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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Local News Round Up: Carriages, Pre-K Funding, TLC

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brigid Bergin, City hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, round up the local city news - from universal pre-k and the charter school debate to the mayor's relationship with Governor Cuomo and other news out of Albany.

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This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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Can De Blasio Govern From the Grassroots?

Friday, March 07, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio says he governs with single-minded focus, as in the fight over pre-k. But his critics call it a lack of vision.

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This Week in Politics: Is Christie Getting his Mojo Back?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This Week in Politics: Christie's up, and De Blasio gets his first major bill passed.

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A Rematch for Historic Uptown Seat

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WNYC

It's on: Democrat vs. Democrat in the hottest congressional race in the city.

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Obama Builds on Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

President Obama plans to draw from one of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives to ensure young men of color have access to more economic opportunity.

The former mayor will be at the White House Thursday when Obama makes the official announcement.

The new national program is based on Bloomberg's Young Men's ...

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The Path to Labor Peace: De Blasio's Challenge

Monday, February 24, 2014

WNYC

To get a labor deal, Mayor Bill De Blasio also has to negotiate his way through a process that requires separate talks on wages, health care and retirement benefits. Oh, and on that last one, the pensions? He doesn't even have a seat at the table.

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#Speedgate Hangs Over Murky LICH Deal

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio is hailing a deal to keep Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital open. But that deal is no guarantee. Meanwhile, the press just wants to know about the speeding.

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This Week In Politics: An Unexpected Storm

Saturday, February 15, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio was surprised by the cold this week. His pre-k plan is getting an icy push back from Governor Cuomo, reporters are grilling him at length, his Schools Chancellor is being mocked for saying "it's a beautiful day" in the middle of a sleet storm, and even ...

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'Murky Waters' Cloud De Blasio’s First Budget Address

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WNYC

Labor contracts, pre-k funding, and a rainy day reserve are some of the x-factors in the mayor's spending plan.

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Recapping Bill de Blasio's First State of the City Speech

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In his first State of the City speech yesterday, Bill de Blasio reprised his "Tale of Two Cities" theme, while pushing for new plans to raise the minimum wage, issue new ID cards (including to undocumented immigrants), and more. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Capital New York reporter Sally Goldenberg break down the politics and policy of the speech, and then Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, discusses Mayor de Blasio's new ID program.

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In de Blasio Speech, All About Inequality

Monday, February 10, 2014

In his first State of the City speech, the mayor reiterated his campaign themes, proposing better wages, more affordable housing, and universal pre-k.

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Meet the Man Tasked With Solving Affordable Housing

Friday, February 07, 2014

WNYC

Asserting that his administration will take an "entirely different approach" to city planning, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod as New York City Planning Commissioner.

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In New Role, First Lady Chirlane McCray Has 'Nothing To Hide'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio joked there was only one applicant who qualified to lead the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: His wife.

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De Blasio Out of St. Pat's Parade, But City Workers In

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

WNYC

The mayor said he will not stop uniformed city workers from marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade despite objections over the event's exclusion of openly gay people.

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Next on De Blasio's Progressive To-Do List: Jobs

Monday, February 03, 2014

WNYC

New York's new mayor has already moved on paid sick leave and stop and frisk. He says the next priority is creating middle class jobs.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Goes Big For Inauguration

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WNYC

Three weeks after being elected City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito held a formal inauguration in the Bronx Wednesday night and it was no small affair.

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In Albany, a Cuomo-de Blasio Bromance

Monday, January 27, 2014

WNYC

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio might not agree on how to pay for pre-k or the future of LICH. But relax — they're pals!

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Reporter’s Notebook: Mayor de Blasio, Happy Warrior

Sunday, January 26, 2014

WNYC

“In a lot of ways, Bill de Blasio is 21st century version a ‘happy warrior.' Someone who is fighting for the things that New Yorkers need but doing it with a smile and sometimes a joke,” de Blasio friend and adviser Peter Ragone told WNYC.

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This Week In Politics: The Snowball Effect

Saturday, January 25, 2014

WNYC

Snow created problems on both sides of the Hudson this week: for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was forced to acknowledge that "more could have been done" when it came to snow removal; and for Chris Christie, whose inaugural party had to be cancelled. The Governor delivered his inaugural address even as FBI agents began to investigate a second allegation of abuse of power — this one over a Hoboken development deal and Sandy aid.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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