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  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupil public school...
  • NYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders

    Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital. De Blaiso...
  • NYC to spend $250 million to make dangerous streets safer

    Some of New York City's most dangerous streets are about to get safer as part of a $250 million project that will target roadways in the outer boroughs where dozens of pedestrians have been killed or injured in recent years. The city's Department of...
  • Chicago mayoral race mirrors schism challenging Democratic Party

    CHICAGO The Democratic Party is riven over how loud a voice to give its progressive wing. Chicago is that struggle's new frontline. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has dared to anger his party's organized-labor allies, is being challenged in the city's first...
  • NYC Council begins hearings on police-community relations

    Relations between New York City's police department and communities of color, long at a simmer, boiled over last summer when an unarmed Eric Garner was captured on video screaming "I can't breathe!" as he was placed in a fatal chokehold by an NYPD...
  • NY officials call for Homeland Security funding

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of New York City's Congressional delegation are calling for long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Some Republicans in the House of Representatives have threatened to deprive funding as a protest...
  • Longtime ban on cellphones at NYC public schools is lifted

    A longtime ban on cellphones at New York City public schools has been lifted. Mayor Bill de Blasio had promised during his 2013 mayoral campaign to overturn the ban. The city had announced in January that the ban would be lifted. The change went into...
  • NYC mayor to skip St. Patrick's parade over policy on gays

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is not planning to march in the nation's biggest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade unless its organizers change their limitations on displays of gay pride. De Blasio skipped the march a year ago and currently intends to do so...
  • New York City mayor marches in gay pre-St. Patrick's parade

    Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of participants at a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday that a society for all is one that embraces and respects everyone. The St. Pat's for All parade stepped off in...
  • Garcia vs. Emanuel could be proxy for fight within national party

     Garcia vs. Emanuel could be proxy for fight within national party
    After forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff election to keep his job, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is framing the head-to-head showdown as part of an ideological fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. That narrative seeks to...
  • NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

    Two months ago, amid a searing rift with City Hall, the president of the New York Police Department's sergeants union turned his back to Mayor Bill de Blasio and later called him "a total nincompoop." On Thursday, that union head, Edward Mullins, fixed a...