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Bloomberg Slices Into City's Managerial Practices

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new plan to "consolidate and modernize back-office operations" may not sound sexy, but it could save the city $500 million by 2014 and $500 million every year after that.

The mayor's new plan to "consolidate and modernize back-office operations" may not sound sexy, but it could save the city 500 million dollars by 2014 and 500 million every year after that. 
The plan calls for better management of human resources, real estate, information technology, payments and collections, and the city's fleet of 26-thousand vehicles. 
Bloomberg says city government should be taking better care of the taxpayers, whose dollars make the system run

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37 NYC Cabbies Surrender Licenses

Monday, July 19, 2010

More than three dozen cabbies who overcharged passengers are surrendering their licenses. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) says they were among the worst of the drivers who charged double-rate suburban fares within the city limits.

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37 NYC Cabbies Caught Overcharging Passengers Surrender Their Licenses

Monday, July 19, 2010

More than three dozen cabbies who overcharged passengers are surrendering their licenses. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) says the 37 cabbies were among the worst of the drivers who charged double-rate suburban fares within the city limits. The TLC says those drivers overcharged more than 50 times.

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Lazio and Cuomo Release Fundraising Records

Friday, July 16, 2010

New York gubernatorial candidates Andrew Cuomo and Rick Lazio released their fundraising records this week.

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Paterson Changes the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Friday, July 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson signed a bill that changes New York City's "Stop-and-Frisk" policy on Friday. The new law does not put an end to the stop-and-frisk practice, but it does prevent the New York City Police Department from keeping data about people who have not committed any crime.

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Paterson Changes Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Friday, July 16, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson signed a bill that changes New York City's "Stop-and-Frisk" policy on Friday. The new law does not put an end to the stop-and-frisk practice, but it does prevent the New York City Police Department from keeping data about people who have not committed any crime.

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Goldman to Pay $550 Million to Settle SEC Suit

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Goldman Sachs has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over charges it misled buyers of mortgage-related investments.

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200-Year-Old Ship Found at World Trade Site

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Excavation at the World Trade Center site has unearthed a massive relic from New York's past -- a 32-foot hull of a 200-year-old ship.

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World Trade Center Workers Unearth 200-Year-Old Ship

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Excavation at the World Trade Center site has unearthed a massive relic from New York's past -- a 32-foot hull of a 200-year-old ship.

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14 New Schools to Open in NYC

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It was not easy to find space, but New York City will get 14 new schools in the fall.

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14 New Schools to Open in NYC

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It was not easy to find space, but New York City will get 14 new schools in the fall.

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Rowdy Hearing on Mosque Proposed for World Trade Center Neighborhood

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The heated battle over a planned mosque and community center blocks from ground zero was carried over to a city Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday.

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WNYC's Richard Hake and his Dad, Richard Hake, Reflect on Steinbrenner

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fans and sports writers all over New York City have been weighing in on the passing of former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. In his reflections on Steinbrenner, WNYC's Richard Hake turns to one very special Yankees fan, his father, former Bronx NYPD detective Richard Hake.

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WNYC's Brian Lehrer Reflects on Steinbrenner's Life

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flags were lowered to half-staff at City Hall as fans gathered at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to pay respects to the late team owner, George Steinbrenner. Many Yankees players and fans are singing the praises of 'The Boss.' But WNYC's Brian Lehrer talks to Richard Hake in the WNYC Newsroom about another side to Steinbrenner.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC Policy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television.

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NY Dems Lobby for College Tuition Increase

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New York Senate Democrats are trying again to come up with a way to let State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) campuses charge more for tuition without getting legislative approval. The Democrats' latest proposal would allow the SUNY campuses at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook to raise tuition by as much as 7 percent, with lower rate increases at the other SUNY and CUNY campuses.

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Government Sues AZ Over Immigration Law

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Justice Department filed a suit Tuesday against Arizona, charging that the state's new immigration law is unconstitutional.

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Scorching Heat Bakes the Big Apple

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Forecasters say it could hit 99 degrees in the city on Wednesday, with humidity that could make it feel like triple digits.

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We're Having a Heat Wave

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What are your strategies for keeping cool during the heat wave? Send us your tips.

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Queens Imam Ahmad Afzali Deported

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Queens imam has been deported after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against the New York City transit system. The lawyer for Ahmad Afzali says the imam and his wife left for Saudi Arabia on Monday.

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