Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

De Blasio Staff And Alumni Post Open Letter Blasting Current NYPD Oversight

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Mayor de Blasio is coming under fire for his oversight of the NYPD in an open letter from hundreds of his own employees. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.

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De Blasio Slammed For Handling of Police Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Mayor de Blasio is taking it on the chin over his handling of recent police protests. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports some critics say the problems are of his own making.

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How New Yorkers Will Vote -- and Get Their Votes Counted

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

On the challenges of voting in the New York June primary during this extraordinary time.

Voters Get Acquainted With Expanded Absentee Ballot System

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

As voters start to receive those ballots, they are also experiencing some unexpected quirks. WNYC’s Brigid Bergin has the story.

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De Blasio Faces Criticism After Fourth Night of Protests

Monday, June 01, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio has overseen widespread protests before but this time he's facing intense criticism from former allies and supporters. 

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De Blasio Defends NYPD After Third Violent Night of Protests

Monday, June 01, 2020

After protesters took to New York City streets over the weekend, many former allies criticize the mayor's leadership.

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Voter Registration Deadline For June Primary Looms

Thursday, May 28, 2020

As leaders scramble to respond to Covid-19, this crucial election year marches forward. The deadline to register to vote in the June primary is Friday. 

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It's Official: NY Presidential Primary Is Happening June 23rd

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports the State Board of Elections lost their appeal to cancel the upcoming contest.

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How To Vote By Absentee Ballot in New York’s June 23rd Primary During Covid19

Monday, May 18, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections has started mailing 3.6 million absentee ballot applications to registered voters for next month's primary election. 

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Appeals Court Set To Decide Fate of New York's Presidential Primary

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The State Board of Elections wants to reverse a lower court decision that reinstated next month's Democratic presidential primary, citing risks from Covid-19.

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New York City Board of Elections Scales Up Absentee Ballot Program in Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The NYC Board of Elections plans to mail nearly 4 million absentee ballot applications starting next week. 

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Judge Orders New York Presidential Primary Back On

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A federal judge overturned the State Board of Elections decision last week to cancel the contest. WNYC's Brigid Bergin joins host David Furst to explain what it means for voters.

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New York Cancels Presidential Primary

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Before the coronavirus, Tuesday would have been the Democratic presidential primary in New York. But state officials have cancelled it altogether. 

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Remembering WNYC's Own Richard Hake

Monday, April 27, 2020

A tribute to the beloved late host of WNYC's Morning Edition, Richard Hake.

Stringer Urges Mayor to Expand Cooling Options

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Comptroller Scott Stringer wants New York City to act now to protect vulnerable residents this summer.

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Not Even A Pandemic Can Stop Ballot Access Politics In New York City

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Starting Tuesday, the New York City Board of Elections will hold for the first-time virtual hearings to determine which candidates appear on the June primary ballot. 

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This Week in Politics: A New York City Budget with Deep Cuts Across the Board

Saturday, April 18, 2020

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With the city's finances falling off a cliff, Mayor de Blasio presented an executive budget with cuts across all city agencies.

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Facing COVID-19, De Blasio Seeks Federal Funds To Address Massive Revenue Drop

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing an $89.3 billion dollar executive budget, down more than 6 percent from his preliminary proposal in January.

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City Taps Drivers To Assist With Emergency Food Deliveries Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The city is investing $170 million to ramp up its emergency food program. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports part of that money will go towards paying new delivery drivers.

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City Still Struggling To Deliver Meals to Seniors Homebound By Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mayor de Blasio has said no one will go hungry during this pandemic. But WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports, the city is still struggling to ensure seniors get the food they need.

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