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More Flights in NY/NJ Region Cancelled

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

American Airlines expects to cancel more flights after scrubbing at least 36 flights from LaGuardia, 11 from Newark and three out of Kennedy Airport.

The airline is grounding about 300 MD-80 planes due to an FAA rule about wiring that controls landing wheels. One thousand flights ...

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In Albany, Budget Negotiations Continue

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Senate and Assembly are scheduled to be at work today at the Capitol passing a $124 billion budget that's more than a week late.

Lawmakers reached a tentative agreement last night after a week marked by legislative boycotts, name-calling and secrecy.

The budget deal will increase ...

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Jury Deliberations Begin in James' Trial

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Defense lawyers for former Newark Mayor Sharpe James urged jurors to acquit him on charges of fraud and conspiracy because federal prosecutors failed to present any evidence that James participated in sweetheart land sales to a former mistress.

The defense said none of the prosecution's witnesses ...

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Natural Gas Could Transform Sullivan County

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Last winter, some residents of Sullivan County in upstate New York were surprised to receive mailers from companies that wanted to drill for natural gas on their land. Soon, cafes and gas stations were buzzing with talk that you could get rich off of gas ...

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Rich Villar

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Poet, teacher and occasional actor, Rich Villar performs in English and Spanglish. Villar’s poetry is published in several journals, including the new Achiote, and was nominated by Rogue Scholars for a Pushcart Prize in 2005. He curates poetry showcases for the five-year old Acentos, the ...

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Regie Cabico

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

After Cabico graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he headed a few blocks east to explore the 1990s poetry scene in Alphabet City. A gay, Filipino man, he says he looks for sincerity in the poetry world. Cabico is the recipient of the ...

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9/11 Remains Identified

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The remains of four victims of the September 11 attacks have been identified.

Ronald Milstein's remains were found beneath a paved road that was built to carry cleanup and construction trucks in and out of the World Trade Center site after the attacks.

The city Medical Examiner's ...

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Group Aims to Stop Brooklyn Demolition

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Opponents of the controversial Atlantic Yards project want to stop any demolition between 6th Avenue and Dean street in Brooklyn.

The Dean Street Property Association - made up of tenants, business and property owners - says buildings are being taken down too quickly without a guaranteed ...

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Albany Rejects Congestion Pricing, Hunt for Alternatives Begins

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Almost one year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing fee - $8 for a car to drive into Manhattan's central business district and $21 for trucks.

But yesterday, the State Legislature rejected the idea, forgoing hundreds of millions of funding from the federal government.

Here ...

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La Chiva Rides Again

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New York is no stranger to party buses – oversized vehicles packed for bachelor parties and graduations have cruised the city for years. But for a growing class of Colombian young professionals, this fiesta on wheels is more than a good time. It’s a little ...

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Bloomberg: Traffic Fee Should've Been Up for Vote

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The day after the state assembly refused to take up congestion pricing, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the proposal would have passed had it been put to a vote. After a speech in Washington on the environment, he explained that since every bill that gets ...

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Paterson Warns of Tough Times Ahead for the State

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says the state is facing tough economic times ahead and officials need to act now. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

In one of his first major speeches as governor, Paterson told a crowd of business and civic leaders during a Midtown breakfast that legislators ...

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Catholic Teachers Suspend Strike

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Catholic teachers union has called off a strike at eight New York City schools.

The Federation of Catholic Teachers says the move comes after a "good faith" negotiation session. The union says more meetings with the Archdiocese of New York are scheduled today.

Another Catholic teachers ...

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9/11 Case Goes to Appeals Court

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Today, a federal appeals court will weigh whether the government illegally used the material witness law in the months following Sept. 11.

The plaintiff in this case was detained and kept under court supervision for over a year, but was never charged with a crime ...

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Paid Leave Bill Nears Approval

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New Jersey is set to become the third state to require companies to offer paid family leave.

The State Senate has approved the bill that would offer up to six weeks paid leave. The Democratic plan already has Assembly approval and Gov. Jon Corzine says he'll ...

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New Air Traffic Czar to Eye Airport Delays

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A new air traffic "czar" was named today to help solve chronic delays at Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty airports. Marie Kennington-Gardiner was named director of the Federal Aviation Administration's New York Integration Office. Delays at the three metro-area airports often cause delays across the ...

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Civil Liberties Group Wants NYPD Oversight

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The New York Civil Liberties Union says the NYPD cannot be expected to police itself, and it's urging the city to give the independent Civilian Complaint Review Board the power to prosecute police misconduct cases.

This, after reports that the NYPD refused to file charges against ...

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Measles Warning on Long Island

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Long Island health officials say some people may have been exposed to measles last week.

An 8-month-old boy with measles was at the Fortunoff Source Mall in Westbury, as well as in several stores in Cedarhurst, on Thursday between 1 pm and midnight.

People who may have ...

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Queens Museum Has New Take on Flushing Remonstrance

Monday, April 07, 2008

In the new millennium, religion, its relation to the state and mutual respect are hot-button issues across the globe. In Flushing, Queens, this conversation started 350 years ago with a document called the Flushing Remonstrance. Now, the Queens Museum has a whole new take on ...

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