Soterios Johnson

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Massive Arrests in Gambino Crime Family

Friday, February 08, 2008

The mob is still alive and well in New York.

That's one of the messages from federal authorities yesterday, as they indicted 62 alleged Gambino crime family members and associates.

They're charged with crimes that date back more than 3 decades.

New York Times reporter William Rushbaum is ...


Early Attendance at Polling Sites

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This morning, WNYC visited several polling sites around the tri-state area. (Including New Jersey, Manhattan and Queens.)

Reporter Nancy Solomon, and WNYC's Arun Venugopal and Richard Hake, live at the polls.

Arun Venugopal

Nancy Solomon

Richard Hake


Preview of America's Exit Poll

Monday, February 04, 2008

One day to go until Super Tuesday.

What once appeared to be a chaotic scramble for the presidential candidates to get their party's nomination is now down to 2, 2-horse races - Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democrats and John McCain and Mitt Romney ...


Vulnerability in Voting Machines

Monday, February 04, 2008

As voters head to the polls tomorrow, many will be facing new electronic voting machines. In New Jersey, this is the first presidential primary where voters in all of the state’s 21 counties will be voting on them. And, despite reassurances from election officials, some ...


New Jersey Politics Wrap-Up

Friday, February 01, 2008

That was the sound of evening commuters heading home to New Jersey from the World Trade Center PATH station this week.

And what a week it was! Both the Republicans and Democrats saw major contenders drop out and the political landscape shift radically within a single ...


A Day Trip to Chappaqua

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton's adopted hometown is waiting to see if its most famous residents are going back to the White House.

People in Chappaqua have gotten used to their celebrity neighbors, though not all of them support her candidacy for president.

WNYC's Fred Mogul recently spent the ...


Giuliani Places 3rd in Florida

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rudy Giuliani is expected to step down and head to California to endorse John McCain.

After staking his entire campaign on a Florida victory, the former mayor got just 15% of the vote, far behind John McCain and Mitt Romney.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been with the ...


New York Goes to Sundance

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Sundance Film Festival is currently underway in Park City, Utah. It wraps up on Sunday.

This year, there are only a handful of New York filmmakers and films in the festival. We called New York-based film critic Stu Van Airsdale to walk us through the ...


A Local Look at Economic Slowdown

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So where do we go from here?

Will Wall Street steady itself after yesterday's bumpy ride and what does this mean for our local economy?

With us now to help answer those questions is David Wyss. He's the chief economist of Standard and Poor's.


Brooklyn Gets its Famous Clock Back

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The scaffolding atop Brooklyn's tallest building is coming down and soon enough the borough will get its famous clock back. Brooklynites have been missing the giant clocks on the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building. They've been under wraps while the building is refurbished.

Now the clocks on ...


Challenges to New Jersey's Voting Machines

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In the aftermath of voter outrage over the conduct of the 2000 elections, both federal and state government committed to bring more integrity and reliability to the voting process.

The federal Help America Vote Act was passed.

In 2005, New Jersey voting rights activists hailed a move ...


New Deputy Mayor Takes The Helm

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One of Dan Doctoroff's last official acts as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development was to open the city's first street-side public toilet last week.

Doctoroff has now moved on to the executive washrooms of the private sector. Taking his place at City Hall is Robert Lieber.

He's ...


Mike Bloomberg, the Non-Candidate

Monday, January 14, 2008

It's still an open question - will he or won't he run for president?

Aides to Mayor Bloomberg have been quietly laying the groundwork for an Independent bid, while in public the mayor continues to deny he's running. Here's his latest denial, given to reporters just ...


Clinton and McCain Win in New Hampshire

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New York Senator Hillary Clinton stunned the political world last night when she won New Hampshire with 39 percent of the vote to Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s 36 percent. Just five days earlier a third place Iowa finish threw her campaign into a tailspin.

Meanwhile Arizona ...


Republican Candidates Prepare for Primary

Monday, January 07, 2008

Meanwhile, the Republican race is also in flux. Rudy Giuliani is hoping to survive New Hampshire to compete in Florida at the end the month, and in New York and the other Super Tuesday states.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera has been with the Republican candidates in New ...


Wrapping Up The Iowa Caucuses

Friday, January 04, 2008

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee won handily in last night's Iowa caucuses.

In an unexpected turn, Hillary Clinton came in 3rd, a half a point behind John Edwards. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani spent the caucus in Iowa and came in sixth on the Republican side.

Here with ...


Update From Iowa as Caucus Day Dawns

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Voters in Iowa make their picks for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in caucuses tonight. The first official test in the 2008 presidential race is expected to be a close one.

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Fred Mogul are in Des Moines and they join us now.


Problems with Voting Machines Persist

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We're now less than 2 months from Super Tuesday, when we may know the nominees for the presidency from each party. The candidates are raising and spending record sums, but the nation hasn't spent much on its election infrastructure.

When all the votes are cast next ...


A Local Take on the Mitchell Report

Friday, December 14, 2007

A lot of Yankees and Mets are named in Senator Mitchell's report on steroid use in baseball. Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Paul LoDuca all played in New York last season, but the report also names some who retired long ago.

Like Lenny Dykstra - he ...


A Look at Bloomberg’s Asia Trip

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg won't be in New York for today's snowstorm. Instead, he's half a world away in Bali, where the heat index is 96 degrees. Not a bad place to hold a conference on global warming.

But, what's the mayor of New York doing there? And ...