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Jenna Flanagan

Jenna Flanagan appears in the following:

Concrete Strike Continues

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Construction managers around the city are getting creative now that they will be without fresh concrete for the foreseeable future.

More than 400 cement truck drivers walked off the job on Tuesday after contract negotiations with cement companies broke down.

But Port Authority spokesman Marc LaVorgna says ...

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Cement Truck Drivers on Strike

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hundreds of cement-truck drivers went on strike days before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, disrupting some of the largest construction projects in the city, including the World Trade Center site.

More than 400 drivers for Local 282, of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters walked out ...

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Internet Providers Agree to Block Child Porn

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Internet providers Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block access to Web sites that disseminate child pornography.

In an agreement with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the service providers will shut down access to Internet bulletin boards and Web sites that offer access to ...

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Spitzer May Have Lied About Role in Bruno Probe, DA Says

Friday, June 06, 2008

Albany County District Attorney David Soares says he will release the secret testimony of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his top aides, in the dirty tricks probe against rival and Senate leader Joe Bruno that consumed much of Spitzer's abbreviated term.

Soares found no criminal wrongdoing, ...

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Queens Teen Gets to Hang with Top Cop

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, stepped aside temporarily to welcome this year's winner of the Police Athletic Leagues annual "Police Commissioner for a Day" essay contest.

Gianna Lankenauth, 14, of Queens, will get to accompany Kelly on some of his official duties. Kelly says it's important for ...

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New West Side Developer Approved

Friday, May 23, 2008

The board of the MTA has approved a new developer for its West Side rail yards site.

Officials say that the billion-dollar agreement is already more secure than the deal that fell through with the previous developer.

The Related Companies and Goldman Sachs have already handed over ...

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State Senate Greenlights Marine Transfer Station

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg thanked the State Senate for passing the Gansevoort bill that would allow the city to build a marine transfer station on the Manhattan peninsula so trash can be transported by barge instead of truck.

The facility is needed for the mayor's plan to ...

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Local Response to Gay Marriage Ruling

Friday, May 16, 2008

REPORTER: After yesterday's gay marriage ruling in California, Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell could have the chance to follow in his sister Rosie's steps and get married in California.

But, the openly gay lawmaker says he's committed to wait until he can wed at home.

O'DONNELL: I was born ...

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Feds want JFK, Newark to Auction Off Peak Flight Spots

Friday, May 16, 2008

The federal Department of Transportation wants JFK and Newark Airports to auction off some of their peak take-off and landing time-slots in order to cut down on air traffic congestion.

The Port Authority, which runs the airports, called the plan poorly conceived and said it wouldn't ...

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Complaints About Police Aired at Forum

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Those outraged by the not-guilty verdicts in the Sean Bell police shooting case got a chance to speak up yesterday at a public forum on community-police relations hosted by U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Conyers, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, called for justice and ...

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Chance to Play Water Pipes, Metal Beams Downtown

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ex-Talking Heads front man David Byrne plans to turn a landmark building in lower Manhattan into a giant musical instrument.

Byrne is retrofitting an antique organ so that it "plays" the building's metal beams, electrical conduits and water pipes.

Byrne says visitors will get a chance ...

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Paterson Condemns Bell Protests

Friday, May 09, 2008

Gov. David Paterson said he'll let federal officials and the NYPD finish up their investigations into the fatal shooting of Sean Bell before implementing his own changes, like the use of a special prosecutor.

Paterson says one isn't needed in every case where police are charged.

PATERSON: ...

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Artists Sketch City from the High Line

Monday, May 05, 2008

Friends of the High Line are offering sketch classes to experienced and in-experienced artists.

REPORTER: High Line spokesperson Meredith Taylor, says the classes will be taught by artist Ann DeVere on a section of the line that wraps around the Hudson Rail Yards and has views ...

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Fossella Faces Jail Time Over Drunk Driving

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Congressman Vito Fossella faces five days in jail if he's convicted of drunk driving.

The Republican was pulled over in Alexandria, Virginia Thursday; his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. At a press conference in Brooklyn Friday, Fossella called the incident a ...

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Former Newark Mayor Found Guilty of Fraud

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A federal jury found former Newark Mayor Sharpe James guilty on five separate charges including fraud and conspiracy. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tamika Riley, James was convicted for illegally flipping city-owned land for personal profit.

Speaking outside the courthouse, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie says he felt ...

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Harlem Land Owner Sues Columbia, City

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A private land owner is suing Columbia University and the city to prevent its 17-acre expansion plans.

Norman Siegel, is representing Tuck-It-Away Associates, which owns some of the land to be used in the project.

He says his client is concerned about a part of the development, ...

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Paterson Urges Cooperation on Budget

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In his swearing-in speech, Gov. David Paterson stressed continuity and reconciliation. The governor also made it clear that both Republicans and Democrats would have to consider the new economic reality in negotiating the budget.

PATERSON: We are looking at an economy that is reeling. And I ...

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To Sweeten Congestion Pricing, Parking Permits

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A new city program gives neighborhood residents parking permits in hopes of discouraging "park and ride" commuters from other areas.

Janette Sadik-Khan is the commissioner of the Department of Transportation. She says people won't try to park in already congested neighborhoods to avoid the congestion fee.

SADIK-KHAN: ...

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Ex-Mayor's Affair "Obvious" to Staffers

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The longtime secretary to former Newark mayor Sharpe James told a jury in his corruption trial that James' affair with a city businesswoman was obvious to her and other City Hall staffers.

Rosemarie Posella says James' relationship with Tamika Riley started in 1999, hit a rough ...

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Bloomber Says Nader Not s Spoiler

Monday, February 25, 2008

A day after Ralph Nader announced he's running for president, potential independent candidate Mayor Michael Bloomberg is declaring there's no such thing as a spoiler.

REPORTER: He says everyone has a right to run.

BLOOMBERG: There's 330 million people in this country and anybody that's over 35, ...

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