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Body Scanners Sitting Unused at Rikers Island Due to State Law

The Department of Correction has been trying to crack down on contraband making its way inside jails at Rikers Island—but high-tech body scanning machines meant to catch inmates with weapons and drugs are sitting in storage thanks to state law. 689 more words

Fire Commissioner Backs de Blasio in Fight Over Disability Pensions

Giving newer firefighters smaller disability pensions isn’t fair, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said today—but he backed a proposal from Mayor Bill de Blasio that police and fire unions have said doesn’t do enough to fix the problem. 631 more words

Bill De Blasio

Correction Department Touts Drop in Solitary Confinement at Rikers Island

The number of inmates being held in solitary confinement on an average day at Rikers Island and other city jails has dropped by nearly third compared to a year ago, the Department of Correction announced this morning. 1,269 more words

Bill De Blasio

Council Members Fear Insufficient Protections for Workers in de Blasio Housing Plan

Members of the City Council’s committees on contracts and housing today clashed with Vicki Been, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, over whether the mayor’s… 674 more words

New Bills Would Force City Contractors to Disclose Boardroom Demographics

Council members Elizabeth Crowley and Darlene Mealy rallied this morning with women’s advocacy groups in favor of a pair of bills that would obligate companies doing business with the city to reveal the race and gender of their executives and directors. 285 more words

De Blasio FDNY Commissioner Struggles to Douse Council Budget Doubts

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro today pushed back against assertions from Queens Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and her colleagues that the city’s fire and emergency medical services are understaffed. 486 more words

Bill De Blasio

Rikers Healthcare Provider Corizon Under Fire at City Council Hearing

Members of the City Council grilled representatives of Corizon, the for-profit company that provides healthcare on Rikers Island, over what many have deemed inadequate care and preventable deaths of inmates during a hearing today—and raised the specter of ending the city’s relationship with the company. 962 more words