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Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WNYC
Of the 36 police officers in Plainsboro, N.J. just one is black and two are Hispanic. There are no women. Police say they are struggling to hire women and minorities. 

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City Revamps Emergency Plan for People With Disabilities

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
A new settlement provides a blueprint for New York City to build a more inclusive emergency plan that addresses the needs of people with disabilities.

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The Other Pest Wreaking Havoc in New York

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
There are bedbugs, and then there are Asian long-horned beetles. Now, thousands of trees on Long Island are slated to be removed to stem a growing infestation.

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Prosecutor: Ending Solitary for Teenagers Is Good, But Not Good Enough

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Preet Bharara vows to clean up Rikers Island.

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Christie's GOP Campaigning Takes Him To Ohio

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Christie's role as head of the Republican Governors' Association will see him travel to six state in 8 days campaigning for GOP candidates across the country.

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Brooklyn DA Creates Hate Crimes Unit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
The borough has seen a significant rise in hate crimes in the first 9 months of 2014.

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Reaching Out to Kids To Improve Relationships with Police

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
A "conversation" on police-community relations in Bedford-Stuyvesant was mostly constrained to questions on note-cards. 

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Queens Wants in on NYC's Tech Boom

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Manhattan has Silicon Alley and Brooklyn has DUMBO. Now, Queens wants to be the next center for tech startups.

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NY Senators Ask Feds To Allow Marijuana Imports

Monday, September 29, 2014

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said there's evidence marijuana may help 60,000 epileptic New Yorkers who aren't responding to conventional treatments.

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NYU Returns to Table for Long Island College Hospital

Monday, September 29, 2014

NYU Langone Medical Center has re-entered negotiations to operate part of the hospital known as LICH.

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Is Christie's Barnstorming a Preview of 2016?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The governor will spend up to six days a week until Election Day campaigning for GOP candidates across the country, perhaps serving as a preview of his presidential campaign.

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In NJ, Staffers Vote In Place of Lawmakers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Although the rules say New Jersey lawmakers have to be present in the chamber for their vote to count, their staffers routinely cast electronic votes in their bosses' absence.

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Manhattan DA Says Three Lawyers Bribed Court Employee

Monday, September 29, 2014

WNYC
Investigators say the lawyers paid the court official up to $40,000 to hand out business cards to arrestees in the county.

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Billionaires Richer than Ever

Monday, September 29, 2014

Forbes' latest list of the wealthiest 400 Americans finds combined wealth just under $2.3 trillion.

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Indian Prime Minister Holds Court at Madison Square Garden

Monday, September 29, 2014

After being banned from the U.S. for 10 years, the Indian Prime Minister made a triumphant touchdown in New York, addressing thousands of supporters at Madison Square Garden.

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Pro and Anti-Astorino Sides Trade Shots on Affordable Housing

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WNYC
Critics say Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is keeping affordable housing out of white, wealthy areas, while he decries a federal takeover of local zoning.

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From Afghanistan, Cuomo Pledges 'Most Sophisticated' Security for NY

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The governor continued to meet with military and intelligence officials in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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How Chinese Americans Overcame Exclusion

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A new exhibit at the New York Historical Society explores the immigrant group's experience in the U.S., starting with the Chinese Exclusion Act.

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Governor Cuomo Agrees to Upstate and Downstate Debates

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The two debates would take place in mid-October, but Republican challenger Rob Astorino has yet to commit to them.

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Governor Cuomo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cuomo is among a bipartisan group of governors invited to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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