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Bloomberg: Traffic Fee Should've Been Up for Vote

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The day after the state assembly refused to take up congestion pricing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the proposal would have passed had it been put to a vote. After a speech in Washington on the environment, he explained that since every bill that gets to the floor is approved ...

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Measles Warning on Long Island

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Long Island health officials say some people may have been exposed to measles last week.

An 8-month-old boy with measles was at the Fortunoff Source Mall in Westbury, as well as in several stores in Cedarhurst, on Thursday between 1 pm and midnight.

People who may have been in those areas and ...

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Catholic Teachers Suspend Strike

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Catholic teachers union has called off a strike at eight New York City schools.

The Federation of Catholic Teachers says the move comes after a "good faith" negotiation session. The union says more meetings with the Archdiocese of New York are scheduled today.

Another Catholic teachers union - the Lay Faculty ...

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9/11 Case Goes to Appeals Court

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Today, a federal appeals court will weigh whether the government illegally used the material witness law in the months following Sept. 11.

The plaintiff in this case was detained and kept under court supervision for over a year, but was never charged with a crime or asked to testify as ...

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9/11 Remains Identified

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The remains of four victims of the September 11 attacks have been identified.

Ronald Milstein's remains were found beneath a paved road that was built to carry cleanup and construction trucks in and out of the World Trade Center site after the attacks.

The city Medical Examiner's office says the Queens man ...

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Albany Rejects Congestion Pricing, Hunt for Alternatives Begins

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Almost one year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing fee - $8 for a car to drive into Manhattan's central business district and $21 for trucks.

But yesterday, the State Legislature rejected the idea, forgoing hundreds of millions of funding from the federal government.

Here to talk with us is ...

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La Chiva Rides Again

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New York is no stranger to party buses – oversized vehicles packed for bachelor parties and graduations have cruised the city for years. But for a growing class of Colombian young professionals, this fiesta on wheels is more than a good time. It’s a little bit of home in New ...

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Group Aims to Stop Brooklyn Demolition

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Opponents of the controversial Atlantic Yards project want to stop any demolition between 6th Avenue and Dean street in Brooklyn.

The Dean Street Property Association - made up of tenants, business and property owners - says buildings are being taken down too quickly without a guaranteed "Phase 2" construction plan.

The group ...

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CUNY Reaches Out to War Veterans

Monday, April 07, 2008

In the next four years, 10,000 armed service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan are expected to come back to the New York region.

There is a growing understanding that returning veterans are going to need special attention.

WNYC’s Elaine Rivera has been following a new program, designed to aid ...

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Catholic Teachers Continue Strike

Monday, April 07, 2008

Teachers from the city's Catholic schools will continue their labor walkout against the Catholic Archdiocese of New York today.

Teachers from eight schools are expected to walk the picket lines this morning. They're affiliated with the Federation of Catholic Teachers and teach at schools in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and ...

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Washington Post Wins 6 Pulitzers

Monday, April 07, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post won six Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the public service medal for exposing shoddy treatment of America's war wounded at Walter Reed hospital, and the breaking-news award for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre.

The New York Times received two Pulitzers: one for investigative ...

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Congestion Pricing Dies in the Assembly

Monday, April 07, 2008

In a closed-door meeting of his Democratic members, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says a majority would not support congestion pricing, and he would not bring it to the floor for a vote.

WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman tells Amy Eddings about the day’s events, and whether Mayor Michael Bloomberg will keep fighting for ...

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Defense Lays Out Police Arguments in Bell Trial

Monday, April 07, 2008

A crime scene specialist testified today in defense of the three detectives charged in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell. WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports from Queens Criminal Court.

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Funding Marked for NY's Parks

Monday, April 07, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says the state's budget will include $95 million in funding for improvements at state parks across New York.

It's the largest-ever commitment of resources for parks capital projects in state history.

The $95 million investment will fund a variety of capital projects at state parks in every region.

The initiative ...

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State Legislature Rejects Manhattan Traffic Fee

Monday, April 07, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says his chamber is rejecting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to charge a fee to help reduce traffic and pollution in Manhattan.

The vote after days of closed-door negotiations means the city will forfeit $354 million in federal money for kick-starting the initiative. The ...

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Midnight Deadline for Congestion Pricing

Monday, April 07, 2008

Today is the deadline for the state legislature to approve Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan and still qualify for a $350 million federal grant.

Lawmakers were not called up to Albany to discuss the issue over the weekend, meaning that it's unlikely a deal is in the works.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon ...

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Closing Arguments in Sharpe James Trial

Monday, April 07, 2008

Federal prosecutors are making their closing arguments today in the trial of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James. He is accused of arranging for the sale of nine city-owned properties at a discounted rate of $46,000 to Tamika Riley, his one-time girlfriend.

Prosecutors say Riley quickly flipped the land for more than ...

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Ex-Mayor's Trial Winds Down

Monday, April 07, 2008

Closing arguments are set for today in the trial of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James and a one-time mistress.

James is accused of arranging the sale of nine city-owned properties at a discounted rate to Tamika Riley, who quickly sold them for more than 10 times what she paid.

Jurors heard from ...

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Schumer Helps Family of Slain Student

Monday, April 07, 2008

Sen. Charles Schumer is appealing directly to the State Department to cut the red tape and immediately grant the documents needed for the grieving parents of Ming-hui Yu, the slain Columbia PhD student, to come to New York City to claim their son's body.

24-year-old Ming-hui Yu was killed Friday night ...

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