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Signs posted outside Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, July 18, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Long Island College Hospital Ordered To Resume Services

Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn was back on life support this weekend.

08/17/2013

Hospital Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

Interfaith Medical Center In Brooklyn Asks Court’s Permission To Close

Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn was set to begin shutting its doors this week, despite a public outcry.

07/31/2013

Harry Belafonte

Belafonte: De Blasio ‘Has Been There For Us, And Now We Are There For Him’

Musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte announced Tuesday that he is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor.

07/30/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Calls For New ‘Super Authority’ To Protect Brooklyn Hospitals

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Monday called for a “super authority” to save failing hospitals and protect health care in Brooklyn.

07/29/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: SUNY Downstate Will Be In Big Trouble If It Closes LICH

City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio warned SUNY Downstate Tuesday that it will find itself in serious legal hot water if it does not comply with a judge’s order to keep Long Island College Hospital open.

07/23/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: City Is In Dire Need Of More Affordable Housing

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Sunday presented a plan to preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing, thus meeting the city’s demands over the decade to come.

04/28/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Ex-De Blasio Campaign Staffer Exposed For Offensive Tweets

A now ex-staffer for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has been exposed, after sending hate messages on social media.

04/16/2013

Burned Mezuzah In Brooklyn

Jewish Religious Objects Found Burned On Holocaust Remembrance Day

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the burning of mezuzot in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a hate crime.

04/08/2013

Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Announces Mayoral Campaign

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced his candidacy for mayor Sunday, citing a need to bring leadership and services to every community in the city.

01/27/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Push On To Require Sick Days In New York City Amid Flu Epidemic

A bill to require sick days for employees in New York City has been getting a new look after this winter’s flu outbreak.

01/19/2013

Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Calls For Sick Leave Protections As Flu Pounds Area

As the flu epidemic pounds the Tri-State Area, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling for the immediate passage of paid sick leave legislation that is now stalled in the City Council.

01/12/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: City Must Do More To Fight Post-Sandy Mold Infestation

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Saturday announced a plan to fight the proliferation of mold in homes and businesses that sustained flooding during Superstorm Sandy.

12/22/2012

Food Service

De Blasio Blasts Companies That Used Sick Days During Sandy

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Saturday joined food service workers protesting their employers’ use of sick days to account for the time they missed during Superstorm Sandy.

11/24/2012

New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio (file / credit: Facebook)

De Blasio: Help Available To Those Who Lost Work To Superstorm Sandy

Those who lost wages or business during Superstorm Sandy can expect help, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

11/11/2012

Subway Groper

De Blasio Calls For Precautions After Another Subway Groping Incident

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is urging women to take steps to protect themselves on the subway, in the wake of another groping incident.

CBS New York–10/17/2012

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