Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

NYPD Boss Ray Kelly Gets High Marks From New Yorkers: Poll

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly scores high for job performance despite recent flare-ups in the press over surveillance efforts targeting Muslim communities and his role in a controversial anti-Muslim film, according to a poll of New York City voters.

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Komen Foundation Reverses Decision to End Grants to Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced on Friday that they have reversed their decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood. 

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Donate $250K to Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a donation of $250,000 to Planned Parenthood Federation of America in an effort to defray the loss of funds withdrawn by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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99 Percent: Don't Balance Budget on Our Back

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A coalition of community groups calling themselves the 99 percent campaign are asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a budget proposal that closes the city's projected $2 billion budget gap without harming services to poor and low income New Yorkers.

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Sunlight for City’s Foreclosures, Contracts

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

City Council members approved a bill Wednesday that requires banks to notify the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) within 15 days of the start of foreclosure proceedings. Banks who fail comply face a fine of up to $1,000 each week until they complete the notification process.

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Assault on Sanitation Workers Should Be a Felony, Council Member Says

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

City Council member Elizabeth Crowley introduced a resolution at a Council meeting Wednesday that urges the state legislature to pass a pending bill that would make assaulting a New York City Sanitation worker a Class D felony.

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Obama Attends Four Manhattan Fundraisers, Sings R&B

Thursday, January 19, 2012

WNYC
WATCH. President Barack Obama made a campaign stop in New York City on Thursday hoping for deep pockets at four fundraisers, — and even launched into Al Green's "Let's Stay Together,...

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Democrat Mark Murphy to Challenge GOP’s Grimm in 13th District

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Democrat Mark Murphy plans to challenge first-term Republican Michael Grimm in New York's 13th congressional district.  The district covers all of Staten Island and parts of southwest Brooklyn. 

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Bah Humbug! City Halts Staten Island Ferry Decorations

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ferry riders are getting "scrooged" out of holiday decorations this year at the Staten Island Ferry terminals. That's because the Department of Transportation has nixed the tinsel, tree, lights and bows this holiday season.

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Fighting Tradition, A Catholic Womanpriest Leads Mass in East Village

Friday, December 16, 2011

This is not a traditional church. In fact, it’s just the community room of a residential building in the East Village. Paper signs taped to entrance read “Private: Prayer Service in Session. Do not disturb.”

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Aide to Qns Sen. Huntley Faces Charges

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

An aide to state Senator Shirley Huntley and one of the senator's housemates have pleaded not guilty to charges they stole more than $29,000 dollars in grant money intended for a New York City nonprofit founded by Huntley. Two others were also arraigned this morning in State Supreme Court in Nassau County.

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Catholics Prepare for New Mass

Saturday, November 26, 2011

As Catholics start the holy season of Advent, there will be some changes in how they celebrate Mass. Starting this weekend, Roman Catholic churches across the United States and othe...

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Approximately 250 Arrested as Protesters Surge Into the Streets

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Approximately 250 were arrested when protesters marched through the streets of Manhattan on Thursday as part of the all-day citywide demonstration that officials said could draw ...

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Rain, Snow Test OWS Protesters

Saturday, October 29, 2011

As New York City endures a record-breaking, unseasonably early winter storm, those camping out in Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests are getting their first taste of what conditions may be like when the seasons officially change.

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Zuccotti Park Owners Back Down While Protesters Plan a 'Party'

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated Friday when a plan for the park owners to clean the park was temporarily shelved. Organizers are planning marches and other events on Saturday, including an "Occupation Party" in Times Square at 5 p.m.

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'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Designs Inspire Wall Street Protest Invite

Friday, October 14, 2011

Street artist and controversial graphic designer Shepard Fairey's imagery is being used by Wall Street protesters: using a palate of red, black and beige, the “Hope” artist's designs have been used for an invitation to the Occupation Party, a protest planned in Times Square on Saturday.

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Handful of Arrests After Zuccotti Park Protest Cleanup Postponed

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Police made 14 arrests when a few hundred Wall Street protesters left Zuccotti Park and marched near the Stock Exchange after owners of the Lower Manhattan park that has become the demonstrators' makeshift headquarters made a last-minute decision to postpone the planned cleanup.

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Sexuality, Catholic Church Subject of Talks

Thursday, September 15, 2011

There’s rarely a shortage of debate when it comes to the Roman Catholic Church. The latest debate will start on Friday at Fordham University and will center on the relationship betw...

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Hundreds of Thousands Without Power After Irene Wallops Region

Saturday, August 27, 2011

UPDATE: 6:56 p.m. There were nearly 121,000 customers in New York City without power after Hurricane Irene barreled down on the region Sunday morning, bringing rains that could force the utility to cut power to Lower Manhattan if flooding becomes widespread.

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A Catholic Church Is Honored During Pride Parade

Sunday, June 26, 2011

One of the half-million parade-goers expected at Pride March on Sunday has elected to sponsor an unlikely institution to honor during the annual celebration: a Catholic Church.

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