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Hundreds March in Times Square to Protest Israel's Actions in Gaza

Sunday, January 04, 2009

The fighting in Gaza brought hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators into Times Square Saturday to express their anger about Israel's airstrikes and ground incursion.

REPORTER: One protestor who didn't want to be identified told WCBS Radio she's upset that civilians are being killed and injured in the ...

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Bloomberg Defends Strikes Against Hamas During Visit to Israel

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is in Israel for a daylong trip to express solidarity with Israelis as their military continues its strikes against Gaza's Hamas rulers.

REPORTER: Bloomberg visited the southern towns of Ashkelon and Sderot, both of which have been targeted by Hamas rockets over the past ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Visits Israel

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is in Israel to show his support for the country during its ground offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers. Bloomberg is meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and with the mayors of Sderot and Ashkelon, cities that have endured ...

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Bedbug Victims Hope City Will Take Action in 2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Advocates calling on the city to wage war against bedbugs hope 2009 will be the year they get legislative – and dermatologic – relief. WNYC’s Fred Mogul has more.

REPORTER: Late last year, 14 city council members released a bill calling on the City Health Department ...

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Disabled Riders Could See Big Fare Hikes

Saturday, January 03, 2009

When the MTA outlined possible fare hike scenarios earlier this week, the harshest proposals fell on disabled riders. The fare for Access-a-Ride vans is now $2, but it could rise sharply in June, unless the state legislature steps in. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: While ...

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Paterson and Corzine Ask for Bigger Federal Stimulus Package

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New York and New Jersey Governors David Paterson and Jon Corzine want the federal stimulus package to be much larger than anything that's been proposed so far.

REPORTER: They're asking for $1 trillion to be spent on everything from road construction to college grants, areas where ...

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Special Election

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New York City residents will head back to the polls next month to choose three new city council members. Mayor Bloomberg announced Saturday that a special election will be held February 24th to replace three former councilmen who are moving on to higher office. Queens ...

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"Billy Elliot" and Dancing While Male

Saturday, January 03, 2009

The musical "Billy Elliot" is one of the few that’s still holding strong in an otherwise dismal time for a lot of Broadway shows. It’s a coming-of-age story about a young boy and his love of ballet, set against the backdrop on a 1984 miners' ...

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Recession Hits City Arts Nonprofits

Saturday, January 03, 2009

A new study confirms the city's arts organizations are hurting in this economy as much as everyone else. WNYC's Allison Lichter has more:

REPORTER: The Alliance for the Arts conducted the study and the group's president Randall Bourscheidt, said that one of the surprising results was ...

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New Chief for National Park Police

Friday, January 02, 2009

The National Park Service has named a new chief of the U.S Park Police to oversee law enforcement at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, along with sites in Washington and San Francisco.

Officials say Salvatore Lauro will head the force. He has been acting ...

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Poetry Marathon Closes

Friday, January 02, 2009

An East Village New Years tradition has come to a close. About 100 poets, artists, singers, and dancers performed until midnight last night at the annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading at Saint Marks Church. Performer Nicole Peyrafitte says 2008's sour economy hasn't really affected ...

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NY and NJ Governors Want Federal Stimulus Package

Friday, January 02, 2009

Governors Paterson and Corzine are calling for a $1 trillion federal stimulus package, to help them deal with massive shortfalls in their budgets.

Paterson and Corzine joined the governors of Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin in a conference call with reporters last hour to advocate for investments ...

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Disabled Man Abandoned on Bus

Friday, January 02, 2009

Authorities say a bus matron eager to get to an appointment knowingly stranded a disabled man on a bus where he spent an icy night alone in Brooklyn.

Linda Hockaday did not enter a plea at her arraignment today on reckless endangerment charges. Her bond was ...

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Questions for 2009?

Friday, January 02, 2009

How many jobs will the city lose? Will investment banks find a new way to make money?

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Cash for Good Parenting Examined

Friday, January 02, 2009

It's still too early to tell whether a program that pays poor parents cash for taking their kids to school or to the doctor for check ups is working. But as WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports, so far, families have received $7.6 million from the program.

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Atlantic City Casinos Struggling

Friday, January 02, 2009

It's been a tough year for Atlantic City's casinos, and 2009 isn't looking much better.

Plans for as many as four new casino-hotels worth as much as $11 billion are being shelved due to the economic downturn. Hundreds of workers have been laid off, and as ...

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New Bridges Will Reduce NJ Train Congestion

Friday, January 02, 2009

Federal authorities have approved a $1.3 billion project to replace a rail bridge in northern New Jersey - a move that brings the goal of easier access to Manhattan a bit closer.

The Federal Railroad Administration approval gives NJ Transit permission to move ahead with final ...

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City to Auction Off Fleet of Cars

Friday, January 02, 2009

Nearly 700 city-owned cars will go on the auction block as the Bloomberg administration looks for more ways to curb city spending.

Almost a dozen city agencies that rely on auto transportation have been ordered by the Mayor's office to reduce their fleets of cars and ...

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The Agony and the Alchemy

Thursday, January 01, 2009

There were a lot of lessons to be learned in 2008. Business Week writer Roben Farzad has his top five.

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Murder Rate Down in Newark

Thursday, January 01, 2009

After a year that saw a sharp slide in the number of murders, the city of Newark has its first homicide of 2009. Police say 26-year-old Robert Curry was shot and killed at 3 AM while sitting in a parked car with two other men, ...

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