chief’s Resignation

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton took a swing on Sunday at media accounts portraying a fissure in their relationship following the resignation of Chief of Department Philip Banks III.

11/02/2014

Philip Banks (credit: Handout)

Sharpton, Advocate Groups Voice Concern Following NYPD Chief Banks’ Resignation

Sharpton was expected to discuss the resignation of Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and call for Banks to be replaced with someone sensitive to police and community relations during a National Action Network rally.

11/01/2014

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Mayor De Blasio’s Halloween Party At Gracie Mansion Proves To Be A Real ‘Treat’

It’s not Halloween yet, but Mayor Bill de Blasio opened the doors to Gracie Mansion, helping New Yorkers get into the spirit of being spooked.

10/28/2014

Bellevue Hospital, where a 5-year-old was brought after showing Ebola-like symptoms after recently returning from West Africa, is seen on October 27, 2014.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Health Department: Child Tests Negative For Ebola At Bellevue Hospital

Tests on a 5-year-old boy who showed possible symptoms of Ebola, have come back negative.

10/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs measure that reduces the citywide speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Signs Measure Reducing City Speed Limit From 30 MPH To 25

The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.

10/27/2014

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