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Teachers Rally for New Contract

Friday, June 03, 2005

Thousands of teachers rallied at Madison Square Garden yesterday demanding a new contract. Roberta Green of PS 95 in Brooklyn carried a big, colorful sign that portrayed Chancellor Joel Klein and Mayor Bloomberg as clowns. She said teachers have proven they deserve a raise.

GREEN: You ...

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Bee Line Bus "Raises" Fares

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Riders on Bee Line buses in Westchester are once again paying the usual $1.75 fare.

Passengers rode for free last month, as the company and the county tried to woo them back after a seven-week long strike. During the promotion, ridership increased 35-percent over pre-strike levels.

County ...

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Battle Looms Over East 91st Street Trash Facility

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Everyone creates garbage, but only a few people have to handle it. And that’s especially true for Manhattan. Its residents generate three thousand tons of trash a day….garbage that gets sent for processing to places like Newark, Jersey City, the South Bronx and Williamsburg.

Mayor Bloomberg ...

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Jets Claim Victory in Stadium Deal

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New York Jets are claiming "complete and total victory" in today's legal decision allowing them to take over the Hudson Rail Yards from the MTA.

REPORTER: A state supreme court justice has thrown out four lawsuits that alleged the MTA acted unfairly in awarding the ...

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7 Republicans Vie for Spotlight in NJ Gov Race

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New Jersey Republican Party won its last statewide race in 1997. But buoyed, by the early exit of Governor McGreevey, and a steady drum beat of scandals since, seven GOP candidates are running for Governor. They are hoping the party's luck is about to ...

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Major Victory for West Side Stadium

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The contentious $2 billion stadium proposal, the key to New York's Olympic hopes in 2012, scored a major victory today, when a Manhattan judge ruled there were no irregularities in the bidding process that awarded the West Side rail yards to the New York Jets.

The ...

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Jets Score in Legal Fight Over Stadium

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New York Jets won a big legal victory today. It allows them to take over the Hudson Rail yards from the MTA as soon as next Wednesday. The court decision gives the sports team a big boost of momentum as it faces a final ...

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Nanny Agencies Settle in Race Lawsuits

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The state attorney general's office has settled eight racial discrimination lawsuits against agencies that offer domestic help.

REPORTER: The agencies allegedly asked clients if they had any racial preference for their nannies and cleaners and then hired them accordingly.

During a hearing, one owner said the national ...

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NY Smoking Rate at 20-Year Low

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Fewer New Yorkers are smoking cigarettes than at any time in the last 20 years.

For the first time since 1985, fewer than one in five New Yorkers say they are smokers. Nation-wide, about 22 percent of adults smoke regularly. Last year in New York, the ...

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Ferraro Gives Ferrer Thumbs Up

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Geraldine Ferraro, the first and only woman to run as a Vice-Presidential candidate for a major party, has endorsed former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer for Mayor.

REPORTER: Ferraro, also a former member of Congress, said Ferrer was best suited of all the Democratic candidates to ...

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Citywide Gains in Math and English Scores

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Another batch of test scores is out, and once again New York City public school students showed big gains. Combined scores went up 14.4 percentage points on the citywide English exams and 7.5 percentage points in math.

The city's annual tests are given in grades 3, ...

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Gifford Miller Questions 4th GradeTest Scores

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

One of the Democrats who's running for mayor says the recent 10 point gain in fourth grade reading scores isn't all it's cracked up to be.

REPORTER: City Council Speaker Gifford Miller says 84 percent of fourth graders who attended summer school last year - because ...

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Time Square to Get Pedestrian Makeover

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The most crowded area in Manhattan will soon get a facelift to make it more pedestrian friendly. The Times Square Alliance will unveil its plans tonight to widen sidewalks and remove some newstands and planters around Duffy Square.

REPORTER: The plan also calls for a glass ...

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Bronx Man Held Without Bail on Al Qaeda Charge

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A Bronx musician who allegedly pledged allegiance to al Qaeda appeared in federal court this afternoon. He was charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and was ordered held without bail.

REPORTER: Tarik Shah seemed upbeat in his shackles as he walked into a ...

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Mentally Ill Kids Still Held in Detention Centers

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

New Jersey's Child Advocate Kevin Ryan says little has changed since he issued a report that found hundreds of mentally ill children were being illegally held in criminal detention facilities.

REPORTER: The state has one more month to comply with a federal consent decree to eliminate ...

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Terror Pals to Appear in Federal Court

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A Florida doctor and a self-described martial arts expert from the Bronx are each due in federal court today to answer charges that they wanted to build an al-Qaida cell in New York.

Prosecutors say Doctor Rafiq Abdus Sabir and Tarik Shah were arrested Friday for conspiring to provide material support ...

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Plan Unveiled for East River Park

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Under perfect blue skies, city official unveiled plans for a park to stretch along Manhattan's East River waterfront.

An esplanade would run from the Lower East Side south to Battery Park, where runners and cyclists could continue up the Hudson River esplanade that was built several ...

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Final Voyage of Broadway Local No. 9

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Subway riders in Harlem and the Bronx can say goodbye to the number 9 train. Yesterday, it made its final voyage. From now, the 1 line will make all local stops.

The 9 train started running in 1989 to allow the Broadway Local to skip some ...

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Real Estate Bubble Ready to Burst?

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

As the price of new homes continues to skyrocket there has been growing talk that the real estate market, both in New York and across the nation, is a bubble that is getting ready to burst. One of these pessimists is Greg David, the Editor ...

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Teen Justice in Red Hook

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

An experiment in criminal justice grows in Brooklyn. As we reported on Morning Edition last week, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is taking a novel approach at justice.

REPORTER: In an effort to solve problems and improve the quality of life for residents the center ...

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