Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For ReformsNew York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.
De Blasio: Quinn's Legal Filing To Implement Stop-And-Frisk Reforms Is 'Desperate'In filing papers against the city’s push to continue the stop-and-frisk program during an appeal of a riling against it, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn might have painted herself as a target.
Report Outlines 'Deplorable' Conditions At City's Animal SheltersA new report by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said New York Animal Care and Control shelters are plagued by deplorable conditions and dysfunction at the organizational level.
Bloomberg Lobbies For Stricter Gun Control LawsCity Hall was the setting on Monday for emotional testimony from more than 30 victims of gun violence. They joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in calling for stricter gun control laws.
Bloomberg To Teachers: No Automatic TenureTeachers will have to earn tenure by showing they have improved the performance of their students for two straight years and get a high rating from their principals and superintendents.