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City Council Approves New 911 Call Tracking

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The city council has approved a bill requiring the FDNY to change how it tracks response times to emergencies. That bill came to the council after a four-year-old Manhattan girl was struck and killed by an SUV in June. It took an ambulance eight minutes to arrive after a call was made to 911.


Explore New York's New Interactive Crime Map

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map Sunday, which lets people search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major...

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Two Million Americans "Nod" Behind the Wheel Every Week

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Was highway hypnosis behind Sunday's deadly derailment of a MetroNorth commuter train?

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Metro-North Derailment Victims Already Deeply Missed

Monday, December 02, 2013

Jim Lovell and Kisook Ahn left behind communities of people who loved them. WNYC's Janet Babin has this remembrance.

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Metro North Train Derails in the Bronx, MTA Confirms Several Fatalities

Sunday, December 01, 2013


A Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said.

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Nor'easter Day 2: News, Traffic Maps and Storm Tracker

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You're already tense enough about the upcoming holiday - and now a coming storm could really throw a spanner in the works. Don't worry - we've got you covered, whether you're travelin...
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De Blasio Visits the Talking Transition Tent -- Names Transition Team

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was there when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio visited the Talking Transition tent on Canal Street to talk about his own mayorality's transition. Sort of.

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Brooklyn Free-Diver Dies in Bahamas Competition

Monday, November 18, 2013









Numbers of Women Execs Stays Flat in NY

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's hovered around 11 percent over the past six years. 


Appeals Court Won't Hear From Stop and Frisk Judge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.


Dueling Bills Address Sexual Assault in the Military

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New York's junior senator, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, has been championing an effort to change the way the military deals with sexual assaults. Another Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, has also made the issue a top priority. But they are approaching reforms in different ways, and each is lobbying her colleagues hard for her own bill. McCaskill wants to keep prosecutorial power in the hands of military commanders. Gillibrand thinks those commanders — essentially, the bosses of the accusers —  have been part of the problem, and her bill would take assault cases out of the chain of command and turn them over to military prosecutors. 

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Mayor-Elect De Blasio Looks Forward — and Backward — After His Landslide Victory

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Early Wednesday, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio met with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, mainly for a photo-op. But then he shifted gears, naming the first four members of his transition team. What's next for the de Blasio team? And what's going on in this photo?

To listen to Host Amy Eddings' full conversation with City Hall and Politics Reporter Brigid Bergin, click on the audio player.

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New York, New Jersey Poverty Rates Are Higher Than You Think: Census

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

An alternative way of measuring income and expenses shows that many more people in New York and New Jersey are living in poverty than reflected in the traditional count.


Updated: Paramus Mall Shooter Found Dead

Monday, November 04, 2013

Update: Authorities say they have found the body of the suspected gunman who opened fire late Monday night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Northern New Jersey. The body was found in an area under construction and inaccessible to the public. The Bergen County Prosecutor says the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Richard Shoop of Teaneck, N.J. apparently killed himself.

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Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.


UPDATED: Christie Drops Gay Marriage Appeal

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Hour after same-sex couples began tying the knot in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he is dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriage.

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Anti-Corruption Commission Issues Subpoenas, Expands Probe to 'Housekeeping Accounts'

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An anti-corruption commission Governor Cuomo appointed says "everything is on the table" when it comes to investigating public officials.


Lady Liberty is Open Again

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Statue of Liberty is open again after a deal between New York and federal officials to keep it running during the government shutdown.


Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.


Cory Booker's Father Dies at 76

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.

The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.