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Brooklyn Mom Accused of Beating 11-year-old to Death

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Prosecutors say a Brooklyn woman will be arraigned today on charges of murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of her 11-year-old daughter.

Thirty-six-year-old Florencia Vasquez reportedly confessed to beating her daughter, Alejandra Vasquez, with a broom, and police say she left the girl ...

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NYS Comptroller: Physicians Inflate Insurance Costs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

State authorities are going after health care providers for over-billing the New York State Health Insurance Program. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says audits uncovered widespread abuses. He says $14 million in reimbursements were linked to inflated claims.

DINAPOLI: These medical providers misled patients and engaged in ...

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Mother Arraigned in Daughter's Death

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Florencia Vasquez faces murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges. Police say the 36-year-old gave a videotaped statement and admitted to striking the child. Her court appointed attorney Anthony Baratta says the girl did not die at the hands of her mother, but rather from ...

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New York State Governor Calls for More Cuts to Budget

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In a briefing in his Manhattan office of the latest economic data, Paterson says falling revenues from Wall Street are tearing a one and a half billion dollar hole in the current budget, and a $12.5 billion one in the next budget.

PATERSON: We are also ...

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NYC Ups Pubilc Recycling

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

To increase public recycling, the city is adding more than a hundred new recycling bins around the five boroughs.

Citywide, about a third of trash is recycled, but residential recycling is only at about 16 percent.

DOHERTY: And that's an area we have to work on. We've ...

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Calling Parents: Pre-K Spots Still Available

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More than 5,000 seats are still available in the city's pre-kindergarten classes and City Council members are trying to spread the word.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other Councilmembers are distributing flyers across the city to encourage parents to sign up their four-year-olds by Friday.

Although October ...

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Legislative Leaders Weigh in on New Budget Cuts

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The reaction from legislative leaders? This from Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

SILVER: This budget will not be balanced on the backs of the poor, the working men and women of NY, that all classes, all factors will have to contribute and feel the pain of ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Makes Political Endorsement

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has made it clear he intends to stay out the endorsement game when it comes to the presidential election. But in some tough local races, the mayor is jumping into the fray.

He announced he's endorsing Dennis Shulman, the blind psychologist and rabbi from ...

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Governor's Grim Mid-Year Assessment

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Governor David Paterson took to a podium at his Midtown Manhattan office and offered a grim prognosis for New York State's economic health. His midyear assessment finds that Wall Street revenues have fallen so low, the state's current budget is now in the red by ...

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NYS Dems Confident in Gaining Senate Majority

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New York Democrats are expressing confidence that they can take control of the state Senate in next week's election. Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith of Queens says years of failed Republican policies have led to high property taxes, thousands of people losing their jobs, and ...

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Paterson: New York's Fiscal Woes Deepening

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New York State faces a $1.5 billion shortfall this year, up from the $1.2 billion projected a just few weeks ago. Governor Paterson says the state's fiscal outlook has grown more dire since this summer.

PATERSON: The budget deficit that I described at that time has ...

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Governor Paterson's Budget Prognosis Grim

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Governor David Paterson took to a podium at his Midtown Manhattan office and offered a grim prognosis for New York State's economic health. His midyear assessment finds that Wall Street revenues have fallen so low, the state's current budget is now in the red by ...

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Dial Back 101 Years, Part II

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Financial historian Richard Sylla on what the response to the Panic of 1907 may tell us about the mess we’re in today.

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Editorial Pages Back Dem Ticket

Monday, October 27, 2008

With the race to the White House in its final full week, newspapers in the metro area are doling out their endorsements for the candidates.

This weekend, six more New Jersey newspapers endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president, saying in editorials that he was the candidate ...

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Dial Back 101 Years, Part I

Monday, October 27, 2008

Financial historian Richard Sylla explains how today’s financial crisis is a lot like the Panic of 1907 – and how the Panic influenced the 1908 presidential election.

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Verse By Verse, Americans Write Down the Christian Bible

Monday, October 27, 2008

A coast-to-coast project to collect handwritten passages of the entire Christian Bible is stopping in New York City.

The "Bible Across America" project celebrates the 30th anniversary of the New International Version of the Bible.

It's spanning the country in an RV. And over the weekend it ...

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Local Immigrant Groups Get Out the Vote

Monday, October 27, 2008

Local immigrant rights groups say they're making an unprecedented effort to turn out record numbers of New York's immigrant voters on Election Day. Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York says old and new immigrant communities are more likely to vote for Barack ...

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MTA Appoints Managers for Subway Lines

Monday, October 27, 2008

New York City Transit is putting one individual in charge of each of its numbered lines to increase accountability, and hopefully, customer satisfaction.

The transit agency named new line managers that will be in charge of the 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 lines. They are all experienced MTA ...

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NYC Minorities Receive Fewer Mortgages

Monday, October 27, 2008

The New York City housing market is more active than others around the country, but that's working out better for whites and Asians than it is for blacks and Latinos. That's according to an analysis of recent financial data gathered by the Furman Center for ...

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NJ Assembly Pushes Economic Agenda

Monday, October 27, 2008

Economic issues top the agenda in the New Jersey Assembly today.

With the stock market continuing to tumble and tens of thousands of New Jerseyans' jobs dependent on the financial sector, lawmakers are due to vote on more than two dozen economic stimulus bills.

They include home ...

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