Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

Meet Preet Bharara: New York's Highest-Profile Prosecutor

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is 1-1/2 years into his tenure, and even though he’s one of the most powerful people in New York, he’s still one of the least known.

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Judge Skeptical About Guantanamo Detainee's Attempt to Dismiss Conviction

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Manhattan federal judge appeared close to rejecting a request to dismiss the sole conviction against the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court on Thursday.


Brooklyn Residents, Sharing Stories of Heartbreak, Rip City's Blizzard Response

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Brooklyn man's gut-wrenching story about watching his wife of 25 years die from a heart attack after he frantically called 911 twice on Dec. 27 and waited for emergency responde...

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Guantanamo Detainee Seeks to Dismiss Sole Conviction

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who was convicted of a single count of conspiring to destroy government buildings by a federal jury in Manhattan, was acquitted of more than 280 other counts...


Millions Seized From Alleged CityTime Schemers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Investigators have seized $26 million from the six people charged in the CityTime kickback and money laundering scheme.

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Curbside Tree Recycling Canceled

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Any Christmas tree left on the curb for pick-up has been going straight into the trash.


Snow Removal and the State of the State NJ

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bloomberg administration officials were grilled yesterday for hours by the New York City Council about the city's response to last month's blizzard. WNYC reporters Ailsa Chang and Bob Hennelly discuss what came out of that hearing and the lessons learned as we look ahead to another snow storm. Plus, Bob previews NJ Governor Christie's state of the state address today. 

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Snow Suits: City Faces a Flurry of Legal Claims

Friday, January 07, 2011

The city may find itself facing an avalanche of legal claims linked to the botched clean-up efforts on the 2010 blizzard. Already 60 notices have been filed relating to the snow fall.


Test of City's Snow Prep on Hold as Storm Fizzles

Friday, January 07, 2011

The snow storm forecast for the city fizzled out by midday Friday, taking with it the chance for Mayor Bloomberg to showcase the city's revamped response to weather emergencies.

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New Yorkers Trash Talk City's Claim That Most Garbage Is Gone

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The city sanitation department said it has collected most of the 50,000 tons of garbage that accumulated in the blizzard's aftermath -- but New Yorkers are raising a stink.

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Feds Open Criminal Probe Into City's Snow Removal Efforts

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into allegations that city sanitation workers conspired to slow down clean-up efforts after the snow storm.

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Storm Clean-Up Will Slow Trash Pick-Up For a Week

Monday, January 03, 2011

New Yorkers will have to wait another week for normal garbage service to resume, but all neighborhoods will get at least one trash pick-up by Friday, the city's sanitation commissioner said today.


Homeward Bound New Yorkers Stranded For Days After Blizzard

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New York area airports are slowly groaning back to life after the blizzard. But New Yorkers trying to get home will still be stranded all over the country for days.  

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Espada and Son Plead Not Guilty

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada and his son Pedro Gautier Espada have pleaded not guilty to charges that they stole more than half a million dollars from a non-profit healthcare network they run in the Bronx.


Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Indicted

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has charged outgoing state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada and his son with embezzling more than half a million dollars from health care clinics...

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After Months on Unpaid Leave, Governor's Aide Officially Terminated as Employee

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The aide to Governor Paterson whose domestic violence incident embroiled Paterson's administration in controversy has been let go. David Johnson was officially terminated as an employee of Governor Paterson's administration on November 19th.  He had been on unpaid leave since February 25th.


Trial for Rapper Ja Rule Scheduled To Begin, Again

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jury selection in the trial of the rap artist Ja Rule is scheduled to begin Monday in Manhattan State Supreme Court. There have been several delays in the three-year-old illegal gun case and the trial could be postponed yet again. People watching the rapper's fading career say it's in his best interest for the case to keep getting dragged out.


Two Former Defendants in Bronx Anti-Gay Attacks Now Named As Victims

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Two teenagers once thought to be the perpetrators of a brutal anti-gay attack in the Bronx in October now appear to be named as victims.


Father of Would-Be Subway Bomber Facing Additional Charges

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A grand jury has brought more charges against the father of the man who plotted to blow up New York's subway system last September with homemade bombs. Federal prosecutors have adde...

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Yankee Stadium Neighborhood Businesses Still Hurting

Friday, November 26, 2010


Merchants on 161st Street in the Bronx are expecting this year's holiday shopping season to be dismal, after seeing sales sag ever since the new Yankee Stadium opened more than a year and a half ago.