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West Side Rail Yards Development Plan Collapses

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its agreement with a company to develop the West Side Rail Yards has collapsed.

But the developer says it still wants to keep the sale together. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

Instead of closing on half of the property now, the MTA ...

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Fishko Files

Friday, May 09, 2008

Actor Charles Boyer had a continental flavor that went over big here in the US. Ten of his most engaging films will be screened in New York this month.

Sara Fishko asks why, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

OUTRO: Charles Boyer and the Art of ...

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McCain Visits Jersey City

Friday, May 09, 2008

Arizona Sen. John McCain paid a visit to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City today.

The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee wanted global warming to be the main topic but reporters wanted to know if he had voted for President Bush in 2OOO. WNYC's Bob Hennelly ...

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Campaign Promotes Baby Sleep Safety

Friday, May 09, 2008

Babies Sleep Safest Alone - that's the message of a new public education campaign.

The city's Administration for Childrens Services says 11 babies have died of suffocation this year. Commissioner John Mattingly says all of those deaths could have been prevented.

MATTINGLY: Sharing a bed with ...

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Newspaper Calls on Fossella to Step Down

Friday, May 09, 2008

Saying his decisions have cost him the faith and respect of people who believed in him, the Staten Island Advance is calling on Republican Congressman Vito Fossella to resign immediately.

Just days after he was arrested in Virginia for drunk driving, the married father of three ...

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McCain Spends Day in Jersey City

Friday, May 09, 2008

Today, John McCain will be in Jersey City - one of the largest Democratic strongholds in the country.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly says the campaign stop is a preview of the presumptive Republican nominee's unconventional fall strategy.

Today, as Sen. John McCain tours the Liberty Science Center, ...

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Bedbugs Spotted in Subway System

Friday, May 09, 2008

Lots of New Yorkers are grossed out following reports of bedbugs in the subway, but should you really be surprised? Like other critters, bedbugs go where the food is.

Lou Sorkin, an insect expert at the American Museum of Natural History, says people unknowingly bring bedbugs ...

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Paterson Condemns Bell Protests

Friday, May 09, 2008

Gov. David Paterson said he'll let federal officials and the NYPD finish up their investigations into the fatal shooting of Sean Bell before implementing his own changes, like the use of a special prosecutor.

Paterson says one isn't needed in every case where police are charged.

PATERSON: ...

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Clinton's Superdelegates Sticking With Her

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton's superdelegates are sticking with her -- but at least one of them showed admiration for Obama this morning.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

As Barack Obama entered the House of Representatives today, Congresswoman Yvette Clark asked him to autograph the Daily News cover that said ...

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Thousand of Bell Supporters Protest Citywide

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Six locations around the city, thousands of protesters and nearly 200 arrests.

It was the opening round in a campaign of civil disobedience yesterday, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton and members of Sean Bell's family.

Their goal is to pressure federal investigators into bringing civil rights ...

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Brooklyn Residents Fight Homeless Intake Center

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Some Crown Heights, Brooklyn residents are crying 'Not In My Back Yard' over plans for relocating a homeless men's intake center.

REPORTER: Local officials warn the shelter already has a dangerous reputation and adding more men will only make it worse.

Currently, homeless men enter the shelter ...

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Local Papers On Clinton's Prospects

Thursday, May 08, 2008

New York's newspapers are greeting the prospect of a continuing Hillary Clinton presidential campaign with a smirk.

The Post says "Over the Hill." The Daily News, next to a picture of Obama, has "It's His Party." The New York Times has a double-column lead story - ...

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New Names Added to NYPD "Wall of Heroes"

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Police Detective James Zadroga, who died of lung disease after toiling at the World Trade Center's ruins, was one of 11 police officers added to the NYPD's wall of heroes.

Three of the police officers were killed in the line of duty last year, the other ...

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Fosella Admits Fathering Child out of Wedlock

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Republican Congressman Vito Fosella has admitted to having an affair and fathering a child out of wedlock. His confession today has some speculating that his seat in Congress might be in peril. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

Fosella says he fathered a child three years ago ...

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Staten Island Congressman Has Child Out of Wedlock

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Following his apology for driving drunk, Congressman Vito Fossella admitted earlier today that he had a child with a woman who is not his wife, Laura Fay, who bailed him out of jail. Fossella, who is married with 3 children, represents the 13th congressional district. ...

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Clinton's N.J. Superdelegates Holding Firm

Thursday, May 08, 2008

In New Jersey, Senator Clinton's super delegates appear to be holding firm in their support for the New York Senator.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

This morning's Star Ledger reported that Clinton super-delegate June Fischer’s allegiance was "in flux" after Tuesday's disappointing primary results. But when ...

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Radiolab’s Audio-Visual Smackdown

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Radio Lab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich face off over which medium is superior -- television or radio -- with Ira Glass, whose program, This American Life, is both a radio show and TV show, acting as referee.

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City At Risk for Major Flooding

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Katrina-sized hurricane could put the city out of commission.

That's what scientists and infrastructure experts told the City Council's Infrastructure Task Force yesterday.

The city's Office of Long Term Planning says it's working on a strategic plan and reaching out to vulnerable communities. Deputy Director Ariella ...

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Bell Protestors Take to the Streets

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Scores of protestors are demonstrating near busy traffic points to urge federal prosecutors to file a civil rights lawsuit against the three detectives acquitted in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell.

At the NYPD police headquarters, near the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, civil rights activist ...

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CUNY Staff: Budget Cuts Don't Make Sense

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Faculty members, students and union representatives from City University of New York rallied in front of City Hall today to protest the mayor's proposed $46 million budget cut to the college system.

Barbara Bowen, president of the CUNY faculty and staff union, says the cuts don't ...

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