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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Jersey Shore Feels Summertime Blues After Sandy

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Labor Day weekend marks the close of the official summer season on the Jersey Shore. But for some towns, it's like the summer never really began. Destruction from Hurricane Sandy last October kept tourists away. Some towns are still struggling to rebuild. Businesses that rely on seasonal visitors for much of their yearly take are wondering if they'll be around next year.

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Spitzer Downsizes Image in Bid for NYC Comptroller

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is working to integrate his widespread name recognition and larger-than-life persona into his campaign for the more detail-oriented, smaller role of New York City comptroller.

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5 Things to Watch at the 2013 U.S. Open

Monday, August 26, 2013

WNYC

The last grand slam event of the tennis season began Monday right here in New York City.

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Spitzer and Stringer Face Off

Thursday, August 22, 2013

WNYC

The two Democratic candidates hoping to become the city's next comptroller picked at each other as they outlined their visions during a debate aired on CBS television and radio on Thursday night.

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Betting on the Next Catastrophe

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Brisk sales of a relatively new financial instrument called a catastrophe bond could help governments pay for disasters.

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Problems at Clinton Foundation Could Mean Challenges for Hillary

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Clinton Foundation is getting a new name and a prominent new senior official this fall: Hillary Clinton and her staff will move into the foundation’s offices to expand the organization's mission by developing new initiatives on women's and children's issues.

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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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