De Blasio defends call to NYPD about ally arrest

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending a call he made to police in which he inquired about a political supporter's arrest. De Blasio made the call after the Monday evening arrest of Orlando Findlayter. He is a bishop and was a member of the mayor's inaugural committee. … Full Article

Tragedy and Miracle: Brooklyn pregnant woman killed by plow, baby delivered

Police say a woman who was nine months pregnant was struck and killed by a private snow plow in Brooklyn, and her baby was in critical but stable condition after an emergency C-section. … Full Article

Squadron urges alternative transportation for Greenpoint following ferry ramp collapse

Following Thursday morning's ferry ramp collapse at the India Street/Greenpoint East River Ferry stop, State Senator Daniel Squadron is urging an investigation and calling for an alternative means of transportation for the already-underserved Greenpoint community.
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Cuomo says NY has already exceeded winter budget

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that the state has exceeded its original winter budget due to the string of heavy snowstorms this season. Cuomo says Thursday that operational expenses, the cost of salt, overtime and equipment repair have been unusually high. … Full Article

De Blasio slammed with criticism for keeping schools open in snowstorm

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina faced a torrent of criticism from elected officials, teachers and others for their decision to keep the public schools open on Thursday as a major snow storm hit the city. … Full Article

Cuomo declares state of emergency in New York City

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.— Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for the lower Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. The governor said Thursday in a conference call about the snowstorm that there are treacherous conditions on highways throughout the region. … Full Article

Mad about the weather? Con-Ed says snow and ice can cause NYC power outages

Con Edison says a mix of snow and freezing rain can lead to power outages in the New York City area. The utility notes that the frozen stuff can bring trees and limbs down onto power lines. It's reminding residents to stay away from any downed lines. … Full Article

De Blasio’s first preliminary budget funds pre-K, housing, fire companies

In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary 2015 Fiscal Year budget presentation on Wednesday, the Mayor outlined a plan that will invest in full-day pre-K; fund an inspector general for the NYPD; enforce the paid sick leave act; give relief to the New York City Housing Authority; and provide help for  … Full Article

Cuomo proposes flat pay for caretakers of disabled for 6th straight year

ALBANY- The Cuomo administration has proposed keeping pay flat for the sixth straight year for caretakers of the disabled and others at state-funded nonprofits. … Full Article

Adams picks Bay Ridge man to be his chief lawyer

For a history buff like Andrew Gounardes, working inside Borough Hall is a dream come true. … Full Article


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