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WTC Site Faces More Delays: PA

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Another delay in the rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site, and more fines for the site's owner, the Port Authority.

The agency says it will pay developer Larry Silverstein between $9 and $18 million, because it will not meet a June 30 deadline to ...

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OTB Workers Call For City-State Deal

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

With just days to go before a deadline is reached, the union representing Off-Track Betting workers rallied this morning the steps of City Hall.

Leaders of the DC-37 union called on the governor, the mayor, and state legislators to unite around a plan to save OTB ...

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Judge Orders Pay Raise for Judges

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A State Supreme Court judge has ordered the legislature to raise the pay of judges within the next 90 days. The case was brought by four judges who argued that by earning the same as they did in 1998, they were essentially earning 30 percent ...

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AG Sets Up Home Health Registry to Combat Fraud

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New York will create an Internet registry for home health aides to help combat Medicaid fraud. Home health care is one of the fastest growing parts of the health care economy.

REPORTER: Along with Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Attorney General ...

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Storms Down Trees and Powerlines

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Utility crews around New Jersey are working to restore power this morning after thunderstorms tore across the region overnight, knocking down trees and wires.

About 90,000 customers are without electricity around the state, most of them are customers of PSE&G, which says it could take days ...

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Union Foes Killing Property Tax Cap In State Legislature

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A proposed property tax cap supported by Gov. David Paterson and most New Yorkers appears to be dead. WNYC's Marc Garber reports.

REPORTER: Nassau County executive Tom Suozzi, who headed Paterson's committee on the cap, says that after years of rising taxes, the time for a ...

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One More Landowner Settles with Columbia Univerity

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Columbia University has made a deal with one of the last owners of private property in the neighborhood where it wants to create a new campus.

The school says it will trade land it owns in Washington Heights for a six-story warehouse in West Harlem now ...

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Jobs Program Helps Minorities Break In to Film Business

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Brooklyn-based job program is trying to get minorities into the film industry by training them to be Production Assistants on everything from commercials, to reality shows to big budget films. The work is supposed to help people with limited schooling and a lack of ...

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Heat Causes Pockets of Power Problems

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The heat is causing disruptions to the power supply in isolated pockets around the city.

One resident of Sunnyside, Queens, a former sheet metal worker who would only give his first name. Jimmy says he is dreading another power outage like the one that hit his ...

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City to Get Break From the Heat

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just one more day.

The scorching temperatures that have smothered the New York City metro area are expected to break on Wednesday, but people have to get through Tuesday first.

For the fourth day, the metro area is expected to face scorching temperatures well into the 90s. ...

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Public Hearings On Education Funding

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Department of Education is holding public hearings across the boroughs this week on the city's controversial contracts for excellence school funding proposal. The public will get to chime in on Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's proposed $450 million in cuts. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

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Lehman Raising $6B In Capital, Expects $2.8B Loss

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lehman Brothers is taking a nearly $3 billion loss in its latest quarterly report, and it's had to raise $6 billion in fresh capital to ensure its survival. The news confirms fears on Wall Street that the credit crunch isn't over yet.

But Lehman appears to ...

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Mini 'Skyscraper' Unveiled in Midtown

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

There is a gleaming new skyscraper in midtown, but this one is only sixty feet tall. It's a stainless steel sculpture by the California artist Chris Burden, built to resemble a structure created from the old child's toy, an Erector Set.

REPORTER: The sculpture, titled "What ...

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Chris & Don: A Love Story

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A new film sheds light a long-term love affair between the British writer Christopher Isherwood and the American painter Don Bachardy. The documentary is called Chris and Don: A Love Story. It premiered here as part of the NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film festival, which ...

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Mayor Urges Energy Conservation as Teachers File Complaint over Heat

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Con Edison is asking New Yorkers to do what they can to cut back on their electricity usage, as the utility continues to grapple with scattered outages. Brooklyn and Queens are the most affected, with about 175 customers without power.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is also urging ...

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Internet Providers Agree to Block Child Porn

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Internet providers Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block access to Web sites that disseminate child pornography.

In an agreement with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the service providers will shut down access to Internet bulletin boards and Web sites that offer access to ...

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Report Questions NYPD Training

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

An outside review of shootings by New York City police officers generally praises the department's procedures, but it finds many lapses in officers' training. The Rand Institute's Bernard Rostker says trainees only get to practice a particular shooting scenario once during their six months at ...

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Companies Cited In Fatal Scaffold Accident

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Two companies have been issued violations in last December's scaffold accident that sent two window washers plummeting 47 floors from a Manhattan skyscraper. One of the two men was killed. The survivor, Alcides Moreno, underwent 16 operations and remains in rehabilitation.

The Occupational Safety and Health ...

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Strahan Retires from Giants After 15 Years

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan says he decided to end his pro football career because he didn't have it in him to get ready for another season.

STRAHAN: After 15 years I just don't feel, I feel it takes just a toll to get ...

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Stun Guns Could Reduce Police Shootings

Monday, June 09, 2008

Police commissioner Ray Kelly says officers should start using TASER stun guns in cases where a firearm isn't necessary. The recommendations came after the RAND Corporation released a study of 455 police shootings from 2002 to 2006.

REPORTER: In 25 of those cases, according to the ...

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