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Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Day Of Service Planned In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

In the spirit of that message a number of volunteer events were planned for Monday. Volunteers will be able to participate in a number of cleaning and maintenance projects at city recreation centers around the five boroughs.

01/19/2014

Muslims praying

Poll Shows Broad Support For NYPD Surveillance Of Muslims

The disclosure of the NYPD’s expanded surveillance of Muslims prompted criticism for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Some politicians and law enforcement officials critiqued the program.

03/13/2012

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators walk down Broadway from Washington Square Park to Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Annoyed At Protest ‘Freeloaders’

A crowd of freeloaders decided to help themselves to food and clothing donated for the support of the demonstrators.

10/09/2011