Peter Vallone Jr.

Knockout Game

New York Lawmaker Targets ‘Knockout Game’ With New Bill

Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco of Schenectady said Thursday that his bill would make the violent game a gang assault with a sentence of up to 25 years. Youths would be charged as adults.

11/21/2013

Gale Brewer

Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough President

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.

09/11/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) speaks during a news conference as Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly listens at City Hall on Aug. 12, 2013.  (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg, Kelly Blast Judge’s Stop-And-Frisk Ruling That Says Practice Violates Rights

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.

08/12/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor on April 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Committee Advances Bills For Storm Preparedness

The City Council Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a package of nine bills intended to improve emergency operations in the event of another superstorm striking the area.

07/23/2013

Counterfeit Handbags

City Council Considers Bill Punishing Buyers Of Counterfeit Goods

If a proposed bill passes the City Council, customers caught buying these items could be punished with a fine of up to $1,000, or even prison time.

06/13/2013

Stryofoam Container In Food Cart (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Food Industry Rallies Against Proposed NYC Foam Container Ban; Quinn Sees Measure Passing

Opponents rallied on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday before a City Council meeting where the ban was to be introduced.

06/12/2013

Members of the NYPD in Times Square (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Reform Bills Headed For City Council Vote This Month

With the blessing of Speaker Christine Quinn, a pair of bills designed to reform the NYPD are headed to a vote in the City Council this month.

06/11/2013

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

Times Square Cookie Monster

Report: ‘Cookie Monster’ Accused Of Shoving Child Rejects Plea Deal

Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, 33, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was arrested on April 7.

05/02/2013

Times Square Cookie Monster

New York City Councilman Proposes Crackdown On Costumed Characters

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.

04/09/2013

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets ‘Very Interested’ In Bringing MLS To Citi Field; Politicians Speak Out

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. said on Thursday that the National League club is “very interested and fully capable” of bringing Major League Soccer to Citi Field, the New York Daily News reported on Thursday.

01/04/2013

Queensbridge Park (file / credit: Julie Gould / Speical to CBSNewYork)

Councilman Vallone: More Parks Enforcement Officers Needed In Queens

If you love spending time in Queens parks, you might be interested in an interplanetary comparison.

08/28/2012

FILE: Queens Boulevard (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Vallone Calls For Emergency Services Lane Along Queens Boulevard

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. wants to designate one emergency lane in each direction along the entire 7.2 mile length of the boulevard.

08/14/2012

Peter Vallone Jr. (credit: petervallone.com)

NYC Councilman, Brothers Help Save Two Girls At NJ Beach

There were some scary moments at the Jersey Shore over the weekend after two little girls got caught in the strong undertow at Long Branch.

07/24/2012

Children's Reading Room (credit: Clipart.com)

Local Officials Want State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Children’s Reading Rooms

The push comes following an incident last month in which a convicted sex offender was accused of molesting two young girls in a public library in Flushing, Queens.

07/11/2012

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