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Clinton Returns to Northeast

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Boisterous crowds greeted Senator Hillary Clinton during two campaign stops in New Jersey last night. The Garden State is one of 20 holding a primary on February 5th or Super Tuesday. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Hundreds of people waited to see the Democratic presidential candidate at rallies in Hackensack and North ...

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FDNY Gets Improved Training Structure

Thursday, January 24, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and actor Denis Leary broke ground on a 4-story fire simulation building at the Fire Academy on Randalls Island.

The structure will recreate fire conditions in high-rises, which can be extremely challenging.

Most of the funding for the simulator came from a foundation started by ...

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Mayor Presents Fiscal '09 Budget

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg presented a conservative 58-billion-dollar budget plan for the next fiscal year, which includes a one-percent growth rate in controllable spending... and maintains his state of the city promise to continue 7-percent property tax cuts and 4-hundred-dollar rebates.

He says the nation's housing crisis has affected but not hurt the ...

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Preview of Bloomberg's Budget Plan

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Today, it's Mayor Bloomberg's turn to lay out his budget. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on what's becoming an especially challenging year.

Even before Governor Spitzer introduced his spending plan this week, the city's Independent Budget Office predicted an economic slowdown would mean the Bloomberg administration had to close a $3.1 ...

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Rudy Giuliani and Air Quality After 9/11: Part 2

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Rudy Giuliani’s stature as a national leader and presidential candidate has flowed from his actions following September 11th.

Today, in the 2nd of a 2-part series, we look at what the Giuliani administration did and didn’t do to protect rescue, recovery and cleanup workers from potential hazards in the air. WNYC’s ...

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Drivers Face Increased Scrutiny

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Taxi & Limousine Commission says its officers and police are posing as passengers to make sure drivers aren't violating rules against refusing credit cards, talking on cell phones while driving and general rudeness.

Violators may face fines and repeat offenses could lede to license suspensions.

The head of the Taxi Workers ...

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Support for Giuliani Wavers in Garden State

Thursday, January 24, 2008

From the earliest days of the presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani has believed his road to victory would run straight through New Jersey.

He's long had a strong base of support in the state and until recently, had a large lead in polls.

But a new poll released yesterday, found Giuliani slightly behind ...

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Retired Cops Now Swell Ranks of Child Welfare System

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The murder trial of the man accused of brutally beating his 7-year old step-daughter, Nixzmary Brown, is in its second week. Two years ago, the child’s death shook the city and the child welfare system. Officials announced a series of reforms including the hiring of retired police detectives. These law ...

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MSNBC's Republican Debate in Florida

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Just days before the Florida primaries, the Republican 2008 presidential hopefuls met in Boca Raton, Florida for a Debate hosted by Florida Atlantic University and broadcast by MSNBC. If you missed the debate, you can listen here.

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Rudy Giuliani and Air Quality After 9/11: Part 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

In his run for President, Mayor Rudy Giuliani has showcased his leadership on 9/11 and in the days, weeks, and months that followed. His actions in those days have been widely hailed. But far less understood is how he responded to early concerns about the air quality in Lower Manhattan. ...

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A Local Look at Economic Slowdown

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So where do we go from here?

Will Wall Street steady itself after yesterday's bumpy ride and what does this mean for our local economy?

With us now to help answer those questions is David Wyss. He's the chief economist of Standard and Poor's.

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Spitzer Looks to Javits for Extra Funds

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: One way Governor Spitzer wants to raise money for next year's budget is to sell off land on the north and south sides of the Javits Convention Center.

The state had purchased that land to expand the center, on Manhattan's west side. But it has scaled back that plan dramatically.

Kathy ...

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City Council Members Anxious Over Gov's Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The head of the city council, Speaker Christine Quinn, says she's troubled by Governor Spitzer's proposed budget, saying it short-changes the city.

QUINN: The state budget could leave city potentially with at least 300 million if not more less than what we had expected. Particularly troubling in area of education.

REPORTER: The ...

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Actor Heath Ledger Dies at 28

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: The Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger has died.

The Police Department says Ledger's body was discovered by a housekeeper and masseuse at a SoHo apartment yesterday afternoon.

The 28-year-old Australian actor earned an Oscar nomination for his work in "Brokeback Mountain." He and his ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams moved to Brooklyn ...

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Judge Rules in Favor of Convention Protestors

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: New York Civil Liberties Union had sued for full disclosure on behalf of 1,800 people arrested at the convention.

The Police Department's Commissioner for Intelligence, David Cohen, argued that full disclosure of any aspect could compromise the city's intelligence gathering. He said it could also reveal the NYPD's methods of ...

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D'Amato Endorses McCain

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: Republican presidential candidate John McCain stopped in the city last night for a fundraiser.

He also picked up the support of former New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato.

D'AMATO: And I believe that the Democrats are very, very fearful of John McCain. So my support for him is not because there is ...

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Mercury-Tainted Raw Fish Doesn’t Bother Some New Yorkers

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

There's so much mercury in tuna sushi sold at some New York City restaurants, that New Yorkers would ingest more of the toxic metal than the federal government recommends, if they ate six pieces a week.

REPORTER: Lab tests commissioned by the New York Times also found five of 20 restaurants ...

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Major Shakeup at Narcotics Division in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Four narcotics officers have been criminally charged for allegedly paying informants with drugs and drug money.

Also, a chief, an inspector and 2 captains in charge of narcotics investigations in Brooklyn have been stripped of their commands.

Two other officers have been suspended and another 14 officers who worked with them have ...

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Crowds Turn Out In Defense of Village

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: Last night, more than 400 people attended the first public hearing on a plan by St. Vincent's Hospital to sell off half of its Greenwich Village campus.

A private developer would demolish the complex on the eastern side of 7th Avenue to make way for a 21-story condominium tower.

St. Vincent's ...

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Bloomberg Says Recessions are Personal

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says all the talk about an economic slowdown is missing the real point of how it impacts people on a very personal level.

BLOOMBERG: Whether it's a recession or not, that's just a technical term. Some wag said it's a recession if your neighbor loses a job and a ...

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