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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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Giuliani Places 3rd in Florida

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rudy Giuliani is expected to step down and head to California to endorse John McCain.

After staking his entire campaign on a Florida victory, the former mayor got just 15% of the vote, far behind John McCain and Mitt Romney.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been with the Giuliani campaign in Florida and ...

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McCain Wins Big in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MIAMI (AP) -- Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary Tuesday night, gaining the upper hand in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of next week's contests across 21 states. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared ready to quit the race.

"It shows one ...

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MTA To Revise Transit Hub Plans

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Fulton Street Transit Center in lower Manhattan is more than $300 million over budget, due to inflation in the construction industry.

Yesterday, MTA officials said they would take the next 30 days to redesign the station and lower the cost. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

The options available to the MTA are ...

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Spitzer Seeks Helps from Advisors

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Two of the 4 aren't predicting a recession, but they noted some troubling signs - including a major dip in home construction, a credit crunch that forces consumers and businesses to pay higher interest rates on loans; and weaker consumer spending.

To which Spitzer responded...

SPITZER: Anybody have anything positive to ...

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Bloomberg Criticizes State Budget

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Testifying in Albany yesterday, Bloomberg said the city will lose roughly $500 million in state funding that was either promised for things like health care or, in the case of education, as part of a court-ordered settlement.

Bloomberg told lawmakers that a "deal's a deal" and to go back on ...

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Elderly New Yorkers Disproportionately at Risk for Traffic Deaths

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fewer New Yorkers are getting killed in traffic accidents but those that are, are mostly elderly. City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the numbers are disproportionate.

KHAN: While seniors were 12% of the population they compromised about 40% of those killed or injured in vehicle accidents.

REPORTER: She says traffic engineers will ...

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Homeless Count Underway

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Department of Homeless Services says about 2,500 volunteers signed up to help count those people living on the streets, subways and parks.

The city tests the accuracy of the count by planting decoy homeless people around town and seeing what percentage of them are noticed.

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Sen. Clinton Opens Campaign Offices Throughout New York State

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

With one week to go before New York, New Jersey, and twenty other states vote in the Super Duper Tuesday primaries, candidate Hillary Clinton has been opening get-out-the-vote offices throughout the state.

Fliers to be handed out are bundled by language and local towns. They’re destined for Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, Yonkers, New ...

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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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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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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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