Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the high school graduation of his son, Dante. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Speaks Of Racial Tolerance During Son Dante’s High School Graduation

Among the graduates was one Dante de Blasio, whose picture flashed on the overhead screens of the arena as he listened to the keynote speaker, his father.

06/19/2015

Prospect Park Lake (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sources To CBS2: De Blasio To Announce Weekday Car Bans In Central, Prospect Parks

Sources told CBS2 Wednesday night that Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected soon to announce the closure of large parts of Central and Prospect parks to car traffic on weekdays.

06/17/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. (Credit: CBS2/Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

De Blasio Slams Remarks From Ex-Commissioner Kelly Blaming Him For Violent Crime

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday fought back against comments from former police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who claimed that the mayor and the current police chief are responsible for a rise in violent crime.

06/17/2015

Daniel Melamed (credit: Handout)

Brooklyn Landlord Accused Of Illegally Evicting Rent-Regulated Tenants

The indictment handed up Wednesday charges Daniel Melamed with unlawfully evicting tenants from rent-regulated apartments, endangering the welfare of a child and filing a false document.

06/17/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation on May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

Teachers Union, Mayor De Blasio Announce Tech Ed Initiative

The initiative is modeled after New York City’s career and technical education programs.

06/11/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo Pushes For Increase In FDNY, NYPD Benefits Above De Blasio Plan

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday rallied behind New York City police and firefighters pushing for increased disability benefits.

06/10/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks exclusively with CBS2's Marcia Kramer about the city's surging violent crime rate. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: De Blasio Says Some Critics Worrying About Violent Crime Are ‘Fearmongering’

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday told CBS2 that critics concerned about surging murder rates are just “fearmongering” and blowing things out of proportion.

06/10/2015

Mohel performing circumcision (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Health Board Considers Plan To Resolve Dispute Over Oral Suction Circumcision

Health officials have linked at least 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient ritual.

06/10/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Tenants Demand Renewal Of Rent Stabilization Regulations

More than 1,000 chanting tenants from New York City filled the hallways of the state Capitol in Albany Tuesday, urging lawmakers to renew and strengthen the law governing the city’s rent regulations.

06/09/2015

US Conference of Mayors (USCM) Cities of Opportunity Task Force chairman New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during an event to urge Congress to enact a long-term renewal of the federal transportation law on the East Front of the US Capitol on May 13, 2015 in Washington. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Opens World Cities Summit Forum As NYC Hosts Event For First Time

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday opened the annual World Cities Summit Mayors Forum.

06/09/2015

PBA president Patrick Lynch.   (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

PBA Head Comes Out Against Anti-Violent Crime Program, Calls For More Police Hires

The head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association on Tuesday issued sharp criticism of the city’s plan to reduce surging gun violence.

06/09/2015

Cappellan quadruplets playing at P.S. 5 where they will be attending pre-kindergarten next fall (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

New York City Gearing Up For Next Fall’s Full-Day Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio said 73,000 children are expected to attend pre-K next fall, and he’s promising a seat to each and every one of them.

06/08/2015

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

Bronx Man, Whose Rikers Imprisonment Sparked Reforms, Takes Own Life

Three traumatic years at Rikers as a teenager for a crime he was never convicted of haunted Kalief Browder.

06/08/2015

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at Rent Regulations Rally in Harlem on June 6, 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

NYC Officials Demand Albany Lawmakers Extend, Strengthen Rent Regulations

Rose Johnson, of Harlem, is nervous she may lose her rent-regulated apartment if Albany doesn’t act.

06/06/2015

The logo of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions Of Federal Employees May Be At Risk Of ID Theft After Massive Hack Of Gov Computers

The massive hack of U.S. government computers could put the entire federal workforce, including tens of thousands in the Tri-State area, at risk.

06/05/2015

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