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Denver Spotlight Eludes N.J. Pols, For Now

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So far, no one from New Jersey is scheduled to address Democrats in Denver. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, Garden State delegates are making a push to get Sen. Robert Menendez to the podium.

Menendez boosters are making the case to DNC planners and ...

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Clinton Blasts McCain Ad

Monday, August 25, 2008

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is denouncing a new campaign ad for John McCain that uses her words from the primary season.

CLINTON: Senator Obama's campaign has become increasingly negative.

ANNOUNCER: The truth hurt, and Obama didn't like it.

REPORTER: Clinton mentioned the ad when she spoke to ...

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Tennis Takes Center Stage

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Olympic torch is barely out and while swimmers and track stars may be relaxing and enjoying their first cheeseburger in months, the world's best tennis players have another big tournament to play. The U.S. Open gets underway in Flushing, Queens, today — with many ...

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Flight Cutbacks Put in Context

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fewer flights will be taking off from New York's airports this fall, with some cities losing direct service entirely, according to research first reported in Crain's New York Business.

Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare.com, which analyzed fall flight schedules, says high fuel costs are the main ...

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Public Housing Residents Worry About Elevator Safety

Monday, August 25, 2008

A week after a 5-year-old Brooklyn boy died falling into a public housing elevator, residents are asking questions about the safety of elevators in their public housing buildings.

Anne Washington says it's hard to keep track of the elevator breakdowns in her complex — the Grant ...

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City Airports Lose Flight Routes

Monday, August 25, 2008

New York City is losing nonstop airplane connections to 25 domestic and international destinations this fall.

One of them is Daytona Beach, where the Continental flights into Newark Liberty regularly traveled at 85 to 90 percent capacity, according to Stephen Cooke, the director of business development ...

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Local Businesses Look for Olympic Gold

Monday, August 25, 2008

Athletes weren't the only ones seeking gold at the 29th Olympiad. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, some small New York-area businesses also had a stake in the games.

Think of a corporate brand you associate with the Olympics: McDonald's, Coke, Visa.

"Win" sports detergent?

ADVERTISEMENT: Reaching your goal. ...

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Clinton Pushes Unity Message to N.Y. Delegation

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton received a rousing ovation from New York State Delegation as she told them that the Democratic Party is united and she will make every effort to help her former rival Barack Obama get to the White House.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports from Denver:

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Dems Convene in Denver, Seeking Unity

Monday, August 25, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, New York’s top politicians gather for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen Dewitt reports.

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WTC Beam Dedicated for Pennsylvania Memorial

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A cross made out of steel beams from the former World Trade Center has been dedicated at the site in Shanksville, Pa., where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on 9/11.

Hundreds prayed and sang at a memorial service next to a volunteer fire company Sunday morning. ...

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Biden Gets Thumbs-Up from Much of NY Delegation

Sunday, August 24, 2008

As Democratic delegates head to Denver for the party's convention this week, members of New York's delegation are talking about the selection of Delaware Senator Joe Biden to be Barack Obama's running mate.

REPORTER: Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano, who's a superdelegate, says he originally wanted fellow ...

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Giuliani Says Obama Should Have Chosen Clinton as VP

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's choice of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate is getting the thumbs-up from much of New York's political establishment. But the passing over of Hillary Clinton has baffled one of the New York Senator's longtime opponents.

Appearing on ...

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FDNY Review Finds Faulty Communication in Deutsche Bank Fire

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just over a year ago, a construction worker helping to dismantle the former Deutsche Bank building at Ground Zero apparently tossed a lit cigarette butt on the 17th floor.

It turned into an object lesson of everything that can go wrong when a building is demolished. ...

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State Medicaid Chief Wants HMOs to Pick Up HIV Care Tab

Friday, August 22, 2008

The state's Medicaid director wants New York City residents with HIV/AIDS to get treated through health maintenance organizations.

Currently, the Medicaid system pays hospitals and clinics per visit, unlike HMO's that pay a monthly fee. The state has slowly been moving some Medicaid patients with chronic ...

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Paterson Picks New ESDC Chief

Friday, August 22, 2008

Gov. David Paterson filled two spots at the state economic development agency today. Marisa Lago will be the new president and chief executive of the Empire State Development Corporation. She is currently an executive at a division of Citigroup but previously worked for Dinkins administration ...

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Pay Raises For NYPD Rank And File

Friday, August 22, 2008

City officials hope police recruitment will pick up again, now that the city and union have agreed on a tentative new contract. Under the deal, starting pay for rookie cops would rise to almost $42,000 from the current $36,000. It's the first contract with the ...

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City Earthquake Risk Greater Than You Think, Scientists Say

Friday, August 22, 2008

A new study suggests the risk of earthquakes to New York City is substantially greater than previously thought.

A group of Columbia University seismologists says new analysis using modern instruments reveals potentially powerful seismic structures beneath the New York region, like a formerly unidentified intersection of ...

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FBI Raids Office of N.J. Dem

Friday, August 22, 2008

An ongoing FBI criminal corruption probe has led to agents raiding the law offices of a top New Jersey Democrat. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

The team of FBI agents executed a search warrant at the Lyndhurst law offices of top Bergen County Democrat Joseph Ferriero and ...

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Report: WTC 7 Felled By Fire, Not Explosion

Friday, August 22, 2008

Federal investigators say they've debunked a long running 9/11 conspiracy theory.

A three-year investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center 7 concludes it was fire, not an explosion, that caused the skyscraper to crumble following the terrorist attacks.

The 47-story building has been the subject of ...

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House Authority Blames Maintenance Delays on Lack of Funding

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Budget woes have caused the New York City Housing Authority to delay major renovation projects throughout the five boroughs. One of those projects was to replace the elevators at a Brooklyn housing development, where a young boy fell to his death Monday.

Replacing the elevators at ...

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