Brother Of Slain City Councilman Holds Hunger Strike To Stop Gun ViolenceIt was nearly 10 years ago – July 23, 2003 – when Brooklyn City Councilman James Davis brought a political rival to a council meeting at City Hall, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.
City Councilman Calls For Crackdown On BullyingA City Councilman in Queens was calling on the Department of Education this week to increase anti-bullying programs in public schools, following the suicide of a 12-year-old girl last month.
Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers IslandAfter a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.
New York City Councilman Proposes Crackdown On Costumed CharactersNew York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd) introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.
Jewish Religious Objects Found Burned On Holocaust Remembrance DayPublic Advocate Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the burning of mezuzot in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a hate crime.
Hundreds Of Families Still Stuck In Hotels After SandyThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has been scrambling to find homes for hundreds of families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, who have been living in hotels for months.
Councilman: Bloomberg's Veto Of Jobless Discrimination Bill Will Not StandA New York City Councilman said he expects the Council to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill that would have prevented employers from shunning out-of-work job-seekers.
NYC Bill Would Increase Penalties For Crimes During State Of EmergencyNew York City officials want to beef up the punishment for people who break the law during city emergencies.
First Three Kings Day Parade Held In InwoodMusic and animals paraded in Upper Manhattan Sunday to celebrate Three Kings’ Day.
City Councilman Wants Better Terms For Disaster Loans For Small BusinessesWith many small businesses seeking federal loans to recover from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, New York City Council Member Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-47th) wants the federal government to give those businesses more time and lower interest rates.
NYC Cabbie Charged After Allegedly Hitting PassengersFour men hailed the cab on Manhattan's West Side, asking to be taken to the Bronx. They said the cabbie, Mohammed Azam, refused and suggested they all go to a nearby police precinct instead.