New York City Council
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday announced a five-point plan prescribing tougher penalties for sexual predators.
Lander said the idea that an inspector general would bring politics to the police department is wrong, noting that IGs are common practice at government agencies.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio sharply criticized City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for unfairly preventing the Paid Sick Leave bill from going up for a vote.
New York City ranks last among major U.S. cities in providing free breakfasts for kids who qualify for them. The free meals are only available in a quarter of city schools, and only one-third of eligible students are eating them.
Councilwoman Letitia James says while the hoodie is a simple article of clothing, it “has become a powerful symbol of protest.”
Barron also reportedly denied any Gadhafi involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 or that he brutalized his own people.
The plan calls for parking in some areas of the city to be by paid permit only. The idea is to make it easier for residents to find parking near their homes.
NYPL President Paul LeClerc said that school children would be hurt the most by the proposed cuts.
The bill, if enacted, would require any company receiving city contracts or subsidies to pay their workers a minimum of $10 per hour with benefits or $11.50 per hour without benefits.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s final budget proposal would rescue government-subsidized child care services for more than 14,500 children in low-income families — an issue that some City Council members had indicated could be a sticking point in budget negotiations.
Advocates said the landmark legislation targeted deceptive practices in centers run by anti-abortion groups attempting to dissuade women from ending their pregnancies.
All three defendants have pleaded not guilty to the indictment charging them with attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and weapon possession.
New York City Council members on Monday honored the off-duty police officer who stopped an armed robbery while getting her hair done at a Brooklyn salon in October.
After the Department of Transportation called CBS 2’s Bike Bedlam reports false, they reneged on its claim and admitted that there was a lack of bike safety data in New York City.
Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, has sponsored a bill aimed at facilities she charged were nothing more than anti-choice centers masquerading as health clinics.