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New Health Web site Rates Hospitals

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Yorkers can now learn more about the quality of their local hospitals by using a new state Health Department Web site.

It builds on earlier resources to provide detailed information about how well hospitals are doing at providing preventive care. For instance, you ...

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More Families Seek Shelter as Recession Deepens

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Coalition for the Homeless says the number of homeless families hit a record high last month, with 9,700 seeking shelter.

As of last week, the city reported more than 15,000 children were staying in shelters.

Susan Barnes, principal of P-S 112 in the Northeast Bronx, says ...

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Bronx BP Mum on Possible Obama Post

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Is Adolfo Carrion set to head a new White House office of urban policy? The Bronx borough president drew attention two weeks ago when he reportedly told students he'd be heading to a new job in DC. But now he's trying to be a little ...

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Verdict Months Away in Deutsche Bank Trial

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A verdict is still months away in the criminal case involving three men charged in the Deutsche blaze fire that killed two firefighters last year.

But an unprecedented agreement between District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and the Bloomberg Administration has committed the city to overhaul how it ...

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Losing a Home, But Not Before Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The emotional ties a family feels to a home are especially apparent now - when hundreds-of-thousands are having to leave houses they can no longer afford. A foreclosure is devastating for a family whether they'd been there for decades or just a few years. This ...

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NYPD Commissioner Calls Verdicts "Disappointing"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's not everyday we get a verdict, let alone a mistrial, in a police murder case. Yesterday, we got both. Former "Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato was cleared of second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of off-duty police officer, Daniel Enchautegui.

A judge also declared a ...

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NYC Dodges Prosecution in Deutsche Bank Fire

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Manhattan grand jury has indicted three construction executives for their alleged role in the fatal fire at the former Deutsche Bank building. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, there's significant reaction to some key entities facing no indictment.

REPORTER: District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's report on ...

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City Shelters See Rise In Homeless Families

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

At the end of November the number had risen to nearly 10,000.

The Coalition for the Homeless, a local advocacy group, says the number of new families showing up each month started to increase about five months ago, and now it's the highest it's been in ...

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New York Crime City Rates Drop

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The city's crime statistics are in for the year, and overall there's been a 4% drop in all major crime from 2007, including fewer incidents of felony assault, auto theft and crime in the transit system.

Mayor Bloomberg says along with the falling economy, maintaining the ...

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Union Square Dance Studio Closes

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Djoniba Drum and Dance Center has been teaching dance in its seventh floor studios since 1992.

But the studio was hit with a huge rent increase and with fewer students able to afford class, it has to shut its doors by the end of the month.

MiMi ...

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Charges Expected in Ground Zero Fire

Monday, December 22, 2008

Three construction supervisors and a subcontractor have been indicted in the 2007 death of two firefighters at a skyscraper at Ground Xero.

A person familiar with the investigation says manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide are among the charges. The individual spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

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Report: Teen Mothers Need More Assistance at Schools

Monday, December 22, 2008

A new report says teenage mothers don't have enough child care at their schools.

In 2007, the city shut down four high schools for pregnant and parenting teens because the programs had a poor academic track record.

The goal was to send the students to regular schools ...

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Financial Scams

Monday, December 22, 2008

Examining some of the new scams that are tailor made for the new millennium and the current financial downturn.

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Five Convicted in Fort Dix Plot

Monday, December 22, 2008

A jury has convicted five men of conspiring to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, in New Jersey.

That's after five days of deliberations. The men were Muslim immigrants originally from the former Yugoslavia, Turkey and elsewhere.

Sohail Mohammad is an immigration attorney in New Jersey, he says ...

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Record Ridership Expected for AirTrain

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Port Authority and the MTA say they're working to make it easier to transfer between the JFK AirTrain and the subway and Long Island Rail Road. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Even though the number of air passengers overall is down, the JFK AirTrain ...

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City Day Care Workers Get Pay Raises

Monday, December 22, 2008

After being threatened by the state, New York City has agreed to give pay raises to about 27,000 daycare workers.

The daycare workers make on average $19,000 a year and care for the kids of low income parents who are getting their childcare subsidized.

About half a ...

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The McMahons Take Ceremonial Oaths

Monday, December 22, 2008

Staten Island and Brooklyn Democrats pulled out all the stops yesterday for the swearing-in of Congressman-elect Michael McMahon. In November, Republicans lost a seat they've held for 30 years, after after a drunk-driving and adultery scandal enveloped Vito Fossella. WNYC's Fred Mogul attended Sunday's ceremony ...

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Indictments Handed Up in Deutsche Bank Fire

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sixteen months after two firefighters died in a fire in the ill-fated Deutsche bank building at the World Trade Center, Manhattan DA Robert Morganthau has gotten an indictment against private sector construction officials and a subcontractor.

Indicted on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide are Jeffrey Melfochik ...

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Conviction in 2007 Shooting of Officer

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A man accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a Brooklyn traffic stop has been convicted of murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Dexter Bostic faces life in prison without parole when he's sentenced in February.

Prosecutors argued Bostic and two others ...

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Ecuadorean Man Killed in Alleged Bias Crime Laid to Rest

Sunday, December 21, 2008

An Ecuadorean immigrant beaten to death in Brooklyn in an apparent hate crime has been carried to his been laid to rest in his homeland. Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay's coffin was scattered with roses and covered with the Ecuadorean flag as he was buried yesterday in ...

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