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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Five Things to Watch For in de Blasio's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor's budget comes a week after the governor proposed shifting nearly a billion dollars in state spending to the city. But that money may not show up in the mayor's budget either.

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Mayor Tries to Rescue EMS

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One month after WNYC reported on record-long response times, Mayor de Blasio plans to add $5.4 million to expand the number of ambulance tours and get paramedics to the scene faster.

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De Blasio Is Making Moves on His Horse Carriage Ban Promise

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Two years into office, Mayor de Blasio is making headway on a horse and carriage ban, a piece of legislation he planned to pass his first day in office.

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De Blasio Flush With ‘Campaign’ Cash

Friday, January 15, 2016

The advocacy group tasked with touting Mayor Bill de Blasio's political agenda gave it a million dollar boost in the last six months. 

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De Blasio To Fight State Budget Cuts 'By Any Means Necessary'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The mayor and Governor Cuomo are offering diverging views on what the proposed state budget means for New York City.

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Cuomo's Budget Would Shift Some Costs to the City

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Governor Cuomo has laid out an ambitious $145 billion dollar budget. And he's found ways the state can save money. One of them: by making the city pay more. 

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Council Cries Foul after Bratton Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Members of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus asked the commissioner to explain his opposition to a series of police reform bills. Bratton declined.

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The Mayor and the Governor's Simultaneous But Separate Press Conferences

Thursday, January 07, 2016

WNYC transportation reporter Kate Hinds and City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin talk about Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo's dueling press conferences and proposals.

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De Blasio to Raise Minimum Wage for City Workers to $15 an Hour by 2018

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Speaking to WNYC in a broadcast exclusive, the mayor said it's part of his broader push to raise 800,000 New Yorkers out of poverty over 10 years.

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Homeless Policy Latest Issue to Divide Cuomo, de Blasio

Monday, January 04, 2016

City officials say state order won't change its homeless outreach policy.

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De Blasio Vows to Punish Landlords Who Reject Homeless Vouchers

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In the wake of a WNYC report on problems with his rental subsidy program, the mayor is vowing to crack down on landlords who discriminate against the homeless.

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De Blasio, Quinn Reunite To Fight Homelessness

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The holiday season is bringing together one-time rivals. 

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Exclusive: De Blasio To Offer Six Weeks Paid Parental Leave For Non-Union City Workers

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The mayor will announce an executive order on Tuesday that will make the city's parental leave policy the most generous in the country alongside Austin and Pittsburgh. 

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City, NYPD Pay Tribute to Slain Officers

Monday, December 21, 2015

An emotional ceremony honored Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Sunday, a year after a gunman fatally shot the two NYPD officers while they were sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

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De Blasio to Target Street Homeless

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The mayor's new program 'Home-Stat' would boost services and assign case workers to the city's street homeless population.

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New Homeless Chief Says He’s An Optimist

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

HRA Commissioner Steven Banks met with reporters for more than hour Wednesday, but questions remain about how he'll tackle the city's homeless crisis.

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How LA and NYC Responded to School Terror Threats

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Yesterday, the Los Angeles and New York City school systems faced terror threats. Their responses were different: LA closed all public schools, while NYC dismissed the threat as a hoax.

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NYPD Deems Threat That Closed LA Schools a Hoax

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The nation's two largest school districts got the same threatening email. LA schools shut down. New York City didn't, with its mayor saying it would be a 'disservice' to cancel school.
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Is 12 ½ Minutes Too Long to Wait for an Ambulance?

Friday, December 11, 2015

A new report shows that since EMS merged with FDNY, the majority of calls to the fire department are now for medical emergencies, but response times remain a problem.

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With Ambulance Waits Up, De Blasio Says City 'Won't Hesitate' To Invest More

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The mayor stressed his commitment to reducing ambulance response times, one day after a WNYC report on how long people with a medical emergency have to wait.

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