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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Mayor de Blasio, and Union Contracts, at 6 Months

Thursday, July 03, 2014

After six months in office, the mayor says he has reached labor deals with unions representing over 60 percent of the city's workforce - including most recently District Council 37. Brigid Bergin, WNYC political reporter, talks about what the deals indicate about the mayor's approach.

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De Blasio and DC 37 Union Strike Deal

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's largest public workers union announced a tentative contract agreement.

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Breaking Down Rangel's (Slim) Lead

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Congressman Charlie Rangel has declared victory in New York's 13th congressional district Democratic primary. But he only leads Adriano Espaillat by about two thousand votes, and a significant number of absentee ballots have yet to be counted. WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin and Data News team's John Keefe break down the politics and data of the super-close race.

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Rangel Declares Victory

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WNYC

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Charles Rangel is ahead of State Sen. Adriano Espaillat 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent in a primary election to secure the Democratic nomination for the 13th congressional district.

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Congressman Rangel Battles For Political Survival

Monday, June 23, 2014

The New York representative runs a real risk of losing to Dominican-American rival Adriano Espaillat in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Rangel is one of the longest-serving members of Congress.

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This Week in Politics: A Primary Gets Contentious, a Budget Is Not

Saturday, June 21, 2014

WNYC

Democrats bare their teeth and show their lovey-dovey side as a primary in an uptown congressional race gets heated. City Hall delivers the least contentious budget in decades — and the Albany session limps to its finale.

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Rangel vs. Espaillat: A Test For Progressives

Friday, June 20, 2014

WNYC

Next Tuesday’s primary election may feel like déjà vu for voters in the 13th congressional district in Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, but the city’s politics have shifted in a decidedly more progressive direction.

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The Meaning of Change in NY-13

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

Democrats running in the June 24 primary for the upper Manhattan and Bronx congressional seat held by Rep. Charles Rangel debate the merits and meaning of change.

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This Week in Politics: Crime and Punishment

Saturday, June 07, 2014

WNYC

The balance of power in Albany starts to tilt

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Puerto Rican Voters Could Elect the First Dominican Congressman

Friday, June 06, 2014

WNYC

State Senator Adriano Espaillat is gaining big-time support in the race to represent East Harlem's congressional district, which has some of the city's highest concentrations of Dominican and Puerto Rican voters. But he’s up against major seniority: Rep. Charlie Rangel, who’s been serving Harlem for 40 years. 

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De Blasio Orders Second Review of City’s 911 System

Friday, May 30, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio calls for a thorough review of 911 operations after a series of reports on WNYC details problems with the city's emergency response.

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Fire Unions Demand Changes to City’s 911 System

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

Elected officials and fire union members will rally Friday morning, after the de Blasio administration suspended a multi-billion dollar project to upgrade the 911 system.

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Union Says Delay Cost Officer His Life

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze in a Coney Island high rise last month, they didn’t know two police offers lay trapped in the 13th floor hallway until it was too late. One officer died in a tragic failure to communicate.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo versus Christie

Friday, May 23, 2014

WNYC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rallied his party faithful at the state Democratic convention in Long Island, at the same time trying to temper mounting frustration from those on his left. Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took flack this week for never mentioning the state of Israel during a ...

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Why 911 Needs an Overhaul

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a halt to and review of the 911 call system overhaul, which is already more than a billion dollars over budget. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Robert Gearty report on some of the problems with the new system that was intended to improve response times. 

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Did the City's Flawed 911 System Delay Response to Deadly Metro-North Train Derailment?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

The delayed response to December's deadly Bronx Metro-North derailment is detailed in a document released to WNYC by a city fire union. The union claims the city's 911 system is to blame.

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It Seemed Like 'Forever': Did 911 Fail a Burning Convent?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WNYC

It took well over the average response time for fire trucks to get to a Staten Island blaze — and they arrived at the wrong building. Troubling recordings and documents obtained by WNYC reveal the role played by the city's 911 system.

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Campaign to Bring Back Nigerian Girls Hits NYC

Sunday, May 11, 2014

WNYC

Local Nigerians and city officials have joined the campaign to rescue 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

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This Week in Politics: The Politics of Budgets

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio's budget was all good news — which was not the case for Gov. Chris Christie.

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Bill de Blasio's First Budget Promotes Schools, Housing

Thursday, May 08, 2014

WNYC

The mayor's first budget includes significant spending increases in education and housing.

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