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Bronx Councilman Wants to Hire Even More NYPD Officers

Members of the City Council today met in the Bronx to cheer a hard-fought victory—the addition of nearly 1,300 new police officers to the NYPD’s headcount. 698 more words

Mark-Viverito Vouches for NYCHA Head Amid 'Ridiculous' Resignation Calls

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito brushed off calls from residents of the troubled New York City Housing Authority for Chairwoman Shola Olatoye to resign her post over delayed repairs—and credited the de Blasio appointee with “great ideas” about how to revitalize the strapped organization. 379 more words

Afternoon Bulletin: Pride Weekend's Dancing Cop, City Creates Bail Fund and More

During one of the most historic Gay Pride weekends to date on Sunday, an NYPD officer embraced the spirit at the Pride March by dancing with LGBT softball league member to Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” The… 391 more words

Bill Bratton: Council Reform Bills Are 'Unprecedented Intrusions' Into NYPD

A week after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s police force got a 1,300 new members—a headcount boost championed by the City Council—Mr. Bratton today threw cold water on Council legislation to outlaw chokeholds and require police to seek consent to searches. 1,214 more words

Mark-Viverito Awards Chairmanship to Councilman Accused of Sexually Harassing Staffer

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has appointed Bronx Councilman Andy King—the subject of a $1.25 million sexual harassment and wrongful dismissal claim against the city—chairman of the Committee on Libraries. 345 more words

City Council Approves $78.5 Billion Budget for New York City

The City Council formally approved a $78.5 billion city budget this afternoon, days after coming to an agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The budget, adopted for the 2016 fiscal year, includes the overwhelming majority of the priorities the Council had pushed—including 1,300 new police officers, money to keep libraries open 6 days a week, and increased funding for senior citizens and veterans. 520 more words

New York Democrats Hail Supreme Court's Ruling on Obamacare Subsidies

New York City’s top Democrats hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling today that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help low-income people buy health insurance. 436 more words