Annmarie Fertoli

Associate Producer at WNYC

Annmarie Fertoli appears in the following:

Vets Helping Vets, and Healing in the Process

Monday, April 23, 2012

Recent vets are confronting life back home, as combat missions in Iraq have wrapped up. Some of them are choosing to use their war-time experiences to help other vets who're having a harder time making the transition back to civilian life.

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Red Flag Warning Issued for Metro Area

Monday, April 09, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for the metropolitan area, effective until 8 p.m. on Monday. It’s the third such warning that there’s an increased risk of fires this month, according to the NWS.


4 New York Counties Set to Receive Funding for Vets Peer Pilot Program

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Under the state’s new budget plan, four New York counties — Suffolk, Saratoga, Jefferson, and Rensselaer — are set to receive $200,000 each, to launch a pilot peer support program to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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'Discarded Cigarette' Cause of Macy's Fire: FDNY

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The FDNY said a "carelessly discarded cigarette" sparked a fire in the sub-basement of Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, forcing a temporary evacuation of the iconic store on Wednesday afternoon.


DA Tosses Charges Against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez in OWS-Related Arrest

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Manhattan District Attorney dropped charges Wednesday against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez who was arrested during the clearing of Zuccotti Park last year.

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As Indian Point Seeks Relicensing, NY Officials Call for Better Evacuation Plan

Monday, April 02, 2012

New York lawmakers and environmental officials are calling for a more comprehensive evacuation plan at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, and they want that plan to be a condition for the plant’s relicensing.

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DEP Proposes 7 Percent Water Rate Hike

Friday, March 30, 2012

Water rates could go up by 7 percent for about 836,000 customers in New York City beginning on July 1.


Metro-North Plans to Add More Quiet Cars to Peak Trains

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Metro-North plans to expand its so-called quiet car program to all peak trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines beginning next month.

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Bloomberg Praises Cuomo's Pension Reform at Bill Signing

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday when he signed a crucial piece of his legislative agenda into law, creating a new pension tier in New York state. Tier VI raises the retirement age to 63, and increases the contributions future workers must pay to their plans.


Judge Says City Could Owe $128M to Minority FDNY Applicants

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams deemed discriminatory.

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Bloomberg Says City Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling that FDNY Could Owe $128M in Back-Pay

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the FDNY could owe up to $128 million dollars in back-pay and compensation to black and Latino firefighters who took two entrance exams de...

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NJ Lobbyists Spent Record $73M in 2011: Report

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Lobbyists in New Jersey spent a record $73 million last year, according to a report by the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission released this week.


Diaz Defends Fresh Direct's Move to the Bronx

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is defending online grocer Fresh Direct's plans to move to Mott Haven.

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PBA Ramps Up Opposition to Precinct Plan on Long Island

Monday, February 20, 2012

Nassau County's police union continues to oppose a precinct reorganization plan that would eliminate 100 desk jobs and reassign 48 officers to patrol and convert half the county's eight precincts into 24-hour Community Policing Centers.

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Snow Joke! Ski Resorts Still Struggling With Warm Weather

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mild winter temperatures are putting a damper on the ski season.


Churches Can Worship in City Schools for Now, Judge Rules

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A U.S. District Court ruled Thursday that churches can temporarily continue to meet for worship in the city's public schools.


Newark Breaks Ground on Teachers Village

Thursday, February 09, 2012

New Jersey officials broke ground on a new, mixed-use development project known as Teachers Village on Thursday. The five block project to be constructed on Halsey Street will eventually include school buildings, a daycare center, retail space and housing for teachers.


Fresh Direct Plans Move to the Bronx

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Fresh Direct, the grocery delivery service based in Long Island City, Queens, announced plans Tuesday to open new headquarters in the Bronx within three years — despite attempts from New Jersey to woo the company to the Garden State.

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US Closes Embassy in Damascus Amid Growing Violence in Syria

Monday, February 06, 2012

The United States has closed its embassy in Damascus as violence intensifies in the Syria, now eleven months into a crackdown on political dissidents that began last March. All embassy staff, including U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford, have left the country.

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Nassau PBA Rejects County Plan to Reorganize Police Precincts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nassau County’s Police Benevolent Association is blasting the county executive’s plan to reorganize four of the county’s eight police precincts into Community Policing Centers.

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