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Annmarie Fertoli

Associate Producer at WNYC

Annmarie Fertoli appears in the following:

Rio De Janiero Fire Destroys Carnival Costumes

Monday, February 07, 2011

A fire in Rio De Janiero Monday morning torched costumes and other materials set aside for Brazil's world-famous Carnival.

Several warehouses and a samba school were burned in the blaze, which has reportedly destroyed thousands of costumes being stored for next month's Carnival. No serious injuries were reported, according to the BBC.

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Protests Rage on in Egypt

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The White House continues to call for "free and fair elections," amid continuing protests in Egypt this week. Meanwhile, uprisings throughout the region, especially in Yemen, are also gaining ground. 

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Protests in Egypt Continue for a Seventh Day

Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday marked the seventh day of protests in Egypt. Demonstrations are expected to continue on Tuesday, with protestors trying to mobilize one million people in Cairo, according to The Associated Press.

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Bloomberg: If FDNY Doesn't Cut Staff, City Will Close Firehouses

Monday, January 31, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that the city will need to close firehouses if the FDNY doesn't make staff cuts at 60 engine companies. A deal that allows five firefighters, rather than four at those companies, expired on Monday — and the city does not plan to renew it.

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New Protests Erupt in Yemen as Demonstrations Continue in Egypt

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday marked the third day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and new protests against the ruling government in Yemen — the latest country in the region to experience demonstrations against the government.

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Firefighters' Union Set to Take Legal Action to Snuff Staff Cuts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The firefighters union plans to take legal action to prevent the city from cutting staff at 60 engine companies next month, claiming reducing personnel at some of the city's busiest companies would put the public at risk.

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Eight City Schools Set to Close Replaced Shuttered Schools: Report

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Eight city schools — nearly one-third of those slated for closure by the city's Department of Education — are small schools that were created to replace larger ones that Mayor Bloomberg previously closed, according to a new report from the Independent Budget Office.

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Christie Mulls No. 7 Subway Extension as Trans-Hudson Option

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who refused Tuesday to repay the government $271 million for the canceled Hudson River rail tunnel project, said he is considering another trans-Hudson option: extending the No. 7 subway line.

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Rahm Emanuel Fights for Mayoral Candidacy in Chicago

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight to keep his name on the ballot for Chicago's mayoral election to the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Lawmakers Seek to Pinpoint Gaps in Blizzard Response

Monday, January 24, 2011

State officials say New Jersey has exhausted its snow budget, and has already spent $20 million. The news emerged during an Assembly committee hearing on Monday, where lawmakers sought to address gaps in the state's response to last month's blizzard.

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Head of Housing Preservation Leaving Position

Friday, January 21, 2011

The head of the city's department of Housing Preservation and Development announced he's stepping down at the end of March after five years with the department. For nearly two of those years, Rafael Cestero has been commissioner.

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City's Decision to Eat Fines at Grade-A Restaurants Applauded by Group

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The city's decision to eliminate fines for restaurants that receive an "A" grade by the health department upon initial inspection or re-inspection was applauded by a restaurant group Thursday.

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Dictator Duvalier Returns to Haiti

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Associated Press reports that former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier is facing accusations of corruption and embezzlement, according to one of his lawyers. The news comes just days after Duvalier unexpectedly returned to his native country.

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City Sets Aside $10 Million for Struggling Students

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

City officials have announced a $10 million program to help struggling students pass state exams in math and English. The 532 schools where more than two-thirds of students failed to pass those tests will be able to use the money for after-school classes, tutoring and to buy computer programs to help students.

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Prime Minister Takes Control of Tunisia

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has taken control of the country temporarily, as protests against President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali erupted throughout the country forcing him out, the Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon.

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MoMA Acquires Controversial Video

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Museum of Modern Art has acquired a controversial film by artist David Wojnarowicz that was removed from the Smithsonian in November after a religious group objected to the segment in which ants crawl over a crucifix.

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New York Cares Extends Winter Coat Drive

Monday, January 10, 2011

The volunteer group New York Cares has decided to extend its annual winter coat drive for another week, due to last month's blizzard. Executive Director Gary Bagley said the blizzard presented a challenge for the group, which is trying to collect at least 70,000 coats for those in need.

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City Reaches Deal to Avoid Overnight Fire Company Closures

Thursday, January 06, 2011

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The planned overnight closings of 20 fire companies in New York City have been spared, for now, thanks to a budget deal reached between Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council.

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Gibbs Announces February Departure From White House

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he'll continue to advise the president.

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Death of Pakistani Leader Stuns Many New Yorkers

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, by one of his own armed guards Tuesday is hitting home for Pakistanis in New York.

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