Single Shepherd School Counseling Program Saved During City Council Budget NegotiationsMaintaining Single Shepherd will allow about 130 counselors to stay on at dozens of middle and high schools in low-income, at-risk communities in Brownsville and the South Bronx.
Mayor De Blasio Gets Earful From Lawmakers On Lead Testing In Schools, Gifted And Talented ProgramsThe de Blasio administration is furiously backpedaling on several hot-button education issues that have upset elected officials and parents right before the start of school.
National Grid Gas Nightmare: Brooklyn Lawmaker Blasts Utility's Pressure Tactics, Asks Gov. Cuomo To Find New SupplierThere's new fallout from a natural gas moratorium. Charges of questionable and unfair pressure tactics have been levied against National Grid.
City Councilman Introducing Bill To Bring Free Diapers To Childcare Centers, SheltersBrooklyn Councilman Mark Treyger said the legislation would require the city to make free diapers available at family shelters, childcare centers and at education programs that serve young parents.
Thousands Expected On Coney Island For New Year’s Eve CelebrationThe celebration features several events, including fireworks and sideshow performances and its own version of a ball drop.
NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square 'Nuisance Issues'The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.
NYC Council To Consider Ban On Texting While BikingCouncilman Mark Treyger told WCBS 880's Rich Lamb that he wrote the legislation after witnessing a near disaster in his Brooklyn district.
Brooklyn Officials: Sandy Victims Should Refile Flood Claims After Firms Accused Of FraudBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Mark Treyger, D-Brooklyn, want a special monitor to be established by the attorney general to review every single case.
NYC Councilmen Propose $500 Property Tax RebatesThe average tax bill in the city is set to increase by $400 to $800, Councilman James Vacca said.
Coney Island New Year's Eve Celebration Features Fireworks, CountdownBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Mark Treyger and the Alliance for Coney Island are hosting the event Wednesday night.
Seen At 11: Drivers Question Motive Of Speed Camera ProgramNew York City is using cameras to catch speeding drivers now more than ever. They’re supposed to help keep pedestrians safe, but some drivers say the city is motivated by something entirely different.
NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Fliers In BensonhurstMuslim residents in a Brooklyn apartment complex are on edge after anti-Islamic fliers were posted there.
Audit: NYCHA Failed To Hire Public Housing Residents For Sandy RepairsAn audit by the city comptroller found NYCHA failed to ensure that contractors working on repairs hire a certain percentage of public housing residents.
Police: 16-Year-Old Boy Charged In Coney Island Blaze That Critically Hurt 2 CopsMarcell Dockery is charged with assault, arson and reckless endangerment, police said. He lives on the 12th floor of the residential high-rise on Surf Avenue where the fire broke out Sunday, police said.
Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery HearingThe city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it's something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.