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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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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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Defense Lays Out Police Arguments in Bell Trial

Monday, April 07, 2008

A crime scene specialist testified today in defense of the three detectives charged in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell. WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports from Queens Criminal Court.

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CUNY Reaches Out to War Veterans

Monday, April 07, 2008

In the next four years, 10,000 armed service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan are expected to come back to the New York region.

There is a growing understanding that returning veterans are going to need special attention.

WNYC’s Elaine Rivera has been following a ...

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Catholic Teachers Continue Strike

Monday, April 07, 2008

Teachers from the city's Catholic schools will continue their labor walkout against the Catholic Archdiocese of New York today.

Teachers from eight schools are expected to walk the picket lines this morning. They're affiliated with the Federation of Catholic Teachers and teach at schools in Manhattan, ...

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Washington Post Wins 6 Pulitzers

Monday, April 07, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post won six Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the public service medal for exposing shoddy treatment of America's war wounded at Walter Reed hospital, and the breaking-news award for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre.

The New York Times received two Pulitzers: one for investigative ...

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Fallout from Clinton Campaign Shakeup Continues

Monday, April 07, 2008

Mark Penn, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s chief presidential campaign strategist, was removed from his position after it was revealed that he had met with the Colombian government to promote a free trade deal with the South American nation. Clinton opposes the deal.

Larry Scanlon of AFSCME, one ...

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Funding Marked for NY's Parks

Monday, April 07, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says the state's budget will include $95 million in funding for improvements at state parks across New York.

It's the largest-ever commitment of resources for parks capital projects in state history.

The $95 million investment will fund a variety of capital projects at state ...

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State Legislature Rejects Manhattan Traffic Fee

Monday, April 07, 2008

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says his chamber is rejecting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to charge a fee to help reduce traffic and pollution in Manhattan.

The vote after days of closed-door negotiations means the city will forfeit $354 million in federal money for kick-starting the initiative. The ...

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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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Congestion Pricing Dies in the Assembly

Monday, April 07, 2008

In a closed-door meeting of his Democratic members, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says a majority would not support congestion pricing, and he would not bring it to the floor for a vote.

WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman tells Amy Eddings about the day’s events, and whether Mayor Michael ...

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Closing Arguments in Sharpe James Trial

Monday, April 07, 2008

Federal prosecutors are making their closing arguments today in the trial of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James. He is accused of arranging for the sale of nine city-owned properties at a discounted rate of $46,000 to Tamika Riley, his one-time girlfriend.

Prosecutors say Riley quickly flipped ...

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Congestion Pricing Plan Dies in Albany

Monday, April 07, 2008

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says his chamber is rejecting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to charge a fee to help reduce traffic and pollution in Manhattan. The decision comes after days of closed-door negotiations. It means the city will forfeit $354 million in federal money for ...

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West Point Class Visits Jersey City

Monday, April 07, 2008

This weekend, cadets from West Point completed an intensive 3-day course in the wilds of Jersey City.

It’s for a class called "Winning the Peace" and the idea is to expose future officers to the city’s diverse cultures and religious traditions. And, to put a human ...

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Ex-Mayor's Trial Winds Down

Monday, April 07, 2008

Closing arguments are set for today in the trial of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James and a one-time mistress.

James is accused of arranging the sale of nine city-owned properties at a discounted rate to Tamika Riley, who quickly sold them for more than 10 times ...

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Midnight Deadline for Congestion Pricing

Monday, April 07, 2008

Today is the deadline for the state legislature to approve Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan and still qualify for a $350 million federal grant.

Lawmakers were not called up to Albany to discuss the issue over the weekend, meaning that it's unlikely a deal is ...

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Schumer Helps Family of Slain Student

Monday, April 07, 2008

Sen. Charles Schumer is appealing directly to the State Department to cut the red tape and immediately grant the documents needed for the grieving parents of Ming-hui Yu, the slain Columbia PhD student, to come to New York City to claim their son's body.

24-year-old Ming-hui ...

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BAM Revives Anti-Apartheid Play

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's not every day that a piece of theater gets its creators detained. But that’s what happened 30 years ago in South Africa, when two black actors staged a play that challenged the rules of apartheid and asked tough questions about fundamental aspects of human ...

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Lawmakers Work to Pass Congeston Pricing and Budget

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Monday is the deadline for state lawmakers to pass congestion pricing if New York City is to receive more than $350 million in federal transportation funding.

Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno supports Mayor Bloomberg's plan to charge drivers to enter Manhattan below 60th Street during peak ...

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