The mother of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police last weekend said her son was not part of a gang and never hurt anyone.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is returning to New York with enhanced star power.
Catholic clergy and members of the community react to Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio taking leadership of the Catholic Church as Pope Francis.
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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.
It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.
Cooper Union's Board of Trustees has voted to keep its art, engineering, and architecture schools tuition-free for students entering this fall.
In another sign of the changing media landscape Time Warner is breaking up with Time Inc.
American Catholics feel the church’s hierarchy is out of touch with their needs and concerns, according to a new poll by the New York Times and CBS News.
The nor’easter, which prompted voluntary evacuations in some Sandy-damaged communities in New York and New Jersey, could still cause flooding.
On any given night in January, there were more than 50,000 people sleeping in New York City shelters, according to a new report from a homeless advocacy group.
A 6-year-old boy walking to school was killed by a tractor-trailer at a Harlem intersection without a crossing guard.
City Comptroller John Liu issued a challenge to federal prosecutors at a mayoral forum Thursday night: put up or shut up.
A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning just blocks from his East Harlem home.
Pope Benedict the XVI marked his final day as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics today. Meanwhile, St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan is preparing to hosted a special mass to commemorate the election of a new pope.
Mayor Bloomberg was on a bit of a victory lap after his political action committee, Independence USA, helped Illinois politician Robin Kelly, a gun control advocate, win a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary.
Hundreds of thousands of uninsured, low-income residents in New Jersey could soon be covered by President Obama's healthcare overhaul, now that Governor Chris Christie is endorsing an expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state.
A Staten Island neighborhood where three people died during Sandy will be the first to get state-sponsored home buyouts. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the planned program during a visit to the borough on Monday.
Les Misérables took home three Oscars Sunday night, and now it’s going back to Broadway.
A New York judge has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the State University of New York from closing the Long Island College Hospital.
For the last three years, the New York Police Department has been trying to set in stone the rules, procedures and techniques for being a detective.