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Review of Immigrants Legal Assistance Spurs Worry

Monday, October 06, 2008

The right for immigrants to appeal a deportation order because of their attorney's mistakes or incompetence is under review, and immigrant advocates fear it’s in jeopardy. WNYC Marianne McCune has more.

REPORTER: There are some great immigration attorneys, and some bad ones. Even some con artists. ...

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New Jersey Lawmakers to Devote Session to Economy

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Now that the $700 billion national economic bailout package has been signed into law, the New Jersey Assembly is preparing to tackle economic conditions closer to home. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts announced last week a plan to break with tradition and devote the entire session ...

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Councilmembers Seek Referendum on Proposed Term Limit Repeal

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's effort to repeal term limits is meeting with some opposition from the city council.

REPORTER: On the steps of City Hall Saturday, councilmembers Bill De Blasio and Letitia James introduced legislation that would put the mayor's propsoal to the voters. DeBlasio told WNYC that ...

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Schumer Wants Federal Direct Loans for Small Businesses

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New York Senator Charles Schumer says he wants the Small Business Administration to make short-term loans available to companies that are hurting.

SCHUMER: Because the banks are frozen in what they're doing, it hurts small business that depend on these daily and weekly lines of credit.

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New Show Features Drag Queen House Balls

Sunday, October 05, 2008

A new show opened this week at the Vineyard theater, called Wig Out! It's the story of a community of drag queens and their "house balls" -- the performance competitions among them. It tells multiple love stories, through song and poetic storytelling. And its cast ...

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More Youth Lured by Local Agriculture

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Ever notice all those young people helping you with your produce purchases at your local farmer's market? More young people, inspired by the city's growing locavore movement, see farming as a viable career choice. WNYC's Amy Eddings has more.

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Why Bloomberg Wants to Run Again

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the term limits law changed so he can have a third term and shepherd New York through the financial crisis. WNYC's Bob Hennelly speaks to Dan Blumberg about the ramifications of Bloomberg's move.

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New York City Parents Sound Off on Crowded Classrooms

Friday, October 03, 2008

Autumn in New York brings cooler days and a new school year. But it also brings angry parents who say the city's public schools suffer from chronic overcrowding.

The city council's education committee held a hearing about crowded schools today. Parent Irene Kaufman says that's why ...

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New York's Governor Asks Lawmakers to Cut Deeper into the State Budget

Friday, October 03, 2008

A frustrated and desperate-sounding Governor Paterson met with state leaders to try to come up with a plan to address the state's growing budget short fall.

He says he'll also call them in for another special session in November.

Paterson warned that the volatility and bank failures ...

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Economic Downturn and Weak Dollar Slow Remittances

Friday, October 03, 2008

Analysts predict that 2008 will be the first year in a decade that immigrants will send less wealth back to South America and the Caribbean. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports.

REPORTER: Ever since 2000, analysts at the Inter-American Development Bank have seen double digit increases in remittances ...

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Wall Street's Reaction to the $700 Billion Rescue Plan

Friday, October 03, 2008

Stocks turned lower and credit markets remained strained after the House approved a $700 billion financial rescue plan.

Here with a reaction to the markets and the House rescue measure is Robert Shroeder, a reporter at Market Watch.

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New Jersey Congressman Explains Why He Changed His Bailout Vote

Friday, October 03, 2008

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Congressmembers put that adage into action and passed the financial industry bailout plan in a vote of 263 to 171, a reversal of Monday's stunning defeat.

Among those who changed their minds is New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell, ...

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Helping NYPD Officers Cope

Friday, October 03, 2008

Posters around NYPD headquarters warn that suicide is all too frequent among officers, and that those who need help should call a hotline, offered by a police support group.

There's a widespread perception that cops are more prone to take their own lives, due in part ...

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Manhattan Real Estate Prices Flatten: Report

Friday, October 03, 2008

As the rest of the country saw falling housing prices, Manhattan's kept going up. Not anymore. Real estate prices are starting to flatten, according to reports by three big real estate firms. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The price of a typical apartment this summer was ...

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Congresswoman Promises There Will Be Follow-Up to Bailout

Friday, October 03, 2008

With the markets actually lower than they were before the passage of the $700 billion economic rescue plan, and Governor Paterson warning of an economic "blood bath" in the state, New York's fiscal woes look far from over.

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says taxpayers shouldn't ...

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Affordable Housing Slows Down

Friday, October 03, 2008

A local nonprofit says the credit crisis created a slow down in the number of subsidized apartments bought by developers and converted into market rate apartments.

Each year the Community Service Society puts out an annual tally of how many low rent subsidized apartments were lost. ...

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Finding Opera in New York

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere.

WNYC’s ...

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Small Opera Companies Appear in Unusual Places

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere. ...

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NHL Season Preview

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Mets collapsed. The Yankees never came together and for the first time in more than a decade there is no baseball in New York this October. That means fans here may focus on other sports a little earlier than usual this year: basketball, football, ...

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NYPD Scrutinized After Taser Death, Cop Suicide

Friday, October 03, 2008

A police lieutenant has killed himself a week after giving the order that led to the death of a mentally ill man. The two deaths have highlighted some of the pressures and problems with the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: The video ...

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