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West Bronx Residents Ask Cops to Get Control of Neighborhood

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A spate of robberies in the West Bronx has one group of residents saying the New York City Police Department has little control over their neighborhood. The crime victims are Mexican immigrants --and they say local gang members target them because they carry cash. WNYC's Marianne McCune has the story ...

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Plastic Bag Recycling

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The legislation would apply to larger stores and chains with more than 5 franchises.

While the Departments of Sanitation and Consumer Affairs would oversee enforcement, Council Speaker Christine Quinn notes that the success of the program will depend mostly on the public..

QUINN: The best way to enforce a bill like this, ...

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Bill Richardson Speaks to Supporters in New Hampshire

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Bill Richardson speaks to his supporters in New Hampshire after his 4th place finish in the Democratic race.

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Rudy Giuliani Thanks Supporters in New Hampshire

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani thanks his supporters in New Hampshire after coming in 4th, just ahead of Ron Paul.

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John and Elizabeth Edwards Speak to Supporters in NH

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

John and Elizabeth Edwards address supporters in New Hampshire following Edwards' 3rd place finish, saying he will end poverty in America.

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Officials Woo Coney Island Locals with a Development Plan

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A rezoning plan to create year-round attractions at Coney Island, plus parkland and luxury hotels was presented to the public last night. City officials held a lengthy slide show and a question and answer presentation for Coney Island locals. The meeting got loud at times - and one man was ...

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New Jersey Legislators Express Skepticism Over Toll Hike

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Governor Corzine is facing some stiff opposition in the New Jersey Legislature to his plan to hike highway tolls 50 percent, starting in 20-10, as a way to tackle the state's chronic budget problems.

REPORTER: Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. calls it "the brashest gimmick of all."

KEAN: And now gov ...

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Sen. Barack Obama Speaks to Supporters in NH

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama speaks to supporters in New Hampshire after his close second place finish in the primary.

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Mike Huckabee Says He's OK with 3rd Place in NH

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Mike Huckabee, the winner of last week's Republican Iowa caucuses, said Tuesday he's satisfied with his third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary.

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Romney Speaks to Supporters in N.H.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Mitt Romney speaks to his supporters about his second place showing in the New Hampshire Primary, pointing out that he won Wyoming.

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Corzine Begs Lawmakers to Tackle NJ's Budget Woes

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Governor Corzine used his state of the state address today to beseech lawmakers to tackle New Jersey's chronic budget woes by hiking highway tolls by fifty percent, in 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022.

REPORTER: The increases would be used to help cut state debt, and pay for transportation work. Corzine says ...

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'Daily Show' Back on Air Without Writers

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Jon Stewart was back on the air last night, but he said it wasn't the same show as ten weeks ago.

STEWART: From now on, until the end of the strike, we will be doing "A Daily Show" with John Stewart not "The Daily Show." So, there you go.

REPORTER: George Scharpf ...

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John McCain Gives his Victory Speech in NH

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

John McCain speaks to supporters after his victory in New Hampshire saying wWe showed the people of this country what a real comeback looks like."

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Bill May Require NYPD to Monitor Radiation Detectors

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The council's public safety committee postponed a vote on a bill that would require environmental monitors to have their radiation and biochemical detectors registered and approved by the NYPD.

REPORTER: The Bloomberg Administration says the steps are necessary to prevent false alarms and unnecessary public concern. But at today's hearing, Manhattan ...

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Ron Paul Speaks to Supporters in NH

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ron Paul speaks to supporters in New Hampshire after his 5th place finish in the primary there saying this is the beginning of something big for this country.

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Corzine Vows to Reduce Deficit in State Address

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Governor Corzine will use his State of the State address, later today, to deliver on his pledge to come up with a way to reduce the state's rapidly rising debt. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Motorists may not be pleased with the plan. Governor Corzine will propose raising tolls on the ...

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Hillary Clinton Gives Her Victory Speech in NH

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in New Hampshire after winning the primary, telling them “I listened to you and I found my voice.”

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Spitzer Wants to Rename Triborough for Robert Kennedy

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The bridge that takes people to JFK airport may now be named for the late president’s, late brother

REPORTER: During HIS state of the state address tomorrow, Governor Spitzer will deal with a transportation issue of his own making...he wants to rename the Triborough Bridge after the late US Senator, Robert ...

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City Faces Budget Deficit Next Year, Expert Says

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The recent losses on Wall Street are expected to cause pain for the city's budget next year. The Independent Budget Office estimates that profits last year dropped 75 percent and that means job losses and lower tax revenues. IBO director Ronnie Lowenstein says New York is no longer insulated from ...

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After Holidays, Electronics Event in Union Square

Monday, January 07, 2008

REPORTER: Hundreds of old computer monitors, VCR's, and stereos landed in Union Square for yesterday's 5th annual electronic waste recycling event.

Timed for just after the holidays, the event is a safer way to dispose of old electronic equipment to make room for the new stuff.

Tara Deporte is with the Lower ...

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