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Mayor's Police Rhetoric Hit Right Note in Crisis As Critics Question Policy

Groups that helped elect de Blasio say his comments on police and minority relations lag behind policy.

Whitestone »

Marijuana Arrests Down 60 Percent Since New Policy, Says Mayor

Police officers have been given the option to ticket low-level marijuana offenders.

Civic Center »

NYPD Would Have to Tell of Right to Refuse Searches Under New Bill

The law would require officers to identify themselves and explain why an individual was being stopped.

Civic Center »

City Council Wants to Change Specialized High School Admissions Process

The legislation calls for the DOE to make diversity a priority in its decision-making.

Civic Center »

You Could Get an Email When a Gun Offender Moves Next Door Under New Bill

The proposed legislation would open the NYPD's gun offender registry to the public.

Chelsea »

SAGE Centers Where LGBT Seniors Find Community Will Expand to 5 Boroughs

SAGE's centers offer social services, classes and meals for LGBT seniors.

Tremont & East Tremont »

See How Your South Bronx Councilmember is Spending Discretionary Funds

An interactive chart shows how several members of the Bronx's poorest districts spent tax dollars.

Upper East Side »

Let 16-Year-Olds Serve on Community Boards, Politicians Say

Councilman Ben Kallos wants to extend community board membership to older teens.

Concourse »

Incumbents and PAC-Backed Candidates Win Big in The Bronx

The borough faced some poll-site problems, with a chunk of its votes still uncounted Wednesday morning.

Fordham »

Openly Gay Candidates Face Off in Historic Bronx City Council Race

An openly gay legislator would be a first for The Bronx, observers say.

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