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The Brian Lehrer Show

The $600 Million Question

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country, so preserving its open land is a priority for many of its residents. But the Garden State Preservation Trust is out of money, and the state legislature has until the end of June to put funding it ...

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NJ Lawmakers Ready to Raise Taxes

Monday, June 15, 2009

As New Jersey struggles with sliding revenues, Trenton lawmakers are expected to sign off on higher taxes for upper income households and roll back the state's popular property tax rebate program. They're also planning to increase taxes on cigarettes, wine and spirits.

The Democrat-controlled legislature is ...

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Main Street NYC: Grove Street, Jersey City

Friday, June 12, 2009

People who live in downtown Jersey City often refer to it as New York’s unofficial sixth borough. It’s just as close if not closer to Manhattan as the so-called outer boroughs -- five to seven minutes on the PATH train. WNYC’s Jenna Flanagan plugs into Grove Street as part our Main Street series to find out how it’s weathering the recession.

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Even at 98 percent capacity, the Grove Pointe tower still advertises its availability to the neighborhood. Developer and principal Jonathan Kushner says condos start at $375,000 for a one bedroom and can rise into the low $70,000’s, while a studio starts at $1,600 and two bedroom starts at $2,400.

Residents file in and out of the PATH train station at the new Grove Pointe plaza, in front of the massive tower on Grove Street.

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Main Street NYC: Grove Street, Jersey City

Friday, June 12, 2009

People who live in downtown Jersey City often refer to it as New York’s unofficial sixth borough. It’s just as close if not closer to Manhattan as the so-called outer boroughs -- five to seven minutes on the PATH train. WNYC’s Jenna Flanagan plugs into ...

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Straphangers: Fix Subway Phones

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pay phones may be a thing of the past on city streets, now that personal cell phones are so ubiquitous but transit advocates say they still perform an important service in the subway. And the group, Straphangers Campaign, says that's why it's a shame that ...

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Table Tennis in Bryant Park

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Table tennis anyone? That's a question that can now be heard in Bryant Park, where two ping pong tables have been up for the past week. Its free and paddles and balls are available from 11-7 every day throughout the summer.

Attendant Swati Dlamini says she's ...

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Breaking Ground in NJ on a Massive Transportation Project

Monday, June 08, 2009

Governor Jon Corzine and union leaders applauded the start of the massive project which they predict will generate 6,000 construction jobs and be completed by 2017.

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Work to Begin on $8.7B Trans-Hudson Tunnel

Monday, June 08, 2009

Governor Corzine will be in Jersey City today to preside over the groundbreaking of a second trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Planners say it will revolutionize regional travel. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this preview.

REPORTER: Over the last decade the number of commuter rail trips between New Jersey ...

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New NJ Tunnel: Replacing the "Midtown Direct Maybe"

Monday, June 08, 2009

For years there have been plans to build a second commuter rail tunnel connecting New Jersey to Manhattan. This morning Governor Corzine will be in Jersey City to preside over the groundbreaking for that second Trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Two thirds of the money to pay ...

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Developer Replaces Architect of NJ Nets Arena

Friday, June 05, 2009

After months of speculation, developer Bruce Ratner has replaced Frank Gehry as the architect for the new basketball arena in Brooklyn. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Ratner used Gehry's name liberally while winning government approvals for Atlantic Yards. But in the end the developer couldn't ...

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ACLU: NJ Police Failed to Fully Report Civilian Complaints

Friday, June 05, 2009

A new survey finds widespread problems in how New Jersey's local police departments handle civilian complaints. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

HENNELLY: The ACLU survey found half of the 500 police agencies it canvassed won't take anonymous complaints against police officers. That contradicts state law, requiring ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Energized

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Christine Todd Whitman, former NJ governor, former EPA head and co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (a nuclear power advocacy organization) talks about nuclear energy – and the recent NJ primary.

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Judge Hears Arguments on Closing GM Franchises

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The judge overseeing Chrysler's bankruptcy case in New York says the automaker has a good case for the termination of 789 of its dealer franchises as part of its ongoing restructuring. But the dealers argued in today's hearing that they don't cost the automaker anything.

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NYC Muslims React to Obama's Speech

Thursday, June 04, 2009

President Obama's speech to the Islamic world has generated intense excitement among New York City's Muslims. Haroon Moghul works for the Islamic Center at NYU. He says he only realized what a big deal the speech would be when he woke up this morning.

MOGHUL: I ...

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Senate Introduces Ethics Reform Bill

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The state Senate has introduced a comprehensive ethics reform bill. It would also require the part-time legislators to disclose more details about their other jobs. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.

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Corzine, Christie Clinch Party Nods in Gov Race

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's reelection campaign is officially underway. The Democrat held a victory rally last night after overcoming token opposition in yesterday's primary. With Vice President Biden at his side, Corzine warned that New Jersey could not afford to be "bush-whacked" by Republicans ...

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NJ Holds Primary Election

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

New Jersey voters have until 8 p.m. to pick the candidates who will run in November's election. Early turnout appears light and no significant problems have been reported. The major statewide race is the Republican primary for governor.

Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie and former Bogota ...

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In Race for NJ Gov, Ads Get Personal

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Next Tuesday's primary election in New Jersey is drawing national attention and campaign cash. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The Republican field includes former US Attorney Chris Chrsitie, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonnegan and Morris County Assemblyman Richard Merkt. But in the primary homestretch, Christie ...

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Civic Groups: No More WTC Subsidy for Silverstein

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg plans to meet with other officials tomorrow to discuss what to do about the latest impasse at Ground Zero. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports that seven civic groups have come out against developer Larry Silverstein getting any more subsidies. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Words Behind Bars

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Journalist Kal Wagenheim, editor of Inside Out: Voices From New Jersey State Prison, talks about teaching writing in a maximum security prison -- and why the state's Department of Corrections doesn't want the inmates to have this book.

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