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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Rewards Rival With Top Spot

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WNYC

Check out who got plum committee assignments and the extra dough that could come with them.

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First Lady Chirlane McCray Taps Sharpton Protégé

Monday, January 20, 2014

WNYC

While it's not clear yet what her agenda will be as New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray perhaps has given a clue in her first staff appointment. She named Rachel Noerdlinger of Al Sharpton's National Action Network as her chief of staff.

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This Week in Politics: The Power Of Mayors

Saturday, January 18, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls off some power plays...and continues to push his everyman image . Meanwhile, across the Hudson, mayors are getting more attention than ever before.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin break down this week in politics with New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez.

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In Sign of Progressive Tilt, City to Expand Paid Sick Leave

Friday, January 17, 2014

In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.

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11 Traffic Deaths In 15 Days, de Blasio Vows to Take Action

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Speaking outside a Queens school where an eight-year-old boy was recently struck down by a truck, Bill de Blasio says New York City will take immediate steps to stem traffic fatalities.

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De Blasio Ally Mark-Viverito Elected Council Speaker

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.

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Three Things to Expect in Speaker's Race

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

WNYC

Here's what to watch for as the Council picks the city's 2nd most powerful leader.

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An Eye Toward Albany, de Blasio Chooses a Fighter — and a Friend

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

With an eye toward Albany and the battle to pay for universal pre-k, de Blasio tapped a legislative fighter and a Cuomo ally in his latest round of appointments. 

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2014: What's In, What's Out for City Politics

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

WNYC

There's more changing than who's at the helm of City Hall. Here are five things on the 2014 in / out list.

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Local Politics Round Up: A DOE Pick; Bloomberg Says Goodbye

Monday, December 30, 2013

On the day when Mike Bloomberg signs his last bills into law, new Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to name DOE veteran Carmen Fariña as next schools chancellor. Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, discusses the latest in local politics news.

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This Week in Politics: Veteran Progressives

Saturday, December 21, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg just can't say goodbye—Bill de Blasio posits that it is government veterans who are best poised to make change—and Beth Fertig sketches out who the next schools chancellor might be. Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Beth Fertig break down This Week in Politics.

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The Woman Behind the de Blasio Transition

Friday, December 20, 2013

WNYC

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s administration is taking shape. Behind the scenes, the daughter of a Brooklyn preacher, a mother of two who beat back cancer, is helping build the next administration.

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Mayor Bloomberg Defends Legacy at New Brooklyn Ice Rink

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WNYC

With just two weeks left in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making farewell stops in all five boroughs to tout his administration's accomplishments. But at a ribbon cutting in Brooklyn on Tuesday, he was on the defensive.

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This Week in Politics: Goings and Comings

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WNYC

The roiling controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's appointees at the Port Authority claims another resignation; Christie sits down with reporters; and Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio names another government veteran, this one to be the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. WYNC's Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin.

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John Hodgman to de Blasios: You'll Miss Us in Park Slope

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

As New York's new first family prepares to pack up and move to Gracie Mansion, a fellow Park Sloper bids farewell and vows not to trash their house with a rager. 

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Election Over, de Blasio Is — Still Fundraising

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WNYC

The election may be over, but Bill de Blasio is still fundraising. The mayor-elect is holding a high-dollar fundraiser at an undisclosed location Tuesday night to pay for his inauguration and transition. But unlike the campaign, there’s no public matching money this time around.

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On Health, De Blasio Signals Continuity With Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WNYC

Dr. Mary T. Basset is the new commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rose Pierre-Louis will lead the Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

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De Blasio On The Lessons From Mandela

Sunday, December 08, 2013

WNYC

As people continue to mourn the death of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio offered a remembrance at a Brooklyn church on Sunday saying that he plans to use lessons from Mandela's life as he leads New York City.

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This Week in Politics: Handlers

Saturday, December 07, 2013

WNYC

A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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Was That a Tear, Mayor Bloomberg?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

WNYC

As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveils the city's next administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his farewell tour.

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