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Missing person flyer for Avonte Oquendo is seen at the Times Square subway station on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 (credit: CBSNewYork)

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Rallies With Rev. Al Sharpton For Extensive Search

The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.

10/19/2013

Charter school teachers, kids and parents gather in Cadman Plaza for rally and march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Thousands Rally In Support Of Charter Schools In NYC

About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.

10/08/2013

Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman Weprin Leads Rally Against Bias Attacks Targeting Sikhs

In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.

09/29/2013

Kyam Livingston Rally

Family Calls For Answers About Woman’s Death In Police Custody

Family members rallied in Brooklyn Saturday on behalf of a woman who died in police custody, claiming that police ignored her please for medical attention until it was too late.

09/21/2013

Antiq Hennis Shooting Suspects

Brownsville Residents Rally Against Violence In Wake Of Toddler’s Slaying

As police held two suspects in the shooting that killed a toddler in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a crowd rallied in the neighborhood to stop the violence Sunday.

09/08/2013

People rally against the close of the Long Island College Hospital on Friday. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

LICH Closure Approved; Restraining Order Could Buy Time

A restraining order obtained on Friday means that the hospital will remain open for the time being.

07/19/2013

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

Doctors, Lawmakers Rally To Try To Save Long Island College Hospital

Doctors said they’ve been told not to make any new admissions.

07/18/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crowd Rallies Against New York’s Gun Control Law Outside State Capitol

While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

06/11/2013

Ramarley Graham (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Teen’s Mother Demands New Charges Against Officer Who Killed Him

The mother of Ramarley Graham – the unarmed 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer – held a rally Wednesday demanding new charges against the officer who fired the shots.

06/05/2013

Jersey City Immigration Reform Rally

Crowd Of Thousands Gathers In Jersey City To Call For Immigration Reform

A few thousand people gathered in Liberty State Park in Jersey City Saturday to push for reforms in immigration policy.

04/06/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dueling Visions Of Guns In America Dominate Weekend Discourse

Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.

01/20/2013

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

Cooper Union Protest (file/credit: CBS 2)

Cooper Union Students Push On With Fight Against End To Free Tuition

Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.

12/09/2012

The New York State Capitol in Albany - File / Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Advocates Rally In Albany For Increase In New York State Minimum Wage

Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

11/19/2012

LIPA Protest

Tempers Boiling Over As Long Island Remains In The Dark, Cold

Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.

11/10/2012

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