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NJ Incumbents Win Easy Victories

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Jersey congressional incumbents cruised to easy victories on Tuesday.

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Incumbents Fare Well in NJ Primary; Elsewhere, a Super Tuesday for Women

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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Congressional incumbents all survived primary night in New Jersey. Seven incumbents faced primary challenges in their own parties, but came out on top.

In New Jersey's Third District, incumbent Democrat John Adler won renomination, and Jon Runyan won the Republican race. A race between first-term Rep. Adler and ex-NFL lineman Runyan in November could be one of the nation's most competitive and expensive.

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Co-op City Workers on Job Without Contract

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Porters, maintenance men, garbage attendants and groundskeepers at Co-op City will be back on the job Wednesday morning, despite not having a new union contract. The workers' union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ, says it will resume talks in a day or two with Co-op City's management company, RiverBay Corporation.

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Men Held on Terror Charges Appear in Court

Monday, June 07, 2010

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Two New Jersey men arrested after allegedly trying to fly to Somalia to join a terrorist group made their first appearance in federal court Monday.

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Rangel Kicks Off Twenty First Re-election Campaign

Monday, June 07, 2010

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel kicked off his twenty first campaign for re-election on Sunday, and added that he was not concerned about several challengers running against him.

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NJ Men Held for Trying to Join Jihadist Group

Monday, June 07, 2010

Authorities arrested two New Jersey men at John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday before they boarded flights to Egypt en route to Somalia. Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism for making their way to Somalia to join an alleged jihadist group.

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Sotomayor Returns to New York for Housing Project Naming and Commencement Speech

Friday, June 04, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to the public housing project in the Bronx where she grew up for a rededication ceremony. The Bronxdale Houses, will now be named the Justice Sonia Sotamayor Houses.

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New York Makes Keys to the City Available to Anyone

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Bloomberg receives the first key (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

Bloomberg receives the first key (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

Keys to the city have traditionally been reserved for visiting dignitaries, winning sports teams and heroes like Captain Sully ...

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Bloomberg Continues to Court "King" LeBron

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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New York City has drawn up a PR play in hope of courting Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star LeBron James to sign with the Knicks or Nets. The two-time All-Star becomes a free agent on July 1. The city's tourism arm, NYC and Company, is ...

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Three GOP Candidates Vie For NY Senate Seat

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A divided New York State Republican Party will have three primary candidates vying for a chance to run against freshman Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall.

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NYC Holds Hearings on $300 Film Permits

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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Low-budget New York City filmmakers are worried about a new $300 film permit charge.

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BP Prepares To Cap and Seal Pipe

Thursday, June 03, 2010

BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears in the latest bid to curtail the oil spill, but the cut was jagged and will be difficult to cap.

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Lazio, the GOP's Favored Candidate: From Politics to Business and Back Again

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ten years after leaving the political scene, former Congressman Rick Lazio is back. New York Republicans designated him Wednesday as their candidate for governor.

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GOP Delegates Select Edwards for Lt. Gov.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

GOP Delegates have chosen Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards to be New York's lieutenant governor. Edwards is Rick Lazio's running mate. Lazio received the New York GOP nomination for governor on Wednesday.

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Mayor's Plan to Save Teachers Explained

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Teachers and principals are breathing a sigh of relief. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called off plans to lay off 4,400 teachers this fall. But that doesn't mean he isn't asking them to make some sacrifices. WNYC's Beth Fertig and Amy Eddings discuss the decision, and what schools can expect ...

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Co-op City Labor Dispute Continues

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A labor dispute is leaving 55,000 residents of the massive Co-op City housing development in the Bronx without porters, maintenance men, garbage attendants and groundskeepers.

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Bloomberg Saves 4,400 Teachers' Jobs

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he will not lay off 4,400 teachers this fall as expected.

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Schumer Wants Oil Companies to Pay

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New York State Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make sure the companies responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill pay for the full amount of the cleanup.

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Paterson Calls for Layoffs in 2011

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson is putting together a plan to lay off thousands of government workers at the beginning of next year. He's proposing the layoffs to help close New York's $9.2 billion deficit.

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Artist Louise Bourgeois, 98, Dies

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, has died. She was 98 years old.

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