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WNYC News

'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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WNYC News

Grimm Vows to Fight Federal Charges 'Tooth and Nail'

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Staten Island Republican allegedly engaged in a scheme to underreport wages for workers at a restaurant he operated, including some who were in the country illegally. He is also accused of concealing more than $1 million in sales and wages between 2007 and 2010.

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Schoolbook

Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 3 PM, Social Life Gets More Complicated

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Francesca Berisa and Ashley McCarthy are both 13-year-old eighth graders at I.S. 2 in the New Dorp section of Staten Island. After Sandy, Francesca and her family moved to the southern tip of the island because they lost their house.

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WNYC News

Sandy Survivors Still Grappling with Memories of Those They Lost

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

One of Sandy's less visible effects is the mental and emotional toll it continues to take on the people who lived through it. For a year, Jim O'Grady has been visiting neighborhoods in Staten Island that suffered the highest death rate from the storm. He talked to three people who, like thousands in our area, are still grappling with the trauma of that night.

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WNYC News

NYC Board of Elections Has a New Executive Director

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

After nearly three years, the New York City Board of Elections has a new executive director. The ten commissioners appointed Staten Island Democrat Michael Ryan in a vote of six-to-three. One commissioner wasn't present for the vote.

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WNYC News

Interview: Federal Prosecutors Try Again for Death Penalty for Cop Killer

Friday, July 12, 2013

No one has been executed in New York State in 50 years, but federal prosecutors are determined to change that.  They returned to court this month to try for a death sentence for Ronell Wilson.  

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WNYC News

3D Map: Virtual Tour of NYC Under Flood Waters

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What would the FEMA flood zones released this week look like flooded with water? Now you can see.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Beauty and the Boroughs

Saturday, June 08, 2013

This week, Terrance McKnight samples some of New York City's most iconic composers and musicians, as well as the musicality of the boroughs they have called home. 

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WNYC News

Army Corps Envisioned Hurricane Walls for NYC 50 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studies calling for levees, flood gates that would have protected Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaway fell by the wayside due to lack of money, neighborhood opposition and environmental concerns.

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WNYC News

After Sandy, Staten Islander Must Decide Whether To Stay Or Walk Away

Sunday, March 17, 2013

WNYC

After Sandy, Staten Islander Stephen Drimalas ended up renovating his home and, two weeks ago, moved back in. But after all that, Drimalas still isn't sure if he's going to stay.

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WNYC News

Many Sandy Families Stay Put and Brave Blizzard

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New York City officials say this weekend's snowstorm prompted 19 families, who had been toughing it out in their Sandy-damaged housing, to take the government up on its offer to provide hotel rooms. But non-profits groups say thousands more continue to make do in substandard housing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Midland Beach, SI; Gun Trafficking; Walking NY

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Staten Island saw the highest death toll from Sandy. Residents and business owners from Midland Beach, Staten Island, discuss the recovery. Parish Manager Bob Dennis talks about the role of St. Margaret Mary Church and Christine Mignone-Morena talks about reopening her dance studio in the community. Then, our January series on guns concludes with a look at trafficking and the Glock in cities; walking the city through different eyes. Plus: President Obama has said that he’d have to think “long and hard” before allowing his kids to play football. Would you?

WNYC News

FEMA Says No to Trailers in New York City

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Federal disaster relief officials have ruled out deploying mobile homes to shelter city residents whose own homes have been damaged or destroyed by Sandy. Instead, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will rely on a combination of hotels, rental assistance and a new home repair program run by the city.

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WNYC News

Staten Island Sandy Volunteers Concerned About City Scrutiny

Sunday, December 02, 2012

WNYC

In the aftermath of Sandy, volunteers set up local donation centers where residents could pick up hot meals, dry clothes and cleaning supplies. In some cases, these centers have been run by churches and other formal organizations. But others have been led by volunteers and now there is a growing concern among these smaller-scale operations about increased scrutiny from the city.

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WNYC News

Mormons Uniquely Ready To Respond To Disasters Like Sandy

Friday, November 23, 2012

WNYC

Mormons are among the many faith-based organizations who've pitched in to assist in the post-Sandy relief effort. More than 5,000 are expected to volunteer this weekend in areas affected by the storm. Members say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's tradition of preparedness has helped mobilize both volunteers and supplies quickly.

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Features

James Joyce Fans: Here's How To Celebrate Bloomsday in New York

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Thursday, Joyce enthusiasts around the world will convene for Bloomsday, an annual celebration of the novelist and "Ulysses." Take a peek at a marathon at Symphony Space’s reading featuring more than 100 actors and all 18 episodes of Joyce's classic novel.

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Features

Staten Islanders Prepare for the Annual Art by the Ferry Festival

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The festival, which kicks off on Friday, includes poetry, dance, music, art shows and literary readings created by, for the most part, Staten Island residents.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

5-Borough Reaction to The State of the City

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A roundtable discussion with reporters from across New York City on Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address, with analysis from:  

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WQXR News

Red Tide Spotted in New York Harbor

Monday, September 06, 2010

WNYC

A 10-mile-long ribbon of red tide has been spotted in the New York Harbor, according to the Associated Press.

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WNYC News

Teenage Suspect Arrested in Recent Staten Island Hate Crime Incident

Monday, August 02, 2010

Police say they've arrested a suspect in the latest alleged bias attack against Latinos on Staten Island. The NYPD says the suspect is 15 years old and is facing charges of second degree robbery, which includes assault and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.  

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