Amy Eddings

Amy Eddings appears in the following:

New Jersey Congressman Wants More Answers on Anthrax Probe

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

With the suicide of bio-warfare expert Bruce Ivins last week, the Justice Department is preparing to close its investigation into the 2001 anthrax attack that killed five people and sickened 17 others.

A spokesperson for the DOJ tells WNYC that, later this week, the FBI plans to unseal and release evidence ...


Theft of City’s Metal Recyclables on Rise

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Recycling in New York City has always taken two different paths: the official one, where the city picks up the metal cans, plastic bottles, glass containers and paper you've set on the curb...and the unofficial one, where fellow New Yorkers grab material before the sanitation truck rumbles by.

Well, that unofficial ...


State Official Responds to WNYC/ProPublica Investigation

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A joint WNYC/ProPublica investigation has found New York State officials scrambling to prepare for an expected boom in gas drilling upstate. You may have heard Ilya Marritz' report on Morning Edition.

Our investigation found state environmental officials vouching for the safety of a drilling procedure that has been linked to water ...


New Plan Will Reduce City Emissions by 30 Percent

Monday, July 07, 2008

The city will make improvements to firehouses, police stations, city government offices and courthouses, as part of a new, long-term action plan aimed at reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next nine years.

BLOOMBERG: It will involve upgrades to lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigerator ...


When Sex Stories Trump Real News

Thursday, July 03, 2008

As the presidential campaign heats up and the economy continues to cool, the cover story on all of the New York area tabloids is sex. The intimate details of Christie Brinkley's divorce - and the allegations that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is headed in the same direction - can make ...


Mayor's Property Tax Cut in Jeopardy

Friday, June 13, 2008

A seven percent property tax cut that Mayor Bloomberg originally proposed extending for another year may be in jeopardy. On his weekly radio show on WOR, the mayor hinted it may be lost, due to the continued economic downturn, and a recent state arbitrator's decision to award 10 percent retroactive ...


Strahan Retires from Giants After 15 Years

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan says he decided to end his pro football career because he didn't have it in him to get ready for another season.

STRAHAN: After 15 years I just don't feel, I feel it takes just a toll to get to that point. I've done ...


Giants' Michael Strahan Retiring

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Giants' defensive end, Michael Strahan, is retiring, after fifteen years in the NFL.

The 36-year-old Strahan informed the front office this morning without telling his coaches and teammates.

Coach Tom Coughlin, reached by reporters after a team workout, said he was just finding out about it.

Strahan helped bring the Giants a ...


Bloomberg Ready for OTB's Last Lap

Friday, June 06, 2008

Big Brown could make big history if he wins tomorrow's Belmont Stakes, claiming thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for the first time in 1978.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he'll be out at the track tomorrow for the race, but he says he won't place a wager on the future of Off Track ...


Fossella Says He Won't Run for Re-Election

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saying "this course of action is best for my family and our community," U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella posted a letter on his website this morning announcing he would not run for re-election this year. The decision comes after Fossella was arrested for drunken driving, an incident that lead to revelations ...


A Golden Age for Women on Broadway

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Tony Nominations were announced today. Leading the pack were the musicals In the Heights with 13 nominations and Passing Strange with 7 nods. In addition to Broadway's efforts to reach younger, more diverse audiences, Elisabeth Vincentelli also argues that this is a golden age for women on Broadway.


Knicks Introduce New Coach D'Antoni

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The New York Knicks introduced Mike D'Antoni as their new coach today, hoping his high-scoring brand of basketball will turn around a team with seven straight losing seasons.

D'Antoni brings his preference for a running, offensive style to a team that seems ill-suited to run it, but he vows he'll come ...


Staten Island Congressman Has Child Out of Wedlock

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Following his apology for driving drunk, Congressman Vito Fossella admitted earlier today that he had a child with a woman who is not his wife, Laura Fay, who bailed him out of jail. Fossella, who is married with 3 children, represents the 13th congressional district. It includes all of Staten ...


Bell Protests Snarl Afternoon Traffic

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

There were widepread protests this afternoon against the acquittal of three police detectives in the fatal police shooting of Sean Bell. The protests focused on busy traffic points, like the entrance to the Holland Tunnel and the approach ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge in lower Manhattan. And they appear to ...


Bell Protestors Take to the Streets

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Scores of protestors are demonstrating near busy traffic points to urge federal prosecutors to file a civil rights lawsuit against the three detectives acquitted in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell.

At the NYPD police headquarters, near the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is rallying ...


NYC - Site of Police's Final Concert

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Police - the band, not the NYPD - say they'll play their final concert sometime this summer, in New York City.

The band, which reunited for a 30th anniversary tour last year, says it has a special connection to the city...saying it kicked off its first American tour at the ...


Queens Hit Hardest by Foreclosure Crisis

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Signs of a deepening housing crisis in New York City -- an on-line real estate service, Realty Trac, says foreclosures are up 34 percent for the first three months of this year.

A spokesman for the company says those figures could jump even higher, because New York's foreclosure process takes more ...


Bell's Supporters Press for Federal Civil Rights Probe

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sean Bell's family and supporters continue to press for a federal civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of the unarmed black man, following last week's acquittal of three undercover cops in the incident.

They and Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks are hosting Michigan Democratic Congressman John Conyers, head of the ...


Sharpton vows to Continue Fight Following Acquittal in Bell Case

Friday, April 25, 2008

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton vows to continue his fight for the family of Sean Bell and the victims of the police shooting that took Bell's life. Speaking at his Harlem headquarters, Sharpton says he'll meet Monday with Congressman John Conyers, head of the House Judiciary Committee, to discuss a ...


Restaurants Seek Injunction Against Calorie Posting Rule

Monday, April 21, 2008

A restaurant trade group is once again seeking a temporary injunction to stop the city's new calorie posting rule from going into effect.

The New York State Restaurant Association is seeking a stay from a federal appellate court. Last week, a lower court judge declined the request for a stay and ...