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Ailsa Chang

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New Law Mandates Polling Places Be Accessible to Disabled Voters

Monday, September 20, 2010

Governor Paterson has signed into law a new bill ensuring that all polling sites be uniformly accessible to disabled voters by 2012, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law prevents County Boards of Elections from obtaining temporary waivers for sites that are currently inaccessible.

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Hundreds of City Workers Still Focused on Tornado Recovery

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg said Monday that nearly four hundred people from the city's police, fire, sanitation and parks departments are still working everyday to help the city recover from last week's tornados. The mayor said the city's first priority has been to remove trees blocking streets. He expects all streets to be clear by the end of Tuesday.

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Police Now Monitoring 500 Subway Cameras Round the Clock

Monday, September 20, 2010

For the first time, the city police department now has instant access to almost 500 video cameras installed in New York's busiest subway stations. Cameras located above turnstiles, platforms and entrances at Times Square, Penn Station and Grand Central are now feeding into a police database being monitored 24 hours a day at a location near Wall Street.

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Police Department Providing Millions of Dollars Worth of Security Detail for UN General Assembly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the city spends between five to seven million dollars each year protecting dignitaries who attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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Defense Lawyers In Bronx Synagogue Terror Case Call FBI Informant a Lifelong Liar

Thursday, September 16, 2010

If you're paid to lie, you have to be a skillful liar to do the job right. A natural.

That's how defense lawyers want to portray Shahed Hussain -- the confidential FBI informant at the center of the trial for four Newburgh men accused of trying to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes in May 2009. Hussain is the government's main witness, and defense lawyers say he was a lifelong liar -- someone who could hardly be credible on a witness stand now.

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Election Watchdogs: Humans, Not Machines, Caused Primary Day Problems

Thursday, September 16, 2010

With less than 60 days before the general election, the city must figure out what went so wrong with the new voting system on Primary Day and how to fix those problems. Election watch...

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Bloomberg Calls Voting Problems a "Royal Screw Up"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg had harsh words on primary day for the way the election was being run in New York City.

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Reports of Voting Problems Citywide

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The city's first primary day with the new paper ballot system has been bumpy, to say the least. Problems have been reported throughout the five boroughs, and Mayor Bloomberg himself called it a “royal screw-up.”  A lot of the problems had to do with the new voting machines that use optical scanning instead of levers to count votes. Some listeners told WNYC that their experience went smoothly, but far more said they had trouble reading the small print, there wasn't enough privacy, the ballot design was confusing, scanners were broken, and, the blooper we feel takes the cake: a few polling stations were even missing ballots.

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Election Watchdogs Positioned to Record Voting Mishaps Caused By New Ballots

Monday, September 13, 2010

Voting rights advocates are poised with poll watchers, online surveys and phone hotlines to record what they think is going to be a chaotic day as New York City residents try out new ...

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Financial Advisor to the Stars Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Friday, September 10, 2010

A financial advisor to Hollywood stars has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in Manhattan federal court.

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Five-Alarm Blaze Guts Midtown Restaurant

Friday, September 10, 2010

A five-alarm fire that raged through the middle of the night has destroyed a Murray Hill restaurant, leaving 27 people, including 12 firefighters, with minor injuries.

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In Secret Recordings, Newburgh Man Advocates Jihad

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FBI informant Shahed Hussain took the stand again Monday in the trial of four men accused of plotting to bomb Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes. As prosecutors question...

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Defense Tries To Show FBI Agent Was Overzealous in Bronx Synagogue Bomb Case

Friday, August 27, 2010

As prosecutors attempt to persuade the court that a confidential informant only facilitated a plot designed and pursued by four hate-filled anti-Semites, defense lawyers will argue th...

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FBI Agent Begins Testimony in Bronx Synagogue Bomb Plot Trial

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FBI Special Agent Robert Fuller told the court how he instructed a confidential informant to visit a Newburgh mosque to find radical Muslims. The agent testified he supplied the four ...

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Trial Opens For Accused Newburgh Terrorists

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The trial has opened for four Newburgh men charged with planning to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes at Stewart International Airport last year. In opening arguments in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said that hours of videotape will show the men plotting details and praying for success.

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NYPD Reviewing Response to Domestic Violence Call Involving Governor's Aide

Monday, August 23, 2010

The NYPD is reviewing how they responded to the domestic violence call all from the ex-girlfriend of Gov. David Pateron's aide. The purpose of the review is to determine if "the response was adequate," according to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

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Prosecutors Delay Indictment of Man Arrested in Harlem NYPD Shootout

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Manhattan District Attorney's office bought itself more time to investigate its case against the man who survived an August 8 police shootout in Harlem that left one man dead. Prosecutors now have 45 more days to bring a grand jury indictment against Angel Alvarez, who is currently facing three felony charges for weapons possession.

In a preliminary hearing, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Bonnie Wittner found reasonable cause to believe Alvarez committed a felony, but she didn't specify exactly what felony he may have committed. Her decision moved back the deadline for a grand jury indictment.

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Lawyer for Harlem Man Shot By Police Claims Improper Use Of Deadly Force

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The man who survived a Harlem police shoot-out with more than 20 bullet wounds is expected in court again Thursday. But Angel Alvarez's lawyer says any attempt to charge his client wi...

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Disabled Riders Sue MTA Over Bus Line Cuts

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Disabled riders and advocates have filed a lawsuit against the MTA, saying its June 27 transit cuts hit disabled riders harder than other commuters.  

Two wheelchair users and a commuter who relies on a walker joined with disability rights organizations to say the MTA has violated federal law. They say because so few subways have elevators, disabled riders don't have the same alternatives as riders without disabilities.

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New York Law Now Makes Intentional Strangulation A Violent Crime

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has signed into law a bill that makes intentional strangulation a crime.

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