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MTA Breaks Ground for Extended 7 Train

Monday, December 03, 2007

The extension of the Number Seven subway got a ceremonial send off today. The project will allow riders to eventually extend their ride from Times Square - where the line currently ends - to 11th avenue and 34th street.

REPORTER: The city will pay at least $2 billion for the extension ...

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New Jersey Revisits Death Penalty

Monday, December 03, 2007

Today, a New Jersey Senate panel considers whether to make the state the first to abolish the death penalty since the US Supreme Court reinstated it in 1976. A Senate budget committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on replacing capital punishment with life in prison without parole.

If approved, the ...

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New Report on Airport Delays

Monday, December 03, 2007

A new study finds that flight delays cost $200 million dollars a year in lost productivity. City Comptroller Bill Thompson says it's getting costly to spend time in airports and on the tarmac. Thompson says the delays affect the economy, including tourism and business.

He says the delays at the 3 ...

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New Beginning for Downtown Sanctuary

Monday, December 03, 2007

One hundred and twenty years after it first served the Lower East Side's Jewish community, the Eldridge Street Synagogue has been re-opened as a house of worship and museum.

REPORTER: A ceremony brought elected officials and Jewish leaders together at the synagogue, which fell into disrepair in the 1950s. Roberta Gratz ...

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High Winds Hit Region

Monday, December 03, 2007

Those holiday decorations of Santa and reindeer could literally take to the skies tonight if they're not tied down, with gusty winds expected to rake the metropolitan area tonight and tomorrow. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour are expected through the evening, with gusts up to 50 ...

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Imus Returns With New Sidekicks

Monday, December 03, 2007

Controversial radio host Don Imus is back on the air, broadcasting live from Manhattan's Town Hall on WABC, roughly eight months since he was fired for making a racist comment about the Rutgers women's basketball team.

REPORTER: He says he won't do anything to make them sorry they accepted his apology. ...

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Don Imus Returns

Monday, December 03, 2007

Don Imus was back on the air this morning. WABC hired Imus several months after he lost his job over a racist crack he made on WFAN about the Rutgers women's basketball team.

Imus's premiere took place at Town Hall in Times Square, where $100 dollar tickets were sold to benefit ...

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Science Awards Announced in the City

Monday, December 03, 2007

The winners of the nation's top high school science competition will be announced this morning in the city.

Grand prize scholarships worth $100,000 each will be awarded to 1 person and 1 team in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Other prizes range from $10,000 to $50,000.

Some of this ...

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Wintry Weather Hits Region

Monday, December 03, 2007

Weather officials are warning drivers to be cautious today. A mix of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain is accompanying high winds around the state to make for a dangerous Monday morning commute.

REPORTER: The precipitation will be light, but the winds be strong, according to Joe Pollina of the National ...

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First Snowstorm of the Season Hits New York

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The New York metro area has been experiencing its first snowfall of the season this morning.

REPORTER: Meteorologist John Murray in the National Weather Service's Upton New York office says snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain Saturday afternoon.

MURRAY: Early in the evening, we'll still have that mixture of sleet ...

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Eldridge Street Synagogue Restoration Complete After 20 Years

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Later today, a National Historic Landmark on Manhattan’s Lower East Side will show off its 20 year restoration. Built in 1887, The Eldridge Street Synagogue severely deteriorated over time, but now it finally returns to its original spectacular glory. WNYC’s Richard Hake visited as workers were busy putting the final ...

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Venezuelans in New York Weigh in on Chavez Referendum

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Venezuelan immigrants in the U.S. who want to weigh in on President Hugo Chavez' Constitutional Referendum can vote from here.

REPORTER: Some are planning to rally outside the midtown consulate in favor of the proposed expansion of presidential power. Other people who've fled Venezuela will not be supporting the referendum, which ...

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New York Politicians Blast Proposed Counterterrorism Cuts

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Bush administration's proposed cuts to counterterrorism grant programs would threaten the safety of U.S. cities, according to several New York politicians.

REPORTER: US Senator Charles Schumer is blasting the plan, which would cut Homeland Security grants for states and cities from $3.4 billion in fiscal year 2007 to $1.4 billion ...

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Corzine to Propose School Funding Reform

Sunday, December 02, 2007

New Jersey governor Corzine is proposing the most significant reform of the state's funding formula for local education since the state Supreme Court's landmark Abbott decision. WNYC'S Bob Hennelly reports.

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New York Pension Funds to Sue Countrywide

Saturday, December 01, 2007

New York State and New York City pensions funds will be lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the nation's biggest mortgage company, Countrywide Financial.

REPORTER: A California judge has selected the two funds to represent all buyers of the company's publicly traded stock. William Thompson is the city's comptroller.

THOMPSON: ...

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Clinton Thanks New Hampshire Police After Hostage Taking

Saturday, December 01, 2007

New York Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is praising police and other emergency responders in New Hampshire, after yesterday's hostage taking at one of her campaign offices ended peacefully.

CLINTON: I am so grateful to them for their response, which brought this hostage situation to such a good ending.

REPORTER: Authorities ...

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World AIDS Day

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Today marks World AIDS Day. It’s a time to commemorate victims of the epidemic and take stock of the fight against it around the world. Here in New York, the city estimates that over 100,000 people are living with HIV, and there are 4,000 new AIDS diagnoses each year. The ...

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No Date Set to Resume Deconstruction of Deutsche Bank Building

Saturday, December 01, 2007

No date has been set for deconstruction to resume at the former Deutsche Bank building, more than three months after a fatal fire there. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

REPORTER: The 41 story 9/11 ruin was supposed to be demolished by the end of next month. At the time of ...

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Fed Expects More Foreclosures in City Neighborhoods

Saturday, December 01, 2007

More foreclosures are expected to hit city neighborhoods, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports:

REPORTER: The report shows that as of August there were more than 51,000 sub-prime loans in New York City. Close to 29,000 of those were adjustable ...

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Broadway's Back

Friday, November 30, 2007

It was an extreme makeover on Broadway last night, when most of the two dozen shows closed during the strike reopened. Lines of fans waited for tickets and some theaters offered discounts to ensure a full house.

REPORTER: The Little Mermaid, a production that's still in previews, announced the delay of ...

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