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City and religious leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gather for a meeting. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Pledges Zero Tolerance For Violence At Eric Garner Rally After Meeting With Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.

08/20/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island DA: Grand Jury To Review Eric Garner’s Death

The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”

08/19/2014

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

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Pre-K Teachers: ‘You’re Going To Be Historymakers’

Speaking at Brooklyn College, de Blasio told teacher that on Sept. 4 they will see the start of some profound changes in the city.

08/19/2014

This sign appeared on Monday, Aug. 18, at the sight where Eric Garner died in police custody on Staten Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Administration Seeks To Keep Peace During Rally Over Garner’s Death

The de Blasio administration on Monday was trying to ensure that peace is maintained the Staten Island rally for Eric Garner – the man who died in police custody last month.

08/18/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Reveals She Has ‘High Risk HPV’

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she got the results of a recent gynecological exam on Friday and will undergo a biopsy.

08/18/2014

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

After Bloody Weekend, De Blasio Says NYPD To ‘Aggressively’ Tackle Gun Violence

Twenty-three people were shot over the weekend, two fatally, according to the NYPD.

08/18/2014

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Majority Of NYC Students Not On Track To Graduate Despite Progress In Test Scores

State education officials on Thursday released results of English and math tests given to students in grades 3 through 8 in April.

08/14/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on the situation in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri, at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 14, 2014.         (credit: AFP PHOTO/Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls For Peace And Calm In Ferguson In Wake Of Riots Over Death Of Michael Brown

The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday has sparked protests in the St. Louis suburb. Some have turned violent.

08/14/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito announce new gun violence initiative on Aug. 13, 2014 (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Announces New $12.7 Million Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

The new initiative will expand a previous violence prevention project to more neighborhoods that need it.

08/13/2014

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside Barclays Center on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer, Others Welcome Democrats In Bid To Bring 2016 Convention To Brooklyn

A delegation from the city is hosting members of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to bring the 2016 convention to Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

U.S. Conference of Mayors at Gracie Mansion on Aug. 11, 2014 (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayors From 30 US Cities Join De Blasio In Vow To Fight Income Inequality

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted colleagues from other cities at Gracie Mansion as they promised to push for higher wages, expanded pre-kindergarten programs and increased Internet access for poor neighborhoods.

08/11/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: Violent Crime Down At Public Housing Complexes

The city has deployed more than 700 additional police officers and installed more security lighting.

08/10/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks with the media as he arrives at City Hall for a roundtable discussion with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on police-community relations following the death of Eric Garner while in police custody in Staten Island on July 31, 2014 in New York City. The meeting included clergy members and community leaders from Staten Island and other boroughs of the city. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton Changes Plan For March Over Verrazano Bridge

Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that plans to march over the Verrazano Bridge have changed, and that now they will take buses over the bridge.

08/09/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 8. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor De Blasio Downplays Sharpton’s Impact On City, Police Policy

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday night played down the impact of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s point of view on city and police policy.

08/08/2014

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