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New Jersey Democrats See Registration Boom

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The long presidential nomination battle may be worrying national Democratic officials. But party leaders in New Jersey say excitement about the Garden State's early primary led hundreds of thousands of new Democrats to register. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Just recently Senator John McCain, the presumptive ...

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Iraqi Journalist Makes First Visit to U.S.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sa'ad Al-Izzi has lived all his life in Baghdad, where he reports for the Washington Post. He recently took his first trip to the U.S. He met with his editors and spent a week as a tourist in New York. He shared some observations about ...

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Buildings Officials Promise Reforms After Crane Collapse

Sunday, June 01, 2008

City buildings officials say they're committed to implementing reforms in the wake of Friday's crane collapse on the Upper East Side.

Construction industry experts were called to a safety summit Saturday, as crews worked to clear the accident site at 91st Street and First Avenue where ...

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Corzine to Appeal E-mail Ruling

Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine says he'll appeal a ruling that he make public e-mails exchanged with an ex-girlfriend who leads the largest state worker union. A judge on Friday gave Corzine two weeks to release at least 745 pages of documents. The governor has ...

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Crane Collapse Site Had Troubled History

Saturday, May 31, 2008

City officials will meet with construction industry experts Saturday to discuss Friday's deadly crane collapse on the Upper East Side. Investigators will be be focusing on a particular weld that failed, according to city buildings officials. The turntable that helps the crane change direction apparently ...

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Harlem Residents Respond to Shootings

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hundreds of Harlem residents met last night to talk about the Memorial Day shooting spree that left six teens wounded.

Assemblyman Keith Wright says it will take engaged parents to break the cycle of teen gun violence.

WRIGHT: I was more scared of my mother and ...

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Gay Rights Movement Celebrates Gov. Decision

Friday, May 30, 2008

News of Gov. David Paterson's executive order requiring state agencies to recognize gay marriages from states where they're allowed has some questioning his authority and others celebrating.

Some lawmakers say he's circumventing the state legislature in an attempt to bringing New York a step closer to ...

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Sex and the City: Does it Do it For You?

Friday, May 30, 2008

Manhattanites were tripping over the filming for months, and it's been previewed in a massive media blitz: the film version of the popular TV show Sex and the City was released nationwide today. So pour yourself a cosmo and sit back and enjoy or... not. ...

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A Closer Look at Governor Paterson's Gay Marriage Order

Friday, May 30, 2008

New Yorkers have been digesting the news that gay marriages will be recognized – if not exactly legal – in the New York State. Yesterday Gov. David Paterson acknowledged he gave an order two weeks ago for agencies to recognize same sex marriages performed in ...

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MTA Rescinds Free EZ-Passes

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will rescind free E-ZPass tags for former board members and restrict their use by current members.

The state attorney general's office and the MTA say that only current board members will now get the perk and then only when performing official MTA ...

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Play this Building!

Friday, May 30, 2008

David Byrne has turned the inside of an old ferry terminal into a giant musical instrument. The former Talking Heads frontman has set up a retro-fitted, antique organ, wired it to the pipes, beams and plumbing of the Battery Maritime Building, at the tip of ...

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NYPD Ordered to Turn 'Over Stop And Frisk' Data to NYCLU

Friday, May 30, 2008

A state judge has ruled that the NYPD must turn over a copy of the data base it amassed as part of its controversial "stop and frisk" program to the New York Civil Liberties Union. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The NYPD has documentation of the ...

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NJ Senate Candidates Spar at Debate

Friday, May 30, 2008

With just days to go before they face New Jersey voters, all three Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate came head-to-head for the first time last night.

The radio call-in debate featured sharp exchanges between the 84-year-old Senator Frank Lautenberg and 50-year-old Congressman Rob Andrews over Lautenberg's ...

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Public Housing Hunts for Cash

Friday, May 30, 2008

The head of the New York City Housing Authority says real estate developers may one day build market-rate housing on parking lots in public housing complexes.

Tino Hernandez told the City Council that selling or leasing the land would be one way to balance the ...

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Harlem Community Meets to Discuss Gun Violence

Friday, May 30, 2008

Congressman Charles Rangel and dozens of other elected officials are convening an "emergency" community meeting tonight in Harlem, to discuss the issues surrounding a recent increase in gun violence. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The Memorial Day shooting spree in Harlem that left six teens wounded, ...

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The South Comes Up North

Friday, May 30, 2008

Up from the Deep South...all the way to Brooklyn. A two-week festival is underway that celebrates the culture of the Mississippi Delta. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reflects on the birthplace of the blues.

More on the Mississippi Blues Festival

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Playing the Building

Friday, May 30, 2008

At the tip of lower Manhattan, David Byrne has turned the inside of 19th century ferry terminal into a giant musical instrument. The former Talking Heads frontman has set up a retro-fitted, antique organ and wired it to the pipes, beams and plumbing of the ...

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Middle Schoolers Find Out Which Schools They'll Attend

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Department of Education is starting to send out notification letter's today to parents of middle school kids about what school their children will be attending.

Many of the notifications are being mailed out later than last year - when they were sent out anytime from ...

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New Lawsuit in Steam Pipe Blast

Friday, May 30, 2008

Con Edison has filed a lawsuit against the city and a private company over last year's midtown steam pipe explosion.

Con Ed says the city and Texas-based Team Industrial Services were negligent in maintaining sewer and water lines.

Queens Councilman Eric Gioia, an outspoken critic of ...

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GOP Fundraiser Draws Cheney, Giuliani

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney joined the state's top Republicans last night in a midtown hotel to rally around Sen. John McCain's presidential bid, and to raise money for his and other GOP campaigns.

Security was tight, and the applause was loud for Cheney, the keynote ...

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