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Hoboken Mayor Resigns Over Scandal

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Governor Corzine's office says Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano is resigning by tomorrow. Cammarano's one of 44 elected officials, rabbis and others who were arrested last week in an FBI probe of money laundering and bribery. He's accused of taking a $25,000 bribe from an undercover ...

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City Council Approves Coney Island Plan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

By an overwhelming margin, the City Council approved Mayor Bloomberg's redevelopment plan for Coney Island. The rezoning plan shrinks the amusement district to 12 acres, and allows for hotels, restaurants, and four high rises.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn: Coney Island is one of the most recognizable ...

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Newark Mayor Cuts Ribbon on Revamped Open Space

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Newark Mayor Corey Booker cut the ribbon today on a new park. Nat Turner Park is located in the city's central ward. It was once a rough area notorious for dumping and criminal activity. Booker says the revamped open space is part Newark's renaissance.

BOOKER: As ...

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Groups Call for Health Care for Working Class

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New York doctors, patients, and health care reform activists are calling for more affordable health insurance for working class families in New York. Doctor Greg Dodell is a resident at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. He says the limitations that health care plans have on low-income patients ...

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Homeless Shelters to Enforce Rule With Evictions

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Starting today, homeless families can be evicted from city shelters for repeatedly breaking rules, like missing curfew or forgetting to sign in, or losing one's welfare benefits. Legal Aid Attorney Steven Banks says that's a problem, because people frequently have their cases closed by mistake.

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"I will play fair. And strive to win."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg hosted a Tee-Ball tournament with the Roberto Clemente Foundation and Little League International this morning at Gracie Mansion. Before throwing out the first pitch with former Mets and Yankees player David Cone, Mayor Bloomberg recited the Little League pledge with the young players.

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Mayor: Lost Fed Funds Will Not Impact Policing

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says he's frustrated that New York City is not getting federal money to help expand its police department. The Justice Department says it's doling out the $1 billion in aid to cities with higher crime rates and bigger budget problems. The mayor says ...

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Merce Cunningham Dies at 90

Monday, July 27, 2009

The famed avant garde dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham has died at age 90. A spokeswoman for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Leah Sandals, says Cunningham died on Sunday at his Manhattan home of natural causes. His career spanned more than 60 years and some ...

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Hoboken Mayor: I'm Innocent

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano says he'll stay in office while he fights a charge of taking a $25,000 bribe. The mayor was among 44 public officials, rabbis and others arrested in an FBI sweep across New Jersey and Brooklyn yesterday. Cammarano made a brief statement ...

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Iranians Stage Hunger Strike At U.N.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

About 100 hunger strikers sat quietly outside the United Nation's headquarters today at 47th street and First Avenue. The strike, organized by the Green Movement of Iran, is to last three days. Many participants traveled from across the country to protest the detainment of Iranian ...

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Audit Reveals Flaw in H.S. Graduation Process

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A new report by city comptroller Bill Thompson's office suggests too many public high school students are graduating without proving they've met state requirements. The audit randomly sampled almost 200 graduates from the class of 2007. Thompson says 18 percent of them got class credits ...

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Second Avenue Subway Postponed

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Yorkers looking forward to that Second Avenue subway line will have to wait for it even longer than expected. The project, which was been in the works for decades, has been postponed again.

Gene Russianoff, lawyer for the Straphanger's Campaign, is not surprised.

RUSSIANOFF: That the ...

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Coney Island Redevelopment Plan Vote Postponed

Monday, July 20, 2009

The next phase of the Coney Island redevelopment plan has been postponed for another day. Two City Council committees were scheduled to vote on revisions to the plan today but the meeting was recessed until tomorrow. Councilman Domenic Recchia represents Coney Island. He wants the ...

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East Harlem Residents Rally for Security in Public Housing

Friday, July 03, 2009

At a rally today in East Harlem, tenants and community leaders called for enhanced security at public housing developments, after a gunman opened fire last month, shooting an 11-year-old boy and 77-year-old man at the East River housing complex. Diana Rodriguez has lived in the ...

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Fewer New Yorkers on Road July 4th

Friday, July 03, 2009

Two million five hundred thousand New Yorkers will hit the roads today for the holiday weekend. That's according to AAA New York. Spokesperson Robert Sinclair Junior says the numbers are down sharply from recent years. And that's due mostly to the tough economy.

SINCLAIR: Gas prices, ...

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Number of Hate Crimes Decreased, Severity Increased

Thursday, July 02, 2009

A new report says the number of hate crimes in New York City has decreased, but the severity of the violence has worsened. The New York Anti-Violence Project says it based the report on FBI statistics, and found there were five murders against members of ...

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Condemnation of Honduran Coup in U.N.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As the United Nations, the United States and countries around the world continue to denounce the military coup that ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya, a small group of Honduran immigrants in the Bronx have added their voices to the chorus. About 20 Hondurans took ...

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Groups Decry Discrimination Against Sikhs in Schools

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some civic and community groups say the city's regulation to stop harassment in public schools, isn't working. A report released today by the Sikh Coalition and other groups says most students see no decrease in discrimination and bullying since Mayor Bloomberg signed the measure last ...

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City Council Wants Muslim Holidays Added to School Calendar

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The City Council is urging the Bloomberg administration to add two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar. Councilwoman Annabel Palma supported the resolution that passed this afternoon.

PALMA: This is not just another day off. This is a city embracing yet another culture, a city ...

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Car-Free Summer Streets

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cars will not be welcome once again on Park Avenue and other city streets later this summer. Transportation officials are once again shutting down a seven-mile stretch from the Brooklyn Bridge, to Central Park, on three Saturdays in August. Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the ...

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