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American Teen, Is It 4Real

Monday, August 04, 2008

We say good bye to Liza Weisberg, our summer intern today. Before taking off for College we had her review the new movie American Teen.

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NYCLU Wants Cop Shooting Stats

Monday, August 04, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union says the New York Police Department is refusing to release any statical data on the race of people shot by its officers.

The group filed a lawsuit today demanding the police change their policy.

It claims the NYPD used to release ...

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Port Authority Moves Against Feds' Flight Auction Plan

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Port Authority is trying to block the federal government from auctioning off landing and departure slots at New York's three major airports.

The agency, which owns and operates LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Liberty, formally proposed rules that would not allow any flights if they got ...

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Bloomberg Throws Bash for Clinton

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the guest of honor tonight at Gracie Mansion, at a party Mayor Michael Bloomberg is throwing her to celebrate her historic Democratic presidential campaign.

BLOOMBERG: She has worked very hard on everything that I have pointed out is a New York ...

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City Restaurants Comply with Calorie Count Rules

Friday, August 01, 2008

Most city restaurants are complying with new rules requiring them to list calorie counts on their menus, according to state health officials.

City inspectors cited just nine restaurants for failing to post calorie counts in the first week after they began enforcing the rule on July ...

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A District Swings in New Jersey

Friday, August 01, 2008

The 7th Congressional District in New Jersey used to be reliably Republican. But with New Yorkers moving in along the I-78 corridor, it's now considered up for grabs. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has been keeping an eye on that race and reports that in the last ...

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City Tries Closing Tunnel Lanes to Ease Accidents

Friday, August 01, 2008

If you can't get people to stop crossing against the light, then stop the cars from driving there instead.

That's the approach the city Department of Transportation will try out at the Park Avenue tunnel in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood.

The intersection of Park and 33rd Street ...

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Mothers Rail for Breastfeeding Rights

Friday, August 01, 2008

A band of mothers boarded the A train today with children and strollers in tow -- then began breastfeeding their infants and toddlers. The women were calling attention to what they say is a mother's right to nurse her baby when and where she wants ...

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City Set Energy Record in July, Con Ed Says

Friday, August 01, 2008

Con Ed says its customers set a record for monthly energy use in July. The utility supplied more than 6-million megawatt hours of electricity over its power grid last month.

That's nearly 1 percent more than the previous mark set in August 2005.

Con Ed says its ...

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Queens Soldier Honored

Friday, August 01, 2008

The life of Staff Sergeant Alex Jimenez is being celebrated in Corona, Queens, where he grew up. Jimenez was kidnapped in Iraq with two other soldiers when his unit - the Second Brigade, Tenth Mountain Division - was ambushed. Yesterday mourners lined the streets of ...

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Judges to Review Nuclear Plant Safety

Friday, August 01, 2008

Opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power station have scored a victory. A panel of judges has agreed to review some of their concerns about the plant's safety. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Months from now, the three judges of the Atomic Safety Licensing Board ...

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Evicted Brooklyn Businesses Suffer

Friday, August 01, 2008

The 2004 rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn is finally having an impact, but for 57 percent of the small businesses it's not a good one. That's the finding of a survey by the Urban Justice Center and a grassroots group called FUREE. They say the wig ...

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Youth Cricket League Underway in NYC

Friday, August 01, 2008

The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd are familiar sounds of summer, but on a field in Brooklyn, teenage boys are gathering to play a game that might not be so familiar: cricket.

The police department has organized a citywide youth league ...

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Forum Focuses on Alternative Energy for NYC

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The City Council is sponsoring a panel at Hunter College this morning on how to get New York City to use more alternative energy. Councilman Dan Garodnick says one idea is to have property owners form "Solar Empowerment Zones" that would be modeled on business ...

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Report: DEP Bad at Making Project Deadlines

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Department of Environmental Protection is blowing its deadlines on nearly two-thirds of the projects it supervises.

That's what an audit released today by Comptroller Bill Thompson finds. According to the audit, the city agency fails to perform sufficient oversight of jobs it awards in omnibus ...

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American Airlines Baggage System Back Up at JFK

Thursday, July 31, 2008

American Airlines' baggage handling system at Kennedy Airport is up and running again a day after a software glitch caused dozens of delays, some cancellations, and a luggage pileup at ticket counters.

American had canceled six flights scheduled to depart from JFK this morning.

The malfunction led ...

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Green Baker Wins Bike Award

Thursday, July 31, 2008

More than 50 companies applied, but it was the Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery that won the first Bike Friendly Business award today. General Manager Sarah Weeks-Dima says that her company's use of a bike delivery system between its shops in the East and West Villages ...

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Bloomberg Testifies to Congress About 9/11 Health

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg testified before Congress today in support of a bill that would create a program to treat workers and residents with long-term health problems caused by the 9/11 attacks. He noted that caring for those injured should be a national responsibility.

BLOOMBERG: Passing this ...

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Economic Cabinet to Hold Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Heads of 20 top state agencies will hold a town hall meeting in Queens this evening to get input from the public on how the sagging economy is affecting their lives.

The officials, part of state's Economic Security Cabinet, will hear from families, advocates, employers and ...

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Report Recommends Vocational Schools Overhaul

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Bloomberg administration has released a report that recommends a major overhaul of the city's 21 vocational schools. It says technical schools haven't been meeting industry demands for highly skilled employees, and have been seen as a dead end by students.

The report's recommendations include: integrating ...

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