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Goldman Sachs Cuts Cash Bonuses

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Goldman Sachs' top executives will not be getting cash bonuses this year, as the Wall Street giant tries to stem the negative publicity over the issue.

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Paterson Defends Unilateral Budget Cuts

Thursday, December 10, 2009

With New York's coffers approaching empty, Gov. David Paterson says he is not prepared to announce his cuts to close the state's multi-billion dollar budget deficit.

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Bloomberg's Latest Campaign: You Fill in the ____________

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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Mayor Bloomberg is calling for more volunteers around the city to help clean up neighborhood blocks and teach free fitness classes to prevent obesity. The call for public service is part of the mayor's 'Give Your BLANK' campaign. It's based on the ...

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Newly Elected Council Members: Margaret Chin

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Next year the city will have 13 new City Council members. Brian Lehrer and WNYC are exploring who they are, where they come from, and what they hope to accomplish.

Today we meet City Councilwoman-Elect Margaret Chin (D-1), who will represent Chinatown, SoHo, TriBeCa, and parts of the ...

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Hope for Ethics Reform in Wake of Bruno Conviction

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Reformers in Albany say now is the time to approve government ethics reforms now that former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has been convicted on federal corruption charges.

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Bruno Convicted on Two Corruption Charges

Monday, December 07, 2009

Joseph Bruno has been found guilty of two counts of corruption by a federal jury in Albany.

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Astor's Son Asks to Avoid Prison Time

Friday, December 04, 2009

Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son says he's too sick and doesn't deserve to go to prison for plundering his late mother's fortune.

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Banker Pleads Guilty in Pension Probe

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A California venture capitalist has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of a pay-to-play scandal at the state's giant public pension fund.

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Hope on the Economic Horizon

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Finally, a bright spot on the economic horizon for New York City. A new report by the Independent Budget Office says the city's fiscal outlook isn't as bad as it appeared last spring, and that the financial sector is making a comeback.

The IBO projects record Wall Street profits ...

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Christmas in New York: The Rockefeller Center Tree Is Lit

Thursday, December 03, 2009

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There are few things that scream Christmas in New York louder than the giant spruce at Rockefeller Center. Last night Mayor Bloomberg, along with Aretha Franklin, the Rockettes, and thousands of spectators flocked to watch ...

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NY State Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Bill

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A bill to legalize same sex marriage was defeated in the Senate by a 38 to 24 margin Wednesday.

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A Budget Deal, But What About Next Year?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

After spending nearly a month at a special session to cut New York's budget, lawmakers agreed today to trim $2.7 billion from the deficit. That falls short of the $3.2 billion Gov. David Paterson wanted them to cut--and many say the state has bigger problems to come.

Kathryn Wylde of ...

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Liz Benjamin and Rick Karlin Discuss the Failed Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The state Senate has voted down a landmark bill that would've legalized gay marriage. Liz Benjamin of the New York Daily News and Rick Karlin of the Albany Times Union discuss with WNYC's Amy Eddings what it means that eight Democrats voted against the bill. Karlin ...

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State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The New York State Senate, by a count of 38-24, has voted down a landmark bill that would have made New York the sixth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

The floor debate and vote came after months of delays and behind-the-scenes arm-twisting of Senators who were ...

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State Senate Debates Gay Marriage Bill

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The New York State Senate has concluded debate on the gay marriage bill and voting is underway. The Assembly passed the bill for the third time late last night, and Gov. David Paterson has said he would sign it into law.

Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn supports gay marriage and, ...

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More Shouts Than Shovels at 9/11 Ceremony

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A groundbreaking ceremony for a Lower Manhattan building raised more dust from officials than it did from the ceremonial shovels.

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron took the podium at the groundbreaking for Fiterman Hall in Lower Manhattan and accused Mayor Bloomberg and other officials of disrespecting him. City University trustee ...

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World AIDS Day: Finding Hope in the Figures

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Today is World AIDS Day... and here in the city, that means the annual reading of the names of those lost to the disease.

The 24-hour vigil is taking place at City Hall Park.

The 24-hour vigil in City Hall Park

The 24-hour vigil ...

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Picking the Official Fruit of the Big Apple

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Queens Councilman James Gennaro wants the city council to pass a resolution to name the "Newtown Pippin" the city's official apple. The Newtown Pippin is a tart green apple that was first harvested in Elmhurst, Queens about 300 years ago.

What do you think? Does the city need ...

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Helping the Hungry in New Jersey

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As this report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows, New Jersey ranks near the bottom of states when it comes to the percentage of people eligible for Food Stamps actually enrolled in the program. In fact, the Garden State ranks 42nd among all 50 states and the District ...

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Preparing for the Turkey Day Parade

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Its that time of year again! Preparations, including the inflation of 50 massive balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are well underway.

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