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Mayor De Blasio’s Approval Rating Improves In New Quinnipiac Poll

A survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University said that 51 percent of New York City residents approve of the mayor, while 28 percent do not.

06/11/2014

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New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher Tenure

A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.

06/11/2014

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New Calls For Carriage Horse Ban After Horse Runs Loose In Central Park

Animal rights groups have stepped up their calls to ban carriage horses following an incident in Central Park.

06/10/2014

Demonstrators gather in City Hall Park to show support for lowering the speed limit in New York City. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates Rally To Support Lowering Speed Limit In NYC

With just nine days left in New York’s legislative session, a rally is being held to drum up support in Albany for lowering New York City’s speed limit.

06/10/2014

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

De Blasio: No Place In Congressional Race For Rangel’s ‘Dominican’ Comment

Mayor Bill de Blasio chimed in Monday about a controversial remark made by Rep. Charles Rangel during a congressional debate, telling the candidates to stick to the issues.

06/09/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) stands with the newly appointed Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro during a ceremony at the FDNY Academy on May 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

Daniel Nigro Sworn In As New FDNY Commissioner

He pledged to diversify what he called the “greatest fire department in the world.”

06/09/2014

NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio reads a book to an upper Manhattan pre-kindergarten class on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

First Round Of Full-Day Pre-K Acceptances Sent Out To Waiting Parents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education announced the first wave of acceptances to the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten programs Thursday.

06/05/2014

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

Outgoing Commissioner Sal Cassano Reflects On 45 Years With FDNY

The outgoing FDNY boss’ last official event, a promotions ceremony, will be held Thursday. He is being replaced by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead the department, retired FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro.

06/05/2014

FDNY Patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FDNY Honors Dozens For Service, Bravery

Nearly four dozen firefighters, FDNY medical workers and officers were honored with medals from the department Wednesday.

06/04/2014

Four women were among the graduates of the latest FDNY class of firefighters on Tuesday, June 3. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Women Proud To Be Among Latest Graduating Class Of FDNY Firefighters

Almost half of the graduates in the latest FDNY class are people of color, and four are women. The class comprises the greatest number of female graduates the department has ever had at one time.

06/03/2014

Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Stabbing That Killed 1 Child, Injured Another May Be Related To Earlier Incident

Police said Monday that a stabbing that left a 6-year-old boy dead and a 7-year-old girl injured in a Brooklyn apartment building might be related to an earlier deadly stabbing nearby.

06/02/2014

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Task Force Created To Aid NYC’s Mentally Ill Inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the creation of a task force that seeks to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in New York City’s jails.

06/02/2014

Stanley Hochhauser, of Wantagh, sounds the shofar for the 17th consecutive year at the Celebrate Israel parade on June 1, 2014, in Manhattan. (Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sea Of White And Blue At Celebrate Israel Parade

New York’s 50th Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue features some participants high up in the air: 16 planes in a flyover salute

06/01/2014

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

10,400 New Pre-Kindergarten Seats Coming To NYC By September

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that New York City will open 10,400 more full-day pre-kindergarten seats by September.

05/30/2014

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

Mayor De Blasio Promised Transparency, But Is He Practicing What He Preached?

When he was campaigning to replace Michael Bloomberg, a mayor who left the city nearly every weekend but refused to say where, Bill de Blasio vowed to be the most open mayor ever. Instead, he has repeatedly kept the media at bay.

05/29/2014

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