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

De Blasio Meets With Clergy, Demands Vote For Universal Pre-K Funding Proposal

Mayor de Blasio has called for a tax on New Yorkers earning at least $500,000 a year to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs.

02/11/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Addresses Income Inequality In 1st State Of The City Speech

In his State of the City at LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to ask state lawmakers next week for the power to raise the minimum wage.

02/10/2014

First Lady Chirlane McCray. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Wife Chirlane McCray Chair Of Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City

The Mayor’s Fund, which had $37 million budget in 2012, develops public-private partnerships and investments with a focus on youth development, health, the environment and the arts.

02/06/2014

A woman crosses a street after an overnight snow storm followed by freezing rain in New York, February 5, 2014. (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Primary Roads ‘In Good Shape’

A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.

02/05/2014

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

De Blasio Won’t March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t partake in the parade along Fifth Avenue because of organizers’ refusal to allow participants to carry gay-pride signs.

02/04/2014

Staten Island: Bard Avenue Snow

Staten Island Residents Complain About City’s Response As Snow Falls Again

As another snowstorm struck New York City Monday, residents of Staten Island complained about dangerous and unplowed streets – following similar complaints on the Upper East Side after a Jan. 21 snowstorm.

02/03/2014

Exterior of Lincoln Financial Field (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Getty Images)

Mara, Schumer Want Super Bowl Again, But Other Cold-Weather Cities Will Likely Bid

Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, New England and Denver are among the places that can make a case to host it.

02/03/2014

Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio Announces William Bratton As City's Next Police Chief

Commissioner Bratton Looks To Shake Up Rookie Cops’ Typical First Year On The Job

Bratton said the head of police training is working on a new plan for a “more comprehensive recruit training environment during their first year.”

01/31/2014

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Drops NYC’s Appeal Of Ruling Ordering Changes To Stop & Frisk

A judge ruled last year that the New York Police Department had discriminated against blacks and Hispanics with how it went about stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking people on the street.

01/30/2014

Crosswalk (file/credit: ClipArt)

NYPD Cracks Down On Drivers Who Don’t Yield To Pedestrians

City Councilman Brad Lander heaped praise on the 78 Precinct’s failure to yield sting operation in Park Slope in which plainclothes officers enter crosswalks when they have the walk signal.

01/30/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Grimm Apologizes, Says He Was ‘Wrong’ For Threatening Reporter At Capitol

The confrontation took place after when NY1 reporter Michael Scotto asked Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm about a federal probe into his 2010 campaign fundraising.

01/29/2014

Frozen pipes caused by frigid temperatures keep plumbers around the Tri-State area busy (file/credit: CBS 2)

Tips To Avoid A Burst Pipe In The Bitter Cold

An expert said leaving the hot and cold faucets dripping slightly will prevent the pressure from building and keep the pipe from bursting.

01/29/2014

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Cuomo, De Blasio Push For Federal Funding To Save Brooklyn Hospitals

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio repeated dire warnings that some Brooklyn hospitals will close without more federal Medicaid money.

01/27/2014

A damaged phone booth is on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum (credit: Jin Lee)

De Blasio Again Pushes For Federal Funding As 9/11 Museum Announces $24 Admission Fee

The mayor deflected when asked about possible city funding for the museum. He said he’d wait to hear from the federal government first.

01/24/2014

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)

Report: Pope Francis May Visit U.S. In Sept. 2015

“On background, Vatican officials are saying that Pope Francis has indicated that he wants to come to the United States in September 2015,” John Allen the National Catholic Reporter said.

01/24/2014

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