Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Inside the Criminal Complaint Against Liu’s Campaign Treasurer

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The criminal complaint against city Comptroller's John Liu's campaign treasurer, Jenny Hou, on fraud and obstruction charges offers a detailed account of the alleged conspiracy that could land the 25-year old in jail for 60 years.

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Critics Say NYPD Overstepped Boundaries in Newark Operation

Monday, February 27, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday he has no apologies for an intelligence program that has been monitoring Muslims — in same cases outside the city — and has no plans to let up despite criticisms from lawmakers in New Jersey who are concerned that the department kept tabs on communities in the state.

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NYPD Surveillance in New Jersey

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, discusses calls for an investigation into the NYPD surveillance operations in New Jersey. Plus, former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey explains executive orders he issued in 2005 that may or may not have allowed for certain kinds of NYPD operations in New Jersey. 

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Public Outcry Continues Over NYPD Monitoring of Muslim Students

Friday, February 24, 2012

The fallout continues after reports this week that the NYPD launched a massive surveillance program targeting Muslim students on college campuses across throughout the Northeast. The story was first broken earlier this week by the Associated Press which reported that the NYPD has kept a close watch on Muslim student groups — including tracking which websites they visited, monitoring speakers at events, and sending an undercover officer on a whitewater rafting trip attended by Muslim students. 

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NJ Leaders, Others Seek Investigation of NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance in Newark

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Calls are mounting for a federal investigation of the NYPD's secret surveillance of mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in Newark. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez and Representativ...

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New Jersey Budget

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly discusses Gov. Christie's budget proposal as well as how Federal budget cuts may affect local services.

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Christie's Budget Sets Stage for 2013

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The 2013 gubernatorial race is still over a year away, but in many ways the budget address Governor Chris Christie gave on Tuesday is critical to setting up the backdrop for his potential re-election bid.  Christie is positioning Democrats to look like they oppose a tax cut for everybody.

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How Obama's Budget Affects the Region’s Bottom Line

Sunday, February 19, 2012

President Barack Obama released his budget for 2013 last Monday. There was some good news for the region, but with pressure to cut government spending, federal funds also might not fl...


NYPD Spent Nearly $100M in Claim Payouts: Report

Friday, February 17, 2012

The NYPD spent nearly $100 million in claim payouts for fiscal year 2011 even thought the number of complaints against the department dropped, according to the preliminary Mayor’s Management Report released Thursday.


NYPD Increases Security Around Israeli Offices

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Escalating global tensions between Israel and Iran is prompting  the NYPD to step up patrols around Israeli government buildings in the city, as well as synagogues and Jewish cultural centers.


Council Speaker Quinn's State of the City: Possible Preview of a Mayoral Campaign

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The mayoral race is still two years away, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's State of the City Thursday presents her with a unique opportunity to frame her vision for a city she reportedly wants to lead.

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Bloomberg's Budget Plan: What to Expect

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will unveil his budget proposal for next year on Thursday that will tackle what his administration has calculated is a projected $2 billion budget gap without raising taxes. But how big that budget gap actually is remains debatable.


Homeless Fix Can Be Found in Vacant Buildings, Lots: Report

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Citywide there are tens of thousands of apartments that are vacant and could be re-purposed to solve the long standing city's homeless problem, according to a report released Thursday afternoon.

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Bloomberg Stakes Out Common Ground on Cuomo Budget

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, appearing before a joint Assembly and State Senate budget panel in Albany Tuesday, expressed his strong support for much of Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget for next year.


New Jersey's Municipalities Feel the Pinch

Monday, January 23, 2012

For New Jersey's 566 municipalities, the next fiscal year could be one of the toughest yet.


Reprising Address, Christie Is Well Received in Democratic Stronghold

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just a few days after his State of the State, Governor Chris Christie took his case for increased accountability for the state's failing inner city schools and tenure reform to an overwhelmingly African American community where he got less than 5 percent of the vote in 2009.


Authorities Break Up PCP Drug Ring

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A disciplined East Harlem drug ring that allegedly sold PCP, also known as angel dust, was broken up in a joint operation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the NYPD.


Dems Say Christie Tax Cut Weighted for Rich, Puts School Dollars at Risk

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Halfway through his first term, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for a 10-percent income tax cut for all brackets and a revival of the state's Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor hands the — and handling the Democrats a real rhetorical challenge.

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What to Expect in Governor Chris Christie’s State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will give his second State of the State address. It comes at the close of a contentious legislative session.

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Christie to Decide on Water Bill Ripped by Environmentalists

Monday, January 16, 2012

Governor Chris Christie has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign a bill that environmentalists claim puts 300,000 acres of the state’s most ecologically sensitive land in the cross-hairs of developers.