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Gov. Paterson's State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

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Gov. David Paterson plans to introduce what aides say will be the most comprehensive ethics reform package in state history. Under the so called 'Albany Reform Act,' which Paterson will announce in his State of the State Address Wednesday, ...

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Vote Set in NJ on Gay Marriage

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Gay marriage advocates in New Jersey are preparing for a last-ditch attempt to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

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One Approval Down for Domino Sugar Project

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The redevelopment of Domino Sugar's plant at 316 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is beginning its board approval process.

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Vance, Jr. Takes DA Seat

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

He's the first new D.A. the borough has had in 35 years.

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NYC Offers Pamphlet with Dope Advice

Monday, January 04, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is defending a Health Department pamphlet for heroin users that shows how to shoot up properly and avoid infection.

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Advice for Coping with the Cold

Monday, January 04, 2010

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(Volker Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Temperatures are expected to remain around feezing with wind chills in the teens for the rest of the week. As the winter chill sets in, here is some advice from fellow WNYC ...

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Taking the Plunge in the New Year

Monday, January 04, 2010

In 1966 Mao Zedong took a legendary swim in the Yangtze river. The famous swim came on the eve of the Cultural Revolution and was meant to show that Mao was still a leader with great vitality and strength, and among other things, vigorously healthy. And here in ...

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Department of Health Offers Dope Advice

Monday, January 04, 2010

(From "Take Charge, Take Care")

(From \'Take Charge, Take Care\')

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene printed about 70,000 copies of a guide to safe heroin use called 'Take Charge, Take Care.' The New York City-funded booklet for ...

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Tourism Drops, but New York Remains America's Most Popular Destination

Monday, January 04, 2010

The number of tourists visiting New York City fell by nearly 4 percent last year. City officials say 45.2 million people visited the Big Apple last year, down 3.9 percent from 2008. Tourism officials say the decline was less than they had expected. Even with the drop in visitors, New ...

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Getting the Homeless Out of the Cold

Monday, January 04, 2010

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(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

With temperatures dipping below freezing and wind-chills dropping into single digits, New York City officials are ramping up their efforts to get homeless people off the streets and out of the cold.

With overnight lows last ...

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DA Morgenthau Retires After 35 Years

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has been cast in many roles throughout his career.

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NY Ends 2009 With Big Bills

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The state is down to what Comptroller Tom DiNapoli calls "petty cash," after paying its biggest end-of-year bills yesterday.

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New York 2009: The Year in Sound and Images

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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The year began with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Many New Yorkers hoped for a new era in politics. But then a dramatic coup in the state Senate brought Albany to a month-long standstill. The headlines were filled with political scandals, and ...

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Senate Report on Monserrate Due in 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A final report is due as early as next week from a special state Senate committee, convened to consider whether state Senator Hiram Monserrate of Queens should be expelled or sanctioned.

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Tavern on the Green Will Serve Its Last Meal

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Tavern on the Green, once America's highest-grossing restaurant, is singing its culinary swan song. The restaurant is is preparing for New Year's Eve, when it will serve its last meal. Just three years ...

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Carl Kasell Bids Listeners Adieu, For Now

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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(NPR/ Antony Nagelmann)

When Morning Edition began in 1979 the sonorous voice of Carl Kasell was there to read the headlines. The 75-year-old newscaster has worked in radio for over 50 years and delivered his final Morning Edition broadcast today. He ...

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NJ On Pace for Record Low Murder Rate

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One day after New York City announced that it's on pace to end the year with a record low number of homicides, and New Jersey says its own murder rate continues to decline.

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Court Approves East River Waste Facility

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Bloomberg Administration's plan for a waste transfer station along the East River got a thumbs up from a state judge.

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Henry Lewis, Legendary WNYC Host Dies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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For almost 60 years, the poised, confident baritone of Henry Lewis was the sound of Saturday night on WNYC AM 820.

If you never had the pleasure of his ...

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Wind Advisory for NY Area: Hold on to Your Hats

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Gusty winds and low temperatures are pushing the wind chill into the single digits or lower across New York state.

A wind advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m. in the city, where winds are gusting up to 50mph ...

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