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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: NYC ‘Taking Its Sweet Time’ Distributing Federal Sandy Aid

Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.

03/11/2014

Bill de Blasio performance poll (credit: CBS 2)

Marist College Poll: Voters Not Thrilled With Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Start

Only thirty-nine percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a “good” or “excellent” job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a new Marist College poll.

03/07/2014

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on December 18, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Deliver Commencement Address At Alma Mater Harvard University

The Massachusetts native and Harvard Business School graduate will be the principal speaker for graduates and their guests at afternoon exercises at the school’s 363rd commencement May 29.

03/05/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Administration Scraps Plans For Opening, Expanding Some Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.

02/27/2014

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg: GOP Can’t Ignore Hispanics, Immigration Reform

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Washington Friday that a Republican Party that ignores the nation’s Hispanics, and balks at immigration overhaul, does so at its political peril as Republicans pressured the House GOP to act this year.

01/24/2014

Confetti falls throughout Times Square during the New Years Eve celebration on January 1, 2014 in New York City. An estimated one million revelers from around the world endured long hours of cold weather to have a front seat to this year's star studded celebration. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

New Year, New Mayor, And New Administration For New York City

New York City welcomed 2014 with a crowd of over a million in Times Square early Wednesday morning – and a new mayor and administration starting a new page in city history.

01/01/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosts his final interfaith breakfast on his last day in office, Dec. 31, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Thanks New Yorkers For ‘Honor And Privilege’

Bloomberg’s final 48 hours in office included the unveiling of his official City Hall portrait and the signing of legislation banning plastic foam food containers and adding e-cigarettes to the indoor smoking ban. He will leave office when the clock strikes midnight and a new year is ushered in.

12/31/2013

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Woman Protests Bloomberg’s Policies By Lighting Cigarette Inside City Hall

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning e-cigarette use indoors as one of the last pieces of legislation he approved, an opponent protested Bloomberg’s policies by lighting up a real cigarette right inside City Hall.

12/30/2013

Rose Gill Hearn

Bloomberg Appoints DOI Commissioner Hearn To Head Up Campaign Finance Board

On his penultimate day in office Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announce3d outgoing City Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn will take over as chair of the city Campaign Finance Board.

12/30/2013

Mayor Bloomberg's City Hall Portrait (Howard Wolfson/Twitter)

Mayor Bloomberg’s Official Portrait Hangs In City Hall

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is featured in front of the wall-less area he and his staff have worked in since shortly after he took office.

12/30/2013

911 operator (file/credit: CBS 2)

City Launches New 911 Response Tracking Website

New York City residents have a new tool to track 911 response times: a website that shows weekly averages for how long it took to get to fires, medical emergencies and other types of calls.

12/30/2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on December 18, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Bloomberg Spent $650M On NYC In 12 Years

A new report says billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been very generous to the City of New York.

12/30/2013

Members of the NYPD's elite Hercules Unit stand guard against terror threats at Wall Street (credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images)

NYPD: Threat Of Terrorism Remains A Serious Concern

The NYPD gave an auditorium full of private security executives plenty to worry about at a security briefing in Lower Manhattan recently.

12/28/2013

Cadets sit in Madison Square Garden for graduation ceremony, Dec. 27, 2013 (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

2013 On Track For Fewest Murders Ever Recorded In New York City

With just days left before leaving office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly took time Friday to reflect on their legacies.

12/27/2013

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