Streams

Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

How a School Water Safety Law Went from Strong to Weak

Friday, March 18, 2016

How often do schools test for lead in their drinking water, and what are the results? It's hard to know.

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Newark Schools Say They Began Tackling Lead in 2004

Monday, March 14, 2016

But the district hasn't said whether its drinking water was polluted. 

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NJ Transit, Unions Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avert Strike

Friday, March 11, 2016

The agreement, which comes less than 30 hours before a Sunday deadline, averts a strike that would have paralyzed the nation's third largest commuter railroad.
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A 'Kafkaesque' Permitting Process Leads Islamic Group to Sue Township

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Jersey Muslims say a planning board violated their right of worship when it rejected their proposal for a mosque. 

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As Work Week Ends, Stress Begins for NJ Transit Riders

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tonight's commute for NJ Transit rail riders should be normal. Monday morning's is not so clear.
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5 Years After Fukushima, How Vulnerable Is Indian Point?

Friday, March 11, 2016

The plant in Westchester County has undergone safety upgrades, but it still faces pressure to shut down. 

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NJ Transit Talks Break Off on Sour Note

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The third day of talks ends with no resolution after state agency sends out notice warning union members of loss of benefits.

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#SpringIsComingNYC: 5 Places to Hang Now that Good Weather Is Here

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Here are five of our favorite places to go as the days grow longer and warmer. What are yours? 

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Bringing a Forgotten Brook Back to the Surface

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Urban planners are beginning to see benefits to opening up buried streams, beginning with one in the Bronx. 

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Michael Bloomberg Will Not Run for President

Monday, March 07, 2016

The former New York City mayor said he couldn't win a three-way race — and wouldn't risk a Trump or Cruz presidency.

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Facing Possible NJ Transit Strike, Some Suburbs Get Ready

Monday, March 07, 2016

NJ Transit admits its contingency plans will fall short if its rail workers go out on strike this Sunday. So some suburbs are taking matters into their own hands. 
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A Critic Looks at Calatrava's PATH Station

Monday, March 07, 2016

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange likes the light and air the $4 billion structure brings to Ground Zero, but is still left wondering, "Why?"
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Uncovering Water Pollution in Hoosick Falls

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Residents in the small town of Hoosick Falls have been drinking bottled water for the past two months — but a hazardous chemical was found in their water supply almost two years ago.

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L Train Shutdown? Wait for It. Then 'Boom!'

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The North Brooklyn line will continue running for another two years . But when repair work begins, the tunnel under the East River will be shut down. Completely. For months.
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Why is NYC MIA on the MTA Board?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last June, Mayor de Blasio nominated three new members to the MTA's board. But Albany has yet to hold confirmation hearings — leaving the city's interests seriously underrepresented.
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8 Questions — and Answers — About the BQX Streetcar

Friday, February 19, 2016

A miscellany of new and old information about Mayor de Blasio's still relatively new idea to link Queens and Brooklyn by light rail.
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Comptroller Says City Could Use Vacant Lots Better for Affordable Housing

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The city has owned some parcels since the 1970s, but still hasn't developed them.

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Touching That Subway Pole in Winter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.

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All Aboard, Amtrak! And that Means Cats and Dogs, Too.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The crowd-pleasing pilot program, which was the result of a rare moment of bipartisan harmony in Congress, has been expanded to include more trains as well as the Acela.
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Wait for It: A Year After Fatal Metro-North Crash, Grade Crossing Still the Same

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Six people were killed last February when a train collided with an SUV on the tracks in Westchester. But no changes have been made to the crossing.
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