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McCain Blasts Obama's 'Sept. 10' Mindset

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

In a conference call today, Sen. John McCain advisers made some of their strongest comments to date criticizing Sen. Barack Obama on his approach to terrorism, with one McCain advisor accusing Obama of having a "Sept. 10” mindset.

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein has more.

In an interview with ...

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NJ Budget Cuts Debate Continues

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This week in Trenton lawmakers are filling in the fine print on their budget deal with Gov. Jon Corzine.

As WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports state workers have a keen interest in those details.

The preliminary $32.8 billion budget less money than this year. Still at issue is ...

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What's Next For The Mets?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Word finally came from the Mets late last night: Willie Randolph is out of a job. The move to fire the Mets' manager comes after months of speculation, dating back to the end of last season when the team collapsed in historic fashion. Joining us ...

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Buildings Chief Vows Greater Accountability

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The city's interim head of the Department of Buildings gave the keynote address at a trade show for builders.

Robert LiMandri told the group his agency is cracking down on contractors, architects and engineers who are breaking the rules. He also swore to weed out corruption:

LIMANDRI: ...

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Cyclists: Meet Your Co-Pilot (Who Knows The Way)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A new Web site aims to let New Yorkers ride their bicycles more safely around the city. Its founders sat down with WNYC's Richard Hake this morning.

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Late Deal Keeps OTB Open

Monday, June 16, 2008

A last-minute deal yesterday between the city and the state will keep Off Track Betting open and its employees working. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: Under the agreement, the city will no longer run the 68 OTB's that operate locally. They'll be bundled into a ...

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New Jersey Nears Budget Deal

Monday, June 16, 2008

Legislators and Gov. Jon Corzine hope to reach a state budget deal this week. And it could happen as early as today.

But while those negotiations continue in Trenton, the Assembly will move today to avoid a tax increase on employers - at least for now. ...

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Queens Fire Deemed Suspicious

Monday, June 16, 2008

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of a suspicious fire in Queens yesterday that killed three people.

The fire forced some victims to jump from the three-story building, their clothes and hair ablaze. A deli owner on street level doused them with jugs of water from ...

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More Community Programs Feel Budget Pinch

Monday, June 16, 2008

City funding may be jeopardized for more community organizations than originally expected, as the mayor’s office and city council members continue negotiating on the 2009 budget. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Council Speaker Christine Quinn already put the kibosh on new member initiatives, following disclosures ...

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Smokers Calling it Quits After Latest Cig Tax Hike

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes have many smokers calling the state for help quitting.

WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

Almost 10,000 people called the state's Smoker’s Quitline, the week the state's new tax took effect. That’s almost four times as many as in the same ...

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Brooklyn Pols Push for Atlantic Yards Oversight

Monday, June 16, 2008

State legislators from Brooklyn are pushing for a new community advisory board to help oversee the troubled Atlantic Yards project.

The state economic development agency had promised to involve local politicians a year ago. But Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries says those efforts have failed.

JEFFRIES: This developer has ...

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Thousands Eligible for Food Stamps Aren't Getting Them, City Says

Monday, June 16, 2008

The City Council and the Bloomberg Administration say they've identified hundreds of thousands of households who may be eligible for food stamps but aren't receiving them.

WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports:

In order to find these struggling New Yorkers, the city's Human Resources Administration searched its database of ...

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OTB Negotiations Continue

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The debate over the fate of Off Track Betting in New York City is coming down to the wire.

City and state officials negotiated all day Saturday over the future of the OTB corporation, whose parlors could be shut down as soon as Monday because of ...

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Severe Weather Causes Traffic Problems and Power Outages

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Thunderstorms swamped highways, shut down some subways and backed up airline traffic around the New York metro area Saturday night. The weather briefly knocked out power to Nassau County's 911 system and left thousands of homes and businesses in the dark.

Departing flights ran more than ...

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Aerial Ads Affected by Economic Woes

Sunday, June 15, 2008

As beach season begins, the nation's two biggest markets for aerial advertising are experiencing some turbulence.

REPORTER: Sun-seekers along the Jersey Shore and on Long Island will likely see fewer banner ads pulled by small aircraft this summer. Michael Arnold of Arnold Aerial says the poor ...

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New York Reconsiders its Approach to Juvenile Offenders

Saturday, June 14, 2008

For years the state legislature has taken a get-tough approach in matters of juvenile justice. As a result, New York is now one of only two states in the country that treats offenders over 16 as adults. But now it appears that attitudes might be ...

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NJ National Guard Members Headed to Iraq

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Roughly 2,800 members of the New Jersey National Guard are gathering at Fort Dix for a farewell ceremony before they head to Iraq. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports:

REPORTER: The first stop will be Texas' Fort Bliss, where soldiers will receive two months of training before heading ...

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Democrats Angling for Fossella's Seat

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Democrats think they have a good chance of winning the seat being vacated by New York City's only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella.

REPORTER: Fossella announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election, following his drunk driving arrest and news that he fathered a child out of wedlock. ...

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OTB's Future Still Unclear

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sunday could be the last day of Off-Track Betting in New York City, but it's still hard to say for sure. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, the city and state now find themselves on opposite sides of an issue both say they are trying to ...

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Technology Amps Up Musical Revival

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Tony Awards are this weekend. And the revival of Steven Sondheim’s musical Sunday in the Park with George has a pile of nominations. It’s about the painter Georges Seurat and his giant masterpiece, called A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Seurat ...

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