Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Mayor Offers City's Last Vacant Lots to Developers

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Speaking in East New York, Mayor Bloomberg declared the end of an era today when he said the city would offer the city's last vacant lots to developers of affordable housing.

REPORTER: For decades the City was able to use a vast stock of abandoned real ...


In-fighting Absent at First Dem Debate in Mayor's Race

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Last night, the four Democrats who all want to be the one to deny Republican Mayor Bloomberg a second term had a chance to make their case to voters in their first formal televised debate before next month's primary.

This year, there was no sign of ...


Ferrer: Mayor Soft on Subway Security

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Democratic mayoral hopeful Fernando Ferrer says Mayor Bloomberg hasn't pushed the MTA hard enough to improve security on the subways.

REPORTER: The MTA is not under the city's control. But Ferrer says the Mayor should still take responsibility for the fact that the transit agency has ...


Third Arrest in Homegrown Terror Network

Friday, August 05, 2005

Federal prosecutors have made a third arrest in what they allege is a network of homegrown jihadists. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Federal agents arrested Mahmud Faraq Brent in Essex Couny New Jersey. He was arraigned before a Manhattan Federal Magistrate on charges he conspired to ...


City to Spend Millions on Pedestrians, Bikes, Traffic Reduction

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

New York City will be able to spend more than $70 million on new programs to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, thanks to money set aside in the latest federal transportation spending bill.

About a third of the federal money will go to help the city ...


Transportation Bill Could Be Windfall for NJ

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

The latest Federal Transportation Appropriation bill will send more money to New Jersey, but could lead the state to raise its gas tax.

Under the bill passed by Congress New Jersey will see as much as a 50 percent jump in Federal aid for mass transit. ...


Random Searches: the New Normal?

Friday, July 29, 2005

It’s turned into a hot summer in New York City in all ways. As city officials looked over their shoulder to London and the bombings that have put that town on high alert again, New Yorkers got used to the notion of being randomly searched ...


NJ Gov Cracksdown on Waste Transfer Sites

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

New Jersey's Governor has ordered a crackdown on what he says are unregulated waste transfer sites cropping up along the state's railways. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

New York City's record construction boom is generating a troublesome byproduct. Construction firms anxious to get rid of their ...


NYPD Reaches Out to Business Leaders

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

More than 400 hundred business leaders and security managers went to One Police Plaza this morning to participate in a new NYPD program that will help them reduce their risk to terrorist attacks.

REPORTERS: Representatives from a wide array of businesses including hotels, theaters, banks and ...


Mayor's Lone Primary Rival May Not Make Ballot

Monday, July 25, 2005

A spokesman for Mayor Bloomberg's campaign says that his lone Republican rival for Mayor, former Queens Councilman Thomas Ognibene, is thousands of signatures shy of the 7500 needed to get on the primary ballot this September. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The campaign has reviewed the ...


Challenge Filed Against Bloomberg Opponent

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

A challenge has been filed against Mayor Bloomberg's only Republican opponent. Former Queens councilman Thomas Ognibene must prove that his nominating signatures are valid or risk being tossed off the ballot. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more

REPORTER: The ballot challenge was NOT filed by the Bloomberg ...


Mayoral Campaign Heats up Early

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The first votes won't be cast in this year's mayoral race for months, but the latest polls indicate Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a double-digit lead over all of his Democratic rivals. With us to discuss the campaign which appears to be heating up early ...


VP Cheney to visit New Jersey Friday

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Vice President Dick Cheney will be coming to New Jersey on Friday to raise money for Republican gubenatorial hopeful Doug Forrester. WNYC's Bob Hennely has more.

The visit by Cheney is being anticipated by both sides. Forrester is looking forward to the money and the press ...


Focus on Transit Safety Since London Bombings

Friday, July 15, 2005

In the week since the bombings in London, New York City saw a dramatic increase in calls to police about suspicious packages. NYPD overtime for extra officers on trains is running into the millions.

But the renewed focus raises questions about just what the ...


Former MTA Terror Head Says Underwater Tunnels at Risk

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The former head of the MTA's counter-terrorism efforts says the agency has dragged its feet and failed to protect what he says is the system's greatest vulnerability - subway tunnels that run under water.

REPORTER: Nicholas Casale, a former NYPD terrorism expert, was fired in May ...


Pataki Signs Out-of-State Wine Bill into Law

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Governor Pataki has signed into law a bill that will allow New York's wine lovers to have bottles shipped to them from out of state wineries. Likewise, New York's wineries will be allowed to ship to out of state customers.

The US Supreme Court recently threw ...


Looming Debts for NJ Transit

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Regional Plan Association is warning that the looming insolvency of New Jersey's transportation trust fund will have dire cosequences for motorists and commuters.

The RPA warns that without new funding sources, all annual transportation revenues, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, will merely pay the ...


Miller Backs Down on Trash Standoff

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Since the city closed the Fresh Kills Landfill, New York City's garbage has been trucked out of town to landfills and an incinerator in New Jersey.

Mayor Bloomberg isn't happy with this arrangement and last fall, he unveiled a new master plan for dealing with the ...


Dem V. Dem in New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2005

With just a few days to go before New Jersey must adopt a state budget, a fault line is opening within the Democratic party.

This time, the last-minute battle is not Republicans versus Democrats. It is Acting Governor Richard Codey, a Democrat, versus the Democratic majority ...


Cops Poised to Receive Raise

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The city's police union could find out any day now how much of a raise their members will get after three years without a contract.

REPORTER: The finding by the state Public Employment Relations Board will be binding. In arbitration, the police said they were due ...