There have been seven so-called “knockout” or “polar bear” assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn since October, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.
County Executive Ed Mangano said the county-funded program will provide each school five wireless panic alarms.
All schools were locked down in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. as a precautionary measure Wednesday morning as police looked for a suicidal man with a gun.
Some schools in Westchester County will have armed officers when students return to class next week.
A new safety system will soon be available to schools and colleges in Suffolk County, so they can establish immediate contact with police if a person with a gun enters the building.
Schools in Great Neck, Lawrence, South Huntington, Plainedge, Malverne and Hempstead districts were put on a list of schools needing improvement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law last week, saying it goes beyond the current requirement for colleges to publish fire safety information in annual reports to the federal government.
New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.
New York State lawmakers have approved a bill allowing the city to install speed cameras in front of New York City schools.
New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.
As the Archdiocese looks to consolidate and streamline for long-term viability, 45 percent of the some 4,000 displaced students will reportedly not return to Catholic schools.
Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is a former Bronx Borough President and current independent hopeful for mayor of New York City.
Two years after a sexting scandal drove him from the U.S. House two years ago, Anthony Weiner is now trying to revive his political career with a run for New York City mayor.
The evaluation plan incorporates student test scores, principal observations and other data. Twenty percent of each score will be determined by “locally selected measures” that individual schools can set.
Budget cuts have forced a Westchester County school district to rely on fundraising, but that doesn’t mean they’re turning to bake sales.