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Mayor Expands Living Wage Law Qualifiers, Rate

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed an executive order that will significantly expand the city's living wage law to cover thousands of previously exempt workers and raise the definition of its pay rate. Updated 12:51 PM

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has issued almost 5,000 safety-related tickets to yellow cab drivers - compared to almost 2,500 last year - as part of the agency's increased enforcement of "Vision Zero."

Updated 10:53 AM

Mayor Ducks Questions on Staten Island Chuck

Fielding questions Monday for the first time since the death of Staten Island Chuck was revealed last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio did his best to sidestep questions on the topic that's rapidly turning into a punchline.

09/29/2014 07:51 PM

Astorino Threatens to Skip Gubernatorial Debates

Republican Candidate for Governor Rob Astorino is threatening not to participate in two debates announced over the weekend by the campaign of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Astorino says the terms of the two debates were never negotiated, and the announcement comes just weeks after Cuomo was criticized for refusing to debate his primary opponents.

09/29/2014 08:51 PM

On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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DOC Ending Solitary Confinement for Teens at Rikers

In an internal memo by Correction Commissioner Ponte, the department plans to end solitary confinement for 16 and 17-year-old inmates at Rikers Island by the end of the year. Updated 09/29/2014 12:08 PM

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East Side Access Project Getting $203M Boost

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to receive a windfall of federal dollars for its project that will bring the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central. Updated 09/26/2014 02:42 PM

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