Cindy Rodriguez

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City Sponsors Tech Classes for Small Businesses

Thursday, August 23, 2012

With help from local internet companies, New York City is launching free tech classes for small businesses interested in building their own websites or marketing themselves using social media. 

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NYCHA Looks to Outside Help in Reducing Violence in Public Housing

Friday, August 17, 2012

In an effort to decrease violence in public housing, the New York City Housing Authority plans to bring in so-called “violence interrupters.”

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Cash Strapped Housing Authority Wastes Millions, Report Says

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The New York City Housing Authority has released a controversial consultant's report that found significant problems with the agency’s management, and how it spends its money.


As Unemployment Rate for Men Goes Down, Women's Goes Up: Report

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Men appear to be recovering from the recession more quickly than women, according to a new study by the Community Service Society.

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Homelessness Spike in NYC

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses why there's been a spike in homelessness in New York.

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Mom Accused in Toddler's Death Had Long History with ACS

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A 29-year-old mother accused of killing her 2-year-old toddler had just regained custody of him and three of her other kids earlier this year.

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Give Me Shelter: Families Overwhelm Remaining Housing Subsidy

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Families on the brink of homelessness have fewer places to turn to as the number of federal, state and city housing subsidies have declined. There’s really only one rental assistance program left in the city, and it’s being overwhelmed by the number of families trying to apply for it.

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Low-Income Bronx Buildings Get Facelift

Monday, August 13, 2012

Five buildings in the Bronx, saved from abandonment in the 1970's have once again fallen into serious disrepair. But the properties are getting a major makeover that includes plans for a healthy restaurant or supermarket.


Medal-Winning NYC Athlete Returns Home to Cheers

Friday, August 10, 2012

Olympic Bronze-medalist Lia Neal received a hero’s welcome at the Upper East Side pool where she trains. The 17-year-old Brooklyn resident was part of a medal winning relay team that competed in London.


NJ Judo Fighter Crushed By Olympic Suspension

Monday, August 06, 2012

A 23-year-old judo fighter from New Jersey who was disqualified from the Olympics for pot use was distraught over his suspension, his mother told WNYC.

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NYC, Goldman Sachs Partner Up for NYC Jail Program

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a new program aimed at reducing the recidivism rates of teenagers entering Rikers Island. It makes New York the first city in the nation to test "social impact bonds," which allow private investment in social service programs, which are typically funded by the government. 

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Olympics 2012: NYC Athletes Challenge Racial Norms

Saturday, July 28, 2012

In the U.S., the Olympic sports of swimming and gymnastics are dominated by white athletes. But in London on Saturday, two New York City teenagers will challenge that notion. Lia Neal, 17, is a half-black half-Chinese athlete from Fort Greene, Brooklyn who will race in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle. And John Orozco, 19, a Puerto Rican from Harding Park in the Bronx will show what he’s got inside the gymnastics arena.

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Workers Rally for Increase in Minimum Wage

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Workers, politicians and unions trying to draw attention to the plight of low wage workers rallied at Herald Square. It was all part of national day of action that took place in 30 cities across the country.


Charities to Play Bail Bondsman Role

Monday, July 23, 2012

Charities will soon be allowed to post bail for the poor and indigent. A new law recently signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows charities to be authorized and regulated by the Department of Financial Services, the same state agency that oversees bail bondsman.

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Grim Economic Outlook for States, Including NY & NJ

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Even as the economy shows signs of picking up, the outlook for states is grim, according to a task force report by public policy and budget experts.

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Long-Awaited Housing at Atlantic Yards Moves Forward

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The plan to build affordable housing at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn appears to be moving forward after the slumping economy caused major delays.  The city's Housing Development Corporation will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the sale of about $92 million in tax exempt bonds that will be used to finance more than 360 apartments.

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After a Murder in Public Housing, Security Cameras Move In

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

After an 88-year-old woman was beaten to death inside her Bronx public housing apartment, Councilman James Vacca said security cameras will be installed at the development where she lived.

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Home Health Workers Win $1M Settlement

Monday, July 09, 2012

More than a thousand home health aides are expected to benefit from a $1 million dollar settlement of a class action lawsuit that charged the workers were regularly underpaid and companies flouted overtime rules.


No Pay, Health Insurance for Locked Out Con Ed Workers

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Monday is the first day many Consolidated Edison workers will go without a paycheck. The approximately 8,000 splicers call center operators and grid designers have been locked out of their jobs since July 1, which means they will do without wages and health insurance until the two sides come to an agreement.

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Athletes Endure and Make it Through NYC Triathlon

Sunday, July 08, 2012

More than 3,000 athletes took part in the New York City Triathlon on Sunday, as thousands of spectators poured into Central Park to watch the athletes finish the last leg of a competition that included swimming almost a mile, biking almost a 25 miles and running just over 6 miles.