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Healthy Compensation for NYC Civil Servants

Thursday, January 08, 2009

A new study finds civil servants with six-figure compensation packages are the norm in New York City with firefighters making, on average, $186,000 a year, and police officers, $164,000. The study, by the Citizens Budget Commission, says the average city worker's salary and benefits has ...

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NY Dem Senators Claim Majority in New Session

Thursday, January 08, 2009

New York Democrats are celebrating now that they've elected a state senate leader and officially take control of the legislature for the first time in nearly four decades. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.

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Let's Get Married in the Big Apple

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Lovers: looking for that perfect place to tie the knot? The city wants you to consider its brand new Manhattan marriage bureau. The lavish space replaces the old, crusty bureau in the Municipal Building, and has been designed to make the experience faster while earning ...

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Port Auth. to Post Inspections for Airports and Facilities

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Port Authority will announce today that it's voluntarily posting information about how well its airports and other facilities fare in building and fire inspections.

Because it's a state agency, the Port Authority is exempt from local building regulations. But in an effort to improve transparency, ...

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What's in Store for NYS Legislature

Thursday, January 08, 2009

So what's next, now that Gov. Paterson has delivered his first state of the state speech? Will lawmakers join him in his call for sacrifice? Joining us now to look at how things may play out is James Madore, Albany bureau chief for Newsday.

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Paterson: Health Care a Top Priority for State

Thursday, January 08, 2009

PATERSON: Now let’s just stop right here. Let’s forget about the State of the State. I’m talking to you.

HOST: Governor Paterson used several minutes in his hour-long address to make one particular health care issue a top priority. WNYC’s Fred Mogul explains.

REPORTER: Paterson used his ...

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Mayor: Obama Stimulus May Not Help in Short-Term

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is sounding a note of caution about President-elect Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan, saying it may not do enough to help those who need the money most. Obama laid out goals of doubling the production of alternative energy over three years, updating most ...

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NYC Tax Revenues Turnaround in 2011

Thursday, January 08, 2009

New York City's tax revenues are likely to be sharply down this year, by some 7.5 percent and a new study by the Independent Budget Office says the city is unlikely to start seeing a turnaround until 2011, a year after the rest of the ...

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Paterson on Kennedy as NY Senator

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Governor Paterson spoke publicly for the first time about what he liked, and didn't like, about Caroline Kennedy, as a possible replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton. Paterson spoke with WOR's Joan Hamburg:

PATERSON: Caroline Kenney obviously does have a tremendous relationship with the president and that's ...

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Council Requires NYPD Weapons Reports

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The City Council voted unanimously to require the police department to file annual reports about officers' use of their guns. Currently, the New York Police Department voluntarily submits its firearms discharge reports. Under the new legislation, the NYPD would have to break down shootings by ...

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NY National Guard Soldiers Return Home

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nearly 150 New York National Guard soldiers returned to the city today after serving in Afghanistan for 10 months. They're part of the 27th Brigade Combat Team of the Guard, and their mission was to train the Afghan National Army and police.

Twenty-Four year old Sergeant ...

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City's Inauguration Party Is Tapped Out

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The City Council is hosting a viewing party at City Hall for Barack Obama's inauguration, and it has had such an overwhelming response that it can no longer accommodate any more guests.

The council has received more than 2,000 responses to invitations that were sent out ...

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Wedding Bells Ring In NYC Marriage Bureau

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a new marriage bureau today in City Hall, one that he hopes will bring more tourism to the city. The gleaming, 24,000 square-ft. space officially opens on Monday, and includes a sound system that allows couples to play their wedding processional music ...

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Sounds of the Three Kings Day Parade

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mexican tribal performers joined camels, sheep and some politicians in the Three Kings Day parade in East Harlem yesterday.

The annual event is organized by El Museo del Barrio and marks the Christian holiday also known as Epiphany when the three wise men visited the infant ...

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NYS to Insure More Young Adults

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Governor Paterson wants to change how one group of young adults in New York gets health insurance. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: About a third of the state’s 25 million uninsured residents are between the ages of 19 and 29. Paterson wants private insurers to ...

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Democrats Poised to Control NYS Senate

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

It looks like Queens Democrat Malcolm Smith will get to call himself state senate majority leader. After weeks of wrangling with three dissident Democrats, Smith has gotten his party to coalesce around him for the post. Karen DeWitt has this update from Albany.

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NYC Gives Up Yankees Luxury Suites

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says he won't use the luxury box the city will get free of charge when the new Yankee Stadium opens in April. The move comes after embarrassing e-mails surfaced showing how hard his aides lobbied for the perk. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: ...

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Paterson Targets Healthcare In His Albany Address

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Governor Paterson says the state of New York State is "perilous," but he says a new set of priorities -- and the courage to balance a budget with a $15 billion deficit -- could create a "brighter, smarter future."

Paterson says some 225,000 New Yorkers could ...

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Skipping Bryant Park

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Designers decide to opt out of Fashion Week runway shows.

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Cedar Lake Dance Company Kicks Off Season

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A Wal-Mart sponsored dance company is flourishing in New York's struggling economy. The Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is one of the few companies that brings in work by foreign artists, such as Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman. It's Veldman's first time working with American dancers, who ...

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