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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Mayor de Blasio Proposes $77.7B Budget

Monday, February 09, 2015

There are no major cuts in the budget.

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A Tale of Two 911 Reports

Friday, February 06, 2015

The city's 911 emergency call system is facing scrutiny once again, and there are dueling sets of facts. But two reports agree: the system desperately needs fixing.

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De Blasio Says Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens 'Very Soul' of NYC

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
In his second State of the City address, the mayor proposed a plan for affordable housing that he said will take aim at the issue of inequality.

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The State of the City 2015 Address

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

After over a year in office, what are the mayor's greatest accomplishments, failings, and promises? 

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De Blasio to Unveil New Artist Housing, Workspace

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
In his 2015 State of the City address on Tuesday, the mayor will make affordable housing his top priority and will announce a new program for the city's artists and makers.

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Bloomberg's Signature Anti-Poverty Program to Be Expanded by de Blasio

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
The mayor plans to continue the work of the Young Men's Initiative to ensure it meets goals set by President Obama.

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NYC's First Lady Announces a New Approach to Mental Health

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WNYC
The first step is to diagnose the problem, says First Lady Chirlane McCray.

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Hear de Blasio's 'Onion' Version of Snowstorm Warning

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WNYC
After a major winter storm all but missed New York City, the mayor took special joy in performing a dramatic rendition of a recent story from the satirical website The Onion.

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Cuomo Sprung Subway Shutdown on NYC

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WNYC
In what has perhaps become a pattern of one-upmanship from Albany, Gov. Cuomo did not consult Mayor de Blasio before deciding to shut down the subway system Monday night.

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Black, Latino Police Groups to de Blasio: Meet Us

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
In the midst of the noisy back-and-forth between the mayor and police unions, some voices have been conspicuously absent.

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De Blasio Stresses Officer Safety, Blasts Anti-Police Protesters

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
The mayor signaled he's open to hearing more about what NYPD officers need to do their job, while offering harsh words to some anti-police protesters.

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Religious Leaders Pray for de Blasio

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
With the rift between the mayor and police still wide open, about a dozen clergy members gathered at City Hall on Tuesday for a prayer vigil.

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De Blasio Downplays Chokehold Report

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
The mayor, who has been walking a fine line between his progressive base and his angry police force, said the Inspector General's document focused on the past.

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Chokeholds Subject of First NYPD Inspector General Report

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
The Department of Investigation's new oversight office reviewed the 10 most recent chokehold cases and found inconsistent communication and discipline. 

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Two Uniformed Unions Ratify City Contracts

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC
Unions representing NYPD Captains and Sanitation Chiefs ratified their contracts with the city even as negotiations with other unions, including the police officers, intensified.  

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Who Tells the NYPD What to Do: A Q&A on Power and Police Unions

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

On paper, the NYPD is a paramilitary organization with a rigid command structure. In practice, it's more complicated. We look at how the PBA can mobilize cops to sway elected leaders.

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Politics and Power in the NYPD

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

WNYC
Recent police demonstrations and an apparent drop in arrests raise a troubling question: Who exactly is in charge of the NYPD?

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Crime Didn't Stop Overnight. Why Did Arrests?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

After the fatal shooting of two NYPD officers, arrest numbers dropped sharply in an apparent move by cops to register their discontent. Where do policing tactics go from here?

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Broken Windows Might Be to Blame for Strife Between de Blasio, Cops

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WNYC
As the mayor ends the era of excessive stop-and-frisk policing, his alternative strategy poses new problems for the NYPD.

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More Changes Coming to City's Flawed 911 System — Soon

Friday, January 02, 2015

WNYC
A week after WNYC aired a story about the city's 911 problems, Mayor de Blasio called for a review. Here's the story and an update on what's been done so far.

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