Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Cuomo Says It's Time to Focus on Real Issues

Friday, March 17, 2017

Speaking to reporters at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the governor offered a laundry list of some of the toughest issues facing...the mayor.

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De Blasio Seeks to Change Conversation After Prosecutors Decline to Bring Charges

Friday, March 17, 2017

The mayor offered tough talk on President Trump's budget proposal, but reporters pressed for details on the newly closed investigations into his fundraising practices.

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GOP City Councilman Takes Digs at de Blasio While Mulling Mayoral Challenge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Queens City Council member Eric Ulrich brands himself an independent Republican, adopting a host of positions that run counter to the Trump administration.

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On the Firing of Preet Bharara, There's One New Yorker with No Comment

Monday, March 13, 2017

The mayor is mum. But NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill had a lot to say.

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Running Through Mayor de Blasio's Budget

Monday, March 13, 2017

On last week's #AskTheMayor, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio answered a question on reported cuts to the food stamp program — sort of.

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Ahoy! Citywide Ferry Service Is Hiring

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The city is one step closer to launching a new ferry service this summer – they’re staffing up.

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Broken Windows Policing Raises Deportation Risk, Advocates Say

Friday, March 03, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the NYPD will never turn people over to federal immigration authorities for so-callled quality-of-life offenses — but advocates say the risks remain.

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Facing Slim Competition, de Blasio Has Stage to Himself in Reelection Bid

Thursday, March 02, 2017

It’s March, and still no formidable opponent has tossed his or her hat in the ring to challenge the mayor. But there are other candidates running.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Proposes Long To-Do List in Final State of the City Speech

Friday, February 17, 2017

The term-limited speaker offered a robust agenda for her final months in office. And it raised the question: What will she do next?

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The State of Our City: We Have an Affordability Crisis

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amid a 2017 mayoral run, Bill de Blasio addressed longstanding concerns for New Yorkers in his State of the City address on Monday.

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Mayor Touts Plans to Make NYC More Affordable

Monday, February 13, 2017

"This affordability crisis threatens who we are, threatens the very soul of this city," said de Blasio during his State of the City address.

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De Blasio Investigation “Fact Sheet” Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Friday, February 10, 2017

The mayor is trying to get ahead of questions about the multiple investigations into his administration. But his latest strategy fell flat.

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Special Election Is Valentine's Day Showdown in Harlem

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nine candidates are running to represent the 9th City Council district in this nonpartisan election.

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New York Attorney General Urges Supporters to “Take Advantage of The Moment” on Voting Reform

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking to capitalize on the simmering anger among voters over what he called the state’s “embarrassingly outdated” voting system.

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NY AG Schneiderman Alleges 'Gross Negligence' by City Board of Elections

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Brooklyn purge was just part of the problem. A new investigation finds another 100,000 voters were improperly removed across the city ahead of last year’s presidential primary.

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Mayor's New Budget Does Not Include Trump Specifics

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Mayor's budget for 2018 outlines funding for many issues of income inequality, but doesn't address the President's policies.

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No Trump 'Specifics' in de Blasio's $84.7 Billion Preliminary Budget

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The mayor did not budget for any fallout from the new Trump administration.

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Is 2017 The Year New York Election Law Makes The Grade?

Friday, January 13, 2017

In a report to be released Friday, the good government group Common Cause New York gives the state D minus in the way it runs elections.

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Justice Department Says City Board of Elections Violated Federal Law in Brooklyn Voter Purge

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The feds join a lawsuit over the improper purge of nearly 120,000 Brooklyn voters before the April 2016 presidential primary, first reported by WNYC. 

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Despite Vision Zero Progress, City Fails to Make Arrests in Two Thirds of Fatal Hit-and-Run Crashes

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There were 229 traffic deaths last year — down 23 percent since the mayor took office. But advocates say there are other numbers the city should improve.

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