Bob Hennelly

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NJ Motel Residents May Have Ignored Fire Alarms

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sources close to the investigation into the blaze at an Irvington Motel that left three dead say motel residents may have ignored fire alarms. That is because in the past they had gone off frequently when there was no fire. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.



Chemical Plant Workers to Help With Security

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

In New Jersey, employees at the state's 100 largest chemical plants will be enlisted by state inspectors for their input on plant security. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Trade unionists and environmentalists are hailing a ruling by DEP Commissioner Brad Campbell to require rank and file ...


Is New York City Ready for a Katrina?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The images of thousands of people stranded for days in squalor at the New Orleans Convention Center in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has done more than prick the conscience of the nation. It has provoked elected officials at all levels to ask just how ...


Council Questions Effectivness of City Evacuation Plan

Monday, September 26, 2005

The failure to effectively evacuate people in the wake of Katrina has New York City council members worried about how well new york would handle the same challenge. WNYC'S Bob Hennelly has more.

Today the council's committee on Public Safety will hear from Commissioner Joe Bruno ...


Pressure to Reach Deal on Teacher Contract Grows

Friday, September 23, 2005

As the battle for Gracie Mansion heats up, pressure on both the city and the teachers' union to reach a contract deal grows every day. WNYC's City Hall reporter Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: From the outside looking in-- the Bloomberg Administration and the UFT seem ...


Hot Housing Market Inflates RealEstate Taxes

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A recent analysis of residential property throughout the five boroughs indicates that a red hot real estate market will send property taxes significantly higher. WNYC's City hall reporter Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Over the last four years, the average homeowner saw a 62% jump in ...


City Refuses to Release Hurricane Plan to Public

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Bloomberg Administration is refusing to publicly release its hurricane evacuation plan. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The City's Office of Emergency Management says everything the public needs to know is already on its website. But Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says that's not enough.

BRODSKY: We are ...


Primary Day Wrap Up

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

As day breaks on hundreds of thousands of ballots cast by New York primary voters yesterday, it's a story of small numbers and ambiguity. A low turnout put Fernando Ferrer in first place, but 232 votes short of being the Democratic candidate for Mayor. For ...


Mayoral Candidates Debate Each Other, But Criticize Popular Bloomberg

Thursday, September 08, 2005

With just days to go before next week's primary, the four Democrats who want to replace Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg went relatively light on each other last night while taking their best shots at the popular incumbent. With us now is WNYC's City Hall Reporter ...


City Officials Review Disaster Plans

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Following what is widely seen as an inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina, officials in the New York region are reviewing their own diasaster plans.

REPORTER: The images of thousands of New Orleans residents stranded for days were not lost on New Jersey Acting Governor Richard Codey.

CODEY: ...


Port Authority Breaks Ground on WTC Transit Hub

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Almost four years to the day of the 9-11 attacks, the Port Authority broke ground on a new transit hub at the World Trade Center site.

HENNELLY: At the old World Trade Center, commuters had go through a hard to find series of tunnels to get ...


New Jersey Governor Race Heats Up

Friday, September 02, 2005

Traditionally Labor Day marks the kick-off for New Jersey political campaigns. But this year bitter charges and counter charges have been flying all summer between Republican businessman Doug Forrester and Democratic Senator Jon Corzine. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this post card from New Jersey as the ...


Attorney Calls for New Trial After Juror Radio Interview

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The attorney for a British national convicted of trying to sell shoulder fired missiles wants a new trial. He says a juror in the Newark case now says she was coerced. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The disclosure by juror Gussie Burnett came in an ...


Bloomberg Drawn into Debate Over Iraq War

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

For months Mayor Bloomberg's Democratic rivals been trying unsuccessfully to tie the popular Republican incumbent to the increasingly unpopular Republican President George W. Bush. That was of course until this week when the Mayor found himself drawn into three days of questions by local press ...


Police Officer in Shooting Case to be Re-Tried

Monday, August 29, 2005

A New York City police officer whose trial for the shooting death of an unarmed African Art restorer ended in a hung jury, will be re-tried next month, at the beginning of the mayoral campaign. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Officer Bryan Conroy was charged ...


Two Weeks Before Primary, Mayoral Race Picks Up Pace

Monday, August 29, 2005

With just a little more than two weeks to go before the Democratic Primary, mayoral hopefuls picked up the pace this weekend while Mayor Bloomberg, the Republican incumbent, defended his record.

REPORTER: Democrats took their campaigns to churches, shopping centers, and street fairs. The latest line ...


MTA Announces $212 Million Security Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

After months of being under fire for not moving fast enough to improve security in the city subways, the MTA has unveiled a $212 million dollar program it says will do just that.

REPORTER: The MTA turned to defense contractor Lockheed Martin. In the aftermath of ...


Fresh Kills Set to Begin Transformation into Park

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

This fall the City will start redeveloping Staten Island's Fresh Kills Landfill into a sprawling park for both passive and active recreation. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: For fifty years after World War II the Fresh Kills Landfill was where New York City dumped an ...


A Day in the Life: Michael Bloomberg

Monday, August 22, 2005

WNYC is taking a closer look at the five candidates running for mayor. The first up in our series is the man who holds the job now, Mayor Bloomberg. He won last time as the billionaire underdog who had two strikes against him: he was ...


Bloomberg Announces Major Housing Initiative

Friday, August 19, 2005

Just two days after Democratic mayoral hopeful Fernando Ferrer attacked Mayor Bloomberg for not building affordable housing, the Mayor made a major housing announcement in Brooklyn. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg came to East New York to announce the city was letting developers ...