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Two NY Men Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda

Friday, April 30, 2010

Two former Brooklyn residents have been arrested for allegedly providing assistance to Al Qaeda. They made an initial court appearance in Virginia today and will be sent to New York for a detention hearing.

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Stephen Goldsmith Joins Bloomberg Team

Friday, April 30, 2010

The former Mayor of Indianapolis, Stephen Goldsmith, will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg's team as the next Deputy Mayor of Operations.

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St. Vincent's Hospital Shuts its Doors

Friday, April 30, 2010

St. Vincent's Hospital is closing for good today after months of feuding and years of financial struggles. The 160-year-old Greenwich Village institution will stop accepting even emergency cases at 7 A.M. this morning.

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Mayor Pulls Out a Poem From His Pocket

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's the eighth annual "poem in your pocket day," the city's effort to encourage New Yorkers to write and share poems, especially in the schools. And to mark the occasion Mayor Michael Bloomberg, once again, read a bit of his own poetry today. Inspired by Obama perhaps...?

"Hope" ...

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MTA To Lay Off 600 Transit Workers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More than 600 transit workers have received notices that they will lose their jobs in June and July.

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Espada Calls Cuomo's New Charges Baseless

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New York State Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. has said New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's second civil law suit targeting Espada, Jr.'s business dealings is nothing but political assassination by installments.

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Cuomo Slaps Espada with Second Suit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Says Bronx State Senator ran fake jobs program and paid participants $1.70 per hour.

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Motorman at Controls of G Train Dies of Heart Attack

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A transit worker at the controls of a moving G train died this morning from an apparent heart attack. A spokesperson with New York City Transit says the train was pulling out of the Court Square station in Queens when the motorman collapsed. The train stopped immediately, because of what's ...

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Paterson Asks for 'Up or Down' Budget Vote

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

With the budget now 27 days overdue, Gov. David Paterson is telling New York lawmakers that the time for negotiating a budget between themselves is over.

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Queens Man Admits to Helping Al-Qaeda

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A former Queens student pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to help Al Qaeda.

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NY Funds Hospitals to Fill St. Vincent's Void

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New York State is helping an Upper East Side hospital assume some of the functions of St. Vincent's Medical Center, as the Greenwich Village hospital prepares to close its doors for good.

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Mayor Lauds Companies That Lower Salt

Monday, April 26, 2010

In the city’s effort to reduce New Yorkers' salt consumption 16 restaurants and companies have committed to the National Salt Reduction initiative.

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Pin Stripes Visit the White House

Monday, April 26, 2010

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with an autographed jersey. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with an autographed jersey. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama welcomed the ...

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Wall Street Journal Launches NY Edition

Monday, April 26, 2010

Get ready for The Wall Street Journal New York edition. The Journal is launching a new section today and it's all about local news--schools, real estate, and of course City Hall.

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Subway Bomb Plotter Pleads Guilty

Friday, April 23, 2010

Najibullah Zazi's co-conspirator in foiled homemade bomb plot admits to aiding al-Qaida.

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Cuomo Subpoenas Senate Employee Records

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seeks records on ten Senate employees with alleged ties to Espada's health care center in the Bronx.

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Obama Brings Reform Pitch to Wall Street

Thursday, April 22, 2010

President Barack Obama brought his case for financial reform to New York on Thursday.

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Last Atlantic Yards Holdout Agrees to Sell

Thursday, April 22, 2010

After seven years of fighting the Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn, the last remaining holdout is leaving.

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Today in History: Earth Day at 40

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Following on the heels of the civil rights and women's rights movements of the '50s and '60s, and the Vietnam War protests, Earth Day brought the environmental movement to classrooms and cities across the country. On this day in 1970, 20 million people took part in the nation-wide day of awareness. Major pieces of environmental legislation like the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act were spurred on by the galvanizing influence of Earth Day.

From the WNYC Archives here are some voices from the first Earth Day:

On this 40th anniversary, there are events across the boroughs. Here is a partial list:

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Federal Authorities Raid Espada's Nonprofit

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The raid comes a day after Attorney General Cuomo accused Espada, Jr. of siphoning $14 million from his nonprofit.

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