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Anti-Terror Funding For New York Area

Friday, February 01, 2008

An additional $153 million is being earmarked this year to secure the subway and commuter rail lines.

The New York area will get 45% of the total national allocation for mass transit security. Governor Spitzer says the money will go for personnel, emergency preparedness drills, biochemical detectors, and more surveillance cameras.

SPITZER: ...

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Giuliani Disappoints Local Republicans

Thursday, January 31, 2008

When New York Republicans were trounced during last year's state races, they pinned their hopes to a Giuliani presidential candidacy as a way to prevent further losses.

The Democrats have closed the gap in the Republican majority Senate and hope to take over this year with all the senate seats up ...

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New Jersey Voters Remain Undecided

Thursday, January 31, 2008

That's presenting a real opportunity for the Garden State's first time voters.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

There are more independents in New Jersey than Democrats and Republicans combined.

Ramapo College student Tom Magatey is one of them. He has his absentee ballot, but he's still still going back and forth over which ...

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Michelle Obama Visits NY, CT

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: In Stamford, she met with a group of women, touching on the themes of her husband's campaign - focusing on education, healthcare and the challenges women face as workers and mothers.

Jessica Pettigrew, a 25-year-old midwife student, was impressed with Michelle Obama's dedication to her children and her husband.

Pettigrew feels ...

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Congestion Pricing Vote Expected Today

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nine months ago, Mayor Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing system that would charge drivers to enter central Manhattan on weekdays.

This afternoon, the state’s Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission will likely endorse some variation of that plan. Then, the City Council takes up the issue, followed by the state legislature, where opposition ...

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NYC Hispanics Overwhelmingly Back Sen. Clinton

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The percentage of Hispanics registered to vote in New York City is growing sharply, a new survey finds -- and they're overwhelmingly backing Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary.

The Hispanic federation survey found the five boroughs have the second highest concentration of Hispanic voters in the country -- right behind ...

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Plans Weighed for Pier 40

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: The Related Companies wants to build a permanent home for Cirque du Soleil on the Houston Street Pier.

But, Greenwich Village parents have countered with their own plan to keep the pier pretty much as it is - only adding an art gallery and parking spaces that are there now.

The ...

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Several GOP Officials in NJ Endorse McCain

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Several New Jersey Republican officials are following the lead of their former favorite, Rudy Giuliani, and endorsing John McCain for president. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Leading the pack of Rudy supporters crossing over to McCain is Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Junior. The younger Kean joins the ranks of the ...

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University, Neighborhood Make Nice

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: University officials and community leaders have formed a task force and they've developed guidelines to help preserve the neighborhood's character.

The guidelines aren't binding, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says it's a positive step for community relations.

STRINGER: It doesn't mean that we're not going to have struggle, we're not ...

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A Day Trip to Chappaqua

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton's adopted hometown is waiting to see if its most famous residents are going back to the White House.

People in Chappaqua have gotten used to their celebrity neighbors, though not all of them support her candidacy for president.

WNYC's Fred Mogul recently spent the day in the upscale but ...

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Congestion Pricing Plan Passes State Panel

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to charge drivers an eight dollar fee to enter Midtown and Lower Manhattan overwhelmingly won the approval of a state commission charged with reviewing it, and other traffic-calming options.

The commission made changes to the mayor's original plan, including shrinking the fee zone. It now goes to ...

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Fraud at West Side Marina

Thursday, January 31, 2008

REPORTER: The 79th Street Boat Basin has been a landmark since Robert Moses created it in 1937.

But, according to City Comptroller Bill Thompson, it may also been the scene of a fraud that has cost the city tens of thousands of dollars.

Thompson says the West Side marina lacks basic fiscal ...

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Bloomberg Criticizes Insurance Merger

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

REPORTER: The non-profit insurance giants cover the city's workforce.

An insurance company spokesman says most of the criticism was from people worried about a monopoly and rising premiums - concerns that Mayor Bloomberg shares.

BLOOMBERG: New York City would, if this merger goes through, have a lot less options in terms of ...

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Nixmary Brown Trial Continues

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Brooklyn murder trial of Cesar Rodriguez continues today. The 29-year-old is accused of beating his 7-year old step daughter Nixmary Brown to death. The defense claims the police conducted a biased investigation.

Defense Attorney Jeff Schwartz spent most of the morning cross examining a witness from the medical examiners office ...

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Giuliani Dropping Out of Race

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

It's official... Rudolph Giuliani is dropping out of the race. He announced his intentions to reporters traveling with him on a private jet from Florida to California. Daily News senior correspondent David Saltonstall was traveling with the former mayor, and talks with All Things Considered host Amy Eddings.

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Bloomberg Wishes Giuliani Well

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rudy Giuliani prepares to end his presidential bid and endorse longtime friend John McCain. Mayor Bloomberg said he wishes Giuliani well.

BLOOMBERG: I think Rudy certainly has nothing to be ashamed of. He conducted himself well on the campaign.

REPORTER: New Yorkers have mixed emotions about the end of Giuliani's run. Some ...

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Council Eyes Conservation Plans

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

REPORTER: City residents could start seeing more rooftop gardens in the future.

Today, the City Council is expected to approve a bill that would require improved stormwater management.

Currently, billions of gallons of rainwater runoff flows into sewers each year - this often causes sewage to be ejected into waterways.

Larry Levine, of ...

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Corzine Pushes Ahead With Toll Plan

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Governor Corzine will be in Bergen County this morning.

He continues to press his controversial plan to raise tolls to retire billions of dollars in state debt. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, it's still an uphill climb.

First, the good news for Governor Corzine - the state's Chamber of Commerce came ...

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City Launches Ads to Encourage Recycling

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The city is launching a public education campaign today to get people to increase their recycling of magazines and catalogs. "A lot of people think about newspapers," says Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty.

DOHERTY: That's all they think about it. Ok, I'll do my newspapers. But they forget about all the other ...

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Frontrunners Begin Local TV Campaigns

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

With less than a week before more than 20 states hold their primaries, both candidates are launching TV ads in New York, one of the most expensive markets in the US.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

In an ad titled "Nuestra Amiga," Hillary Clinton is shown greeting Latino crowds and sitting on ...

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