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Sergeants' Union Advises DNC to Choose Other Venue for Convention

Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn, but an open letter from the Sergeants Benevolent Association to the DNC chairperson says the city is not a safe place to host the convention. Updated 08/26/2014 09:44 PM

Park Slope Gets More Pre-K Spots Due to High Demand

With less than two weeks before students head back to school, the de Blasio administration is scrambling to launch its citywide pre-K program but finding that there are too many applicants in some neighborhoods, but not enough in others.

Updated 08/26/2014 07:50 PM

Mayor Promises Tougher Security Following Second Brooklyn Bridge Trespassing

The second incident of very public trespassing on the Brooklyn Bridge in less than a month has Mayor Bill de Blasio again vowing tougher security—with other lawmakers proposing stricter penalties. Many are still asking how one of the most high-profile spots in the world can be so easily infiltrated.

Updated 08/25/2014 08:43 PM

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Activists, Politicians Turn Out for Michael Brown's Funeral

Politicians, civil rights activists and celebrities gathered Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown—the unarmed black teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer captured the country's attention. 08/25/2014 06:59 PM

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Garner Rally Could Be Crucial Test for Mayor

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Staten Island tomorrow to march in memory of Eric Garner, who died in police custody last month, a demonstration that could be a crucial test for the de Blasio administration. 08/22/2014 09:46 PM

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