Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Palestinians and Jews in the New York Area

Thursday, April 04, 2002

As violence escalates in the Middle East, Palestinians and Israeli Jews are becoming increasingly polarized. Here in the New York Metropolitan area, both Jews and Arabs have been demonstrating. Many on both sides are feeling more hopeless than ever. We have two reports by WNYC's Beth Fertig and Marianne McCune.


Councilman Pleads Not Guilt to Extortion Charge

Friday, March 29, 2002

The 45 year old councilman and his associate Jonathan Morales pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion and wire fruad. The 15 count indictment claims Rodriguez offered to support a Red Hook waterfront project... if the developer gave him 50 thousand dollars in cash.


School Governance Part Two

Thursday, March 28, 2002

While Mayor Bloomberg lobbies Albany to abolish the board of education, lawmakers seem ready to dismantle another part of the school system: The community schools boards. Created to help decentralize the vast bureacracy , these local boards are now considered ineffective and even obstructionist. In the second of a two-part ...


School Governance Part 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign to eliminate the Board Education isn't the first time a mayor has wanted to control the schools. For years, New York City mayors have been frustrated by the current system of school governance. In this first of a two part series, WNYC's Beth Fertig examines the ...


Hearings on World Trade Center Collapse

Thursday, March 07, 2002

A Federal study of the World Trade Center collapse was hindered because there were no clear lines of authority according to experts who testified at a Congressional hearing. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.


Abner Louima Appeal Decision

Friday, March 01, 2002

Charles Schwarz could soon be a free man. Yesterday, a federal appeals court ordered a new trial for the former police officer... throwing out his conviction in the 1997 assault on Abner Louima. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more on the decision.


Bloomberg and the Homeless

Friday, January 11, 2002

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed a new commissioner of Homeless Services. Linda Gibbs will take over the post – after previously serving as a deputy commissioner at the Administration for Children’s Services. There are now almost 30 thousand adults and families staying in the city shelter system – a record number. ...


Gifford Miller in the New York City Council

Wednesday, January 09, 2002

Gifford Miller is about to assume the second most powerful position in City Hall. The City Council is all but certain to elect him Speaker. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, the Upper East Side Democrat has been waiting in the wings for the job…and inherits a very different council.


Safe Space

Wednesday, December 05, 2001

A nationally recognized program for homeless young people is cutting back services. Teenagers and young adults who used to spend their nights at a drop in center run by Safe Space will have to find another place to go, starting this weekend.


Mentally Ill In Wake of WTC Attack

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

The attack on the World Trade Center has had a huge psychological effect on the city. Many people have been requesting medications to cope with anxiety and depression – some for the first time in their lives. For those who had mental illnesses to begin with, these past few weeks ...


Bloomberg Wins

Wednesday, November 07, 2001

Republican Michael Bloomberg defeated democrat Mark Green in a close election. With absentee ballots yet to be counted, Mr. Bloomberg appears to have won by approximately 40-thousand votes. In declaring victory, he pledged to reach out to business, labor, and community leaders.


Mark Green on Election Day

Tuesday, November 06, 2001

Facing the possibility of losing, Mark Green spent the final day of his campaign in a two pronged assault. As Democratic leaders touted his experience during a 24 hour bus tour, the candidate launched a series of new attacks against his Republican opponent. In Williamsburg, he criticized Michael Bloomberg for ...


"Here Is New York" Photo Exhibit

Saturday, November 03, 2001

WNYC’s Beth Fertig visited the exhibit recently to ask why so many people want to see these pictures of such a painful event.


Green V. Bloomberg

Friday, November 02, 2001

WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.


The Subways

Monday, October 22, 2001

A recent New York Times survey found nearly a third of subway riders are still uneasy following the attack on the World Trade Center. But not enough to stop riding the trains. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more.


Tense Times for Afghani Community

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Envoys from Pakistan have been trying to persuade the country’s ruling Taliban to turn over the prime suspect: Osama bin Laden. For immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, these are tense times. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, many are caught between supporting America while also being concerned for their families back ...


EMS Workers Continue to Help at WTC Site

Monday, October 15, 2001

The city's fire and police departments suffered the biggest losses in uniformed service members on September 11th. But eight Emergency Medical Service workers were also among the missing, and nearly ninety more were injured. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, many EMS workers have been returning to the site of the ...



Friday, October 12, 2001

The electorate sharply divided by race, according to an exit poll by Addison (sp?) Media Research. More than three-quarters of Mr. Ferrera's voters where black and latino, while Mr. Green's where overwhelmingly white. The Democrat now faces Republican Michael Bloomberg in the November General election. WNYC's Political Reporter, Beth Fertig ...


Green and Ferrer Neck and Neck

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

The Democratic Mayoral runnoffs are Thursday October 11, 2001.