Rich Lamb

FILE -- New York City Councilman Mark Treyger announces a biking safety bill at a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.

04/15/2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on Monday, March 9. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: I Need To See Hillary Clinton’s ‘Vision’ Before Giving An Endorsement

Top Democrats may be furious at Bill de Blasio for his world class snub of Hillary Clinton, but he’s standing his ground.

04/14/2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan: Fundraising For St. Patrick’s Cathedral Renovations Surpasses $100 Million

Dolan said Monday at an Association for a Better New York breakfast that the Archdiocese’s efforts would not be as far along if it were not for its non-Catholic benefactors.

04/13/2015

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington. (credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Historian On 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln Assassination: Security Lapses Enabled Shooting

On April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

04/13/2015

Mayor De Blasio Discusses Use Of Police Body Cameras At Police Academy In Queens

Expert Questions Effectiveness Of Police Body Cams

News that some NYPD officers will soon be headed to Los Angeles to study police body cams has raised some questions of the program’s effectiveness.

04/10/2015

Crossing Guard (file / credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

NYC Officials Call For Higher Wages, Benefits For Crossing Guards

Elected city officials gathered on the steps of City Hall this week calling for funding for city crossing guards.

04/09/2015

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Sharpton, De Blasio Sound Off On Fatal Shooting Of South Carolina Man By Cop

Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

FILE - A Prekindergarten class.  (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe)

Some NYC Parents Upset As Half-Day Pre-K Programs Disappear

Some parents who favor half-day preschool complain they won’t have enough time with their children or that their kids will have trouble tolerating the six hours, 20 minutes of full-day pre-K.

04/08/2015

Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally calling for increasing the minimum wage and making more affordable housing available to shelter residents. (credit: VOCAL-NY/Twitter)

Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis

Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”

04/07/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks at a Feb. 25, 2015 news conference where he discussed the arrest of three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: NYPD On Pace For 1 Million Fewer Enforcement Stops In 2015

Bratton expects the reduced number of stops to bolster NYPD relations with the minority community.

03/26/2015

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Lauds School Renewal Program For Improvements At Automotive H.S.

The so-called “renewal schools” receive additional funding for services such as weekend tutoring and expanded after-school programs.

03/25/2015

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Students Protest Over Facilities, Athletic Opportunities At City Council Hearing

It began when high school students from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan stood up in the front row. They said their schools don’t have the same facilities and opportunities for athletics as mostly white schools.

03/25/2015

NYC Teen Text program. (credit: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Chirlane McCray Unveils ‘NYC Teen Text’ Program To Give Teens Easy Access To Counselors

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray has unveiled a more modern take on the teen helpline.

03/24/2015

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

FDNY Commissioner Blames February Ambulance Response Time Increase On Snow, Ice

Ambulance response time to life-threatening situations increased last month in New York City to an average of 11 minutes and seven seconds.

03/24/2015

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NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag Legislation

Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.

03/24/2015

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