Janet Babin appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
More than a dozen City Council members sported hoodies at City Hall Wednesday, to show solidarity with the unarmed sweatshirt-clad Florida teen who was gunned down at the hands of a neighborhood watch captain.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Brooklyn firefighter Robert Wiedmann is finally home after being badly injured in a Crown Heights blaze three months ago.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The team’s owners reached a deal Monday with the trustee responsible for recovering money for victims of the Ponzi scheme run by imprisoned financier Bernie Madoff. But it may take a bit more than a court settlement to break the Mets slump.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Owners of the New York Mets have eked out a settlement with the trustee responsible for recovering money for victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Under the deal, the Mets will pay a $162 million settlement.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
For 35 pet travelers, 2011 was the year they met their maker.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mass transit users are one step closer to getting a pre-tax transit benefit restored.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
The MTA told New York City Council’s Transportation Committee Tuesday that its proposed fare hike next year will bring in about $400 million, and none of it will likely be spent on service enhancements. The MTA plans a 7.5 percent increase in fares and tolls next year and again in 2015.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Bus riders in Nassau County, Long Island, are gearing up for some unwanted changes in the Nassau Inter County Express bus service, known as NICE.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
New legislation set to be introduced Wednesday could make it twice as costly to speed on an electronic bike in New York City.
Monday, February 27, 2012
As part of the next installment of the MTA's Fastrack program, portions of the Sixth Avenue Subway line will be shut down from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the next four consecutive nights starting February 27, so that repairs and track maintenance can be completed uninterrupted.
Friday, February 24, 2012
A federal transportation bill that threatened to cut billions from mass transit budgets around the country has been scrapped. But as lawmakers return from a congressional recess, new fears are emerging about what will replace that bill.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Commuters had high hopes that Congress would restore the full federal transit tax benefit, cut late last year, as part of the massive payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits bill passed today. But it didn’t happen Friday.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
After a two year, $35 million renovation, MTA Chief Joe Lhota and other transit officials opened the new Cortlandt Station on Wednesday. MTA Metro-North's Cortlandt stop, along the Hudson Line, is about 40 miles north of New York’s Grand Central Terminal and serves some 1,200 passengers daily.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
New York City's new transit chief said he opposes a bill that would ban food on the subways despite a rat infestation in the system — but backpedaled Tuesday on remarks he made about the sponsor of the bill.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Overnight subway service on a large part of New York’s City’s Seventh Avenue Subway line will be suspended from Monday to Thursday this week as part of the MTA’s so-called Fast Track program to fix subways more quickly without having to stop for train traffic.
Friday, February 10, 2012
At least three New York City Republicans are expressing reservations about their party's transportation bill. The legislation would stop funding mass transit through a federal gasoline tax for the first time in about three decades.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is defending the expanded costs for the World Trade Center project, but it also admits it needs to become leaner and more transparent after an audit called the organization "dysfunctional" and wasteful.
Monday, February 06, 2012
There's more alarm about last week's House of Representatives vote to change the way public transportation is funded. A group of New York area lawmakers and transportation officials denounced the Republican sponsored bill at a news conference Monday at Grand Central Terminal. They said the bill would slash $1.7 billion dollars from New York State coffers.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Law school alums facing a tough job market are suing their alma maters. At least 15 individual class action law suits have been filed by a total of 73 law school grads who allege that the schools falsely inflated graduate employment rates.