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When Arnie Kriss, in a May 19 online op-ed column in the Daily News, criticized Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea for congratulating themselves on the quick placement of Poli…

Who would have had means, motive and opportunity to breathe new life into an incendiary remark made by the city's Health Commissioner to the NYPD's top uniformed officer seven weeks earlier th…

The problem with jumping to conclusions based on the May 2 video in which Police Officer Francisco Garcia strikes Donni Wright several times and takes him to the ground is that it was shot fro…

Brenda Berkman and Regina Wilson are two of the firefighters who survived the World Trade Center rescue efforts in which 343 FDNY members were killed, then spent months working at the site in …

When Governor Cuomo April 11 reacted to Mayor de Blasio's declaration that city schools would remain shuttered for the rest of the term by saying, "He didn't close them and he can't open them,…

A veteran firefighter April 7 replied to my phone message with an email declining to discuss in depth the situation at a job in which more than 300 colleagues had already tested positive for t…

"There are a lot of frightened cops right now," one police officer said March 28. "People are jumpy. There's palpable fear: people are very worried about getting the illness, bringing it home …

Governor Cuomo's March 25 briefing on the state of his state in the time of COVID-19 had a distinctly different feel from the previous day's presentation, and for reasons that went beyond the …

At his worst, Governor Cuomo can be an overbearing bully, accomplishing his goals with a mix of relentless pressure to resolve an issue and the hectoring of those who are slow to fall into line.

Thirteen years ago, the state Court of Appeals upheld City Council legislation enacted over then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto granting uniformed status to Emergency Medical Service workers.

Michael Bloomberg had not lost an election since November 2003, when New York City voters resoundingly rejected a referendum he spent millions of dollars promoting to make elections here nonpa…

Michael Bloomberg was trying to dispose of an old skeleton unearthed by Elizabeth Warren regarding his having told an employee of Bloomberg LP in 1997, upon learning that she was pregnant, to …

When Emergency Medical Service Local 2507 of District Council 37 begins contract bargaining with the de Blasio administration Feb. 18, its strongest argument for a raise well in excess of the …

The most-shocking moment in a 39-second video of the Jan. 9 beat-down by a 14-year-old girl at MS 158 Marie Curie in Bayside, Queens of a 13-year-old did not involve the punches and kicks deli…

Midway through Rudy Giuliani’s first term, ex-Mayor Ed Koch—who had endorsed him in 1993 but within two years was having doubts about him—tried to dissuade Mr. Giuliani from forcing out his Po…

“We have lights out at 11—did I miss anything in the last 15 minutes of the Democratic debate?” Fausto “Fuzzy” Mamori asked me when I visited him the morning after at the kinder, gentler Feder…