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City Announces Cable TV Deal with Verizon

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cablevision and Time Warner may no longer be the only 'show' in town. The city has announced a deal allowing telecommunications giant Verizon to bring its high speed FiOS network to New York City.

REPORTER: The Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Robert Lieber, said a new ...

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City Spends Millions on Unassigned Teachers

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The city is spending more than $80 million dollars over two years on unassigned teachers. A new report by an educational group is recommending new rules for those teachers who've lost jobs to school closings but remain on the payroll.

REPORTER: The union contract now assigns ...

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Civilian Complaint Board To Release Opinion On Sean Bell Shooting

Monday, April 28, 2008

The civilian board charged with reviewing police conduct plans to release its own opinion on the fatal shooting of Sean Bell but, as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the board's investigation could take years.

The formal complaint stemming from the Bell shooting came to the Civilian Complaint ...

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Bell's Supporters Press for Federal Civil Rights Probe

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sean Bell's family and supporters continue to press for a federal civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of the unarmed black man, following last week's acquittal of three undercover cops in the incident.

They and Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks are hosting Michigan Democratic Congressman ...

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Rising Costs for Port Authority

Monday, April 28, 2008

There are renewed concerns about overtime costs at the Port Authority.

After those costs rose by 12% in 2006, the agency paid a consultant more than $400,000 to study its staffing practices and come up with reforms.

But the next year, things got worse when overtime costs ...

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Construction Workers Mourn Late Colleagues

Monday, April 28, 2008

The mournful sounds of bagpipes preceded a memorial Mass for the thirteen construction workers who have died on the job so far this year. The pipers were joined by hundreds of construction workers, many of them wearing hard hats and carrying their union flags. Electrician ...

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Elite Airline Files for Chapter 11

Monday, April 28, 2008

The business class-only Eos Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is ceasing operations as of today.

The New York-based airline operated its final flights between London and JFK yesterday. Eos will eliminate most of its work force.

CEO Jack Williams says in a statement that ...

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City Looks to Ease Traffic Woes

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tonight, the Transportation Commissioner gives a major speech outlining the city's plan.

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has this preview.

It was a year ago, right after unveiling congestion pricing, that Mayor Bloomberg chose Janette Sadik-Khan to begin to treat streets as public gathering spaces rather than as mere ...

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Indian Point Owner Seeks Safety Assessment

Monday, April 28, 2008

Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, is holding a public meeting on the safety of its facility, hosted by a panel of its own experts. Dr. Neil Todreas, the panel's co-chair, said he is confident his team can do an independent ...

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Hooray for Dhallywood

Monday, April 28, 2008

Last night, approximately two thousand people filled the Manhattan Center for the Dhallywood Music & Film Awards. Dhallywood takes its name from the capital of Bangladeshi – Dhaka – and the burgeoning film industry there. Lara Pellegrinelli reports on the popular awards show, from the ...

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Clinic Closes on Staten Island

Monday, April 28, 2008

Richmond University Medical Center says it can no longer afford the rent for a primary care center in the Clifton Neighborhood of Staten Island.

A spokesman says patients will now have to go to the main campus, 3.5 miles away.

The Clifton center was accessible by Staten ...

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Siegel Says Sean Bell Verdict Was Flawed

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Supporters of Sean Bell held another rally Sunday at the Harlem headquarters of the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

REPORTER: Protestors want the US justice department to bring a federal civil rights case against the three NYPD detectives who've been acquitted of all charges in ...

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More Rallies in Response Verdict in Sean Bell Shooting

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Protesters will gather again today to express their anger over the acquittals of three police detectives involved in the Sean Bell shooting.

REPORTER: Saturday, marchers in Harlem carried white placards with big black numbers, each referring to one of the police bullets fired at Sean Bell ...

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Remembering Columbia, 1968

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This week marked the 40th Anniversary of the student protests at Columbia University. Dorian Merina spoke with some of those who took part in the protests and filed this report.


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New Jersey Democrats Fight Over Senate Seat

Sunday, April 27, 2008

While the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination continues to divide the national party... New Jersey's Democrats are in the midst of their own battle over a US Senate seat. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: Pundits thought age would be the defining issue in the battle ...

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New Yorkers React to Acquittals in Sean Bell Shooting

Saturday, April 26, 2008

WNYC's Arun Venugopal talks with Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen about the reaction to the acquittals in the Sean Bell shooting, and what's next for the NYPD detectives involved.

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Rallies Follow Acquittals in Bell Shooting

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Reverend Al Sharpton led another rally Saturday, after Friday's acquittal of three police detectives involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell.

REPORTER: Among those who gathered at Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters Friday was Bronx resident Katherine Mavery, who wants answers about the police's ...

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Grameen Bank Opens in Queens

Saturday, April 26, 2008

With a jumbo pair of scissors and a big round of applause, Dr. Muhammad Yunus officially opened Grameen America in Jackson Heights Friday. It's the first American branch of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.

REPORTER: More than three decades ago, Dr. Yunus got the bank started by ...

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Building Permit Numbers Drop Sharply

Friday, April 25, 2008

In a sign that the real estate market is slowing, the number of building permits issued to contractors took a precipitous drop. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

The Census bureau reports that the number of residential building permits declined by 46 percent across the five boroughs for ...

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Bell Shooting Spurs Reforms in NYPD

Friday, April 25, 2008

Months before the acquittal of three officers in the shooting death of Sean Bell, Police Commissioner Kelly had instituted several reforms aimed at avoiding a similar tragedy in the future. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

Top on the list of 19 reforms was a first ...

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