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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

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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Health Care Lessons from the Hotel Union

Thursday, May 08, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent labor agreement requires the city and its unions to cut health-care costs by billions in the next four years. How that's supposed to happen is where it gets tricky.

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Response To Fatal Queens Fire Under Investigation

Monday, April 21, 2014

WNYC

Officials are investigating why ambulances were not immediately dispatched to a deadly fire in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Saturday night. Two 4-year-old siblings were killed and three other people were injured in the blaze.

Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano told reporters Monday that when firefighters arrive on the scene, they usually ...

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This Week In Politics: One-on-One With The Mayor

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio talks education, health care, female firefighters and his record collection with WNYC's Brigid Bergin.

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De Blasio's 100 Days

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mayor de Blasio celebrated his first 100 days in office with a big speech at Cooper Union. Brigid Bergin, city hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Greg David, director of the Business and Economic Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, talk about his administration's accomplishments and challenges so far.

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Day 100: De Blasio Cites Wins – But Sets No New Goals

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WNYC

In the first 100 days, Mayor de Blasio put some points on the board. But there were no bold new ideas for the days ahead.

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At City Hall, the New Face of New York

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WNYC

De Blasio said he wanted a diverse administration. Did he succeed?

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This Week In Politics: A Flood of Cash

Saturday, April 05, 2014

WNYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wins and loses in the Albany budget....campaign reformers just lose...and new details emerge on how Chris Christie mingled campaign and government work. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Robert Lewis break it all down This Week In Politics.

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The Budget Is Settled — Now It's Time for Labor Contracts

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

WNYC

With pre-k money secured, Mayor de Blasio's next negotiating test comes in the form of 152 expired labor contracts.

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Longest Serving Sanitation Commish Departs Saying 'Thank Youse'

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

City officials paid tribute to outgoing Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty who left the department after more than five decades on Friday.

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This Week In Politics: Christie's In-House Cleaning

Saturday, March 29, 2014

WNYC

An internal report by a group of high-powered lawyers says Christie and his allies did nothing wrong. So why did Port Authority Chairman David Samson resign?

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When Every Second Counts, EMS Takes 562 To Show Up

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

It took the city more than nine minutes to send an ambulance to the scene of an emergency after a person called 911 last year.

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Cuomo 'Trying Actively' To Resolve Homeless Issue, After Telling City 'Next Year'

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

As the budget deadline looms, the governor is sounding a different tone as city and state officials try to agree on a plan.

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If You're Looking for a Pre-K Teaching Job, You're in Luck

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New York City is already making efforts to find and recruit 1,000 new pre-k teachers for this fall. Actually hiring them remains contingent on budget negotiations in Albany.

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On Homeless Fight, State Says to City: 'Next Year'

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

The mayor wants to use rent subsidies to fight homelessness, but Gov. Cuomo says better luck next year.

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