CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Sheldon Silver

Vito Lopez

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez Says He’ll Resign, Seek City Council Seat

Scandal-plagued Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez is stepping down from his seat next month, but Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Lopez shouldn’t spend even another day in office.

05/17/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez, Says His Election To City Council Would Be An ‘Outrage’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The speaker of the New York City Council issued a sharp rebuke of a once-powerful state lawmaker who is seeking to become her colleague. As WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported, a […]

05/16/2013

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/)

N.Y. State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Arrested On Bribery Charges

“Watch your backs.” That is the warning from federal prosecutors to crooked New York politicians, after another one was arrested.

04/04/2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (file / credit: Office of Sheldon Silver)

Eye On Politics: Sheldon Silver Pushes N.Y. DREAM Act

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.

02/07/2013

(credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS880)

Mets Owners Proposed Casino In ‘Initial Concept’ For Willets Point

Baseball and blackjack? The owners of the Mets were all in on a 2011 proposal for a casino next to Citi Field, only to be rejected by the Bloomberg administration, according to the New York Post.

02/05/2013

New York State Assembly debate on gun control - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Nation’s Toughest Gun Control Legislation Into Law

The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.

01/15/2013

The NYPD says these four are wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Raphael Ward. (credit: NYPD)

Police Release Video Of ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Killing Of 16-Year-Old On Lower East Side

Investigators believe Raphael Ward was shot after refusing to hand over his trendy winter coat, according to published reports.

01/07/2013

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver (file/Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Leader Reserving Judgment On New State Senate Power-Sharing Deal

Under the senate deal, the position of temporary president of the senate will alternate between the Republicans and the five-member IDC every two weeks.

12/11/2012

Assemblyman James Conte (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/James Conte)

L.I. Assemblyman James Conte Dies Of Cancer

James Conte was the GOP floor leader, responsible for making sure the Republican views on bills and spending were heard. He often did it with humor and always with respect for Democratic colleagues.

10/16/2012

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblywoman Grace Meng (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Criticized For Hosting Fundraiser On 9/11

Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on 9/11, with some attendees donating money to Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng.

09/12/2012

People on discount bus from New York to Philadelphia (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Law Aims To Put The Brakes On Traffic Caused By Discount Bus Lines

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Friday. The goal is to address serious traffic problems created in Manhattan’s Chinatown and other places where the buses idled, waiting for passengers.

08/19/2012

Casino (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Speaker Silver Considering Coney Island, Willets Point As Casino Destinations

It is music to the ears of gamblers, and now city residents may be well on their way to hearing their own jingle with their own “gambling destination.”

08/13/2012

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo credit: GettyImages)

Local Officials React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling On Obama Health Care Law

The decision, which was handed down Thursday in Washington D.C., means that most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine.

06/28/2012

The final beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted by a crane on Monday, June 25, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell.WCBS 880)

Workers Lift Final Steel Beam At 4 WTC Tower

Construction workers removed their helmets and looked on teary-eyed as the final steel beam of the tower was lifted into place Monday, accompanied by a rendition of “God Bless America” performed by gospel singer BeBe Winans.

06/25/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters - New Rochelle, NY - May 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

If Deal Goes Through, N.Y. Parents Will See Job Evaluation Of Teachers For First Time

New York parents will see for the first time the job evaluations of the teachers who instruct their children under a deal expected soon. Parents won’t get a detailed performance review, but rather broad categories such as “highly effective” and “ineffective.”

06/16/2012

more

previous