Mayor Bill de Blasio

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NYC Announces Non-Profit Partnerships With New ‘Community Schools’

The goal of the new program is to improve achievement, increase attendance and prevent dropouts.

12/01/2014

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Critics: Protesters Are Getting Away With Too Much Under New NYPD Protocol

The NYPD’s newest protest protocol received mixed reception Wednesday, a day after protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, shut down expressways and tunnel entrances.

11/26/2014

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Overnight Livery Cab Service Scaled Back After Spike In Attacks Against Drivers

It will be harder to catch a livery cab overnight as service scales back due to a spike in attacks against drivers.

11/25/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Won’t Spend First Thanksgiving In Office At Gracie Mansion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t be spending his first Thanksgiving in office at Gracie Mansion.

11/25/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for full investigation into fatal police shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rally Calls For Probe Into Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Man In Brooklyn

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said it appears Officer Peter Liang shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley by accident as he and his girlfriend entered a pitch black stairwell.

11/22/2014

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New York City To Reshape, Improve Workforce Training

New York City is reshaping its $500 million workforce development program to help residents get better-paying jobs.

11/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Lays Out Expansive Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama told the American people Thursday night that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen.

11/20/2014

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City To Pour $140 Million Into Manufacturing, Jobs At Brooklyn Navy Yard

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city is investing $140 million in the interest of expanding manufacturing, and creating 3,000 jobs, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

11/17/2014

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New LinkNYC Plan Would Replace Pay Phones With Citywide Wi-Fi

Pay phones on New York City streets would be done away with, under a plan that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

11/17/2014

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Barry Diller, Wife Diane Von Furstenberg Providing Over $100M For New Park In Meatpacking District

Billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, have agreed to provide over $100 million to build a 2.7-acre park on a West 14th Street pier through a family foundation.

11/17/2014

The showdown over immigration reform in Washington D.C. has the attention of 5 million undocumented immigrants in New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

500,000 Undocumented Immigrants In NYC Hanging On Obama’s Determination

From halfway around the world on Friday, President Barack Obama upped the ante in the fight for immigration reform.

11/14/2014

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De Blasio Taken Out To Woodshed For Lateness To Flight 587 Memorial Ceremony

“Rude.” “Disrespectful.” “Insulting.” Those were words used by various voters to describe Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tardiness at a memorial ceremony for Flight 587.

11/13/2014

Two window washers are seen trapped at One World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014. (credit: @bedopas)

2 Window Washers Rescued From Scaffold At 1 World Trade Center

Two window washers, who became trapped on scaffolding near the 68th floor of One World Trade Center, have been rescued.

11/12/2014

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De Blasio: City Has Met Its Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Goal

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that his administration has met its goal of enrolling more than 53,000 children in full-day prekindergarten classes.

11/12/2014

A Police officer stands guard at the front door of 471 Ridgewood Avenue in Eltingville where a man was fatally shot. (Staten Island Advance/ Bill Lyons)

Bill Requiring Cops To Get Consent For Some Searches Riles Up NYPD

A new bill to be introduced Thursday in the City Council has angered many in the NYPD. It calls for officers to get consent before they conduct some searches.

11/12/2014

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