Spurred by the Ferguson shooting and anti-police protests in New York and around the country, President Barack Obama on Monday announced new initiatives to bridge police mistrust.
Protests continue over a grand jury’s decision last week not to charge the police offer who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
A new report shows that more and more people are coming to the doors of New York City’s 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries.
The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.
Legislation being introduced Tuesday would change dozens of official documents. They’d include applications for public housing and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights.
Democrats announced Monday they have narrowed the list of contenders to Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.
The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.
An unarmed and unsuspecting man was shot in the chest and killed by a rookie police officer in the inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex late Thursday, and police officials have said it appeared to be accidental.
The mayor says improving conditions on New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex will require deep-seated cultural change.
It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.
Authorities have broken up a gun pipeline that used discount Chinatown buses to transport illegal weapons from Florida, sources tell 1010 WINS.
Union leaders are calling on the city to increase disability payments for firefighters and police officers.
Seventy-one percent of black voters said they approve of the mayor, but only 34 percent of whites gave him a thumbs-up.
The two-acre platform located between 9th and 10th avenues between 31st and 33rd streets is bigger than Bryant Park and was built over active Amtrak, LIRR and NJ Transit tracks.
Francis confirmed Monday that he will attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia in September 2015. Detailed plans for the visit won’t be announced until the spring or summer.