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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Elaine Rivera, 54, Former WNYC Reporter

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Elaine Rivera, a compassionate, funny, incisive journalist who worked at WNYC from 2006 until 2009, has died. She was 54.

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Obama's Visit Friday to Close Prospect Park for 6 Hours

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school Friday will close one of the borough's largest parks for six hours.

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Sandy Survivors Still Grappling with Memories of Those They Lost

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

One of Sandy's less visible effects is the mental and emotional toll it continues to take on the people who lived through it. For a year, Jim O'Grady has been visiting neighborhoods in Staten Island that suffered the highest death rate from the storm. He talked to three people who, like thousands in our area, are still grappling with the trauma of that night.

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NYC Slow to Distribute Federal Sandy Aid to Homeowners

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Almost a year after Sandy, the Bloomberg administration said it is just beginning to distribute the first of $520 million in federal aid to homeowners trying to rebuild.

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Some NY Hospitals Opting Out of Health Exchange Plans

Monday, October 07, 2013

If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.

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Cuomo Expands Sandy Buyouts to 600 on Long Island

Friday, October 04, 2013


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expanding his Sandy buyout program to more storm-damaged homes—this time to Long Island.

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To See How New York Can Survive Flooding, Look to Hamburg

Friday, September 20, 2013

To get a good sense of a what a floodproof city can look like, check out Hafen City in Hamburg, Germany.

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NJ Homeowners Scratch Heads Over Sandy Aid

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alexis Norton sat at a table in a realtor's office in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., this week, swapping stories with several friends about rebuilding their Sandy-damaged homes.

Among the topics covered: flood insurance maps, local bureaucracy and confusion over the status of her applications with several of the state’s federally ...

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12 Years Later, 9-11 Remains Still Making Their Way to Families

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

Twelve years after the September 11th attacks, the loved ones of 9/11 victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about identified remains.

Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. Two more body parts belonging to one of her sons had been identified.

“An upper arm and shoulder and a tooth,” Grazioso said. “A molar.”

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Quinn Has Most Cash in Case of Runoff

Monday, September 09, 2013

WNYC

As the primary campaign winds down, Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has about eight times as much money remaining in her primary campaign account compared to front-runner Bill de Blasio, and even more compared to rival Democrat Bill Thompson.

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Army Corps Anti-Flood Plan: Elevate 4,500 Homes on Long Island

Monday, September 09, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to elevate nearly 4,500 homes on eastern Long Island in order to prevent damage from future flooding.

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De Blasio’s Atlantic Yards Support Helped Old Ally

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s support for Atlantic Yards in 2006 was a tricky political move: many voters in his brownstone Brooklyn district opposed the huge skyscrapers that Atlantic Yards would bring nearby. But the group that had crafted the affordable housing deal for the project had played a key role in the Democrat's first race for City Council.

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Report: Bed-Stuy Hospital Closing Will Flood Brooklyn's Psych Beds

Friday, August 16, 2013

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio argues in a report to be released today that the closure of a hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, will overwhelm adjoining facilities with psychiatric patients.

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A Wealth of Difference in Fed Funding for NY, NJ on Obamacare

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Jersey will be getting just a fraction of the federal dollars New York is receiving for a key component of Obamacare—cadres of specially trained workers who will help consumers sign up for insurance coverage.

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Bill Lynch, Former Deputy Mayor and Democratic Political Strategist, Dies

Friday, August 09, 2013

William Lynch, a former deputy mayor in David Dinkins administration who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics, has died. He was 72.

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Sparring Over Trust: Stringer, Spitzer in First Comptroller Debate

Friday, August 09, 2013

WNYC

In the first debate of the 2013 comptroller's race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer went toe-to-toe on Friday over why each one is best poised to be the city's chief money manager. The debate showed how the Democratic candidates differ in style and substance.

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In Two Chinatowns, John Liu's Popularity Wavers

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comptroller John Liu is hoping to be the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, but he was denied public matching funds this week. That means a loss of more than $3 million. The campaign finance board said Liu’s campaign violated the program's rules. It cited a federal trial that ended with two of Liu’s former campaign aides being found guilty of illegal fundraising. 

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In New York, Fewer Heat Deaths Among Those Who Live Alone

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Unlike many other cities, living alone in NYC doesn't mean you're more likely to die of heat stroke.

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Common Core Training Kicks Off for Teachers

Thursday, August 08, 2013

At the same time that city teachers are absorbing the results of state test scores, they are also receiving training on brand new curriculum materials that, some teachers say, would have been quite useful in the classroom prior to the assessments.

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City's Sandy Aid Program for Homeowners 3 Months Behind Schedule

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nine months after Sandy, thousands of homeowners in New York City are growing frustrated as they wait for government funds to make long-term repairs to their properties.

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