Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

De Blasio Outlines Budget — But More Than a Billion Dollars in Federal, State Cuts Looming

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Since becoming mayor, de Blasio’s preliminary budgets have grown by nearly 20 percent.

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Union Families Are Nervous as de Blasio Faces Another Round of Labor Contract Negotiations

Thursday, February 01, 2018

As Mayor de Blasio prepares to release his budget, one of the biggest pieces of it is still up for negotiation: labor contracts for city workers. 


De Blasio and Other Mayors Ditch Meeting with Trump Over Immigration Letter

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The mayor skipped a meeting at the White House on Wednesday after the Justice Department's latest effort to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities."

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City Sues Pharmaceutical Companies As Part of Effort to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New York City is taking on big pharma with a lawsuit against seven drug manufacturers and three distributors.


Cynthia Nixon Headlines Fundraiser for Millennial Women in Politics

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The actor and activist gave a spirited call to action to a packed bar of young women — and a few men — in Brooklyn Thursday night. She also did not rule out her own run for office. 


Officials Say NYC Does Not Track Sexual Harassment Claims Across Entire Workforce

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

As the nation grapples with the #MeToo moment, city officials say they are still figuring out their policy on reporting the data on these issues.

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Corey Johnson Elected Council Speaker — With One Holdout

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

City Council member Inez Barron nominated herself, arguing that "race still matters."

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De Blasio Renews Progressive Pledge at Second Inauguration

Monday, January 01, 2018

At a smaller-scale ceremony, the mayor doubled-down on his progressive bona fides. It was evident in who joined him at the event — and who did not.

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Council Member Corey Johnson Stacks Up Support for Speakership

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 35-year-old representative from Manhattan is poised to become the first openly gay man and HIV-positive leader of the legislative body.


A Farewell for the 'Other' Departing Council Members

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Nine City Council members besides Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito are leaving the body at the end of the year.


Mark-Viverito's Final Days Marked By Flurry Of Voting

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In the speakers final days, the City Council is voted on 38 pieces of legislation from The Right to Know Act to a requirement for a gender-neutral pronoun on some city forms.

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At Final Council Meeting, a Reflective and Defiant Mark-Viverito

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

At her final meeting as City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito looks back at her career in public office.


De Blasio Heads to Iowa, But Insists His Priority Is NYC

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mayor de Blasio heads to the Hawkeye State next week. It's his third trip to the state in the last two years.


Judge Finalizes Voter Purge Settlement

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A settlement stemming from the New York City Board of Elections' illegal voter purge is now official.

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A Tale of Two Roadways: The Senator vs. The Cyclist

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Brooklyn elected official is defending himself after an interaction with a cyclist Monday night. There are two versions of the events that started on Third Avenue in Brooklyn.

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De Blasio Backs Revised Right to Know Act

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The mayor reversed course on Tuesday saying he now supports two bills that promote greater police accountability. But police reform advocates say one of them includes loopholes.


Journalists of Color, Women React to News About John Hockenberry

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Some say it reflects a pervasive culture at WNYC and other news outlets where sexism and racism are allowed to fester. 

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Gillibrand, Espaillat Urge GOP to Back Dreamers Or Risk Government Shutdown

Sunday, December 03, 2017

New York members of the House and Senate say they won't vote for a year-end budget deal unless it includes protections for young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. 

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De Blasio Promotes More Women in Cabinet

Thursday, November 30, 2017

As sexual harassment takes the headlines, a mayor sends a message that a woman's place is in the cabinet.


City Election Officials Consider Online Voter Registration

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The council and mayor's office want the city to be the first municipality in the state to offer voter registration online, but the city's Board of Elections needs to be "on board."