Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

The NYPD's Secret Surveillance of Muslims: Its Impacts and Repercussions

Friday, April 20, 2012

The AP's Pulitzer-winning series focused on the New York Police Department's secret monitoring of Muslim communities, and The Takeaway has followed this story since the AP began its s...

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City Council Calls for Hiring Civilians to Get More Cops on the Streets

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The City Council and DC 37, the city's biggest public union, is pushing to add 500 civilian employees to the ranks of the NYPD so that same number of active duty police officers can come out from behind desks and get back out on patrol.


Bob Hennelly on Bloomberg, Taxes, Guns

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, discusses his reporting around corporate taxes, Mayor Bloomberg's tax policy, and New York gun laws.

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Why Billionaires Get the Best Tax Breaks

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There's a reason car accidents spike by 6 percent on tax day: filing one's taxes is stressful. On Monday, as millions of Americans put the finishing touches on their tax paperwork, Senate Republicans blocked debate on the so-called "Buffett Rule." It would have required the wealthiest Americans to pay at least 30 percent of their income in federal taxes. The rule was inspired by Warren Buffett's secretary, who pays a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss. Bob Hennelly, senior reporter for WNYC has been investigating the tax rates of another billionaire with some tax policy suggestions: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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IT Commissioner Leaving Bloomberg Administration

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Commissioner for Information Technology and Telecommunications Carole Post is leaving her job to take a top position at the New York Law School. Post was the point person for the Bloomberg administration's drive to upgrade the City's IT systems as well as its popular 311 Call Center.


Complaints Against Cops to be Tried by CCRB, Not NYPD

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The City's Civilian Complaint Review Board, or CCRB, will be granted the power to prosecute cases of police misconduct it substantiates under the terms of an agreement brokered between City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the Bloomberg administration.

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State Probes Fish Die-Off in Ramapo River Area

Monday, March 26, 2012


New York State environmental officials are investigating what caused the die-off earlier of hundreds of fish in waterways in the Rockland County portion of Sterling Forest earlier this month.

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NYPD Dismisses Officer Involved in Bell Shooting

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The NYPD officer who fired first in the Sean Bell case back in 2006 has been dismissed from the NYPD following an internal departmental trial decision approved by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Detective Gescard Isnora had been criminally charged and acquitted in the November 2006 case but lost his bid to stay on the force.

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City's 911 Call System Redo Is a $2B Bungle: Audit

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Bloomberg administration's re-design of the city's 911 emergency call system is $1 billion over-budget and seven years behind schedule, according to a comprehensive audit of the project by City Comptroller John Liu.


NJ Gets Top Grade for Ethics But Gaps Remain: Report

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Jersey got the top grade in a national public accountability survey — but the same report found there are a number of ways vested interests can circumvent campaign finance laws to influence politics in the state.


Grading State Corruption: New Jersey Scores Best?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In a new report that grades every state by transparency and corruption, New York ranks 36th and New Jersey is ranked as the least-corrupt state in the nation. WNYC reporters Cindy Rodriguez and Bob Hennelly discuss the findings, the (somewhat flawed) methodology, and what's important when it comes to measuring corruption.

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NJ Tops Nation for Ethics: Report

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Jersey has done the best job of any state in the nation in enacting anti-corruption laws designed to insure both transparency and public accountability, according to a study done by the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International and Global Integrity.


City Council NYPD Budget Hearing Goes Beyond Dollars and Cents

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A ritual City Council hearing on next year's NYPD budget turned into a heated two hour back and forth between NYPD Commissioner Ray  Kelly and his council critics on everything from the department's stop-and-frisk strategy to its covert surveillance of Muslim-Americans. Kelly was quick to dismiss calls from members of the council for an Inspector General to provide independent oversight of the NYPD.

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Tight Financial Times Have More City Homeowners Appealing Tax Bills

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More city homeowners are appealing their property tax bills than in years past as the levy — which has doubled in the 10 years since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office — continues to increase, according to officials.


EPA Eyes Superfund Status for the Oranges

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The EPA is proposing adding the Orange Valley Regional Ground Water site in Orange and West Orange, New Jersey, to the Superfund National Priorities List of the nation's most hazardous waste sites.

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NJ Voters Face 3 Different Tax Cut Plans

Friday, March 09, 2012

Last month, Gov. Chris Christie was criticized by Democrats for his 10 percent income tax cut proposal. Now, Democrats are weighing in with tax cut proposals of their own.


Campaign Finance Scandal Gives City Comptroller John Liu Labor Pains

Friday, March 09, 2012

A cloud has been over City Comptroller John Liu's since his campaign treasurer was arrested over a week ago. His current problems may be undermining his image as the city's chief fisc...


FBI Head in Newark Says NYPD Surveillance Has 'Strained' Relationships With Muslims

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The FBI special agent in charge of Newark’s office said the NYPD’s secret surveillance of Muslims in the city has undermined long-standing relationships that his office and state counter-terrorism personnel have worked hard to develop over the past decade.

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Comptroller John Liu Stays on Message: Stays Calm, Carries On

Monday, March 05, 2012

Attempting to divert attention from his ballooning campaign finance scandal, City Comptroller John Liu refused to say Monday whether the treasurer arrested for her alleged involvement in a federal corruption case was still employed by his campaign.

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Liu Fundraising Arrest

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the arrest of New York City Comptroller John Liu's campaign treasurer and what this means for Liu's political future.

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