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MTA Revises List of Service Cuts

Sunday, January 24, 2010

MTA officials have come up with a revised list of service cuts to balance the authority's budget. The changes will have different winners and losers than the first round of proposed cuts, but officials say overall, they've minimized the impact. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast on First Ave.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The City is moving forward with plans to install Bus Rapid Transit on 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein discusses the plan and the city's larger transportation goals.

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MTA Countdown Clocks Could Be Delayed Until 2011

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The MTA's new chairman, Jay Walder, has made subway and bus countdown clocks a top priority. But after 100 days in the job, he's already had to scale back his expectations about when they'll arrive.

Walder says the countdown clocks will make the transit system friendlier ...

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NYC Search-and-Rescue Team Saves Two in Port-au-Prince Grocery

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Members of a New York City search-and-rescue team have saved two people trapped in a collapsed grocery store in Haiti. NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said Sunday that the man and the teen girl were trapped on the bottom floor of what was once ...

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Full Senate to Determine Monserrate's Future

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Now that a special state Senate committee has decided that Hiram Monserrate should be expelled or censured, it's up to the full Senate to decide the Queens Democrat's political fate. WNYC's Ailsa Chang reports.

REPORTER: Majority Conference leader John Sampson says he'll definitely allow a vote ...

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Lawyers for Terror Suspect Want Case Thrown Out

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lawyers for the man accused of the 1998 bombings of U-S embassies in Africa say the case should be thrown out because their client didn't get a speedy trial. Ahmed Ghailani joins a growing list of high-profile suspected terrorists facing charges in New York. WNYC's ...

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Second Queens Man Linked to Zazi Pleads Not Guilty

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Queens man who went to high school with terrorism suspect Najibullah Zazi has pleaded not guilty to charges that he flew to Pakistan to get military training from al-Qaida.

Adis Medunjanin was arraigned Saturday on charges of receiving military training from a foreign terrorist organization ...

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Tanker Ruptures at Gravesend Bay

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A tanker with 41,000 barrels of ethanol on board has a ruptured tank off of Brooklyn's Gravesend Bay and officials are evacuating all vessels from the area. The New York Fire Department and the Coast Guard say there have been no reports of injuries and ...

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New York Judge to Hear Arguments on Guantanamo Detainee

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A federal judge in New York will hear arguments Monday to decide if a Guantanamo Bay detainee's rights were violated when he was held for five years without charges. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo Bay prisoner to be prosecuted in a civilian U.S. court, ...

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Stuy Town Owners Seek to Reneogtiate Mortgage

Saturday, January 09, 2010

The owners of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village say they're working to re-negotiate the terms of their loan, after announcing that they'll default on their mortgage.

REPORTER: The property was purchased for a record $5.4 billion in 2006, but it's worth less than half that ...

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Man Arrested After Newark Airport Security Breach

Saturday, January 09, 2010

The man believed to have caused last weekend's six-hour shutdown of a Newark airport terminal has been released from custody. Port Authority officials say Rutgers University doctoral Student Haisong Jiang of Piscataway was arrested Friday night at his home. He faces a charge of defiant ...

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Second Zazi Classmate Faces Terrorism Charges

Saturday, January 09, 2010

A second Queens man linked to terrorism suspect Najibullah Zazi was expected in federal court Saturday. Adis Medunjanin was arrested yesterday after he caused a traffic accident while attempting to flee federal agents. His former Flushing High School classmate, Zarein Ahmedzay, has pleaded not guilty ...

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State of the Tri-State

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Three if this region's major political stories come to a head today. Chris Dodd will not be seeking another term as Connecticut Senator. Gay marriage is likely up for a vote in New Jersey. And Governor David Paterson addresses the legislature on the state of New York and anti-corruption legislation. ...

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Paterson Says NY Faces 'Winter of Reckoning'

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Saying New York is in a fight for its survival, Gov. David Paterson asked legislators to boldly reshape Albany in his State of the State speech this afternoon.

"This is a winter of reckoning, but I come here today not to replay old grievances, but ...

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Officer Reassigned After Airport Security Breach

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

A security officer at Newark Airport has been reassigned after a security breach at the airport this weekend. On Sunday, a man walked the wrong way through a security checkpoint at Newark grounding flights for hours. Surveillance video shows the man entered through an exit, ...

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2009: A Buyer's Market For Manhattan Real Estate

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2009 was the year of the falling Manhattan real estate market. The sales price of a typical Manhattan apartment was 810-thousand dollars by the end of last year, down more than 20 percent from the housing market's peak in mid 2008, according to New York ...

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First 2010 Call-In: Your Sacrifices

Monday, January 04, 2010

We asked you two weeks ago for your suggestions for the first call in of 2010.

Today's topic suggested by Richard in Manhattan: What would you as an American be willing to sacrifice to make to make the world a better place? Comment below!

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Office Politics

Monday, January 04, 2010

Lewis Maltby, author of Can They Do That? Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace, talks about personal rights in the workplace and existing laws, which he believes often side with the employer. Plus ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper reviews the weekend political news, including the latest ...

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NY Chases $700 million in Fed Ed Funds

Monday, January 04, 2010

New York is encouraging school districts to sign a plan this week that could help the state win hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education funding. WNYC's Beth Fertig reports.

REPORTER: The "Race to the Top" program has states competing for funds, based on their ...

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Winter Dowra Draws Muslims to Midtown

Monday, January 04, 2010

Converts to Islam and other Muslims gathered in midtown this weekend for the first annual Winter Dowra.

REPORTER: The three-day immersion in Muslim theology and jurisprudence was aimed at those who may have been raised as Catholics or Hindus but who turned to Islam in recent ...

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