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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks at a news conference where he discussed the arrest of three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS on February 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: NYPD On Pace For 1 Million Fewer Enforcement Stops In 2015

Bratton expects the reduced number of stops to bolster NYPD relations with the minority community.

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FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Lauds School Renewal Program For Improvements At Automotive H.S.

The so-called “renewal schools” receive additional funding for services such as weekend tutoring and expanded after-school programs.

03/25/2015

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Students Protest Over Facilities, Athletic Opportunities At City Council Hearing

It began when high school students from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan stood up in the front row. They said their schools don’t have the same facilities and opportunities for athletics as mostly white schools.

03/25/2015

NYC Teen Text program. (credit: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Chirlane McCray Unveils ‘NYC Teen Text’ Program To Give Teens Easy Access To Counselors

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray has unveiled a more modern take on the teen helpline.

03/24/2015

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

FDNY Commissioner Blames February Ambulance Response Time Increase On Snow, Ice

Ambulance response time to life-threatening situations increased last month in New York City to an average of 11 minutes and seven seconds.

03/24/2015

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NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag Legislation

Councilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.

03/24/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Robocall Urges Landlords To Help Homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.

03/20/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD Swearing-In Ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 7, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton ‘Optimistic’ NYPD Will Get More Police Officers

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters Thursday he feels optimistic the NYPD will be getting more cops in the next city budget.

03/19/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Concerned About Corruption

Voters diapproved, 54 percent to 35 percent, of the way Cuomo is handling ethics in government, the poll found.

03/19/2015

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: NYC’s Commute, Work Hours Make For Longest Workweek

Between commuting time and work hours, New York City residents have the longest workweeks among the country’s 30 biggest cities, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a report released Tuesday.

03/18/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio shakes hand in front of the first pew after arriving 15 minutes late to mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on March 17, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Oops, He Did It Again: De Blasio Arrives Late For St. Patrick’s Day Mass At Cathedral

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s late streak continued on St. Patrick’s Day.

03/17/2015

Spectators watch marchers during the St Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2015. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps Off On Fifth Avenue

The parade, which dates back to 1762, marched past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street and ended at 79th Street.

03/17/2015

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Admits 2 Detectives Used Department Equipment To Alter Wikipedia Articles

Last week, the publication Capital New York reported that computers operating on the NYPD’s network had been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of controversial cases.

03/16/2015

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Firefighters Union Blasts City Hall Over What It Says Is A Discriminatory Disability Policy

The feelings were so intense, the passions so high that hundreds of firefighters showed up at City Hall on Monday to send a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

03/16/2015

Pope Francis speaks with President Barack Obama during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican.   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Opens Up In Interview On Second Anniversary Of Election

Vatican watcher John Allen said the Pope Francis the world sees as a natural in public was not always like that as the Archbishop in Buenos Aires.

03/13/2015

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