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Brigid Bergin

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Quinn Foes to Spend $1 Million to Block Mayoral Bid

Monday, April 08, 2013

WNYC

A group working to challenge Christine Quinn's mayoral bid isn't yet fully disclosing its financial backers. The political committee "New York City Is Not For Sale" plans to spend $1 million against Quinn and already has one ad on the airwaves Monday.

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Castro's Role in Scandal Angers Constituents, Colleagues

Friday, April 05, 2013

WNYC

When Assemblyman Nelson Castro was first elected in 2008, he was hailed as the Bronx's first Dominican American elected legislator. On Thursday, Castro was named as Assemblyman-1 in the bribery indictment of fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. But Castro spent almost his entire tenure in office as a convicted criminal who had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities for years.

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Another Political Scandal Ensnares New York Politicians

Thursday, April 04, 2013

WNYC

For the second time this week, a bribery scandal has ensnared elected officials in New York. On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who they say accepted cash bribes to help businessmen set up an adult day care center in the Bronx.

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Scandal Forces Candidates to Confront Issue of Corruption

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

WNYC

A corruption scandal is rippling through the New York City Mayor's race. A day after federal prosecutors indicted six people for conspiring to place Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith on the Republican ballot for mayor, candidates in the current field are working to distance themselves from from the lurid tales of money and politics that prosecutors laid out.

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State Senator Accused Of Trying To Buy A Spot In New York City Mayoral Race

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

A New York state senator was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly trying to bribe his way into the New York city mayor's race. Malcolm Smith allegedly plotted with five others to fix his entry into the race as the Republican nominee to succeed Michael Bloomberg.

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The Politics of Paid Sick Leave Deal

Friday, March 29, 2013

WNYC

There's a deal at City Hall on paid sick leave legislation, and it has the potential to up-end the dynamic in the Democratic primary race for mayor. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was regularly the target of her opponents for blocking a vote on a bill for years, and Friday, she stood at City Hall to take credit for the compromise bill that is now likely to pass.

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Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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Major Threat Looms for City's Fiscal Health: IBO

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WNYC

The city’s independent budget analysts warned on Wednesday that the fiscal health of the city faces a serious threat: all the city's municipal labor unions are working with expired contracts.

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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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