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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

No End to Paid Sick Leave Debate

Friday, March 22, 2013

WNYC

A contentious hearing on paid sick leave ran for more than six hours Friday at City Hall. The legislation would require employers with more than five employees to offer paid days off for sick employees. Advocates for and against the policy have been arguing on the merits of the bill. But the hearing is also setting the stage for a heated political battle.

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Allies No More? Bloomberg and Quinn Split on NYPD Issues

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.

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Mayoral Candidates Talk Public Safety Post-Bloomberg

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WNYC

When it comes to public safety, the 2013 mayoral candidates seem to agree on one thing: add more police officers. Beyond that, the candidates differ — to varying degrees — on who those officers would report to, where they would be deployed and what policies they would follow.

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Catholic Church’s Challenges Reflected in City’s Diverse Parishes

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The New York City area is home to about 4 million Catholics, and each church that serves this population has its own challenges and needs. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin check in on a left-of-center church uptown, and one in Sunset Park offering services in four languages.

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Old Lever Machine Becomes New Voting Kiosk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WNYC

What’s big, orange and looks like an old lever voting machine? It’s a new voter kiosk unveiled for the first time Tuesday by staff at the New York City Board of Elections, who say deploying them citywide would shorten lines at polls and speed the process of communicating results on election night.

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Quinn Campaign Kicks-Off with Well Orchestrated Tour

Sunday, March 10, 2013

WNYC

Christine Quinn is walking and talking through the streets of New York. Stressing her middle class roots, the City Council Speaker formally launched her mayoral bid Sunday making stops in each of the five boroughs.

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With a Tweet, Quinn Launches Mayoral Run

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.

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Muted Response to Trial of Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law

Friday, March 08, 2013

WNYC

With a muted response, New Yorkers greeted the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a senior al-Qaeda leader and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Manhattan.

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Lhota Defends Giuliani from 'Jerk' Comment

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota embraced his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a Republican-only mayoral debate hosted by Crain’s New York Business on Wednesday after moderator and columnist Greg David called 2001-era Giuliani a “jerk.”

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City's BOE Opts For Scanners in Primary, Runoff

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Board of Elections voted on Tuesday to use the electronic voting machines for the upcoming primary and runoff elections, despite saying for months that the machines weren't up to the task.

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City Projects $800M Sequester Hit

Monday, March 04, 2013

City officials are sizing up the impact of the federal government's sequestration cuts. At a city council hearing on the Mayor Bloomberg's preliminary budget proposal Monday, Mark Page, the director of the city's Office of Management and Budget, said the city faced a potential $800 million loss of funds.

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Bloomberg PAC Notches Up Victory Against NRA in Windy City

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WNYC

While Mayor Bloomberg's days at City Hall may dwindling, it will be a long time before his deep pockets run dry. That means he has billions to support causes - and candidates that share his positions.

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First Four-Months FY 2013: High Unemployment, Still Safest Big City

Friday, February 22, 2013

WNYC

New York City is still the safest big city in the country, but it continues to face challenges with unemployment and homeless. Those are among the highlights in the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report released on Friday.

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City Aims to End Cycle for Rikers Inmates

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

New York City wants to stop the revolving door for people who cycle in and out of Rikers Island by equipping them with life skills as an alternative to a life of crime.

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Chew on This! Food Truck Uses Compressed Natural Gas

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and oil man turned natural gas booster T. Boone Pickens introduced a new kind of food truck Thursday — one that they say is more environmentally friendly than the gas-guzzlers that choke city streets.

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City Board of Elections Mulls Lever Machines for Upcoming Vote

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Board of Elections isn't ruling out bringing back the old lever voting machines if the dates for the upcoming primary and runoff elections remain unchanged. It's just one of several options to account for a snafu with the new electronic voting machines.

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

WNYC

In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and added a warning to any who would stand in his way.

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In Final State of the City, Bloomberg To Frame His Legacy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WNYC

With no term-limit exception to alter his lame-duck status, Mayor Bloomberg will deliver his 12th and final State of the City address Thursday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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With Housing Plan, Quinn Aligns Herself With the Middle Class

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

As an early frontrunner in a crowded field of Democrats, Quinn used her final state of the city speech Monday to pitch herself directly to a constituency facing higher housing costs, lower wages and fewer job opportunities.

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After Trip to Guantanamo Bay, Three Mothers Reflect

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

The case against five men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks resumes Monday with pre-trial hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Each time the court is in session, five victims’ families are chosen by lottery to attend in person.

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