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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Mayor Bloomberg Enjoys Taxi Deal Victory Lap

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WNYC

Flanked by livery and yellow cab drivers, Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky and legislative supporters — Mayor Michael Bloomberg savored the outer borough taxi agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo that  he called an “historic victory.”

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City’s Billion Dollar Taxi Plan Gets Green Light From Governor

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to sign Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial taxi legislation with some big tweaks.

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Taxi Stakeholders Plead Their Case To The Governor

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WNYC

Taxi industry insiders attended a meeting in Albany on Wednesday in a last bid attempt to resolve issues surrounding the Bloomberg administration’s outer borough taxi bill. The 2-hour discussion was convened and chaired by Governor Andrew Cuomo himself.

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New Lease On Life for Old Coney Island Businesses

Monday, December 12, 2011

WNYC

A little more of old-time Coney Island will stick around, despite the city's redevelopment plans for the area. Ruby's Bar and Grill and Paul's Daughter, two boardwalk businesses that had been fighting eviction, will be staying put.

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Federal Funds to Help with the Heat

Sunday, December 11, 2011

WNYC

As temperatures continue to dip, city officials are trying to get the word out that there's federal funds available for New Yorkers who need help paying their heat and gas bills.

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Bloomberg Still Optimistic About Taxi Bill

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he Friday he remains optimistic Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that would put $1 billion in the city's coffers and allow street hails of some livery cabs in residential areas.

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The Sidewalk Shed's Extreme Makeover

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The sidewalk shed — you know that structure that covers sidewalks to protect pedestrians from work that's being done on buildings — is getting a makeover of its own.

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Attempt to Revise Bloomberg's Taxi Plan May Have Stalled

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to overhaul the way taxis are hailed could be headed for defeat. The city’s top lobbyist said the bill will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo without any changes and the governor has already signaled he’s unhappy with the bill as is.

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Protesters Occupy Foreclosed Home

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken over a foreclosed home in Brooklyn that's been vacant for years so a homeless family can stay there.

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City School Bus Drivers Say 'No Strike' Now

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The city's school bus drivers are promising not to strike during the holidays. But after that, members of Local 1181 say they're prepared to fight for a new contract that includes job protections.

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Clock Ticking Down For Bloomberg Administration's Taxi Plan

Monday, December 05, 2011

WNYC

The clock is ticking on legislation that the Bloomberg administration promised would improve taxi service in the five boroughs and generate city revenue.

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Snapshot | Facebook to Open Engineering Office in City

Friday, December 02, 2011

Facebook announced it will open an engineering center in New York City next year, their first such office outside the West Coast.

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer, said it’s still unclear how many new employees the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will hire.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said West Coast tech ...

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City Office Cleaners Authorize Possible Strike

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The union representing 22,000 cleaners in more than 1,500 New York City office buildings has authorized its bargaining committee to call a strike if no agreement with management can be reached.

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Bloomberg Stands By Homeless Policy, Denies Rift With Quinn

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's new homeless policy in the face of a threatened lawsuit by the City Council.

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Obama Visit, Rockefeller Tree Lighting to Snarl Traffic

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Traffic and gridlock come as no surprise to New Yorkers around the holidays, but Wednesday’s visit by President Barack Obama and the Rockefeller Center tree lighting could make for some real snarls in the city.

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City Council to Sue Over New Homeless Policy

Monday, November 28, 2011

WNYC

The City Council authorized a lawsuit on Tuesday in an attempt to block the Bloomberg administration's new homeless policy.

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Learning How To Detect a Hidden Crime

Sunday, November 27, 2011

WNYC

A new program will train meals-on-wheels delivery workers to recognize signs of elder abuse among the seniors they serve.

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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Gets its Day in Court

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WNYC

Attorneys for the disabled faced off against attorneys for the city in a court hearing on Tuesday over the lack of wheelchair-accessible cabs.

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School Bus Drivers Still on the Job for Now

Monday, November 21, 2011

WNYC

The Union representing the city's school bus drivers said it has no immediate plans to strike. Amalgamated Transit Local 1181’s President Michael Cordiello said the union doesn't want to walk out but “has been forced to keep its options open due to the city's cost cutting measures.”

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Inmates Giving Back By Cooking Thanksgiving Meal for Others

Monday, November 21, 2011

WNYC

Thanksgiving week is synonymous with turkeys. Prepping and cooking one, along with all of the fixings, for the big feast. Inmates at Rikers Island will get a preview of that on Tuesday, when they will prepare 150 turkeys for people in need.

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