°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Joel Rose

Joel Rose appears in the following:

The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off.


Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.


FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.


What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.


In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with academy rules.


Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In a speech last week, FBI Director James Comey addressed racial tensions between police and minorities. A new effort in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y., tries to get officers and young people talking.


Will A Tipped-Wage Hike Kill Gratuities For New York's Waiters?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New York's wage board is proposing a boost in the minimum wage for people who work for tips. Some restaurateurs say this could raise labor costs and force them to drop tipping and raise menu prices.


Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise Gas Tax

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.


FCC Chairman Proposes Classifying The Internet As A Public Utility

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.


Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.


The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.


Expired Labor Contracts May Exacerbate Rift Between NYPD, Mayor

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two large unions have been working without a contract for years. Insiders say stalled negotiations are a big part of the "disrespect" cops say has fueled their recent protests against City Hall.


NYPD Commissioner Is A Man Caught In The Middle

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The ongoing work slowdown by the NYPD puts police commissioner William Bratton in a tough spot. Bratton was hired to improve relations between the NYPD and the community, as he's credited with doing in Los Angeles. But first, he will have to ease tensions between city hall and the department's rank-and-file.


De Blasio And NYPD Commisioner Tout Lower Crime, Amid Tensions

Monday, January 05, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton are touting a decrease in almost all categories of crime in the city in 2014. The praise for the New York Police Department comes amid tensions between city hall and the NYPD's rank and file. It comes a day after hundreds of officers again turned their backs on the mayor at the funeral for one of their own.


New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

Sunday, January 04, 2015

NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.


Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.


De Blasio Struggles To Rebuild Trust With NYPD Rank And File

Monday, December 29, 2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed new graduates of the city's police academy on Monday. It was awkward timing for a mayor who's struggling to rebuild trust with the NYPD's rank and file after two officers were shot in their squad car earlier this month.


Despite De Blasio's Appeal, Protesters March In New York

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The New York mayor asked protesters to stay off the streets until two murdered police officers can be buried. But demonstrators insist there's no connection between the killings and their protests.


Mayor De Blasio Takes Heat As City Mourns Slain Police Officers

Monday, December 22, 2014

On Monday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to an audience of police officers for the first time since the head of the city's largest police union said de Blasio had "blood on his hands" for the recent killing of two police officers.


Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.