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Smokers Dig Deeper Into Their Pockets

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

If you're a smoker, get ready for some sticker shock today. The cost of a pack of cigarettes is going up by $1.25, thanks to a state tax hike. That means the cost of a pack of cigarettes will be around $8.50.

Robin Gross of Long ...

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New Grocery Puts Focus on Local and Sustainable Food

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Urban Rustic Grocery -- across from McCarren Park in Williamsburg – is a label reader's paradise. Its focus is local, traceable and sustainable. The owners milled their own wood for the floorboards; the café’s to-go forks and spoons are made of potato starch; and the ...

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Clinton Returns Home as Primary Season Winds Down

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hillary Clinton is back in New York at her home in Chappaqua. Tonight she will be in Manhattan as the returns come in from the final two primaries in South Dakota and Montana. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein is also back in New York -- she was ...

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Clinton Continues Popular Vote Argument

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton is back in New York today, huddling in Chappaqua with Bill. Yesterday she said she'd be making her claim to the superdelegates in the next days. At her final rally in Sioux Falls, SD, one pillar of her argument would be that ...

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No Trial For Georgia Gun Dealer

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration, in its ongoing campaign to limit the number of illegal guns entering the city, claimed another legal victory. As arguments were to begin in a Brooklyn federal court today, a Georgia gun dealer opted out of a trial. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has ...

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Clinton and Daughter Criss-Cross South Dakota

Monday, June 02, 2008

Well the last day of campaigning for the two Democratic candidates for president has finally arrived. Now eyes are on Montana and South Dakota and on any clues as to what will happen next, especially as it regards Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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Clinton to Return to NY for "Final Party"

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to New York City tomorrow night for the final election night party of the primary season. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.
Read Bernstein's blog about the end of the primary season

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Corzine's Proposed Copay Criticized

Monday, June 02, 2008

Advocates for the mentally ill and disabled will be at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton today.

They're fighting a proposal that would require co-payments from low-income residents for prescription drugs and some emergency room visits. The advocates will tout research showing that co-payments in other ...

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Hillary Clinton Prepares For Her Last Primaries

Monday, June 02, 2008

As the Democratic nominating process winds down, Clinton started her day with a meet and greet at Tally's restaurant in Rapid City, SD.

Hillary Clinton was due to speak at 10:30, but some women came at 7, eating pancakes and sipping coffee from tall brown ...

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Clinton Campaigns Hard in South Dakota

Monday, June 02, 2008

Hillary Clinton is campaigning hard this last day before the final primaries of the nominating process. She started with a meet and greet in Tally's restaurant in Rapid City. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

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New Deal to Sell Starrett City, And To Keep It Affordable

Monday, June 02, 2008

Brooklyn's Starrett City development will remain affordable.

It's the nation's largest federally-subsidized housing project. And its sale will go forward after its owners agreed to ensure that it would be preserved as affordable housing.

The owners of Starrett City reached the agreement with federal, state and city ...

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Crane Victims Remembered

Monday, June 02, 2008

About 200 family members and friends gathered at a wake on Staten Island to remember one of the two men killed in Friday's crane collapse.

Thirty-year-old crane operator Donald Leo was engaged to be married later this month. A high school friend tells the New York ...

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City Smokers Prepare for New State Tax

Monday, June 02, 2008

Gotta light...? If you need one for a cigarette, be prepared to see more of your money go 'up in smoke.' The state's new tax on cigarettes goes into effect tomorrow and a pack of smokes will go from $1.50 to $2.75 a pack. That ...

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Showdown In New Jersey Senate Primaries

Monday, June 02, 2008

Senator Frank Lautenberg has been fighting charges that he's too old, as he tries to win reelection. New Jersey voters head to the polls tomorrow to decide who should run in November for U.S. Senate, the House, and scores of other races. With us now ...

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Bloomberg Claims Gun Lawsuit Victory

Monday, June 02, 2008

A Georgia gun dealer agreed to have its sales monitored.

The decision came a day before a trial was to begin, as the dealer, Adventure Outdoors had earlier rejected the terms of a lawsuit.

Ken Taber is a lawyer with Pillsbury Winthrop, which had represented the ...

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Coming Up With The Cash To Rebuild Fiterman Hall

Monday, June 02, 2008

Building damaged in 9/11 Attacks will cost more to replace the orginally thought.

The Bloomberg Administration and the City University of New York are in behind the scenes talks to resolve a dispute over how to pay for the reconstruction of a college building adjacent ...

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New Jersey Democrats See Registration Boom

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The long presidential nomination battle may be worrying national Democratic officials. But party leaders in New Jersey say excitement about the Garden State's early primary led hundreds of thousands of new Democrats to register. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Just recently Senator John McCain, the presumptive ...

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State's Efforts to Regulate Doctors' Conduct Stalling

Sunday, June 01, 2008

New York's efforts to regulate doctors' professional conduct have stalled over the last 12 years, according to health care advocates. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

An analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group says the number of actions taken against doctors by state authorities ...

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Iraqi Journalist Makes First Visit to U.S.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sa'ad Al-Izzi has lived all his life in Baghdad, where he reports for the Washington Post. He recently took his first trip to the U.S. He met with his editors and spent a week as a tourist in New York. He shared some observations about ...

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Buildings Officials Promise Reforms After Crane Collapse

Sunday, June 01, 2008

City buildings officials say they're committed to implementing reforms in the wake of Friday's crane collapse on the Upper East Side.

Construction industry experts were called to a safety summit Saturday, as crews worked to clear the accident site at 91st Street and First Avenue where ...

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