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ACORN takes $1.5 Million from Ratner

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The local chapter of ACORN helped get Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards project approved. Now, the developer is helping out the non-profit housing group.

An ACORN spokesman says Forest City Ratner gave it half a million dollars, and is loaning the group another $1 million at a difficult ...

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Guns and Football

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Guns and football. It's a combination that's far more common than just the Plaxico Burress incident this weekend. The Giants put an end to the star wide receiver's season and suspended him for action's "detrimental to the team." But Burress is certainly not the only ...

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Governors Meet with President-Elect to Discuss Possible State Bailouts

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama met with 41 of the nation's governors in Philadelphia, including those from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Obama told the governors he wants their input on an economic recovery package to help their states.

OBAMA: I'm not simply asking the nation's governors to ...

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D is for Default

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Private investors and Albany both grapple with housing foreclosures.

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Bagging the Habit

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A bill creating a statewide plastic bag recycling program in New York is now on Governor Paterson's desk and New York City's council is urging the governor to reject it.

Speaker Christine Quinn says the bill would undercut the city's own fledgling plastic bag recycling program. ...

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NY Commission Calls for Property Tax Cap

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Governor Paterson is getting support in his effort to cap New York State's property tax rate. A new report from his Commission on Property Tax Relief recommends ways the state could cap local school taxes.

The Commission's Chair, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, says the report ...

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Campaign Coffers

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Candidates running for city council for the first time are suing the city's Campaign Finance Board, saying it is favoring incumbent council members who decided to run for re-election after the term limits law was changed.

The board is allowing those council members to keep money ...

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Governors to Press Obama for Help With Shortfalls

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Today, 40 of the nation's governors, including governors Corzine and Paterson, will be in Philadelphia to make their case to President-elect Obama for quick federal aid. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this preview.

REPORTER: Collectively, the states are sinking in a sea of rising red ink as ...

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More on Entergy v. Riverkeeper

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Both sides are preparing to make their arguments today before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Entergy Corporation v. Riverkeeper.

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear power station is petitioning to halt an order that would require an expensive new cooling system be ...

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Improving the Doorway to Elevator Safety

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says the city Housing Authority could have prevented the death of a 5-year old boy last August, if only it had installed a device that prevents elevator doors from opening between floors.

STRINGER: This is a $400 part that would have ...

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Court Weighs Power Plant Costs vs. Protecting Fish

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments that could affect future operations at the Indian Point nuclear power station north of New York City. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: At issue is the system Indian Point uses to cool its two reactors. The plant draws ...

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Obama to Nominate Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

Monday, December 01, 2008

Barack Obama will present his national security team today. There are a lot of familiar faces in the group - none more so than Hillary Clinton. She's being put forward for secretary of state.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein is here for more on what the pick means ...

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Can Biotech Grow New Jobs?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Fred Mogul reports on efforts to build a science park in Manhattan.

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Religious Leaders Stand Against Mumbai Violence

Monday, December 01, 2008

Dozens of religious leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall today, calling for interfaith harmony in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

For some Islamic leaders, it was a chance to denounce the extremism that has become associated with their faith.

Doctor Khurshid ...

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Star Wide Reciever Catches Bloomberg's Wrath

Monday, December 01, 2008

Giants receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded not guilty today to two charges of criminal possession of an unlicensed handgun, after accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.

Mayor Bloomberg had harsh words for Burress, for carrying an illegal handgun

BLOOMBERG: Our children are getting killed with guns in ...

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Law to Make "Doorbuster Sales" Safer

Monday, December 01, 2008

A New York City lawmaker says the city needs to ensure that so-called "doorbuster sales" don't turn into tragedies like the one that claimed the life of an employee of a Wal-Mart on Long Island.

Queens Councilman James Gennaro says his "doorbuster" bill would require malls ...

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Wall Street's Payback

Monday, December 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says Wall Street firms have significantly overpaid their local taxes this year, basing estimates on their much better earnings in 2007. He says the city will likely owe them back more than a billion dollars by the end of 2008.

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2nd FBI Informant Takes Stand in Fort Dix Trial

Monday, December 01, 2008

Testimony will resume today at the trial of five men accused of plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix. Jurors are due to hear from another paid government informant, Besnik Bakalli.

Prosecutors acknowledge Bakalli has a record that includes shooting someone in his native Albania and ...

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Obama Introduces the New Secretary of State

Monday, December 01, 2008

The weeks of rumor and speculation are over.

President elect Barack Obama has selected New York's junior senator, Hillary Clinton, as his nominee for Secretary of State.

He praised his former campaign rival, saying they share a view of America's safety and security that includes combining military ...

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Seating the Mayor at the New Yankees Stadium

Monday, December 01, 2008

Hundreds of pages of e-mails, made public over the holiday weekend, are detailing the Bloomberg Administration's efforts to secure the free use of a a luxury suite at the new Yankee Stadium.

The Mayor's press office originally said in July that the Bloomberg administration had not ...

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