Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mohel performing circumcision (credit: CBS 2)

Orthodox Jews, De Blasio Administration In Talks Over Circumcision Ritual After Herpes Cases

With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue.

02/21/2015

FILE -- The Metropolitan Opera House (Credit: Getty Images)

3 NYC Unions Sign New Labor Contracts

Three more New York City municipal unions are agreeing to new labor contracts with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.

02/19/2015

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NYC Officials Launch Task Force To Combat Tenant Harassment

State and city officials have launched a joint task force to crack down on New York City landlords who harass tenants to force them into vacating rent-regulated apartments.

02/19/2015

Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on Islam and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. Unidentified assailants fired on a building where the debate was being held, the French ambassdor to Denmark told AFP from inside the venue. Reports said that Swedish artist Lars Vilks, the author of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons published in 2007 that sparked worldwide protests, was also at the debate.  (Credit: MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Copenhagen Shootings Were ‘Felt By People Across The Globe’

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday called a shooting that was believed to be motivated by terrorism in Copenhagen was an “attack on our core values.”

02/14/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his 2nd "State of the City" address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Welcomes New Correction Officers Amid Troubles At Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday welcomed in a new group of correction officers, without making reference to recent problems that have plagued Rikers Island.

02/13/2015

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

NYC Sets Record Of 11 Days Without A Murder

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the streak a testament to the hard work of the NYPD.

02/13/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Calls For Criminal Justice Reform

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is using her first State of the City address to call for criminal justice reform.

02/11/2015

Children eat breakfast at the federally-funded Head Start Program school on September 20, 2012 in Woodbourne, New York. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Advocates Call On Mayor To Make Good On Pledge To Make Classroom Breakfasts Available In NYC Schools

Advocates stood in front of City Hall Tuesday to say Mayor Bill de Blasio is not keeping a campaign pledge to make free breakfasts available in New York City classrooms.

02/10/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his 2nd "State of the City" address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

NYC Installing Side Guards On City Trucks To Protect Pedestrians, Cyclists

New York City is launching a measure designed to keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists from getting trapped under a truck in a collision.

02/09/2015

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

De Blasio To Allocate $70M Over 5 Years To Cut Down Ambulance Response Times

City officials said the funding will allow for the fire department to staff 45 additional ambulance shifts and employ 149 additional Emergency Medical Service dispatchers.

02/08/2015

Ebbetts Field Apartments (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Mayor, New Assembly Speaker Vow To Protect Rent Stabilized Apartments In NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie toured the 1,500-unit Ebbetts Field apartment complex in Crown Heights while advocating for rent stabilized tenants.

02/08/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) speak at a press conference regarding two police officers who were killed on Saturday on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Back In Their Good Graces? De Blasio Orders High-End Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Officers

Nearly two months after two cops were murdered and some members of the Police Department turned their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying, again, to make amends.

02/06/2015

Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill Renaming Streets For 2 Fallen NYPD Officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill Thursday, co-naming 56 streets in New York City.

02/05/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC To Simplify Pre-K Enrollment, Application Process

New York City is simplifying its pre-kindergarten enrollment process by providing one application form for schools and community-based organizations.

02/05/2015

Screen capture from the video for Uncle Murda and Maino's "Hands Up."

2 Bronx Defenders Resign Following Participation In Anti-Cop Music Video

A lawyer at a nonprofit who appears in an anti-police music video called “Hands Up” has resigned from the legal agency.

02/04/2015

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