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City Council Examines Increase in Suicide Rates for Vets

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Committee on Veterans held a joint session Tuesday with the Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services, to look into the disturbing rise in the number of veterans committing suicide.

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City Council Pushes Back on NYPD Intelligence Programs

Friday, October 07, 2011

The NYPD has created the largest municipal counter-terrorism unit in the world — committing 1,000 officers to the effort, placing detectives in liaison positions around the world and relying on a covert intelligence component. There's been very little opposition to the program — but that changed this week.

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Councilmembers Call for Greater Oversight of NYPD

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Some New York City Council members are calling for more oversight of the New York Police intelligence operations, after they were not informed of department programs that subjected Muslim neighborhoods to surveillance and scrutiny.

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Mayor Not Required to Notify Others Before Leaving Town

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A bill requiring New York City mayors to notify other city officials when they take out-of-town trips is not going anywhere.

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10 Years Later, FDNY and NYPD in Radio Sync

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Since the September 11 attack, New York City has committed hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade its 911 call system and its emergency radio communications to try and correct the inadequacies documented by the 911 Commission and other expert reviews.
A City Council panel Tuesday examined how far the Bloomberg administration had actually gotten on the effort,which has run into time delays and major cost overruns.

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Department Of Finance's Mea Culpa on Rent Subsidy for Seniors

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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A computer glitch that caused the city to overcharge landlords $43 million on their last property tax bills has been fixed, according to the head of the city's Department of Finance.

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Council Holds Forum on Combating Cyber-Bullying

Monday, July 18, 2011

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City leaders are trying to help city parents and young adults get up to speed on how to prevent and combat so-called cyber-bullying.

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City Council Seeks to Further Regulate Pedicab Industry

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pedicab drivers could soon be required to display a bill of rights for passengers in their cabs and provide detailed receipts even before a trip begins.

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NYC Approves Smoking Ban in City Parks, Beaches

Thursday, February 03, 2011

After a spirited debate, the New York City Council voted to ban smoking in parks and on beaches in what Mayor Bloomberg called a major milestone in the city's efforts to improve public health. 

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City Puts the Brake on Parking Meter Rate Hike

Thursday, January 06, 2011

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Parking meter prices will remain the same in the outer boroughs and above 86th Street in Manhattan thanks to a budget deal reached between Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council.

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Don't Scapegoat Sanitation Workers, Says Councilwoman

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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The buck should stop with the Mayor and not with the workers tasked to clean up the aftermath of the storm, according to the Chair of the City Council Sanitation Committee.

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Bed Bugs Heart NYC

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Bed bugs are camped out in New York City and according to the experts, they're not going away anytime soon.

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