Rich Lamb

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Teachers’ Union Blasts Plan To Increase Cap On Number Of N.Y. State Charter Schools

The head of the United Federation of Teachers spoke out Thursday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to add more charter schools.

01/29/2015

Screen capture from the video for Uncle Murda and Maino's "Hands Up."

CBS2 Exclusive: De Blasio Slams City-Funded Legal Group Over Rap Video Advocating Cop Killings

The video, “Hands Up” by Uncle Murda and Maino, was posted online in December and shows the two rappers pointing guns at the head of a man in a police uniform.

01/29/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC To Make Another Convention Pitch As DNC Chairwoman Visits Friday

The 119 members of the powerful and, for the most part, deep-pocketed host committee will be leading the way when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz visits Friday.

01/29/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Eric Garner Case Fuels Debate Over Grand Jury Secrecy

Calls for more transparency have sounded in Congress, statehouses and editorial pages, mixed with notes of caution about forswearing secrecy that can safeguard witnesses and the accused.

01/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives a winter storm update on Jan. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Residents Blast Mayor For Slow Snow Plowing As De Blasio Defends Travel Ban

Mayor Bill de Blasio said there will be a review of the city’s storm procedures to see if anything can be done better the next time around.

01/27/2015

Youth football (Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

NYC Considers Bill Requiring Doctors At All Youth Football Games, Practices To Protect Athletes From Concussions

What City Councilman Stephen Levin of Brooklyn is proposing is requiring a doctor at every youth football game, and a doctor or athletic trainer at any practice involving tackling.

01/23/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Cuomo Delivers State Of The State Address, Unveils Budget Plan

New York must raise the minimum wage, cut small-business taxes, ease the burden of high property taxes and invest big in transportation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a sprawling address that laid out a long list of priorities for 2015.

01/21/2015

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

NYC Councilmen Propose $500 Property Tax Rebates

The average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.

01/21/2015

City council members look at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York's economy and housing market. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Council Looks At How Airbnb Affects Housing, Economy

City council members are looking at how Airbnb and other home-rentals affect New York’s economy and housing market.

01/20/2015

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013  (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Visit New York City During Trip To US

Pope Francis will be stopping in New York City during his trip to the United States this year.

01/19/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio attends the Rev. Al Sharpton's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on Jan. 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sharpton, Adams Defend De Blasio At Separate MLK Events

At a seperate MLK Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Borough President Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, also stuck up for the mayor.

01/19/2015

Officer Andrew Dossi leaves Mount Sinai Hospital on Jan. 16, 2015. (credit: NYPD 46th Precinct/Twitter)

Second Officer Wounded In Bronx Shooting Released From Hospital

Hundreds of fellow officers lined the street outside Mount Sinai Hospital as Officer Andrew Dossi left Friday afternoon.

01/16/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: I Won’t Apologize To Police For My ‘Fundamental Beliefs’

Police union leaders have called for de Blasio to apologize for not supporting the NYPD following the grand jury’s decision not to indict a white officer in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

01/14/2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cuomo To Consider Changes To Grand Jury Transparency In Wake Of Garner Case

Following the Eric Garner case, there has been a call for the release of secret grand jury minutes.

01/14/2015

An R train travels through Brooklyn. (credit: CBSNY)

Former MTA Bosses Unite To Endorse $32B Capital Plan

Five former heads of the MTA came together Tuesday to say it will be money well spent.

01/13/2015

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