NYC Councilman On Charter Schools: 'A Sort Of Educational Apartheid'Education committee chairman Danny Dromm wore a bright orange t-shirt similar to the ones used to isolate students being disciplined at Coney Island Prep charter school during Tuesday's hearing.
NYC Council Introduces Bill To Create Municipal Identification CardsAll city residents will be eligible for the cards. But they will be targeted to those who cannot easily get photo ID cards because they are not legal U.S. residents.
NY Students Begin 3-Day Common Core English AssessmentsStudents in grades 3 through 8 started on the tests on Tuesday. They'll begin with the English language arts assessments and spend a little under 1 1/2 hours a day for three consecutive days, finishing Thursday.
Officials Condemn 'Horrific' Alleged Anti-Gay Murder In ElmhurstAuthorities said suspect Steven Torres, 22, admitted to the stabbing because he said Ever Orozco blew him kisses and made sexual advances.
City Councilman Proposes Allowing Non-Citizens To Vote In Local ElectionsThe measure sponsored by Queens councilman Daniel Dromm would allow legal non-citizen residents of New York City to vote in municipal elections. They would not be able to cast a ballot in state or federal elections.
New York State Lawmakers Push For Medical Marijuana LawState Sen. Diane Savino said if enacted, New York would have the most highly regulated, tightly controlled medical marijuana law in the nation.
NYPD: Recent Murders Of Gay Men Not Related, Different Suspects Involved"It appears that the cases are not related with different suspects involved," NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told reporters Tuesday.
Queens Communities Concerned About Overdevelopment In Flushing Meadows-Corona ParkThere are proposals to expand The U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center with two new stadiums, build a 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium, and build a mall - all in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
City Councilman Wants To Silence Ice Cream Trucks In Jackson HeightsAccording to a City Councilman Daniel Drumm, a staple of summer is giving the cold shoulder to peace and quiet in one Queens neighborhood.
Christine Quinn, Cast Of 'Wicked' Marches In Queens Pride ParadeThe Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival took place on 37th Street in Jackson Height on Sunday. Newlywed Christine Quinn marched in the parade, as did the cast of the hit Broadway show "Wicked."
Civil Liberties Groups Charge Over-Policing In NYC SchoolsNumbers released by the New York Police Department show that about five public school students were arrested every school day during the last three months of 2011.