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Friday, January 26, 2007
Governor Spitzer is proposing to provide health insurance to the hundreds of thousands of children in New York state who currently have no coverage.
In his health care reform agenda unveiled in Albany this afternoon, Spitzer says more than 2.5 million residents across the state are uninsured -- including 400,000 children.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Two former roommates will be sentenced today for setting a fire at a Seton Hall dormitory that killed 3 students. That fire happened 7 years ago now.
The judge will hear from the families of those who died and from several survivors of the blaze. Under a plea bargain reached on ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Fernando Ferrer is the Mayoral candidate who can best unite New York's many communities.
REPORTER: The powerful Democrat says he is endorsing Ferrer because he understands the needs of the city's teachers and students. The two do not agree on everything though. Silver said he opposes ...
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
City Council speaker Gifford Miller claims too many small, new high schools are opening inside dangerous and overcrowded buildings.
REPORTER: Miller - who is one of the Democrats running for mayor - says the small schools should only share space with other schools if they are similar in size and culture.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
REPORTER: A shipment of high quality counterfeit badges from Taiwan led Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to the home of a Bronx man. There they found more than a thousand fake badges - for law enforcement agencies ranging from the Chattanooga Police Department to the FBI.
REPORTER: They also found NYPD ...
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Just a week after a Manhattan hospital was blamed for the death of a patient from Legionnaires' disease, another hospital says that it may have found the bacteria as well.
Harlem Hospital Center officials says traces of legionella bacteria was found on a sink and a shower head at its building ...
Thursday, April 21, 2005
The City Council censured one of its own members for the first time in its history yesterday. But, Queens Councilman Allan Jennings is vowing to fight the sanctions levied against him for alleged sexual harrasment and the misuse of public resources.
The 43-to-2 decision to censure Jennings followed a probe into ...
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Community activists from Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, want city council speaker Gifford Miller to step in and oppose a major rezoning plan for their neighborhoods.
Resident's rallied in front his campaign headquarters for mayor this afternoon.
CHANTING: We need space to plant our flowers. We don't want those high rise towers.
Monday, April 18, 2005
Amtrak is running one of its high-speed Acela trains today and it hopes it'll be able to place a second one in service today.
Acela service was suspended Friday because of brake problems. The 8am Acela Express from New York to Washington departed this morning and will make a 2pm run ...
Thursday, April 14, 2005
New York City will temporarily reopen downtown Park Row from Chatham Square to City Hall Park to pedestrian traffic and city buses on May 15.
Park Row, which links Chinatown to the financial district, was closed after September 11, 2001 because it runs past police headquarters and is considered a sensitive ...
Monday, April 11, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg is being criticized for leaving a candidates' forum in Queens yesterday without taking any questions. It was the first time the Mayor and all his potential challengers from both parties were in the same room.
Today Bloomberg said he would wait to see who he is actually running agianst ...
Thursday, April 07, 2005
A day after a top transit official declared that the subways were "better than ever," service on the B, D, A and C lines lurched to a halt for about three and a half hours this afternoon, due to a fire in a substation.
Transit spokesman Mark Gross says the fire ...
Monday, April 04, 2005
New Yorkers remembered Pope John Paul on Sunday as a world traveler who united people of all faiths and nationalities, and as a source of pride for Polish-Americans.
A standing-room-only crowd attended mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, with dignitaries such as United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Senator Charles Schumer, former Mayor ...
Monday, April 04, 2005
Rain-swollen rivers around New Jersey are slowly receding. However, they may not fall below flood stage until late today of this evening. A state of emergency remains in effect.
A flood warning continues for the Ramapo River at Mahwah. It also covers the Delaware River at Tocks Island, Belvidere, Easton Phillipsburg ...
Thursday, March 31, 2005
A report by a Columbia University committee says there is no evidence that professors at Columbia made anti-Semitic statements to intimidate Jewish students in classes.
But the report did identify one instance where a professor "exceeded commonly accepted bounds" of behavior when he angrily implied a student should leave his classroom ...