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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

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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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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