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Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of AG Christie

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A New Jersey lawmaker wants a Congressional investigation into US Attorney Chris Christie's awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to his former boss, John Ashcroft. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Under the terms of the deal, announced in September, Ashcroft's firm could net as much as $52 million to oversee ...

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Following Sen. Clinton in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

With just over a month until the first votes are cast, the presidential race is hitting a new level of intensity this week with candidates criss-crossing the nation and trading barbs. This week Hillary Clinton travels to New Hampshire, South Carolina, California, Virginia, and Iowa. WNYC's Fred Mogul caught up ...

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John Edwards Speaks to Striking Writers in NYC

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

John Edwards speaks to striking members of the Writers Guild of America at Washington Square Park and calls for greater regulation of the credit card industry to protect working Americans.

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Union and Theatre Owners Agree to Another Round of Talks

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's day 17 of the stagehands strike. After a 20 hour marathon negotiating session yesterday, the Local One, the stagehands union and the League of American Theaters and producers are sitting down again this evening for another round of talks.

The strike has shut down 26 Broadway shows. This is the ...

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Columbia's Redevelopment Plan Approved by Planning Commission

Monday, November 26, 2007

The City Planning Commission endured frequent disruptions before approving the proposal to transform 17-acres of West Harlem.

To the surprise of many opponents of the plan, Commissioner Irwin Kantor, abstained, saying he was opposed to Columbia's threat to use eminent domain in order to evict holdout businesses. Another commissioner voted against ...

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New Report Measures Immigrants' Contribution to NYS Economy

Monday, November 26, 2007

A new report on immigrants in New York State says they are more a part of the State’s middle class than is commonly thought. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports.

Here are some of the report’s more salient findings: immigrants make up a quarter of all CEOs who live in New York City, ...

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Men Charged with Plotting Fort Dix attack request move

Monday, November 26, 2007

Three of the five men charged with plotting an attack on Fort Dix have asked a judge to move them from a secluded part of a prison as they await trial.

In legal filings the men repeat a complaint that their lawyers have made before that they are not being given ...

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State Considers Forcing Insurers to Rate Doctors

Monday, November 26, 2007

State legislators have thrown their support behind Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's doctor ranking model.

Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno say they will pass legislation to ensure that the model is used by all insurance companies who do business in New York.

Cuomo says the ranking model balances ...

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Sean Bell Remembered by Family on Anniversary of his Death

Monday, November 26, 2007

The family of Sean Bell marked the first anniversary of Bell's death with an overnight vigil on the street in Jamaica, Queens where he was shot by police. That day a year ago was supposed to be the 25-year old Bell's wedding day.

REPORTER: His family was joined by activists and ...

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State Rewards Schools Working to Reduce Class Size

Monday, November 26, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer this morning visited a Bronx junior high school where a new state grant is helping reduce class sizes. This is part of the money won in the settlement to reform school funding formulas across the state.

REPORTER: Spitzer praised the contracts his administration has signed with 55 school ...

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Broadway Talks to Continue Tonight

Monday, November 26, 2007

Talks between Broadway stagehands and theater producers will resume at 7:00 tonight. The two sides are taking a 12-hour break after nearly 20 hours of talks which lasted through early this morning.

The stagehands' spokesman, Bruce Cohen, says progress has been made -- but he wouldn't offer any details. The major ...

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Talks Resume in Stagehands' Strike

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Broadway stagehands' union and theater producers say they'll return to the bargaining table today. The agreement comes one week after negotiations collapsed and kept more than two dozen shows dark during the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday week.

The walkout began November 10th. The contract dispute between the League of American Theatres ...

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Sean Bell's Family Marks Anniversary

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The family of Sean Bell has held an overnight vigil to mark today's first anniversary of the police shooting that left the 25-year-old dead on what was supposed to be his wedding day.

Activists and elected officials joined the family Saturday night on the Jamaica Queens street where police fired 50 ...

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NYFD Finds No Evidence of Gas Leak After Queens Explosion

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fire officials say they inspected a home in Queens shortly before it exploded last week, but they found no evidence of a natural gas leak. A funeral was held in Sunnyside Saturday for 69-year-old Kunta Oza, who was killed in Wednesday's blast. Consolidated Edison says the explosion was caused by ...

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State Senator Calls For Better Bridge Signage

Friday, November 23, 2007

A state senator insists better signage may have prevented the recent death of a cyclist on the Manhattan Bridge. State Senator Eric Adams says Sam Hindy entered the upper roadway by mistake last week because of confusing signs directing cyclists to the bike lane.

ADAMS: Over here where it appears as ...

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Black Friday Shoppers Arrive Early

Friday, November 23, 2007

Frigid temperatures failed to deter bargain hunters this Black Friday. Macy's opened one half hour earlier than planned -- 5:30, instead of 6:00AM -- to accommodate a long line of shivering shoppers.

REPORTER: Circuit City, in Union Square, opened at 5AM with some shoppers waiting in line since noon yesterday. Kenny ...

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Consumer Safety Advocates Warn Holiday Shoppers

Friday, November 23, 2007

Consumer advocates are warning holiday shoppers their sale toys may have hidden costs, lead paint, and small parts. Consumers Union handed out "safety coupons" to shoppers in Herald Square urging shoppers to give them to cashiers, so retailers know customers want safe toys.

REPORTER: Director Jean Halloran says Consumers Union is ...

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Grinch Goes On

Friday, November 23, 2007

The curtain went up this morning on Doctor Seuess" How the Grinch Stole Christmas, two weeks after the holiday musical was shut down because of the stagehands' strike. A judge had ordered the show back to work, after The Grinch's producers argued it had a separate contract.

Producer James Sanna told ...

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Victim of Gas Explosion Dies

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A New York City Councilman says a woman injured during a gas main explosion in Queens yesterday has died. Councilman Eric Gioia announced the death of 67-year-old Kunta Oza and asked that New Yorkers remember her family in their Thanksgiving prayers.

Yesterday afternoon’s blast forced about 200 people to evacuate a ...

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Mayor Talks Turkey

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg started his holiday with a visit to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.He says he loves the holiday because it’s one of the days most people celebrate the same way – by eating. And he says he doesn’t plan to hold back when it’s time for his Thanksgiving meal.

BLOOMBERG: ...

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