Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Mayoral Candidates Debate Each Other, But Criticize Popular Bloomberg

Thursday, September 08, 2005

With just days to go before next week's primary, the four Democrats who want to replace Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg went relatively light on each other last night while taking their best shots at the popular incumbent. With us now is WNYC's City Hall Reporter Bob Hennelly, who attended the ...


City Officials Review Disaster Plans

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Following what is widely seen as an inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina, officials in the New York region are reviewing their own diasaster plans.

REPORTER: The images of thousands of New Orleans residents stranded for days were not lost on New Jersey Acting Governor Richard Codey.

CODEY: "The lesson from New Orleans ...


Port Authority Breaks Ground on WTC Transit Hub

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Almost four years to the day of the 9-11 attacks, the Port Authority broke ground on a new transit hub at the World Trade Center site.

HENNELLY: At the old World Trade Center, commuters had go through a hard to find series of tunnels to get from the PATH trains to ...


New Jersey Governor Race Heats Up

Friday, September 02, 2005

Traditionally Labor Day marks the kick-off for New Jersey political campaigns. But this year bitter charges and counter charges have been flying all summer between Republican businessman Doug Forrester and Democratic Senator Jon Corzine. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this post card from New Jersey as the two candidates prepare to ...


Attorney Calls for New Trial After Juror Radio Interview

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The attorney for a British national convicted of trying to sell shoulder fired missiles wants a new trial. He says a juror in the Newark case now says she was coerced. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The disclosure by juror Gussie Burnett came in an interview aired on public radio's ...


Bloomberg Drawn into Debate Over Iraq War

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

For months Mayor Bloomberg's Democratic rivals been trying unsuccessfully to tie the popular Republican incumbent to the increasingly unpopular Republican President George W. Bush. That was of course until this week when the Mayor found himself drawn into three days of questions by local press about the controversial war in ...


Two Weeks Before Primary, Mayoral Race Picks Up Pace

Monday, August 29, 2005

With just a little more than two weeks to go before the Democratic Primary, mayoral hopefuls picked up the pace this weekend while Mayor Bloomberg, the Republican incumbent, defended his record.

REPORTER: Democrats took their campaigns to churches, shopping centers, and street fairs. The latest line of attack on Republican Mayor ...


Police Officer in Shooting Case to be Re-Tried

Monday, August 29, 2005

A New York City police officer whose trial for the shooting death of an unarmed African Art restorer ended in a hung jury, will be re-tried next month, at the beginning of the mayoral campaign. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Officer Bryan Conroy was charged with manslaughter following the May ...


MTA Announces $212 Million Security Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

After months of being under fire for not moving fast enough to improve security in the city subways, the MTA has unveiled a $212 million dollar program it says will do just that.

REPORTER: The MTA turned to defense contractor Lockheed Martin. In the aftermath of 9-11 the company re-configured the ...


Fresh Kills Set to Begin Transformation into Park

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

This fall the City will start redeveloping Staten Island's Fresh Kills Landfill into a sprawling park for both passive and active recreation. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: For fifty years after World War II the Fresh Kills Landfill was where New York City dumped an ever increasing volume of garbage ...


A Day in the Life: Michael Bloomberg

Monday, August 22, 2005

WNYC is taking a closer look at the five candidates running for mayor. The first up in our series is the man who holds the job now, Mayor Bloomberg. He won last time as the billionaire underdog who had two strikes against him: he was a registered Republican originally from ...


Bloomberg Announces Major Housing Initiative

Friday, August 19, 2005

Just two days after Democratic mayoral hopeful Fernando Ferrer attacked Mayor Bloomberg for not building affordable housing, the Mayor made a major housing announcement in Brooklyn. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg came to East New York to announce the city was letting developers use the last of the ...


Mayor Offers City's Last Vacant Lots to Developers

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Speaking in East New York, Mayor Bloomberg declared the end of an era today when he said the city would offer the city's last vacant lots to developers of affordable housing.

REPORTER: For decades the City was able to use a vast stock of abandoned real estate to create affordable housing ...


In-fighting Absent at First Dem Debate in Mayor's Race

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Last night, the four Democrats who all want to be the one to deny Republican Mayor Bloomberg a second term had a chance to make their case to voters in their first formal televised debate before next month's primary.

This year, there was no sign of the intra-party hatred between the ...


Ferrer: Mayor Soft on Subway Security

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Democratic mayoral hopeful Fernando Ferrer says Mayor Bloomberg hasn't pushed the MTA hard enough to improve security on the subways.

REPORTER: The MTA is not under the city's control. But Ferrer says the Mayor should still take responsibility for the fact that the transit agency has left a half-billion dollars in ...


Third Arrest in Homegrown Terror Network

Friday, August 05, 2005

Federal prosecutors have made a third arrest in what they allege is a network of homegrown jihadists. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Federal agents arrested Mahmud Faraq Brent in Essex Couny New Jersey. He was arraigned before a Manhattan Federal Magistrate on charges he conspired to support a Pakistani based group ...


City to Spend Millions on Pedestrians, Bikes, Traffic Reduction

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

New York City will be able to spend more than $70 million on new programs to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, thanks to money set aside in the latest federal transportation spending bill.

About a third of the federal money will go to help the city and the private sector convert ...


Transportation Bill Could Be Windfall for NJ

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The latest Federal Transportation Appropriation bill will send more money to New Jersey, but could lead the state to raise its gas tax.

Under the bill passed by Congress New Jersey will see as much as a 50 percent jump in Federal aid for mass transit. The landmark legislation also moves ...


Random Searches: the New Normal?

Friday, July 29, 2005

It’s turned into a hot summer in New York City in all ways. As city officials looked over their shoulder to London and the bombings that have put that town on high alert again, New Yorkers got used to the notion of being randomly searched by police.

Bob Hennelly has this ...


NJ Gov Cracksdown on Waste Transfer Sites

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

New Jersey's Governor has ordered a crackdown on what he says are unregulated waste transfer sites cropping up along the state's railways. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

New York City's record construction boom is generating a troublesome byproduct. Construction firms anxious to get rid of their demolition debris are trucking their ...