New Pilot Program Has FDNY EMTs, Mental Health Crisis Workers Respond To 911 Calls Involving Mentally Ill Individuals Without NYPDThe mayor's office and the FDNY say police will be called in as part of the new team if a weapon is involved or there's any threat of harm. They say the health professional will coordinate the effort.
350 NYC Schools Will Receive Support From Mental Health Professionals To Help Students, Mayor SaysTwenty-six schools will also be allowed to refer students for additional therapy at mental health clinics.
Chirlane McCray Not Running For Brooklyn Borough PresidentEnding months of speculation, McCray said she would instead focus on the city's recovery from the pandemic.
Mother Cabrini Statue To Be Unveiled In Lower Manhattan On Columbus DayGov. Andrew Cuomo will mark Columbus Day by dedicating a statue of the Italian-American saint Mother Cabrini in Lower Manhattan.
NYC Schools To Focus On Social And Emotional Learning When Students Return This FallNew York City Public Schools will reopen with a special focus on students' mental health this fall.
De Blasio Announces Several NYPD Reforms, Including Shifting Funding From Police To Youth ServicesFollowing more than a week of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday a series of police reforms in New York City.
NYC Enlists U.S. Military Experts To Help Front-Line Workers Manage 'Combat Stress'A team of Air Force, Army and Navy service members will share their expertise on combat-related trauma.
De Blasio Outlines Vision For 'Fair' Recovery After Coronavirus Pandemic, Announces Advisory Councils To Help"We're going to build something new and we're going to build something better, and not just better because it's more modern. We're going to build something more fair. We're going to build something for everyone," De Blasio said.
First Lady Chirlane McCray Unveils 'New Family Home Visits' Program For First-Time ParentsMcCray says the new project will kick off in Brooklyn.
Chirlane McCray Facing Criticism While Eyeing Run For Brooklyn Borough PresidentThere have been reports the mayor is trying to strike a deal to win the support of current borough president Eric Adams.
City Officials Unveil $37 Million Investment To Tackle Mental Illness In NYCThe new $37 million initiative, in partnership with the NYC Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force, is aimed at reducing mental health crises that end in in 911 calls and serious mental illness cases.
Mayor De Blasio Under Fire After First Lady's Mental Health Program Backs Out Of Event With Pro-Police GroupThis comes as the NYPD has been rocked by another string of officer suicides this week. “It’s sickening,” Councilman Joseph Borelli of Staten Island said. “It is a lie,” de Blasio claimed.
USWNT’s Allie Long Gets New Key To New York City After Original Was StolenMayor Bill de Blasio presented each player with a key during their World Cup victory celebration last week. But Long said hers was stolen from a Los Angeles hotel room after the ESPY Awards.
NYC Scales Back NYPD Involvement In Schools, Police Won't Be Called For 'Low Level Offenses'Schools chancellor Richard Carranza announced the city is adding 85 new licensed social workers, limiting suspensions to 20 days, and has overhauled its agreement with the NYPD's involvement in schools.
Mayor's New Budget Proposal Cuts City Employees, Takes Bite Out Of First Lady's Mental Health InitiativesFearing a national economic slowdown, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a new budget that for the first time during his tenure that actually reduces the number of city employees.