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Mineo Thanks Sharpton for Taking up His Cause

Saturday, November 08, 2008

A man who says police officers sodomized him with a radio antenna has appeared with the Reverend Al Sharpton at a National Action Network rally. Michael Mineo thanked Sharpton for visiting him at his hospital bed last month:

MINEO: I want to say I appreciate everyone ...

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Immigration Crackdown Leads to More Deportations in Metro Area

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Federal immigration officials say a crackdown on illegal immigrants is leading to more arrests and deportations in New York and New Jersey. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: In New Jersey, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported more than 4100 people during the last budget year. That's ...

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"Taking Over" at the Public Theater

Friday, November 07, 2008

Danny Hoch is an actor and playwright who came to prominence in the late 90's with two, one-man shows that featured a wide array of what he calls "real New York characters” -- primarily people of color dealing with AIDS, racism and the prison system, ...

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Grand Jury Hears Testimony in Police Sodomy Case

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Brooklyn tattoo artist who claims police sodomized him, testified before a grand jury yesterday. He emerged confident he would get justice. One of the officers allegedly involved has cost the city money in previous incidents. The City has paid tens-of-thousands of dollars to settle ...

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Little Hiring and Lots of Firing in City's Financial Sector

Friday, November 07, 2008

All the bank failures, bank conversions, and bank mergers mean New York’s once thriving financial sector is shedding jobs - fast. Ten thousand this past year, and an estimated 30,000 more in the coming year. Recruiters say there’s a lot of talent on the street, ...

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City Scaling Back School Construction

Friday, November 07, 2008

City officials say they're scaling back on the construction of new school buildings.

The Department of Education released a new five year capital construction plan that calls for about 40 new schools with 25,000 classroom seats. That's far different from the previous five-year-plan in which the ...

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Renaming Triborough Will Be Uphill Battle

Friday, November 07, 2008

Officials know it will be an uphill battle, but they're still hoping they can get people to stop calling the Triborough Bridge the Triborough Bridge. It's being officially renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Queens native John Garcia isn't ready for the name change.

GARCIA: When ...

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Triborough Renamed 'Robert F. Kennedy Bridge'

Friday, November 07, 2008

Robert F. Kennedy would have turned 83 years old this month. On November 19th, the Triborough Bridge will be officially renamed in honor of the New York Senator who was killed while running for president in 1968. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The MTA, which owns ...

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City to Close 18 Community Centers

Friday, November 07, 2008

The cash-strapped New York City Housing Authority plans to transfer its social service programs to four city agencies. The first phase is supposed to save NYCHA roughly $20 million. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez has more.

The move means 18 community centers will be closed within two months ...

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Only Modest Gain in NYC Turnout

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Despite the dancing in the streets and the long lines at the polls, New York City's turnout rate was somewhat underwhelming. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The city's board of elections hasn't given out final numbers. But it is reporting that 2.34 million New Yorkers ...

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Lieberman's Future Still Uncertain

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Former Democrat-turned-independent Joe Lieberman, Senator of Connecticut, is not saying whether he'll continue to caucus with Democrats or whether he's still chair of the Senate's Homeland Security committee.

Lieberman had this to say after his meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

REID: We must now unite ...

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Mayor Asks NYC to Spread the Pain

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Layoffs and tax increases are just part of how Mayor Bloomberg plans to balance the budget this year. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports on some of the other ways he plans to save money.

REPORTER: The city will save a lot by simply not hiring people to ...

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Chasing That Good Old New-car Smell

Thursday, November 06, 2008

New Jersey auto dealers feel stranded as credit and consumer confidence both dry up.

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Whitney Museum Honors Photographer in Color

Thursday, November 06, 2008

In the mid-60s, American photographer Bill Eggleston introduced color photography to the art world. Up until that point, ad agencies used color photography, but art photography stuck to black and white.

Starting Friday, the Whitney Museum will present a career retrospective of Eggleston’s photographs. Co-curator Elisabeth ...

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Fewer Minority Students in Gifted & Talented Programs

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Two City Council members are demanding changes in the city's new admissions policy for gifted and talented programs in its public schools, following news that the change did not bring more students in, or make the programs more ethnically and racially diverse.

Councilman Lew Fidler says ...

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Mayor Offers Gloomy Forecast

Thursday, November 06, 2008

BLOOMBERG: New Yorkers must pull together. We're going to do that. Every city agency must push each dollar further. We're going to do that. Doing that involves making hard choices that won't be popular with everyone, or perhaps anyone.

HOST: From education and housing to police ...

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A Conversation with Obama

Thursday, November 06, 2008

As part of WNYC’s election coverage, Bob Hennelly had an exclusive interview with Senator Obama between stops in New York City after his Cooper Union address on increased market transparency. It was late March and he asked the then-Democratic candidate for president about the end ...

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Elections and Economic Turmoil: A Look Back

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The current turmoil on Wall Street has been compared to the Great Depression, and some people have concluded that what's needed to fix it is a new New Deal.

In the 1932 race for the White House, in the throes of the Depression, Democratic Gov. ...

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World Musicians Sing the Obama Tune

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Barack Obama wasn't just popular among the young; he was the favorite of musicians from around the world. WNYC's Rob Weisberg has this musical tribute.

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Dems Take Control of NY State Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New York’s last bastion of Republican control -- the State Senate -- has become a Democratic power base, along with the Assembly and Governorship. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Two long-serving Republicans lost, two vacant seats split, two other races remained too close to call, and ...

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