Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Iraq Turns Personal in NJ

Saturday, October 30, 2004

In New Jersey the political debate over Iraq is becoming less abstract and more personal as the state prepares to see most of its 7,500 member National Guard sent overseas. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

On a recent Saturday morning in Westfield. The whole town has converged ...


NJ Voters Will Use E-Voting

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

A New Jersey state judge has ruled that voters will be allowed to use electronoic voting machines on Tuesday.

The judge said the machines have been used for ten years in parts of New Jersey without problems.

Of course, electronic voting is not the ...


Flu Shot Shortage

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Across the region the demand for flu shots has far outpaced the supply, leaving seniors and others in risk categories struggling to find the vaccine. Bob Hennelly has more.


Newark Gangs Recruit Younger and Younger Kids

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The national political debate is focused on urban combat in Iraq ... but closer to home, drug gangs are battling each other in Newark. Since July 1st, five law enforcement officers have been shot ... The state Attorney General has also brought charges against several police officers in Newark for ...


NJ Tries to Fly Under Radar

Thursday, September 02, 2004

New York politicians are garnering a lot of attention during the Republican National Convention, with Governor Pataki set to introduce President Bush tonight. Flying under the radar has been the New Jersey delegations. Reporter Bob Hennelly has been spending time with the them, and he joins me now.

With Democratic Governor ...


McGreevey Tries to Salvage a Legacy

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Gov. McGreevey ran as a reformer and promised to change the way business is done in Trenton. But two weeks ago McGreevey stunned the country with his announced resignation becoming the first Governor of New Jersey to leave in disgrace. Yet it appears his self- disclosure that he is gay, ...


Vote on the Future of the NJ Highlands

Thursday, June 10, 2004

On Thursday, the full New Jersey state legislature is expected to vote on the Highlands Protection Act. Viewed as the most significant environmental legislation of the last 30 years in New Jersey, it will protect hundreds of thousands of acres of watershed land. WNYC's Bob Hennelly takes a look at ...


9/11 Commission Initial Findings

Thursday, May 20, 2004

The independent Federal commission released their initial findings on New York City's September 11th emergency response. After two days of public hearings the panel raised serious doubts about how well the city is prepared for another attack. Bob Hennelly covered the hearings for WNYC and has this report.


9/11 Commission Comes to New York City

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The panel members of the federal 9-11 commission are in town today for the first of two days of hearings. They will be focusing on the emergency response to the 2001 terrorist attacks. WNYC's Bob Hennelly joins Soterios Johnson to preview what we can expect to hear.


Haynes Security Indictment Raises Questions

Friday, April 30, 2004

The criminal indictment of Haynes Security, one of New Jersey's largest private security companies, raises questions about just how well the state regulates this increasingly important industry. But as Bob Hennelly reports, New Jersey is not the only state where there are major gaps in oversight.


Freehold, NJ Immigrant Workers Win Right To Gather

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Across the country groups of Latino men crowd town centers and street corners hopeful for getting work. Freehold, New Jersey banned workers from the spot where they had been permitted to gather for years. Today, workers who sued and won a Federal court order guaranteeing them the right to stand ...


Federal Corruption Investigation in NJ

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

The Democrats of New Jersey under Governor Jim McGreevey have created the most effective fundraising machine in the state's history. It enabled them to take control of the Governor's mansion and the state house. But that success has come at the price of a massive Federal corruption investigation. Reporter Bob ...


Port Authority Security Firm Faces Criminal Charges

Monday, March 01, 2004

Security has become a way of life -- guards at the entrance to residential buildings, shopping malls, every kind of work place, schools and of course the airports. But who's watching the watchers? Monday, in an Essex County court room, a security firm that does millions of dollars of business ...


NJ Plans Overhaul of Child Welfare System

Thursday, February 19, 2004

New Jersey officials have laid out an ambitous plan to overhaul the state's troubled child welfare system. It would costs hundreds of millions of dollars and aims to change an agency maligned in recent cases of neglect and abuse. This all came about because of a federal lawsuit against the ...


Urban Hospitals Under Duress

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Local Essex County residents continue the fight to save their community hospital. Throughout New Jersey, hospitals are fighting a mounting wave of red ink caused by an increase in uncompensated care provided for the uninsured the undocumented and the indigent.


McGreevey Marks Half-Way Point

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey marks the half-way point in his first term in office with his State of the State address. WNYC's Bob Hennelly surveyed voters and spoke with the Governor about his job performance.


New Jersey Child Advocate

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The first New Jersey Child Advocate was appointed by Governor McGreevey in September. In his new post, Kevin Ryan reports directly to the public and has been granted subpoena power. The former chief of staff of New Jersey's Department of Human Services is the father of five. He has also ...


Skyscraper Safety

Monday, December 29, 2003

David Childs is one of the architects whose design for the Freedom Tower was recently unveiled. It is pledged to be the safest high rise in the world . Yet as Bob Hennelly reports, that may be quite an undertaking given that the standards for skyscraper safety in the United ...


Independent 9/11 Commission To Hold Public Hearings

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

The independent 9-11 commission will hold public hearings today at Drew University in Madison New Jersey. The commission, set up by congress, is undertaking the largest investigation in US history. Bob Hennelly reports.

Today's public session here at Drew comes at pivotal moment for the Commission. After months of r sistance, ...


Democrats Make Big Gains in NJ

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

The Democrats enjoyed a strong victory in New Jersey defeating the top elected Republican official and gaining majorities in both the Senate and the Assembly. All this during mid-term elections with a Democratic governor in the state house who suffrs from low popularity ratings.