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Senate Passes Bill to Restore Disability Pensions to New NYPD Officers

The bill seeking to reverse the reduction of disability pension will now go before the Assembly.  

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Veterans Groups Say De Blasio Is 'Tone Deaf' to Their Cause

Veterans groups say the mayor has made a series of missteps in his handling of their community.

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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative

The program is modeled after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative.

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De Blasio Budget Doesn't include Funding For 1,000 New Police Officers

The mayor said his $78.3 billion budget prepared the city for future downturns.

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De Blasio Signs Law Banning Use of Credit Checks in Hiring Decisions

Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander called the legislation the "toughest" protections in the country.

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Testy De Blasio Defends NYPD Actions at Freddie Gray Protests

The mayor said the city respects non-violent protests but participants must obey police commands.

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Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police

Mark-Viverito said the City Council is united on the issue and she won't stop pursuing more police.

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City Council Passes Bill to Ban Credit Checks for Most Job Seekers

Bill sponsor Councilman Brad Lander called the legislation the most stringent in the nation.

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De Blasio Driven to Brooklyn Before Subway Ride to Push for Transit Funds

De Blasio and Sen. Chuck Schumer rode the train to get Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill.

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Check Out This Sign Inspired By The Mayor's Subway Ride This Morning

Twitter user @darth was inspired to create a new sign to add to the MTA's courtesy campaign.

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City Finally Details Plan to Save $3.4B in Healthcare Costs

The de Blasio administration was criticized for not releasing details of the savings plan earlier.

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Councilman Donates $30K from OWS Arrest Settlement to Legal Advocacy Group

The money came from a settlement with the city over Ydanis Rodriguez's Occupy Wall Street arrest.

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Correction Department's Training Facilities are Lacking, New Boss Admits

DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte said the department needs better facilities to fix conditions at Rikers.

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VIDEO: De Blasio Jokes About Marijuana and Castro in Inner Circle Promo

The fundraiser is expected to raise money for 100 local charities.

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Bratton Negotiating With De Blasio for More Police, Mayor Skeptical of Need

Bratton made a case for more police during City Council budget hearings.