Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

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."


Low Voter Turnout Means Trouble for de Blasio and Queens Council Incumbent

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

While Mayor de Blasio defended his victory as a mandate, Councilwoman Liz Crowley may not even end up with a victory, much less a mandate.

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Election Day Podcast Special: The Queens Machine

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

WNYC's Brian Lehrer and reporter Brigid Bergin take you behind the scenes to show you how politics really works in New York.

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Like it or Not, 300,000 Voters Get New Poll Sites

Monday, November 06, 2017

One out of every five poll sites in New York City has been changed. But the Board of Elections isn't putting up any signs to help voters find their way.

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Comptroller Finds City Board of Elections Needs Management Overhaul

Friday, November 03, 2017

In an audit released Friday, Stringer uncovered a host of problems in visits to 156 poll sites on three different voting days last year.

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Queens Machine, Part 4: Meet the Boss

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Rep. Joseph Crowley is the fourth most powerful Democrat in Congress — and head of the Queens County Democratic Committee. More on his power and his prospects.

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WATCH NOW: The Final NYC Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Three mayoral candidates meet for the final debate Wednesday night with the general election less than a week away.


Queens Machine, Part 3: Inside the Belly of the Machine

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

From the original machine —Tammany Hall — to the modern Queens Democratic County Committee.

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