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Clinic Closes on Staten Island

Monday, April 28, 2008

Richmond University Medical Center says it can no longer afford the rent for a primary care center in the Clifton Neighborhood of Staten Island.

A spokesman says patients will now have to go to the main campus, 3.5 miles away.

The Clifton center was accessible by Staten Island’s only train line, but ...

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Bell's Supporters Press for Federal Civil Rights Probe

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sean Bell's family and supporters continue to press for a federal civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of the unarmed black man, following last week's acquittal of three undercover cops in the incident.

They and Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks are hosting Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers, head of the ...

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Civilian Complaint Board To Release Opinion On Sean Bell Shooting

Monday, April 28, 2008

The civilian board charged with reviewing police conduct plans to release its own opinion on the fatal shooting of Sean Bell but, as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the board's investigation could take years.

The formal complaint stemming from the Bell shooting came to the Civilian Complaint Review Board less than twelve ...

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Construction Workers Mourn Late Colleagues

Monday, April 28, 2008

The mournful sounds of bagpipes preceded a memorial Mass for the thirteen construction workers who have died on the job so far this year. The pipers were joined by hundreds of construction workers, many of them wearing hard hats and carrying their union flags. Electrician Ron Pitkin says he is ...

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Siegel Says Sean Bell Verdict Was Flawed

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Supporters of Sean Bell held another rally Sunday at the Harlem headquarters of the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

REPORTER: Protestors want the US justice department to bring a federal civil rights case against the three NYPD detectives who've been acquitted of all charges in the 50-bullet shooting outside a ...

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More Rallies in Response Verdict in Sean Bell Shooting

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Protesters will gather again today to express their anger over the acquittals of three police detectives involved in the Sean Bell shooting.

REPORTER: Saturday, marchers in Harlem carried white placards with big black numbers, each referring to one of the police bullets fired at Sean Bell and his two friends. Demonstrator ...

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New Jersey Democrats Fight Over Senate Seat

Sunday, April 27, 2008

While the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination continues to divide the national party... New Jersey's Democrats are in the midst of their own battle over a US Senate seat. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Pundits thought age would be the defining issue in the battle for this June's Senate nomination. ...

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Remembering Columbia, 1968

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This week marked the 40th Anniversary of the student protests at Columbia University. Dorian Merina spoke with some of those who took part in the protests and filed this report.


Information about Columbia '68 events

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New Yorkers React to Acquittals in Sean Bell Shooting

Saturday, April 26, 2008

WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks with Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about the reaction to the acquittals in the Sean Bell shooting, and what's next for the NYPD detectives involved.

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Rallies Follow Acquittals in Bell Shooting

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Reverend Al Sharpton led another rally Saturday, after Friday's acquittal of three police detectives involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell.

REPORTER: Among those who gathered at Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters Friday was Bronx resident Katherine Mavery, who wants answers about the police's use of deadly force:

MAVERY: What ...

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Grameen Bank Opens in Queens

Saturday, April 26, 2008

With a jumbo pair of scissors and a big round of applause, Dr. Muhammad Yunus officially opened Grameen America in Jackson Heights Friday. It's the first American branch of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.

REPORTER: More than three decades ago, Dr. Yunus got the bank started by lending small amounts of money ...

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City Awaits Verdict in Bell Shooting Trial

Friday, April 25, 2008

It's been exactly 17 months since the fatal shooting of Sean Bell and this morning New Yorkers will finally learn the fate of the 3 officers on trial. Over the last couple days, WNYC's Arun Venugopal has walked the streets Jamaica, Queens - where the shooting took place - as ...

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Bell Shooting Spurs Reforms in NYPD

Friday, April 25, 2008

Months before the acquittal of three officers in the shooting death of Sean Bell, Police Commissioner Kelly had instituted several reforms aimed at avoiding a similar tragedy in the future. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

Top on the list of 19 reforms was a first in the nation mandate instituted ...

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Building Permit Numbers Drop Sharply

Friday, April 25, 2008

In a sign that the real estate market is slowing, the number of building permits issued to contractors took a precipitous drop. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

The Census bureau reports that the number of residential building permits declined by 46 percent across the five boroughs for the first quarter, compared to ...

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NYPD Counter-Terrorism Officers Visable in Transit Hubs

Friday, April 25, 2008

Don't be surprised if you see police officers with dogs and heavy artillery on your commute this morning. They're part of an NYPD counter-terrorism initiative called TORCH. That stands for Transit Operational Response: Canines and Heavy Weapons.

REPORTER: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says TORCH teams will be at major transit hubs ...

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No Explanation for Wrongly Approved Construction Permits

Friday, April 25, 2008

The new interim head of the Department of Buildings still can't say for sure why the agency wrongly approved permits for a building where a crane recently collapsed. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: At a state Assembly hearing Jonathan Bing who represents Manhattan's east side described letters and meetings between a ...

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City Relies on Non-Profits for Many Community Services

Friday, April 25, 2008

A criminal probe into deceptive City Council book-keeping has thrown light on the City's growing reliance on non-profits to provide a wide array of community services. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this report.

REPORTER: From after school programs to health screening the City turns to hundreds of non-profits to maintain services while ...

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Sharpton vows to Continue Fight Following Acquittal in Bell Case

Friday, April 25, 2008

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton vows to continue his fight for the family of Sean Bell and the victims of the police shooting that took Bell's life. Speaking at his Harlem headquarters, Sharpton says he'll meet Monday with Congressman John Conyers, head of the House Judiciary Committee, to discuss a ...

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Explaining the Ruling in the Sean Bell Case

Friday, April 25, 2008

A shocked, angry response from supporters of Sean Bell outside the Queens Courthouse today, when they heard the 3 officers charged in his death were acquitted of all charges. Joining us to explain why the Judge ruled the way he did is WNYC's Arun Venugopal, who has been following this ...

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A Walk Down 125th Street

Friday, April 25, 2008

Changes are coming to 125th Street. Plans to rezone Harlem’s main artery look headed for approval in the city council, after a compromise to limit the height of new buildings to 19 stories. The amount of affordable housing in the plan has also been increased. While the look of 125th ...

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