Rich Lamb

Mayor Bill de Blasio lifts a longtime ban that prevented children from having cellphones in New York City public schools. (credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

NYC To Lift Ban On Student Cellphones In Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is lifting a longtime ban that prevented children from having cellphones in New York City public schools.

01/07/2015

FILE -- Protester holds up a sign at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Calls for Renewal Of Sept. 11 Health Bill

City Council introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who grew ill working at ground zero.

01/07/2015

Chris Cuomo (Back L) helps carry the casket of his father, former three-term governor Mario Cuomo, as it departs St. Ignatius Loyola Church on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Friends, Family Bid Final Farewell To Ex-Gov. Mario Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogized his father by saying he was steadfast in his beliefs and sought a career in government to do good for New Yorkers who had been neglected by the system.

01/06/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton

De Blasio Touts 2014 Crime Reduction As Tensions With Police Unions Remain Strained

De Blasio, speaking at 1 Police Plaza, took reporters’ questions Monday for the first time in about two weeks.

01/05/2015

FILE - NYPD officers patrol around Jamaica Avenue and 162nd street in Queens. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Councilman Vacca Warns Against Proposed Legislation On NYPD Policies, Procedures

One bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.

01/05/2015

Funeral Held For One Of Two NYPD Officers Murdered In Brooklyn

Thousands Attend Funeral For Fallen Officer Rafael Ramos

Ramos and NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu were killed as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street last Saturday.

12/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane, visit the memorial site for two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in Brooklyn on Dec. 23, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Vice President Biden To Attend Funeral For Officer Ramos On Saturday

The mayor, along with his wife, Chirlane, stood silent before placing a bouquet of flowers at the memorial site for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

12/23/2014

Demonstrators gather in support of the NYPD on Friday, Dec. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Dueling Protests For, Against NYPD Face Off Outside City Hall

Demonstrators gathered at City Hall in support of the NYPD Friday evening, but they were met right away with a rival demonstration by critics of police policies.

12/19/2014

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

NYC Ends Solitary Confinement For Adolescent Inmates

New York City has ended its longstanding practice of sending 16- and 17-year-old inmates to solitary confinement for breaking rules.

12/17/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Defense Lawyers March In Brooklyn To Protest Police Killings

Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system’s handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday.

12/17/2014

FDNY truck (file/credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Responds To Record Number Of Calls In 2014

The spike in calls was driven by more people reporting possible gas leaks in the wake of March’s building explosion in East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Nigro said.

12/16/2014

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

City Council Looks Into Lighting And Safety In Wake Of Akai Gurley Death

Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.

12/16/2014

(credit: CBS2/Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sergeants Benevolent Association Blasts Mayor Bill De Blasio After Attack On Cops

De Blasio was on the defensive again Monday against accusation by police unions that he is anti-cop, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

12/15/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) stands with the newly appointed Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro during a ceremony at the FDNY Academy on May 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Commissioner Vows To Boost Hiring Of Female Firefighters

On the steps of City Hall just before a New York City Council hearing on the issue, Elizabeth Holtzman, former congresswoman and Brooklyn district attorney, said the department has made little progress over the past few decades.

12/10/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tour one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Dec. 9, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Prince William, Kate Middleton Visit Sept. 11 Memorial, Met Museum

The couple crossed the memorial plaza in pouring rain and wind, William holding an umbrella.

12/09/2014

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