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Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses education issues at the P.S. 130 elementary school gym on Feb. 25, 2014, in lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Details After-School Program Expansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a $190 million expansion of after-school programs for middle school students.

03/03/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Assembly Passes DREAM Act, But Will Senate Follow Suit?

New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.

02/25/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs a child after reading a book to a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: City On Track To Roll Out Universal Pre-K This Fall

The mayor visited P.S. 130 in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon to announce his administration has lined up all the classroom seats and then some to roll out universal pre-K this September.

02/25/2014

CBS 2's Marcia Kramer caught Mayor Bill de Blasio's caravan violating numerous traffic laws. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bill de Blasio Answers Questions About Running Through Stop Signs, Speeding

The various traffic violations made by his caravan last Thursday came just two days after de Blasio unveiled his “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan, which involves lowering the speed limit and more rigorous enforcement of traffic laws.

02/24/2014

CBS 2's Marcia Kramer caught Mayor Bill de Blasio's caravan violating numerous traffic laws. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Takes No Questions On Traffic Violations By His Caravan

Police Commissioner William Bratton defended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s security detail, which is operated by police, saying the officers did “what they’re trained to do.”

02/21/2014

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De Blasio Hopes LICH Deal Will End String Of Hospital Closures

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that a deal to keep Long Island College Hospital open under a new operator would mark the end of an “epidemic of hospital closings” going back all through his predecessor’s administration.

02/21/2014

A homeless child at the Presbyterian Night Shelter on June 19, 2009 in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Removing Over 400 Children From 2 Homeless Shelters

Inspectors have long warned that the Auburn Family Residence in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the Catherine Street shelter in Lower Manhattan were unfit for children.

02/21/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer: De Blasio’s Budget Falls Short

Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday the budgetary elephant in the room this year is the number of open labor agreements the city has to settle.

02/19/2014

Pedestrians cross a street in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Unveils Details Of ‘Vision Zero’ Plan To Reduce NYC Traffic Fatalities

Since announcing his “Vision Zero” initiative last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said an interagency task force has worked to develop new strategies to make streets safer.

02/18/2014

FILE - A pothole (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Lawmaker Wants More Funding To Fix Potholes

Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.

02/18/2014

William Bratton (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Bratton Not Bothered By De Blasio’s Call To NYPD About Arrested Ally

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says he has “no problem whatsoever” with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call to the NYPD after a political ally was arrested.

02/18/2014

Lawmakers and workers rally Feb. 14 at City Hall in support of New York City determining its own minimum wage. (credit: Public Advocate Letita James/Twitter)

Workers, Elected Officials Call For City To Set Its Own Minimum Wage

Ralliers chanted “poverty wages have to go” and “we want change and we don’t mean pennies” at a demonstration on the City Hall steps Friday.

02/14/2014

A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Farina Face Backlash After Keeping NYC Public Schools Open During Storm

Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.

02/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Defends Calling Police Following Political Supporter’s Arrest

The mayor phoned chief Kim Royster to ask about the arrest of bishop Orlando Findlayter.

02/13/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Universal Pre-K Funding Fight Overshadows New Mayor’s First Budget

The primary focus of the mayor’s plan includes universal, full-day pre-kindergarten, which includes $530 million from taxing the rich, a projection that got him a tongue-lashing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

02/12/2014

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