Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Tax Reform Package On The Ropes in NJ

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

For months New Jersey lawmakers and Governor Jon Corzine appeared to be on the same page when it came to rolling back the state's highest-in-the-nation property taxes. But just as the legislature was poised to cut costs by reforming public pensions, the Governor threatened a ...


Complaints Against Cops Filed by African Americans on the Rise

Monday, December 11, 2006

The semi-annual report from the City's Civilian Complaint Review Board shows that complaints of police misconduct involving African Americans is on the rise. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

In 2OO5 the CCRB found that African Americans accounted for 57 percent of cases involving documented police misconduct ...


State Workers, Teachers, Protest Pension Cuts in Trenton

Monday, December 11, 2006

Tens of thousands of New Jersey's teachers and state workers are expected to converge on Trenton today. They're protesting the legislature's efforts to reign in the costs of the public pension plans. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The planned protest left several school districts so short ...


City Council Raise Signed into Law

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The holidays come early today when Mayor Bloomberg signs off on a 25% raise for City Council members. The increase brings their base pay to $112,500 for what is technically a part-time job. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly has more.


Shooting Increases Racial Tension

Friday, December 01, 2006

Last weekend's shooting of an unarmed black man in Queens has re-ignited a perennial debate over racial profiling and the NYPD. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The grief over the tragic turn of events that led to the death of Sean Bell on his wedding ...


Kelly Creates Task Force on Undercover Operations

Thursday, November 30, 2006

After the fatal shooting this weekend of Sean Bell during an undercover police operation, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says he’s named a task force to re-evaluate undercover operations. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Kelly says the review of undercover operations will be comprehensive.

KELLY: The committee ...


New Jersey Attempts to Mend Ties with Native American Tribe

Thursday, November 23, 2006

There's a Native American tribe in New Jersey...the Ramapough are based in the mountainous area between New Jersey and New York and its members have faced skeptics and discrimination for decades.

Earlier this year the tribe was in the headlines when an unarmed member was shot and ...


New Jersey Employees May Lose Vacation

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

For the last 25 years, New Jersey state employees have received the Friday after Thanksgiving as a paid holiday. This year is no exception but it could be the last.

The contract for state workers doesn't expire until next year. But after this year's fiscal meltdown ...


Arguments Against Silence

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

You have the right to remain silent may no longer be the case in New Jersey. Later today, the state Supreme Court hears oral arguments on when silence isn't necessarily protected. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Before the state's highest court today are three cases in ...


Day Laborers in NJ Allowed on Town Property

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Immigrant day laborers in Freehold, New Jersey will be allowed to wait for work on town property. The settlement in the lengthy legal battle could serve as a national precedent. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Under the terms of the compact between the Borough of ...


Democrats' Win May Improve NJ Influence in Washington

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Jersey's political influence in Washington may improve now that Democrats have taken the House.

REPORTER: Congressman Frank Pallone is a nine term Democratic who represents the state's central shore region. He expects to chair a sub-committee on health care.

PALLONE: We will now have oversight and ...


A New Jersey Update

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It's the morning after the mid-term Congressional. Election. Nationally Democrats have riden a wave of voter discontent over the war in Iraq to take back the House of Represenatatives. The Senate remains too close to call and hinges on two close contests in Virginia and ...


Kean and Menendez Still Making Case to Voters

Monday, November 06, 2006

With less than 24 hours to go in New Jersey's bitter battle for the US Senate both Democrat Bob Menendez and Republican Tom Kean Junior are still trying to make their case to voters.

REPORTER: The day started for both men in vote rich Bergen County. ...


Profile of New York’s 19th Congressional District

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Next week the big story will be who has control of the Congress. But in these bi-annual elections, with no presidential contest to decide, the outcome will be determined by hundreds of local races. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly has this profile of New York’s 19th Congressional ...


Under-30 Crowd Up for Grabs on Election Day

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Despite the high stakes in Tuesday's election, experts say they will be pleasantly surprised if more than 50 percent of voters show up at the polls. One of the biggest group of no-shows will be the under 30-crowd.

REPORTER: In New Jersey and New York, as ...


Senate Race in NJ Critical for Both Parties

Monday, October 30, 2006

With a little more than a week to go, it's still a dead heat in New Jersey. For Democrats, the senate race is critical to their chances of retaking control of the Senate. For Republicans it's a rare chance to knock out a sitting Democrat. ...


Atlantic Yards Development Lands in Federal Court

Friday, October 27, 2006

The battle over Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards Development in Brooklyn has finally landed in federal court after opponents sued claiming the government is abusing Eminent Domain laws. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on this long expected move.

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn contend invoking eminent domain ...


Citizen Union: Raise Should go to Full Time Council Only

Thursday, October 26, 2006

City Councilmembers got the ball rolling on a bill that could increase their salaries by at least 2O percent.

Currently council members get paid $9O,OOO annualy with most of them receiving additional money for committee assignments. The proposed boost was prompted by a Mayoral panel review ...


All Eyes on U.S. Senate Race in NJ

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

On election day the eyes of the country will be on New Jersey. There the outcome of a race for the US senate could determine which party will control the senate or if Vice President Cheney will have to show up every day to preside ...


Senate Battle in New Jersey Takes on National Significance

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The battle over who gets to be New Jersey's next Senator is taking on national significance. Who gets to control the Senate is hanging in the balance of the Jersey contest and several other close contests around the country. Last night in Trenton, Senator Bob ...