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Three's the Charm for NY Debt Upgrades

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rating agency Standard & Poor's is giving a positive review of how New York state is managing its debt. It's the third agency to do so.

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At Eric Garner's Funeral, Mourners Cry 'It Ends Today'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

An overflow crowd packed a Brooklyn church for the funeral of Eric Garner who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

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Feds Investigating Whether 'One Newark' Schools Initiative is Discriminatory

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it has opened a civil rights investigation into the controversial plan launched by state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson to determine if it discriminates against African-American students.

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There Are Still Places in New York Where You Can’t Build Highrises

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.

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After Death in Custody, a Test and Opportunity for Bratton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

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Christie May Cut Pension Benefits for Younger Workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

But workers are protesting the possible cuts.

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Court Decisions on Health Care Law Could Ripple in NJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Garden State is among states that declined to create an exchange, forcing the federal government to do it, and exposing it to court actions against Obamacare.

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City Admits it Approved 'Poor Door'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.

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HUD Takes Whack at NYC's Build it Back

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feds paint dismal picture of Sandy rebuilding program – or at least as it was when they visited in March. 

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Public Advocate Calls for All NYPD Encounters to Be Videotaped

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Public Advocate Tish James says the death of Eric Garner while in police custody should be a wake-up call.

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Feds Find Newark Police Engaged in 'Unconstitutional Policing'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

The Justice Department found excessive force and inadequate accountability.

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Astorino: Cuomo 'Has Something' on Bridgegate and Christie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may be withholding information about Bridgegate – according to his Republican gubernatorial challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

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All U.S. Flights to Tel Aviv Canceled Over Missile Fear

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One plane was diverted mid-flight, after reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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Brooklyn Bridge Flags Remain Mysterious as NYPD Investigates

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Police officials said the white flags that appeared this morning atop the bridge had no terrorism or protest connection, but they still consider it a serious matter.

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Elmhurst Residents Say No to Another Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With another shelter a block away and institutions for people with mental illness and adult care facilities nearby, people in this densely populated neighborhood say they feel overburdened.

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Is $1 Million a Year Justice for the Wrongfully Imprisoned?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Despite the $40 million settlement with the five men wrongfully convicted in the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989, there's no formula for how we compensate people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit.

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Christie Heads to CT, Is Met With Sandy Hook Protestors

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Christie encounters unfriendly territory on his trip to Connecticut where residents from Newtown showed up to protest his position on guns.

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Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.

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Health Workers' Union Wins Right to Organize Clinics

Monday, July 21, 2014

As important as wages, health benefits and pension were to SEIU-1199, an even bigger victory could be winning the right to add healthcare workers to a union that is widely considered one of the most powerful forces in city and state politics.

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Side Effects and Stigma Keep Minorities from HIV Treatment

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's easy to get a prescription for HIV and AIDS medication in New York. But when you're scared of the treatment and what people might think, the hard part is asking for one.

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