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$98 Million Settlement Reached In FDNY Discrimination Case

A black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.

03/18/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Autopsy Results Released For Victims In East Harlem Blast As Investigators Begin Tests At Site

The medical examiner said the seven victims died from either blunt trauma or smoke inhalation and classified their deaths as accidents. Results were still pending on the eighth victim.

03/17/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NTSB: Abnormal Concentration Of Natural Gas Found Near East Harlem Blast Scene

Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.

03/14/2014

iremen watch as work crews remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

8 Confirmed Dead In East Harlem Gas Explosion; Active Scene Remains

Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.

03/13/2014

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Spring Forward For Daylight Saving Time This Weekend

Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but make sure to turn the clock ahead before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid getting up late.

03/07/2014

FDNY graduation ceremony on Dec. 5, 2013. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘Most Diverse’ Class In FDNY History Graduates

The class of 242 probationary firefighters is 62 percent minority, including 24 percent black and 36 percent Hispanic.

12/05/2013

FDNY Special Operations Chief William Seelig and FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano on Randall's Island unveiling new hurricane response equipment, Oct. 30, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New FDNY Preparedness Equipment To Make A ‘Big Difference’ In Next Big Storm

“This is part of our after action review. We acted very quickly to get these vehicles so that we would have it in time for this hurricane season,” said fire commissioner Sal Cassano.

10/30/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign In Areas Devastated By Sandy

Meantime, nearly a year after Sandy hit, residents of the Rockaways said there is still much work to be done despite some big progress.

10/21/2013

FDNY's new recruits take oath, July 29, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

‘Most Diverse Class Ever’ Of New FDNY Firefighters Sworn In

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano swore in 318 new probationary firefighters. The class has eight women and more than 66 percent of the class are minorities, officials said.

07/29/2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Calls For More Ambulances After 30-Minute Wait For Response

One day after Quinn blasted the 911 response time, she met with FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano and Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.

07/17/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4, Suing City Over 911 Response Time

Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.

06/12/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

FDNY Commish: Human Error Delayed Response To Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old

“Somebody made a mistake that was handling that call and we’re looking into it, we’ll find out what happened,” Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano said Friday.

06/07/2013

A home that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens on April 29, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FDNY Lieutenant Receives Department’s Highest Honor For Heroics During Sandy

Lt. Thomas Woods was off-duty when he rescued 25 people from a rising storm surge and rapidly moving fire in Belle Harbor the night Superstorm Sandy hit the city.

06/05/2013

A woman logs on to Twitter - File / Photo: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

NYPD Issues Internal Order On Social Media Use

An internal order made public on Thursday advises members of the nation’s largest police department to “demonstrate professionalism” when using Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

03/28/2013

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