Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Case Challenging Delays in Bronx Court Can Proceed with New Plaintiffs

Monday, December 26, 2016

A federal judge gave a partial green light to a lawsuit claiming long delays for misdemeanor trials in the Bronx violate the U.S. Constitution's right to a speedy trial.

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After Divisive Year, Finding 'Peace' and 'Love' This Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2016

For many New Yorkers, their prayers took on a special meaning this year.

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Court Interpreters Wanted — Especially Urdu Speakers

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A survey by Legal Services NYC of its own lawyers found frequent delays in civil courts because there aren't enough interpreters for clients who don't speak English. 

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For Tenants in Housing Court, Study Finds 'Navigators' Can Be Good Alternatives to Lawyers

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A new study finds navigators, trained in the paperwork and lingo of housing court, can provide effective help for city tenants who can't afford lawyers or obtain free counsel.

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Seeking Asylum? Outcomes Vary by Judge

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Whether an immigrant is granted asylum varies greatly depending on the judge hearing the case, according to new data. The highest discrepancy was found among judges in Newark.

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Immigrant Rights Take on New Urgency Post-Election

Friday, December 02, 2016

Workshops throughout New York City are being held on the rights of immigrants, following the election of Donald Trump. 

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Supreme Court Case Could Lead to Longer Detentions for NY Immigrants

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Immigration advocates worry that a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the rights of New York-area detainees to bail hearings while they await deportation proceedings.

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Legislation Could Make It Easier for the Poor to Post Bail

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A new bill introduced in the City Council could make it easier for poor, low-level offenders to post bail by requiring the courts to ask them more financial questions.

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Tool or Weapon? Advocates Call on Cuomo to Legalize 'Gravity Knives'

Monday, November 28, 2016

Advocates called on Gov. Cuomo to legalize certain folding knives, saying that too many blacks and Latinos are being unfairly arrested for carrying knives that are actually tools.

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One South Bronx Teen Looks to College As Ladder Up, and Out

Monday, November 28, 2016

As Mott Haven gentrifies, one teen is not so impressed. He's eager to move on, to college and, eventually, the suburbs. 
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N.Y. Attorney General Warns of Scams Targeting Immigrants Post-Election

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and others say they're getting more complaints, since the election, about about scam artists targeting frightened immigrants. 

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School Integration Proposal on Hold for Lower Manhattan

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Department of Education says it needs more time to implement a proposal to distribute low-income children more evenly in local schools.
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Charter Leader Moskowitz Says She's Not Interested in Working for Trump

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Charter school leader Eva Moskowitz says she would not want to be U.S. Education Secretary in a Trump administration. 
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How to Talk About the Election with Students

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New York City teachers and principals say they're fielding a lot of tough questions from students about Donald Trump's election.
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Theme High Schools Long to Find the Most Interested Applicants

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Eighth graders in New York City have a dizzying array of high school choices, including theme schools. The problem is many theme schools can't pick the kids who most want to attend.
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School Suspensions Drop But Racial Divide Persists

Monday, October 31, 2016

While the number of New York City students who get suspended is on the decline, black children and students with disabilities still get removed from class far more than other children. 
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Teachers Get Schooled on Talking Race

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

With all the events in the news lately, more school leaders want to talk about racial inequality and bias with their students. But first, they need to learn how.  
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Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Certain educators in New York City say this can make education a challenge.

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For 'Satellite Babies,' Separation Can Take Its Toll

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sending babies and young children born in the U.S. to live abroad with relatives is a common practice — but experts say there are long-term costs families should take into account.
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Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Some immigrant families from China send their U.S.-born babies to their home country to be raised by relatives. Psychologists are studying what happens when these children return home.

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