Janet Babin appears in the following:
Monday, January 21, 2013
Child advocates interviewed the nation’s children about what they want out of President Obama’s second term. The groups have compiled a video of the responses, and want President Obama to watch it.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Seaside Heights became the second New Jersey town to award contracts to rebuild its boardwalk this week. WNYC examines the perils of rebuilding along the Jersey shore and some mitigation measures the state is looking at.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Even after Sandy destroyed the boardwalk and flooded dozens of local businesses, the borough of Seaside Heights, NJ is determined to open its summer season by May 10.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its proposal to clean up the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Some local gun enthusiasts are vigorously supporting the NRA's proposal to place armed guards in schools.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since Sandy caused major damage to the state. He told the town hall audience in Belmar that the state still has "big problems and big challenges" to deal with seven weeks after the storm.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Despite ample evidence that big sand dunes protected some of New Jersey's coastal towns from Sandy's storm surge, the idea faces opposition from many local residents who don't want to give up their land or view.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Lightstone Group is moving ahead with plans to build a 700-unit apartment complex near the Gowanus Canal, even though the site flooded during Sandy.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Businesses along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn fear toxic contamination may have tagged along with flood waters during Sandy’s vicious storm surge.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
National Hockey League players are mulling a new offer from team owners that could put an end to the lockout that began more than a month ago. At the heart of the matter is how to divide revenue, but area businesses are also concerned about how the lockout and hockey’s delayed season will hit their bottom line.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to offer the landmark protection to The Rainbow Room — the supper club that opened in 1934.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
With less than a month left in the presidential race, the campaigns are scrambling to raise money, and to impress voters. A key part of that effort centers around campaigns efforts to appear authentic .
Friday, September 28, 2012
Throngs of people descended on Downtown Brooklyn for opening night of the Barclays Center on Friday – but for the most part, by late evening, the choking traffic and transit snarls that some feared never came to fruition.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
After almost a decade of fits and starts, the first part of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project opens Friday. But the hoopla can’t quell the controversy surrounding the project. Neighborhood groups continue challenging Atlantic Yards, arguing that a Community Benefits Agreement signed by some, doesn’t include or apply to all.
Friday, September 21, 2012
In the 1930s, a tiny town about 50 miles south of New York City became an epicenter of experimental living. Initially called Jersey Homesteads, now known as Roosevelt, N.J., it was one of 99 communities created by the federal government as part of the New Deal programs. But even as the town celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend, the question remains: was this model community a success?
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Big Apple’s basketball scene has long been dominated by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. But this year they're getting competition for the hearts and dollars of New York City basketball fans from the city’s newest basketball team, the Brooklyn Nets. Team officials confirmed that 10,000 season tickets have already been sold for the Nets in the team's new $1 billion arena.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The 30-percent off signs are already in place at area Daffy's stores. The local off-price retailer announced last month that it would wind down operations after being in business for 51 years.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
New York State is looking more closely into the alleged role banks played in rigging the interbank lending rate known as Libor.
Monday, August 06, 2012
The area around the new Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn has become a new bar and restaurant hotspot. But it has some owners wondering if arena crowds and neighborhood locals can coexist at their eateries.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The New York Stock Exchange is canceling trades at six companies after 140 stock prices pitched up and down by more than 30-percent in a short period.