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Border Kids Fill Courts

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WNYC

The waves of unaccompanied immigrant children flooding across the Southwest border are lapping at our courthouse doors. These children, mainly from Central America, seek green cards under a special visa program — and often get them. 

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Transportation Nation

Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

Monday, June 23, 2014

After months of delays and contractor problems, the Silver Line finally has an opening date.

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WNYC News

Yeshiva University Fighting To Survive

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

After years of deficits, the revered institution of Jewish learning is teetering on the brink of insolvency, and now even faculty members are planning to sue.

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Transportation Nation

Silver Line Commuters, Start Your Engines

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WAMU

Now that an opening date for the Silver Line is within sight — even if Metro remains tight-lipped as to when it might be — transit officials want commuters to know they should take a bus, not their cars, to the train.

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WNYC News

Blocking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

The city's harsh school discipline code is enforced by safety agents who work for the police department — and exacerbates tensions between police and the community they serve.

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Transportation Nation

Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts

Monday, June 16, 2014

D.C.'s transit agency says it will announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today. "We are in the final stretch," said Metro's general manager.

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WNYC News

Mass Mob Comes To New York City

Friday, June 06, 2014

Borrowing from a flash mob handbook, Catholics are gathering on a Sunday at a church of their choice to reinvigorate it. The Mass Mob movement began last year in Buffalo and has spread to other parts of the country, and now to New York City.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Orders Second Review of City’s 911 System

Friday, May 30, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio calls for a thorough review of 911 operations after a series of reports on WNYC details problems with the city's emergency response.

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WNYC News

Union Says Delay Cost Officer His Life

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze in a Coney Island high rise last month, they didn’t know two police offers lay trapped in the 13th floor hallway until it was too late. One officer died in a tragic failure to communicate.

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Transportation Nation

Metro Takes Over Silver Line; Summer Opening Date Planned

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After months of delays, D.C.'s transit agency officially took control of the $2.9 billion Silver Line project.

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WNYC News

Did the City's Flawed 911 System Delay Response to Deadly Metro-North Train Derailment?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

The delayed response to December's deadly Bronx Metro-North derailment is detailed in a document released to WNYC by a city fire union. The union claims the city's 911 system is to blame.

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WNYC News

It Seemed Like 'Forever': Did 911 Fail a Burning Convent?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WNYC
It took well over the average response time for fire trucks to get to a Staten Island blaze.  WNYC's investigation reveals the role played by the city's 911 system.

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WNYC News

A Roadmap to the NYPD's Priorities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WNYC

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says a gunshot detection technology pilot might stem gun incidents, but a City Council proposal to hire a thousand additional officers is not feasible.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Metro to Take Control of Silver Line Next Week

Monday, May 19, 2014

After months of delay, the largest public transit project in the D.C. region could finally be zeroing in on an opening date.

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Cops and Cameras Not Getting Along

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WNYC

The Civilian Complaint Review Board says there's a rising number of complaints against police who ticket or arrest videographers and photographers who use their smartphones to record police activity. But cops say the shutterbugs often interfere with police work. 

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Transportation Nation

The Silver Line Will Be Safe, Say Project Leaders

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Before D.C.'s new Silver Line can open to passengers, "bobbing" circuitry needs to be fixed. Translation: the Silver Line signals have to synch better with the Orange Line, or else trains will stop in their tracks.

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Transportation Nation

Contractor Hands Over Silver Line, Moving It Closer To Passenger Service

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the first time, the Silver Line finally has a projected opening date. Or rather an opening season: D.C.'s transit agency said Thursday the delay-dogged line would open "this summer."

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After Troubling Audit is Leaked, Metro Defends Reforms

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WAMU

After a report slamming Metro's financial practices made its way to the press, transit officials say they're already improving their internal controls.

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Transportation Nation

How Did Silver Line Problems Slip By?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Despite several layers of oversight, problems on the Silver Line have delayed its opening date by at least six months.

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Transportation Nation

Bike And Pedestrian Access Could Breathe Life Into 'Underused' Metro Stations

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As Metro works to sell the public on the necessity of spending billions to expand its rail system in the coming decades, the transit authority is also trying to get the most out of its existing capacity. One way to make stations more attractive: upgrade the sidewalks and bike accessibility.

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