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NYC Reading Scores Up

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fourth grade reading scores in New York City went up four points on a national reading test. That's considered a significant gain compared to other large cities.

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Official Says Shahzad Chose Times Sq Over Other NYC Landmarks

Thursday, May 20, 2010

An official familiar with the investigation into the Times Square bombing plot said the suspect Faisal Shahzad said he had thought about targeting other landmarks in New York City.

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Final Phase in 1st Newark Schoolyard Slayings Trial

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lawyers made their final arguments today in the murder trial of Rodolfo Godinez. He is one of six defendants accused in a brutal 2007 killing of three college students in a Newark schoolyard. These were young adults with promising futures, and the crime was shocking, even by the violent standards ...

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Court Spikes Jets Fan's 'Spygate' Lawsuit

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Football fans upset by the New England Patriots' secret videotaping of their opponents' signals -- dubbed "Spygate" -- can't seek legal damages. That's the ruling of a U.S. Appeals Court today, upholding the dismissal of a suit by New York Jets season ticket holder Carl Mayer.

Mayer had argued that ...

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Paterson Threatens Layoffs

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson says he may have to lay off state workers if lawmakers don't approve his budget plan by June.

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Terror Suspect Shahzad Appears in Court

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of driving a car bomb into Times Square, appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since his May 3 arrest.

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Charter Schools: What’s Next for New York?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

There have been countless debates about whether charter schools can improve public education. On Tuesday night, WNYC hosted a forum with parents, students, and teachers from two charter schools and two regular public schools to talk about how their schools are different, and how they're serving their students. WNYC's Beth ...

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Blumenthal Says He Misspoke About Service

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, 64, told audiences about coming back from Southeast Asia, where he reportedly never served, and being poorly received by many Americans, according to the New York Times.

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City Hall Opens Ceremonies to Gay Partners

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gay couples who register as domestic partners will now be able to have full-fledged ceremonies at City Hall.

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Ticket Scalpers Beware: Old Law Is New Again

Friday, May 14, 2010

As of tomorrow, it will once again be illegal to scalp tickets in New York for more than $2 above face value. A bill that legalized scalping three years ago is set to expire, which means a return to the old ban on the practice.

Lawmakers have been trying ...

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Bloomberg Makes a Cavalier Pitch

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Still licking his wounds after a fresh playoff defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics, LeBron James received a 'big sales pitch' from Mayor Michael Bloomberg today.

'Rumors are that both the Knicks and the Nets would like to ...

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The Mayor's Favorite Vegetable? Steak.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rachel Ray says she has a "big mouth" -- and the star TV cook says she's putting it to good use to encourage New York City kids to grow and eat healthier food. She and Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited a Brooklyn school Thursday to announce a program that will teach ...

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DHS to Cut NYC Counterterrorism Funds

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has said Homeland Security money for mass transit will be slashed by $42 million, or 27 percent, while port security funds have been cut by $11.2 million, or 25 percent.

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Judge Halts Furloughs for State Workers

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing New York Governor David Paterson from imposing furloughs on about 100,000 state workers.

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Mistrial in Sucuzhanay Hate Crime Trial

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of the second man charged with a hate crime in the death of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay. The jury was deadlocked in the case around 9 p.m. last night after one juror refused to continue deliberations.

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Booker Wins Second Mayoral Term in Newark

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cory Booker has won a second term as mayor of Newark, handily defeating three challengers with 59 percent of the vote.

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Johns 'Flag' Painting Sells for $28.6 Million

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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A Jasper Johns painting of the American flag in the collection of the late best-selling writer Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million last night at a Christie's auction.

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NY Cuts Spending With Furloughs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New York's Legislature has approved an emergency spending bill that includes one-day-a-week furloughs for 100,000 state workers.

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Kagan is Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Monday, May 10, 2010

President Obama nominated New York City native Elena Kagan to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice John Paul Stevens. Share your thoughts on Obama’s choice and any stories you may have about Kagan.

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Times Square Evacuated

Friday, May 07, 2010

A Web camera posted in New York City's Times Square is showing that part of Times Square has been evacuated.

The Associated Press is reporting that New York City police are investigating a suspicious package that was left on 46th Street and Broadway.

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