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Bloomberg Criticizes State Budget

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Testifying in Albany yesterday, Bloomberg said the city will lose roughly $500 million in state funding that was either promised for things like health care or, in the case of education, as part of a court-ordered settlement.

Bloomberg told lawmakers that a "deal's a deal" and to go back on ...

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Elderly New Yorkers Disproportionately at Risk for Traffic Deaths

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fewer New Yorkers are getting killed in traffic accidents but those that are, are mostly elderly. City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the numbers are disproportionate.

KHAN: While seniors were 12% of the population they compromised about 40% of those killed or injured in vehicle accidents.

REPORTER: She says traffic engineers will ...

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Homeless Count Underway

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Department of Homeless Services says about 2,500 volunteers signed up to help count those people living on the streets, subways and parks.

The city tests the accuracy of the count by planting decoy homeless people around town and seeing what percentage of them are noticed.

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Mayor Says Soaring Contruction Costs Should Boost Congestion Pricing Plan

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says soaring construction costs as another reason for legislators to pass his congestion pricing plan.

REPORTER: Global demand for steel, concrete and fuel are pushing up project prices. That run-up in costs comes as government is already facing red ink and is hard pressed to find the hundreds of ...

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Sen. Clinton Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton thanks her supporters in Florida after she won the Democratic primary there. The win does not award any delegates.

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Advocacy Groups Attempt to Educate People in New York State

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hoping to tone down the vitriol against illegal immigrants, advocacy groups are starting a public information campaign aimed at people who aren't immigrants. The groups are scheduling workshops, and outreach efforts at churches and synagogues, to educate people about immigrants' lives and economic contributions.

REPORTER: Javier Valdes from the New York ...

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Mitt Romney Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mitt Romney thanks supporters after his second place showing in the Republican Florida primary on January 29, 2008.

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Rudy Makes Final Push in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Accompanied by the actor John Voight, who vouched for his work as mayor, Giuliani flew around the state of Florida Monday, speaking to crowds that never topped 100 - until he got to Miami for a rally late last night.

Hundreds of boisterous college students filled a hall at Florida International ...

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McCain Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain thanks supporters after winning the Florida Republican primary on January 29, 2008

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Rudy Giuliani Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rudy Giuliani thanks supporters after a disappointing third place finish in the Republican Florida primary.

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State Employee Tried to Sell Artifacts Online

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Daniel Lorello is an archives specialist with New York's Department of Education.

He allegedly sold some documents for thousands of dollars. One item was an 1823 letter from former Vice President John Calhoun.

Joseph Romito, a historian, saw the letter up for bid on e-Bay and suspicious, did some background research.

ROMITO: ...

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Sen. Clinton Opens Campaign Offices Throughout New York State

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

With one week to go before New York, New Jersey, and twenty other states vote in the Super Duper Tuesday primaries, candidate Hillary Clinton has been opening get-out-the-vote offices throughout the state.

Fliers to be handed out are bundled by language and local towns. They’re destined for Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, Yonkers, New ...

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Loan Review Company Agrees to Work with Cuomo on Subprime Investigation

Monday, January 28, 2008

A company that analyzes mortgages for Wall Street banks has agreed to cooperate with state prosecutors in an investigation of the banks' role in the sub prime mortgage crisis.

REPORTER: Clayton Holdings works with banks to review loans before they're turned into securities and sold to investors. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ...

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New Jersey Visited by Dems in its First-Ever Early Primary

Monday, January 28, 2008

With just a week to go before New Jersey's first-ever early presidential primary, the Garden State is getting its fair share of national attention, especially from the democrats.

State Senate President Dick Codey, who has backed former Senator John Edwards' failed bid, says he will decide by Wednesday if he will ...

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New Criiminal Court Opens in the Bronx

Monday, January 28, 2008

After two years of delays, the long awaited new Bronx criminal court house will open its doors today. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The glass-encased building - named the Bronx County Hall of Justice - spans two city blocks on 161st street. The opening comes after numerous problems that included a ...

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Mayor Bloomber to Testify in Albany on Budget

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg will testify in Albany today as lawmakers get down to work on Governor Spitzer's proposed budget. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

Mayor Bloomberg's appearance in Albany comes a week after Governor Spitzer introduced a preliminary budget that City officials say shorted the city by as much as a half-billion dollars ...

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Residents Rally Against Entertainment Complex on Pier 40

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hundreds of lower Manhattan residents rallied against a proposal to build a permanent entertainment complex on Pier 40.

REPORTER: A proposal by the Related Companies calls for a permanent Cirque de Soleil facility, but Doug Sherrod, who lives near the Houston Street pier, says that would overwhelm the area.

SHERROD: The West ...

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Giuliani Continues Speaking Tour Around Florida

Monday, January 28, 2008

As he drops in the polls in Florida, Mayor Giuliani is speaking to small but ardent crowds around the state. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports from Sanford, Florida.

REPORTER: Beginning his day in Orlando, the former Mayor is stopping in Clearwater, Ft Myers, and Fort Lauderdale before holding a final rally tonight ...

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Brooklyn Resident Charged with Hate Crimes

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Brooklyn Heights resident has been charged with a string of anti-Semitic hate crimes from last September. Officials say Ivaylo Ivanov spray painting swastikas on synagogues and spreading fliers with hateful messages.

REPORTER: He also allegedly accumulated a small arsenal of items including guns and deadly pipe bombs. Lieutenant Mark Torre ...

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Archivist Sold State Library Documents on E-Bay

Monday, January 28, 2008

An archivist at the New York State Library was caught selling historic documents from the library on E-Bay.

REPORTER: Daniel Lorello faces multiple felony charges, including grand larceny and scheming to defraud. A history buff from Virginia, Joseph Romito, alerted the attorney general's office after he saw a 185-year-old letter from ...

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