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After 100 days, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito only getting started

Source: Metro- Philadelphia

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One hundred days since winning the City Council’s top post, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is committed to an open-door policy with her colleagues and constituents.Credit: William Alatriste/NYC Council While most citywide elected leaders celebrated their 100 days in office last week, City Hall’s second-most powerful voice marks hers a little later than everybody else. Melissa Mark-Viverito was voted in as the City Council’s latest steward on Jan. 8. Sin ...
Full article at: Metro- Philadelphia 12 hours ago, 3:31pm CDT
 

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TLC Requests Information Related To City Council Proposal On Black Boxes For Taxis

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — As New York City explores ways to curb the speed of taxis, the Taxi and Limousine Commission has requested information on anti-speeding vehicle technologies. Last week City Councilman Jimmy Vacca introduced a plan to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits. The plan includes outfitting taxis with the same type of technology that records data in planes and trains. The boxes would report the taxis speed back to the TLC, ...
Full article at: CBS New York 1 day ago, 2:12pm CDT
 

End Of NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program Applauded

Source: CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by NYPD officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had ...
Full article at: CBS New York 1 day ago, 6:47am CDT
 

Some Cleveland Taxi Drivers Won’t Work As Long As Gay Games Ads Are On Their Cabs

Source: SportsGrid

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The Gay Games will be held in Cleveland this August, and for the first time in the 31-year history of the event, it has a presenting sponsor (or as I call it, a life partner). The Cleveland Foundation on Wednesday donated $250,000 to the Games, which will now be called the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation, which is a lot to chisel onto a medal. But one large step forward is accompanied by a small step backward. Some drivers have informed their ...
Full article at: SportsGrid 3 days ago, 9:31pm CDT
 

New York Pols Throw Shade at New Jersey During East River Fireworks Announcement

Source: New York Observer

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other Brooklyn and Queens pols at today’s event. (Photo: Ed Reed/NYC Mayor’s Office.) Sorry New Jersey, but New York has stolen the show again. At today’s press conference announcing the return of Macy’s July 4th fireworks celebration to the East River, Brooklyn State Senator Daniel Squadron put it bluntly: “The big loser today is New Jersey.” Since 2009, residents of New Jersey have been treated to a fireworks show on the Hudson River, which separates the Garden State ...
Full article at: New York Observer 3 days ago, 3:56pm CDT
 

New Yorkers Beguiled By Photo Of NYPD Officer Helping Blind Woman Cross Street

Source: CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A photo of an NYPD officer helping an elderly blind woman cross a busy street in Midtown has gone viral, and has won the praises of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The photo was taken by a passerby Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue. NYPD Transit Counter-Terror Team Officer Peterson Bastien had just exited the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station when someone told him an elderly wo ...
Full article at: CBS New York 6 days ago, 8:24pm CDT
 

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Court overturns Bloomberg health fund for taxi drivers

Source: Capital New York

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A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that the Bloomberg administration overstepped its bounds when it created a fund to help taxi drivers navigate the Affordable Care Act and provide support to disabled cabbies, an act that she found is more rightly, "a function for the legislature."Justice Margaret Chan's ruling responds to three separate suits challenging the Taxi and Limousine Commission's move, in ...
Full article at: Capital New York 6 days ago, 2:07pm CDT
 

Pedestrian, 22, dies after being struck by two yellow cabs while crossing Upper East Side street

Source: Metro- Philadelphia

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Kelly Gordon, 22, died after being struck by two yellow cabs while crossing an Upper East Side Street Thursday night, police said.Credit: Wikimedia Commons A 22-year-old pedestrian died Thursday night after being struck by a yellow cab that sent her into the path of another taxi on the on the Upper East Side, police said. Related Articles Traffic fatalities down 26 percent under de Blasio: report Denied in budget deal, Assembly bill revives New York City ...
Full article at: Metro- Philadelphia 6 days ago, 8:56am CDT
 

22-year-old woman struck, killed by two taxis

Source: WPIX.com

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One of two taxi drivers who struck a 22-year-old pedestrian who later died waits in his cab while investigators examine the scene in Manhattan on April 10, 2014. (Photo: David Torres) NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A 22-year-old woman died after she was struck by two taxis while crossing a Manhattan street, police said. Kelly Gordon, of New Jersey, was crossing York Avenue at East 84th Street when she was struck by a yellow taxi traveling south on York, NYPD said. She w ...
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