Bob Hennelly

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NJ Child Welfare Reform Panel to Release Report

Monday, March 07, 2005

A panel of experts has been working with a Federal court to reform New Jersey's beleaguered child welfare system. And that panel's first report is due out today.

The report is expected to provide a mixed review. The state will get praise for greatly reducing the time spent in hosptials for ...


Bush in NJ Talking about Social Security

Friday, March 04, 2005

Well over a thousand people packed the Westfield Armory in Union County New Jersey to hear President Bush make his case for overhauling social security. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

President Bush told the crowd that by 2018 the social security safety net for the nation's retirees would have a major ...


NJ Gov Outlines 2% Budget Cut

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

New Jersey's acting governor, Richard Codey, did not mince words in his budget proposal to state lawmakers today. In 25 minutes, Codey outlined a budget for 2006 that he says would cut spending by 2%, or 600 million dollars.

That 2% reduction would be the largest cut in state spending since ...


Jury Deliberates in Police Shooting Case

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Jury deliberations are expected to continue today in the case of City police officer Bryan Conroy. He's on trail for the shooting death of Ousmane Zongo, a West African immigrant.

Judge Daniel Fitzgerald instructed jurors that to convict Officer Conroy of second degree manslaughter they would have to find beyond a ...


British Intelligence Called into Local Al Qaeda Case

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Lawyers for a Yemeni Sheik charged with helping fund Al Qaeda... are hoping a consultant for the CIA and British intelligence can help rebut the government's case.

NYU Professor Bernard Hykel is an Arab studies and language scholar, and an expert on Yemeni politics. Despite prosecutors' objections, he testified the government's ...


Sweeping Reforms for Public Authorities

Friday, February 18, 2005

If you drive on a highway, check into a hospital, ride a subway or flush a toilet chances are you are a customer of an independent authority in New York State.

The number of these authorities has grown to more than 730. In the wake of scandals surrounding the attempted sale ...


Bloomberg Reacts to Bush Budget Proposal

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says President Bush's budget proposal is a mixed bag for the city. He says city housing and education programs could take a hit and he was concerned about the cuts to Amtrak.

Bloomberg: "We got to work with the Congress and the President and improve these sections we ...


Thousands Live in Illegal Apartments

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg has acknowledged hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers live in substandard illegal apartments like the ones in the Bronx that caught fire last month killing two firefighters. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Mayor Bloomberg says the city's push to clamp down on illegal apartment conversions is hampered by judge's ...


Bush's Proposed Budget Holds Funds for NYC Rail Link

Monday, February 07, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg is praising President Bush's budget for including money for a project he says is essential to revitalizing downtown.

Mayor Bloomberg says President Bush's new budget will fully fund the Federal portion of the $6 billion dollar tunnel and rail line that will link lower Manhattan to Brooklyn, Queens and ...


NJ Native Chertoff Nominated to Replace Ridge

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Today, a Senate Committee considers President Bush's choice as Secretary of Homeland Security. The nominee to replace Tom Ridge is Michael Chertoff, a New Jersey native.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.


Bloomberg: No Tax Hike or Layoffs; More Property Tax Rebates

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg had good news for New Yorkers: No tax hikes, no layoffs and a second round of the $400 property tax rebate. But he did sound one ominous note that will mean harder and harder choices for budget makers beyond next year.

Bloomberg is telling every city agency — except ...


Homeless Service to Decentralize

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

If calls to 311 are any barometer, New Yorkers are increasingly concerned enough about the homeless to make a phone call on their behalf. Instead of the normal 10 to 20 daily call volume on the issue the city got 230 on Saturday.

But homeless advocates say the ...


NYC Transportation Crisis

Monday, January 24, 2005

The New York City area is in the worst transportation funding crisis in a generation according to advocacy groups.

Without billions in new aid, just maintaining the status quo is draining the region's transit network. Both New Jersey and New York find themselves using tight transportation dollars to pay millions in ...


Weiner Donations Under Scrutiny

Friday, January 21, 2005

Even before Mayoral hopeful Congressman Anthony Weiner officially enters the race, questions about his war chest have him double checking some sources of his campaign cash.

Under scrutiny are dozens of money orders reportedly turned in by a long time backer of Congressman Weiner and attributed to individuals who told the ...


Gifford Miller Leads Fundraising Pack

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

According to the latest campaign finance board postings New York City Council Speaker Gifford's fundraising leads the pack of Democratic Mayoral hopefuls. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

So far, Miller has raised $4.2 million dollars from over 4,000 contributors. The Speaker has already spent a quarter of his war chest. But ...


Brooklyn Revitilization Zones

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Just days after vowing to help preserve manufacturing jobs in his state of the city speech, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a long-awaited industrial retention plan in East New York. That Brooklyn neighborhood will be one of 14 that will be designated as industrial business zones, and Bloomberg says his administration is ...


Mayoral Hopefuls Visit Harlem Church

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Yesterday, hundreds of people packed the Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem to hear all five Democrastic candidates for mayor, as well as the Republican incumbent Michael Bloomberg, make a pitch for the support of the community. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.


Thousands of Mentally Ill NJ Teens Detained Illegally

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

News that thousands of mentally ill New Jersey teenagers are detained illegally throws a local spotlight on what is a national problem--Society is incarcerating its most vulnerable children. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on a crisis that has already had deadly consequences.

It's pre-holiday rush hour in Elizabeth. The ...


Acting NJ Governor Dick Codey

Sunday, November 14, 2004

A crowd of over 400 McGreevey loyalists and members of the press gathered in the state museum in Trenton for the final public farewell speech from the New jersey Governor.

After Governor McGreevey’s farewell there was relief and apprehension. The personality driven media wanted to know what ...


New Jersey and Albany Roundup

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The outcome of the presidential race was predicted in New York from the beginning of the campaign. But this election became a pitted battle over change in Albany. We discuss the state Assembly and Senate races with WNYC's Albany reporter Karen DeWitt.

Also, after months of speculation that ...