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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

U.S. Senate Battle Begins in New Jersey

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In New Jersey, a two-month campaign is beginning for U.S. Senate.

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Reforms Coming to Stop-and-Frisk and Mandatory Sentencing

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for a reform of the prison system, looking to reduce mass incarceration and eliminate laws that mandate minimum prison sentences for low-level drug offenses.  The move comes as a federal judge ruled Monday that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices are unconstitutional.

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Stop-and-Frisk and Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

As the city considers appealing a judge's decision that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional, Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend the tactic as vehemently as ever.

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NY MTA Has Less Catastrophe Insurance Than 2012

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WNYC

The New York MTA is going into hurricane season with $100 million dollars less insurance against catastrophes than it had when Sandy happened.

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MTA Bond Tied to Storm Surge a Big Hit

Friday, July 26, 2013

WNYC

Investors are betting against another Sandy-sized storm hitting New York City. The first ever bond tied to storm surge levels around New York city generated so much market interest that the bond has grown by 60%.

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Possible Parasite Outbreak Sickens New Jerseyans

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WNYC

A parasite usually found in tropical or subtropical nations may have found its way to New Jersey and six other states, making some people sick, officials say.

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In New Jersey, a (Rational) Fear of Trees

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Between Sandy and the wettest June on record, New Jersey's mature trees are falling down more frequently, making residents nervous. Some are even eyeing healthy trees, singling them out to be cut.

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Opponents of NYU Expansion Get Day in Court

Thursday, July 18, 2013

WNYC

A court hearing about whether New York City officials improperly approved New York University's expansion plan focused on whether some of the land in question was park land.

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MTA Asks Investors to Bet Against Another Sandy

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WNYC

In the first move of its kind by any U.S. transit agency, New York's MTA is is selling a "catastrophe bond" to investors so that it gets paid if there’s a Sandy-style storm over the next 3 years.

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Ruling on Dunes a Game Changer for Jersey Shore

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed an Appellate Court decision that awarded an elderly couple $375,000 in exchange for part of their beachfront property on Long Beach Island.

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Explainer: 5 Ways Obamacare Changes Could Affect You

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

The Obama Administration announced a delay of a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act  - which has further confused uninsured Americans looking for coverage.  How does this affect you? We answer 5 key questions.

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Summer, But Some New Jersey Towns Still Deserted

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

Parts of Ortley Beach, Mantaloking, Like a Ghost Town 7 months post Sandy.

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The Post-Sandy Recovery of New York and New Jersey's Coastlines

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day is the official start of summer for most Americans, the time when people on the coasts and inland start heading to the beach for a break. But this year the usual New York and New Jersey beach-goers will have to be resilient and ready to deal with the uncertainty of coastal communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Reporter Janet Babin of WNYC has been reporting on the recovery of the coastlines.

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Coastcheck: Montauk, The End

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

Amy Pearl and Janet Babin have made it to "The End" of coast check - they're in Montauk and even though it is wet and cloudy, they are on the beach.

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Coast Check Pre-Memorial Day

Friday, May 24, 2013

Janet Babin, WNYC reporter, has been making her way up the coast from Cape May to Montauk to see how the coastline is doing ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Coast Check: The South Shore of Long Island

Friday, May 24, 2013

Besides ruined docks and flooded homes and businesses, the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant dumped 2.2 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into the Great South Bay, damaging it in ways not yet completely understood.

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Coast Check on the South Shore of Long Island

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WNYC's Amy Pearl and Janet Babin are making their way along the coast for a pre-Memorial Day "coastcheck" to see what's changed since Sandy hit.  They made their way to Long Island and checked in on Jones Beach then took a boat ride in the Great South Bay to Fire Island. The breach in Fire Island is a big topic of conversation. Listen as Amy Eddings, local host of "All Things Considered" checks in with Janet.   

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Sandy Changes Topography of Long Beach, LI

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Seasonal beachgoers are returning to Long Beach and they are finding a few changes since Sandy hit.  

 

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Cape May to Montauk: Sea Bright, Sandy Hook and Highlands

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Janet Babin and Amy Pearl found a beach-goer in Sea Bright, NJ who was looking forward to the holiday weekend but said "It’s not going to be the same."

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Raising a Town to Save It: Highlands, New Jersey's Only Hope?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"The idea is rather simple: you know you’re in a flood plain, and wouldn't the best idea be to take the town out of a flood plain?"

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