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Brigid Bergin

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Reporter's Notebook: Inside Guantanamo Bay

Monday, January 28, 2013

As the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks moves forward, the Department of Defense has brought reporters to Guantanamo Bay to cover the legal proceedings.

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Unemployed Job Seekers Set Off Battle at City Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WNYC

The City Council approved a bill Wednesday that would block employers from posting job listings that require prospective candidates to be employed in order to apply — but the mayor has vowed to veto it.

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Bloomberg Unveils Design for City's First Micro-Apartment Building

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Packing into a tiny space at the Museum of the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed off the winning design for the city’s smallest apartment. The 10-story building will feature balconettes, 10-foot ceilings and a shared roof garden.

+ Share: Have you lived in a very small apartment? Send us your stories and pics!

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In Mayor’s Race, Quinn Keeps Lead in Money and in Poll

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WNYC

In the New York City mayor's race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to have the edge in campaign cash and in early polls, according to new data out this week.

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A Renewed Push for Paid Sick Leave Amidst Severe Flu Season

Sunday, January 13, 2013

WNYC

While staying home MAY be the best course of action when it comes to the flu, it's not a viable option for all New Yorkers.

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Flu Strikes Hard But New Yorkers Carry On

Sunday, January 13, 2013

WNYC

Despite the widespread warnings, New Yorkers are taking this latest health scare in stride going about their daily activities.

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Man Arrested in Deadly Soho Blaze, Police Say

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A 45-year old man has been arrested in connection to a deadly blaze that tore through his five-story apartment building on Spring Street near Mulberry Street, killing one person and injuring at least 10 others.

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Council Pushes Bill for Housing Fix

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The New York City Council wants to crack down on do-nothing landlords. Members unanimously approved a bill Wednesday aimed at forcing owners of approximately 100 buildings with a history of violations to make repairs or face fines.

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Council Pushes Bill for Housing Fix

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Council wants to crack down on do-nothing landlords. Members unanimously approved a bill Wednesday aimed at forcing owners of approximately 100 buildings with a history of violations to make repairs or face fines.

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Competition Underway for Best Math Apps

Monday, January 07, 2013

The city has launched a challenge to its high-tech sector: help develop programs that engage middle schoolers in math lessons. The competition runs through April; it's being done in coordination with the iZone program.

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Talk of School Bus Strike Heats Up

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The city continues its efforts to prepare families for a possible bus strike as the drivers' union held a large rally on Sunday. Union leaders say they hope to avoid a job action in favor of negotiated job protection for its experienced bus drivers.

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Civilian Fire Deaths Hit Record Low

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

WNYC

It was a record-breaking year for New York City’s Bravest, with the fewest number of fire deaths and the fastest emergency response times. There were 58 fire deaths 2012 — a drop of four compared to the previous record of 62 set in 2010.

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Newtown Tragedy: One Teacher’s Struggle

Sunday, December 16, 2012

For first-year teacher Kyle Mangieri, heading back to the classroom Monday means talking about what happened just a few hundred feet from his home.

+ 'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Author Speaks Out
+ Seeking Refuge at Church, Residents of Newtown Turn to One Another

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Sandy Aid: A Breakdown of the President's $60.4 Billion Dollar Request

Sunday, December 09, 2012

WNYC

President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Sandy in late October. The aid request, submitted on behalf of the President by Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, notes that while damage estimates from Hurricane Sandy are not final, it's on track to be the second or third most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and close to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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NY, NJ Senators Push Tax Relief for Sandy Victims

Sunday, December 09, 2012

WNYC

Local lawmakers say President Obama's $60.4 billion aid package for Sandy relief is a step in the right direction. But they also say New York and New Jersey's storm victims need tax relief.

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Fund for 9/11 Victims Under Fire

Sunday, December 09, 2012

WNYC

First responders and residents in lower Manhattan who were injured or sickened in the attacks on September 11, 2001 have yet to receive any money nearly two years after a law created the victim’s compensation fund, according to a report in The New York Post.

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Mayor to Wastewater Workers: Keep Up the Good Work

Monday, December 03, 2012

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued to thank city workers for their efforts during Sandy when he toured the Oakwood Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant on Staten Island on Monday.

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Staten Island Sandy Volunteers Concerned About City Scrutiny

Sunday, December 02, 2012

WNYC

In the aftermath of Sandy, volunteers set up local donation centers where residents could pick up hot meals, dry clothes and cleaning supplies. In some cases, these centers have been run by churches and other formal organizations. But others have been led by volunteers and now there is a growing concern among these smaller-scale operations about increased scrutiny from the city.

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PATH Officials: Several More Weeks Before Hoboken Service Is Back

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Path train service in and out of Hoboken, New Jersey, remains suspended leaving commuters with options like pricier ferry trips or longer bus rides to get into Manhattan. Nearly a month after Sandy, Port Authority officials who operate the PATH Train system brought reporters down into a tunnel below Hoboken on Tuesday to see just why the repairs are taking so long.

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Demolition Facing Sandy Damaged Homeowners

Sunday, November 18, 2012

WNYC

The New York City Buildings Department expects to raze 200 one- and two-family houses in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island because of severe damage from Sandy. That's in addition to close to 200 homes already destroyed by the storm. As the Buildings Department determines which homes face demolition, there are volunteers trying to help salvage what can be saved

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