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Dishonest Doctors May be Behind Excessive LIRR Pensions

Friday, October 10, 2008

Senator Charles Schumer says the high number of Long Island Rail Road employees collecting disability payments may be due to dishonest doctors.

With four separate investigations underway into such payments to LIRR retirees, Schumer and Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop met privately today in the city ...

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Blurring the Lines of Portraiture

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portraits ranging from Napoleon to grunge music icon Kurt Cobain – these are the obsessions of painter Elizabeth Peyton.

Today, the first ever survey of the work of the New York based artist opens at the New Museum. Peyton is best known for paintings that blur ...

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Mayor Evasive on Term Limits

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to distance himself from the effort he set in motion to repeal term limits through the City Council. When asked directly by reporters when he first came to the decision to try and override the term limits twice endorsed by voters, ...

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NY is Northeast's Wind Capital

Friday, October 10, 2008

America’s wind energy boom has largely bypassed the densely populated Northeast. But the region’s trying to catch up. Recently, Maine issued more wind project permits than the rest of New England combined. Rhode Island’s getting in the game with a vow to generate 15 percent ...

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3rd Term Battle

Thursday, October 09, 2008

At first the conventional wisdom was that an unusually popular second-term mayor would have no trouble getting 26 City Council members to go along with his plan to upend term limits.

But now it appears a much broader war has been joined, with battle lines up ...

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Auctioning Off Airport and Landing Slots

Thursday, October 09, 2008

In final rules issued today, the U.S. Department of Transportation says it will auction off the first 58 or 59 slots, or 1 1/2% of the total on January 12th, 2009.

Over the next five years, the department will sell off about 10% of the total ...

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New York Sees New Voters Rush to Register Before Deadline

Thursday, October 09, 2008

This is the last week that New York residents will be able to register to vote. Advocacy groups say New Yorkers are just as excited as the rest of the country about participating in this year's presidential election. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: For nearly 90 ...

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Time to Buy the Bank?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Markets tumble again as the federal government considers whether to deploy the stock injection option and become a major shareholder in US banks.

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NYCLU: Student Arrests Illegal

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union says peace officers aren't helping in city public schools. They say the NYPD's own records demonstrate that the city's schools are over-policed. NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman says examination of arrest records found police detained more than 300 students ...

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Upstate Players Enter Term Limits Debate

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The battle over Mayor Bloomberg's third-term gambit has now gone statewide. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

REPORTER: The conventional wisdom was that an unusually popular second-term mayor would have no trouble getting 26 City Council members to go along with his plan to upend term ...

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Bats Out of Brooklyn

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Okay, here's a question. What mammal in New York City is among the most important to the balance and health of our environment? Sally Herships discovered the answer on a trip to Prospect Park.

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New Yorker Named One of Three Winners of Nobel Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dr. Martin Chalfie helped isolate GFP -- Green Fluorescent Protein, a substance that makes certain jellyfish glow. It can be used to explore human cells.

CHALFIE: If you’re interested in trying to understand the basis of infection, and you want to know when a mouse is ...

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New Rating Method Shakes Up NY Radio Landscape

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York radio could be changed forever. That's the warning from politicians and industry execs now that the "Personal People Meters" have debuted in New York. The small electronic devices are carried by a select group of people and can sense what radio stations they're ...

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Term Limit Opposition Mounts

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's bid to lift term limits and run for a third term is far from a done deal. As WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports there appears to be growing opposition to the Mayor's bill.

REPORTER: On the steps of City Hall yesterday, Dan Cantor with the ...

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The Fight Over Building on the WTC Site Continues

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Built by the Port Authority and located in an area where Silverstin wants to construct an office tower, the wall in question shores up the side of a subway tunnel.

Silverstein says he cannot start his foundation with the wall in the way.

Port Authority executive director ...

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Term Limits Critics Slam Inside Dealings

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has a reluctant supporter in fellow billionaire Ronald Lauder, the original proponent of the city's term limits law. Lauder says he'll accept a term limit extension for Mayor Bloomberg on this one occasion because of the critical financial issues the city is facing.

But ...

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NY to Subsidize $1.2B for Semiconductor Plant

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Despite the stock market's slide and New York's projected $8 billion deficit, Governor Paterson is granting $1.2 billion in state aid for a new high-tech semiconductor factory. Paterson says New York eventually will reap benefits from helping AMD build the plant upstate.

PATERSON: This may be ...

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Can Governments Do Anything to Reassure Markets?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

After a wild day, Paulson’s remarks send the Dow down. Also: why local institutions’ assets are frozen.

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WTC Owner, Developer Spar Over Wall

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein are fighting over the World Trade Center site again. Silverstein says he cannot begin building two of his office towers because the Port Authority left a five-foot-wide retaining wall along one side of the bathtub. The wall shores ...

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Peyton Exhibit Opens at New Museum

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York painter Elizabeth Peyton is best known for paintings that blur the lines between pop culture icons, and intimate portraits of friends. The first ever survey of her work opens today at the New Museum on the Bowery. She says her subjects, from Napoleon ...

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