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Cops Still Handling Most 911 Mental Health Calls Despite Efforts to Keep Them Away

A pilot program that’s supposed to send teams of EMTs and social workers to help people in emotional distress isn’t working as planned so far: Police are responding to 80% of emergency calls for help, THE CITY has learned.

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Public Advocate Blasts Delays on de Blasio’s Mental Health ‘Diversion Centers’

Jumaane Williams, citing THE CITY’s report that one center is empty and another barely used after millions spent, demands answers on the ThriveNYC projects. "It’s beyond frustrating," he said.

First Lady Chirlane McCray’s Home Visit Program for First-Time Parents Scrapped

An effort to help new mothers with postpartum depression launched in February has been put on hold due to the pandemic — just when advocates say it’s needed most.

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Chirlane McCray Nearly Doubled Her Official Staff Payroll With Undisclosed Taxpayer-Funded Hires

The city’s First Lady officially has eight employees who support ThriveNYC and other projects. But at least 14 people on the government payroll work on her team, ahead of a potential Brooklyn borough president run.

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Mayor Takes Keep Calm and Carry On Approach to Coronavirus

Public demonstrations of business-as-usual are emerging as a major theme of Bill de Blasio’s response to the evolving worldwide crisis.

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Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC Mental Health Program Gets a Reboot

New goals, fewer programs and a greater emphasis on people with serious mental illness are on tap for de Blasio’s wife’s much-criticized effort.

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Local Concerns Over NYPD Plan to Take Mentally Ill to New ThriveNYC Clinics

Two precincts in East Harlem and The Bronx will soon start sending people having psychiatric episodes to "diversion centers" they’ll be free to leave.

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No More EDPs: NYPD’s Emergency Plan to Deal with Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Cops will start teaming with mental health workers on 911 calls and will no longer refer to "EDPs" under reforms aimed at stemming bloodshed.

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Revamped NYPD Response to Mentally Ill On Its Way After Long Delay

After cops fatally shot Saheed Vassell last year, Mayor de Blasio quickly promised to change how officers deal with emotionally disturbed persons.

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New Campaign Travel Costs for de Blasio NYPD Guards Revealed

Taxpayers’ tab for the mayor’s security detail for presidential campaign travel started two months before his official announcement, records show.


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De Blasio Cross-Country Presidential Run Takes NYC Taxpayers for a $100K Ride

The mayor and his wife’s NYPD security details have cost New Yorkers at least $100,000 in campaign travel so far, an analysis by THE CITY found.

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The de Blasio Files: Our Eye on the Mayor

Check out some of the stories THE CITY has produced about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fundraising and other issues that have drawn scrutiny.

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Chirlane McCray’s Mental Health Program Struggles to Retain Key Staff

The First Lady’s ThriveNYC has seen scores of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers leave its largest program before their commitment is up.