Rich Lamb

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Sticks Up For Aide Amid Controversies

Rachel Noerdlinger, the first lady’s chief of staff, failed to report on a city background check that she was living with her boyfriend, who has been convicted of drug trafficking and manslaughter.

10/06/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Citizens Union Director: De Blasio Aide Under Criticism, Rachel Noerdlinger, Is Obligated To Disclose Background

Citizens Union Executive Director Dick Dadey says public officials such as Rachel Noerdlinger, served at the appointment of the mayor, but also served the public and as such, are obligated to disclose their background and history under the law.

10/03/2014

Stony Brook University campus (credit: CBS 2)

SUNY System Implements New Sexual Violence Policy

New York is implementing new rules to address sexual violence at its state universities.

10/02/2014

Screen capture of Digital.NYC website

NYC Launches Website For Tech Businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Digital.NYC website Wednesday in Brooklyn.

10/01/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan Under Fire Following Pedestrian Deaths

De Blasio said he was right to call the plan Vision Zero because it’s calling out to people to change their behavior.

09/29/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding for increasing security in New Jersey and New York on September 24, 2014 at 7 World Trade Center. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Govs Agree To Increase Security In N.Y., N.J. In Response To Rising Global Terror Threat

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have ordered an unprecedented heavier police presence on commuter rail lines, subways, bus stations, airports and bridge and tunnel crossings.

09/24/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: ‘It’s A Very Bad Situation’ In NYC Jails

Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in the city’s correction department is very bad.

09/23/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Sept. 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo: Police, National Guard Patrols Stepped Up In NYC Area Amid Heightened Terror Threat

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that National Guard troops and additional police officers at mass transit points and other sites in the New York City area – amid an increased threat of terrorist activity.

09/19/2014

Carnegie Hall (Credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

NYC Municipal ID Cards To Offer Free Incentives

To prevent the card from being viewed as something only used by immigrants, the city is adding incentives so all New Yorkers will want one — including free membership at 33 of the city’s signature cultural institutions.

09/18/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: NYC In ‘New Era Of Potential Terrorism’

Police have stepped up security in Times Square while still insisting that there’s no information pointing to any terror plot against New York City linked to the Islamic State group.

09/17/2014

A police car is seen in Times Square in August 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

ISIS Message Board Encourages Times Square Attack

The post includes bomb-making instructions and a list of ingredients, even how to pack it with shrapnel, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

09/16/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hold a news conference  on Sept. 15, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo, Christie, De Blasio Talk Counterterrorism With Homeland Security Chief

A preliminary analysis of the security in New York and New Jersey will be complied within 10 days.

09/15/2014

City and religious leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gather for a meeting. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Cardinal Dolan, Religious Leaders Come Together Again Weeks After Meeting With Mayor De Blasio

The breakfast meeting, which was held at the cardinal’s residence on Madison Avenue, came weeks after the group first gathered at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio in the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island.

09/15/2014

People attend the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York on March 17 2014. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

Catholic League Says It Will Not March In 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A week after Organizers of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade announced that they are ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time, the president of the Catholic League said his group will not march in the parade.

09/11/2014

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