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Mayor Says Soaring Contruction Costs Should Boost Congestion Pricing Plan

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says soaring construction costs as another reason for legislators to pass his congestion pricing plan.

REPORTER: Global demand for steel, concrete and fuel are pushing up project prices. That run-up in costs comes as government is already facing red ink and is hard pressed to find the hundreds of ...

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Sen. Clinton Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton thanks her supporters in Florida after she won the Democratic primary there. The win does not award any delegates.

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Advocacy Groups Attempt to Educate People in New York State

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hoping to tone down the vitriol against illegal immigrants, advocacy groups are starting a public information campaign aimed at people who aren't immigrants. The groups are scheduling workshops, and outreach efforts at churches and synagogues, to educate people about immigrants' lives and economic contributions.

REPORTER: Javier Valdes from the New York ...

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Mitt Romney Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mitt Romney thanks supporters after his second place showing in the Republican Florida primary on January 29, 2008.

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Rudy Makes Final Push in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Accompanied by the actor John Voight, who vouched for his work as mayor, Giuliani flew around the state of Florida Monday, speaking to crowds that never topped 100 - until he got to Miami for a rally late last night.

Hundreds of boisterous college students filled a hall at Florida International ...

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State Employee Tried to Sell Artifacts Online

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Daniel Lorello is an archives specialist with New York's Department of Education.

He allegedly sold some documents for thousands of dollars. One item was an 1823 letter from former Vice President John Calhoun.

Joseph Romito, a historian, saw the letter up for bid on e-Bay and suspicious, did some background research.

ROMITO: ...

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McCain Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain thanks supporters after winning the Florida Republican primary on January 29, 2008

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Rudy Giuliani Thanks Supporters in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rudy Giuliani thanks supporters after a disappointing third place finish in the Republican Florida primary.

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Loan Review Company Agrees to Work with Cuomo on Subprime Investigation

Monday, January 28, 2008

A company that analyzes mortgages for Wall Street banks has agreed to cooperate with state prosecutors in an investigation of the banks' role in the sub prime mortgage crisis.

REPORTER: Clayton Holdings works with banks to review loans before they're turned into securities and sold to investors. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ...

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New Jersey Visited by Dems in its First-Ever Early Primary

Monday, January 28, 2008

With just a week to go before New Jersey's first-ever early presidential primary, the Garden State is getting its fair share of national attention, especially from the democrats.

State Senate President Dick Codey, who has backed former Senator John Edwards' failed bid, says he will decide by Wednesday if he will ...

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New Criiminal Court Opens in the Bronx

Monday, January 28, 2008

After two years of delays, the long awaited new Bronx criminal court house will open its doors today. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The glass-encased building - named the Bronx County Hall of Justice - spans two city blocks on 161st street. The opening comes after numerous problems that included a ...

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Mayor Bloomber to Testify in Albany on Budget

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg will testify in Albany today as lawmakers get down to work on Governor Spitzer's proposed budget. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

Mayor Bloomberg's appearance in Albany comes a week after Governor Spitzer introduced a preliminary budget that City officials say shorted the city by as much as a half-billion dollars ...

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Residents Rally Against Entertainment Complex on Pier 40

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hundreds of lower Manhattan residents rallied against a proposal to build a permanent entertainment complex on Pier 40.

REPORTER: A proposal by the Related Companies calls for a permanent Cirque de Soleil facility, but Doug Sherrod, who lives near the Houston Street pier, says that would overwhelm the area.

SHERROD: The West ...

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Giuliani Continues Speaking Tour Around Florida

Monday, January 28, 2008

As he drops in the polls in Florida, Mayor Giuliani is speaking to small but ardent crowds around the state. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports from Sanford, Florida.

REPORTER: Beginning his day in Orlando, the former Mayor is stopping in Clearwater, Ft Myers, and Fort Lauderdale before holding a final rally tonight ...

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Brooklyn Resident Charged with Hate Crimes

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Brooklyn Heights resident has been charged with a string of anti-Semitic hate crimes from last September. Officials say Ivaylo Ivanov spray painting swastikas on synagogues and spreading fliers with hateful messages.

REPORTER: He also allegedly accumulated a small arsenal of items including guns and deadly pipe bombs. Lieutenant Mark Torre ...

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Archivist Sold State Library Documents on E-Bay

Monday, January 28, 2008

An archivist at the New York State Library was caught selling historic documents from the library on E-Bay.

REPORTER: Daniel Lorello faces multiple felony charges, including grand larceny and scheming to defraud. A history buff from Virginia, Joseph Romito, alerted the attorney general's office after he saw a 185-year-old letter from ...

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Political Conversations: Coney Island Avenue

Monday, January 28, 2008

A few months ago, we sat down to Lentils and Cauliflower with a group of very pro-Hillary Pakistani immigrants in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. This week, WNYC's Marianne McCune returned to the Pakiza restaurant on Coney Island Avenue for a dose of current opinion in the neighborhood, including some ...

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MTA Scales Back Fulton Street Transit Hub

Monday, January 28, 2008

Construction inflation is driving up costs of the new transit center at the Fulton Street subway stop by some $320 million, for a total price tag of more than $1 billion. The new station was envisioned as Lower Manhattan's answer to Grand Central Terminal, but today, MTA officials said they ...

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Giuliani Lags in the Polls One Day Before Florida Primary

Monday, January 28, 2008

The latest poll in Florida shows Mitt Romney and John McCain tied at 30% each. Mike Huckabee has 14% and Rudy Giuliani's at 13. That poll is from Zogby and came out just Sunday night. Tuesday is the primary and it's the first major test for Giuliani. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein ...

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Shooting of Mount Vernon Officer a Case of Friendly Fire

Sunday, January 27, 2008

An off-duty police officer shot to death in downtown White Plains appears to have been a victim of friendly fire. Mount Vernon Officer Christopher Ridley was trying to make an arrest outside a government complex when Westchester County police opened fire and killed him late Friday afternoon. White Plains authorities ...

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