Bill de Blasio

New York Mayor Announces Over 9,000 City Staff Furloughs

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that another 9,000 city employees will be subjected to a compulsory five-day furlough in a bid to save the city $21 million, amid a broader drive to balance the budget. Speaking at a press conference, de…

Over 150 Business Leaders Urge Bill de Blasio to Clean Up New York City, Fight Crime

Over a hundred business leaders have expressed “widespread anxiety” over issues plaguing New York City, calling on Mayor de Blasio to clean the streets and tackle crime. “There is widespread anxiety over public safety, cleanliness and other quality of life issues that are contributing to…

NYC Mayor Strikes Deal With Teachers’ Union, Delays School Reopening

New York City’s public schools will reopen more than 10 days later than originally planned, as part of the latest deal between city hall and powerful unions representing teachers and principals. The only major school system in the United States that has opted to offer…

New York City Pauses Layoffs of 22,000 City Workers

New York City isn’t sending layoff notices to some 22,000 workers on Monday as planned, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a press briefing at City Hall. Labor union leaders went to the mayor and convinced him to hold off as they try to convince…

Report: 45 Shot, 5 Killed, Since Friday in Mayor de Blasio’s NYC

At least 45 people were shot, five fatally, since Friday in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City. CBS New York reports the 45 incidents included shootings on basketball court and park settings which are frequented by kids. 0…

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