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WNYC News

Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Not Vandalized After All

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has issued an apology to the families of 9/11 victims -- after officials mistakenly believed a local memorial had been vandalized.

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WQXR News

Borough Tales: Staten Island

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

All this summer, we've been catching up with the five keepers of the city’s past, the borough historians, who are in charge of studying and preserving the stories of New York’s neighborhoods, and all for no pay. This week, in our fourth installment, WNYC's Kathleen Horan takes the ferry to Staten Island.

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WNYC News

Ask the Historian: Post Your Staten Island Questions

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ever heard of the Pig, Peach or Whisky Wars? Do you know where the British massed their troops while preparing to attack New York City during the American Revolution?

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WNYC News

Cricket Lives On at Staten Island's Walker Park

Monday, August 09, 2010

Bring up the borough of Staten Island and several things come to mind: a ferry ride, the Fresh Kills Landfill or maybe the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. But few people think of Staten Island as synonymous with a 22-yard pitch of sand in the borough's Walker Park, home to the oldest running cricket club in the U.S.

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WNYC News

Studying Staten Island: From Sea Home to Secession

Monday, August 09, 2010

All this summer, we've been catching up with the five keepers of the city’s past, the borough historians, who are in charge of studying and preserving the stories of New York’s neighborhoods, and all for no pay. This week, in our fourth installment, WNYC's Kathleen Horan takes the ferry to Staten Island.

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WQXR News

Union Solidarity Under Attack at Staten Island E-ZPass Center

Friday, August 06, 2010

To see how support for a union at the E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island has fallen off this year, all you have to do is show up on a Thursday. That’s the day when workers there, as well as at other places where there are workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union, wear red shirts to show their solidarity. And what does it look like there?

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WNYC News

Union Solidarity Under Attack at Staten Island E-ZPass Center

Thursday, August 05, 2010

To see how support for a union at the E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island has fallen off this year, all you have to do is show up on a Thursday. That’s the day when workers there, as well as at other places where there are workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union, wear red shirts to show their solidarity. And what does it look like there?

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WQXR News

Staten Island Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

In Staten Island, police have made one arrest and are expected to make another shortly for last weekend's assault on an 18-year-old high schooler who was heading home from his job busing tables early last Saturday morning.

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WNYC News

Staten Island Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

In Staten Island, police have made one arrest and are expected to make another shortly for last weekend's assault on an 18-year-old high schooler who was heading home from his job busing tables early last Saturday morning.

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WQXR News

Staten Island Neighborhood Reeling from Tragic Deaths of Entire Family

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Staten Island neighborhood of Port Richmond is in shock over the apparent murder-suicide of an entire family early Thursday morning. Police say it appears the oldest child, who was 14, is responsible. But neighbors who knew CJ Jones say they can't believe it.

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WNYC News

Staten Island Neighborhood Reeling from Tragic Deaths of Entire Family

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Staten Island neighborhood of Port Richmond is in shock over the apparent murder-suicide of an entire family early Thursday morning. Police say it appears the oldest child, who was 14, is responsible. But neighbors who knew CJ Jones say they can't believe it.

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WNYC News

Cause of Ferry Crash Still Undetermined

Monday, May 10, 2010

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say they still cannot determine what caused a Staten Island ferry to slam into a pier Saturday morning, injuring nearly 40 passengers. WNYC's Ailsa Chang has more.

REPORTER: Board member Robert Sumwalt said right now, they're not ruling anything ...

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WNYC News

Progressive Caucus Emerges From Diverse NYC Council

Monday, March 29, 2010

Last November, several city council incumbents went down to defeat. All totaled, a quarter of the 51 member body includes newcomers. And as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, even though the rookies have been in for just a few months, they're already shaking things up.

REPORTER: At ...

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WNYC News

State Judge Blocks NYC's Planned School Closings

Monday, March 29, 2010

Nineteen city schools that were scheduled to close have been spared by a judge’s order. The decision was handed down on Friday. It means the city now has to allow all of the schools to take new students this fall. And since 15 of those ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York’s Worst Landlords Roundup

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ward Harkavy, Senior Editor at the Village Voice talks about the newspaper’s "Ten Worst Landlords" roundup, a two-part profile of the city’s ten worst landlords in New York City, which appears for the first time since 2006. New York's Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1 appeared in ...

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WNYC News

$657M Settlement for Sickened WTC Responders

Friday, March 12, 2010

After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing the city, construction companies and more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to responders sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center.

WNYC's ...

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WNYC News

Census 2010: A Queens Campaign Seeks to Get Everyone Counted, Including Illegals

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

As part of this year's census, the city has launched the biggest grassroots campaign in history to count immigrants who're here illegally. One focus of the effort is northwest Queens: neighborhoods like Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, where there’s been a surge of new Hispanic immigrants ...

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WNYC News

Paterson Suspends Aide, Calls for Probe

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's suspended a close aide and asked for an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The request follows an article in today's New York Times which raises questions about the governor and state police intervening in a domestic abuse case involving the ...

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WNYC News

Counting Prisoners: The Population Politics of the Census

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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WNYC News

Counting Prisoners: Upstate New York Seeks Political Boost

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide. New York City politicians are pushing to end the practice of counting ...

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