Mirela Iverac

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Christie: Report of Spying on Muslims in NJ Is 'Disturbing'

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."

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City Begins Issuing Permits for Churches to Worship in Schools

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Department of Education began to issue permits Friday that allow churches to continue meeting for worship in public schools on the heels of a federal judge’s ruling temporarily halting their eviction, but the ruling may only apply to the church that applied for the order.

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DAs Back Expansion of DNA Database

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The city's District Attorneys, victims and advocates joined Lieutenant Governor Duffy Tuesday to support Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to expand the state's DNA database.

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City Receives Anti-Poverty Award, Draws Critics

Monday, February 13, 2012

The city was honored with a prestigious award from Harvard for its anti-poverty efforts, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in his weekly radio address Sunday – but critics say the award is “mostly undeserved.”


Critics Petition Apple Store to Improve Conditions for Factory Workers

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Activists delivered a quarter of a million signatures to the Apple store in Grand Central on Thursday, asking the company to improve labor conditions for its suppliers’ workers in overseas factories.

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In Wake of Scrutiny, Yale Releases First Sexual Misconduct Report

Thursday, February 02, 2012

After facing criticism for how it handled sexual misconduct cases last year, Yale University released its first report this week listing the number of sexual misconduct complaints it received and actions taken in response.


Even as Arrests Increase, Human Trafficking Remains A Problem

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Areas in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan remain hubs for human trafficking even as the number of related arrests increase, according to law enforcement officials. The number of arrests in sex trafficking cases in New York City increased more than five times to 50 in 2011, up from 9 in 2008. Still, the data also suggests many trafficking victims remain out of reach.

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Bucking the Trend, Newark Gang Activity Fueled by Drugs: Report

Friday, January 27, 2012

Gang homicides in Newark are largely related to drug trade, unlike in other gang violence ridden cities, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.


Crime Up But Murder Trend Reversed in Newark

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The murder rate in Newark may have increased by about 5 percent in 2011, but Mayor Cory Booker said Wednesday that the upward trend in murders and shootings that began in the city in the summer of 2010 has been reversed.


5 Alleged MS-13 Gang Members Indicted

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Five alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, were indicted on murder, assault and robbery charges on Monday.

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DNA Database Used to Bring Charges in Cold Case Killing

Monday, January 23, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed expanding the state’s DNA databank, which has led to 27 exonerations and provided leads in over 2,700 convictions, including one cold case.

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Several Indicted in Brooklyn Gang Crackdown

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Forty-three members of two feuding gangs who “terrorized” Brownsville were indicted on several charges, including murder and conspiracy to murder, on Thursday, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced.

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Clergy, Politicians Protest Ban on Worship in Public Schools

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clergy and politicians gathered on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday to protest the impending eviction of houses of worship from public schools.

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Quinn Raises Maximum Funds for Primary

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn became the first presumptive mayoral candidate to raise the maximum amount of money that can be spent in the primaries.


Assembly Weighs Impact of Indian Point Nuclear Facility Closure

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New York State Assembly members held a hearing Thursday examining the impact of the potential closure of Indian Point nuclear power plant and energy alternatives.

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Two Years Later, Haitians in NY Reflect on Earthquake

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thousands of Haitians in New York will mark the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated their homeland on Thursday.


Slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski's Partner Promoted

Friday, December 23, 2011

The officer who chased down and arrested the man who allegedly shot and killed his partner, Peter Figoski, was promoted to detective Friday.


A Walking Tour: Shopping the Bronx's Hub

Friday, December 23, 2011

The sputtering economy has effected holiday shopping across the country. WNYC walked around Third Avenue in the Bronx, a commercial strip known as "The Hub," to see how shoppers were balancing the tight economic times with their holiday wishes.

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5 Suspects Indicted in Killing of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The alleged shooter who gunned down officer Peter Figoski last week will face first-degree murder charges, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Tuesday.


Authorities Make Strides Against MS-13, Long Island's 'Baddest' Gang

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mara Salvatrucha, otherwise known as MS-13, is considered one of the nation’s most violent gangs. In recent years, it has a stronghold in Long Island, where is has been considered a source of illegal activity and indiscriminate violence. Local and national law enforcement have joined forces to weaken MS-13.

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