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Stan Brooks

NYPD officers stand guard in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Protesters: End Aggressive Policing In NYC Schools

It’s time for educators, not police, to discipline New York City schoolchildren, protesters said Wednesday.

09/04/2013

Eliot Spitzer, Scott Stringer

New Poll Shows Stringer Ahead Of Spitzer In Comptroller Race

A new poll deemed the New York City comptroller showed Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer edging ahead of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

09/04/2013

An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria. (credit: SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Urge Restraint As U.S. Mulls Action In Syria

The junior senator on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to exercise restraint as it considers its response to Syria following allegations it used chemical weapons in its civil war.

08/28/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Quinn, De Blasio Blast Each Other For ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Stop-And-Frisk, Racial Profiling

The two Democratic candidates for mayor took shots at each other Thursday ahead of a veto override vote of two controversial NYPD oversight bills.

08/22/2013

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags

The bill would require a surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.

08/20/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

City Comptroller Liu Calls For Legalizing Pot In NYC

The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.

08/14/2013

At some point NYPD officers may be wearing cameras while conducting stop-and-frisk stops. (Photo: CBS 2)

Expert: Body-Worn Video Would Usher In New Approach To Stop And Frisk

A blockbuster ruling from a federal judge will not mean the end of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. But one way or another, it likely will mean changes for the controversial police practice.

08/13/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Front-Runner In Mayoral Race For First Time

This is the first time de Blasio has topped a poll in this campaign. He has surged past former leader Christine Quinn. The City Council speaker is second with 24 percent.

08/13/2013

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As Expected

Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.

08/07/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L), Speaker Christine Quinn (R) (credit: Getty Images)

Quinn: ‘The Court Is Wrong’ For Blocking Prevailing Wage Law

A judge said Monday the state’s minimum wage law trumps the bill. The city’s current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

08/06/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Brooklyn on Aug. 6, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Says City To Seek Bids On Health Insurance

Devoting a speech to economic issues, the mayor outlined a challenge for whoever succeeds him in January and mentioned Detroit’s recent bankruptcy to illustrate what he said were the potential consequences of not trimming government health care and pension costs.

08/06/2013

New York City plans to spend $7 million to transform a beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge into a recreational destination. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBs 880)

New York City To Develop ‘Forgotten’ East River Waterfront

The project calls for a sandy beach and kayak and canoe launch along the East River.

08/01/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Officials Say More Out-Of-State Guns Used To Commit Crimes In NYC

In 2011, 90 percent of the 2,433 traceable guns used in crimes were from outside New York state. The year before, 86 percent of the 2,319 guns came from out-of-state.

07/31/2013

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Advocacy Group: MTA Fares Could Jump To $3.75 In A Decade

It is only a projection, but an advocacy group warned Tuesday that if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority goes on raising fares as it has the past two times, a single subway or bus ride could cost $3.75 in 10 years.

07/30/2013

Harry Belafonte

Belafonte: De Blasio ‘Has Been There For Us, And Now We Are There For Him’

Musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte announced Tuesday that he is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor.

07/30/2013

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