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Where New York's Budget Windfall Comes Up Short

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Critics worry the governor's proposal for how to spend money from financial settlements with banks doesn't include enough foreclosure relief.

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Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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On Major Campaign Swing, Christie Gets the Attention

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Christie stops by South Carolina, the first presidential primary in the South.

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The Bridgegate 5: Where Are They Now

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Five of Christie's top people lost their jobs for their involvement in the lane closures to the George Washington Bridge.

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Expedited Immigration Hearings in NYC For Minors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A federal immigration court in Manhattan that usually deals with less than 100 children's cases a month is getting a lot busier.

Twenty-nine unaccompanied minors appeared before a judge Wednesday. It was the first day of "surge docket" hearings. Then next week: A double-docket with 65 cases awaits; an average ...

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Breaking Down NYPD Commissioner's Response to Community Criticism

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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The death of Eric Garner at the hands of NYPD officers last month has triggered a backlash against police commissioner Bill Bratton and his "broken windows" policing strategy. Bill Bratton depended his department on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday morning. Later that day, Brian analyzed the interview.

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Mayor and Political Leaders Court DNC in Brooklyn

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Political and business leaders welcome the Democratic National Committee to Brooklyn today in a bid to host the party's 2016 convention.

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Sharpton and Staten Island Protesters Will Drive, Not March

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton says demonstrators protesting the death of Eric Garner will convene on Staten Island but will not march on foot across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

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City Takes New Approach to Reforming 911 System

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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The city is making the first of many expected changes as it overhauls its 911 system.

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City Routinely Loses Legal Challenges To Welfare Cuts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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A new report shows that while New York City routinely cuts benefits for welfare recipients citing missed meetings or insufficient documentation it loses 8 out of every 10 cases when the cuts are challenged in court.

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Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Hechinger Report

School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.

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G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching New York

Friday, July 25, 2014

The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.

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NYPD Investigates Another Apparent Chokehold Incident

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The NYPD has launched an internal investigation after another video surfaced showing an officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

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All U.S. Flights to Tel Aviv Canceled Over Missile Fear

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One plane was diverted mid-flight, after reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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'Modified Duty' For Medics After Fatal NYC Arrest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls.

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Longtime NYC Councilman Herbert Berman Dies

Monday, July 07, 2014

A former New York City councilman who later served as Gov. George Pataki's ambassador to the city's Jewish community has died.

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We Still Don't Know Everything Lou Gehrig Said in His Famous Speech

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig said he was the luckiest man alive despite being diagnosed with a fatal illness. But little of his farewell speech beyond that has survived 75 years later.

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City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transit advocates are praising members of the New York City Council for allocating almost $2.8 million dollars in the budget that was just approved for countdown clocks at bus stops.

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