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Madison Square Garden (credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

MSG Given 10-Year Permit Extension; Vote Indicates Arena May Be Forced To Move

The Garden had requested to operate at the site in perpetuity. The city planning commission recommended a 15-year extension.

07/24/2013

Former NYC Councilman James Davis was shot and killed in the City Council chamber July 23, 2003. (credit: Dov Hikind/NYS Assembly website)

City Councilmembers Reflect On 10th Anniversary Of Fatal Shooting Of James Davis

Davis brought political rival Othniel Askew to a council meeting at City Hall on July 23, 2003, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.

07/23/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez, Says His Election To City Council Would Be An ‘Outrage’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The speaker of the New York City Council issued a sharp rebuke of a once-powerful state lawmaker who is seeking to become her colleague. As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, a […]

05/16/2013

Councilman Daniel Dromm (credit: CBS 2)

City Councilman Proposes Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections

The measure sponsored by Queens councilman Daniel Dromm would allow legal non-citizen residents of New York City to vote in municipal elections. They would not be able to cast a ballot in state or federal elections.

05/09/2013

Aerial Rendering of New Cornell University-Technion Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island (credit: Handout)

City Council Green-Lights Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus

The $2 billion Cornell University Roosevelt Island Technology Campus and Office Complex project is slated to break ground next year.

05/08/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe Named

Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/08/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking Measures

The bills before the City Council would reduce the visibility and accessibility of cigarettes. The council’s health committee took up debate Thursday on the proposals.

05/02/2013

A muni-meter in front of 345 Hudson Street - New York, NY - Apr 10, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

City Council Proposes Muni Meter Reprogramming To End Overpayment ‘Scam’

Currently, if a driver deposits cash into a Muni Meter when payment isn’t required, there’s no way to get a refund.

05/01/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Taking City’s Lead, NY State Lawmakers Urge Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco Purchases

On Sunday, State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal announced state legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products.

04/28/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled NYS Assemblyman Vito Lopez Running For City Council

The 71-year-old Lopez announced in February that his health was deteriorating and that he was extremely fatigued. Still, talk circulated of a possible council run.

04/08/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg Says He’ll Veto Proposal For NYPD Inspector General

“The bill being considered by the City Council would undermine the accountability that has been essential to the department’s success and make our city less safe,” Bloomberg said Wednesday.

03/20/2013

Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council Approves Plan To Keep Police Detainees From Immigration Officials

The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a measure that will make it more difficult for immigration officials to detain people being released from police custody.

02/27/2013

FILE - A seriously damaged home is seen in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island on November 3, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bill In City Council Would Require Oversight Of Home Elevation Projects

Staten Island Councilman James Oddo said when he visited New Orleans recently, he was warned repeatedly about home elevation projects.

02/20/2013

Tourists ride in a New York City pedicab through Central Park on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Votes To Prevent Pedicab Passengers From Getting Taken For A Ride

Bill sponsor Dan Garodnick said what should be a good experience for tourists can sometimes lead to huge fares announced only at the end of the ride.

11/27/2012

City, state officials call for reforms to voting system Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City, State Officials Call For Changes To New York’s Voting System One Week After Election Day

Officials said this year’s voting lines were the longest the state has ever seen.

11/13/2012

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