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A Jilted Lover, a 'Crazy' Man and Diane Sawyer: What Christie Crisis Management Looks Like

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

Here are six takeaways from how the Christie Administration's lawyers unveiled a report from their internal Bridgegate investigation.

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NY Throws Shade on Tanning Salon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The investigation found that Hollywood Tans claimed tanning can "help your body create vitamin D to prevent cancer."

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Christie's Legal Team Clears Him as Critics Cry "Whitewash"

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A law firm hired by Governor Christie's office to review lane closures on the George Washington Bridge "found that Governor Christie did not know of the lane realignment beforehand and had no involvement in the decision to realign the lanes."

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Tenants Optimistic that Rent Freeze Possible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rent-stabilized tenants are hoping for good news from the new members of the Rent Guidelines Board.

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New Jersey's Gaming Bet Comes up Short

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Internet gambling is off to the races, but so far only about $4 million in tax revenue has been raised. That's far short of the $160 million Governor Chris Christie expected. Here’s why the state may have bet too much. 

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If the Bridgegate Review Is Legit, It Must Answer These Questions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

Lawyers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will release a report this morning examining the scandals that have piled up around the governor since the discovery last fall that days of traffic jams in Fort Lee were engineered by Christie's political staffers. The governor was reelected in a landslide last ...

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New Health Commissioner's Tale of Two Beverages

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Under Mayor de Blasio's new health commissioner, soda is still OUT. So what else is new? Listening to people, instead of dictating.

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Fed Up With Rebuilding Delays, One Sandy Homeowner Sells

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homeowners are feeling frustrated with delays in the Buy it Back program, 10 months after it began accepting applications and 17 months after Sandy hit.

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Cuomo 'Trying Actively' To Resolve Homeless Issue, After Telling City 'Next Year'

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

As the budget deadline looms, the governor is sounding a different tone as city and state officials try to agree on a plan.

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Bank of America Settles With New York AG

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An end to the last major lawsuit over Bank of America's 2008 acquisition of Merrill Lynch. And a three-year ban for the bank's former CEO.

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City Comptroller Scraps Multimillion Settlement

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer scrapped a $6 million settlement between the city and Hewlett-Packard.

The company charged $350 million to upgrade the 911 call system, far more than expected, and Stringer said it's still unclear how much of that money was from fradulent over-charges.

Additionally, the comptroller called for ...

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A Potential Price for Bags at Retail Stores

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nothing is free — including disposable bags. 

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FBI Adds Former Long Island Gang Member to Most Wanted List

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The latest addition to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is wanted in connection to a 2010 killing on Long Island. Juan Elias Garcia was alleged involved in the execution of a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son. Garcia was allegedly a member of the gang MS-13, which the FBI say is expanding on Long Island.

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Son-In-Law of Osama Bin Laden Convicted

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has been convicted of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida's spokesperson after the September 11th attacks.

The verdict was returned Wednesday in federal court in lower Manhattan. The Kuwaiti clergyman could face life in prison.

Abu Ghaith ...

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Does Poverty Make You Sick?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New health rankings find that these two counties are among the least healthy in the nation.

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Brooklynites Upbeat But Wary of Hospital Bidders

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nine bidders are competing to take over Long Island College Hospital, which the State University of New York has been trying to sell for the last year.

Local residents of the Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill neighborhoods gathered Tuesday night to learn about the proposals and voice concerns ...

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Sandy Victims Question Christie at Latest Town Hall

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The governor heard about ongoing flood problems and wrangling with insurance companies, but overall, it was a gentler crowd than he's seen of late.

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City Charges WTC Skydivers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WNYC

Watch the full video of the jump.

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Women Rule the Kitchen, But Not the Best Ones

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WNYC

Women represent only six percent of the head chef positions at 15 prominent U.S. restaurant groups.

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Prokhorov to Move Nets Business to Russia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced he is moving ahead with plans to transfer the company that runs the team to Russia.

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