Cindy Rodriguez

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Ferry Captain Won't be Prosecuted

Thursday, August 19, 2004

The captain of the Staten Island Ferry boat that crashed last October will escape criminal prosecution. The U.S. attorney's office plans to dismiss charges that he lied about where he was during the accident. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.


Public Debates Plan to Store Spent Fuel at Indian Point

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Plans to store nuclear spent fuel at the Indian Point power plant were recently debated at a public meeting held by federal regulators. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.


New DMV Policies Spark Debate

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is verifying social security numbers. And so far, close to one hundred and fifty thousand drivers are in danger of having their licenses suspended. The process has heightened a debate taking place across the country - what ...


New Yorkers Search for Terror Suspects

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Earlier this week, the Government re-released the pictures of 7 individuals believed to be affiliated with Al Qaeda. The photos were prominently displayed on the front page and inside newspaper tabloids. The FBI's New York City field office says, its received more than 230 calls ...


Domestic Flights Met By Immigration Officials

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Last month, 5 domestic flights originating in LA were met by immigration officials at Newark and JFK airports. Dozens of undocumented immigrants, mostly from Mexico, were arrested.


City Re-evaluates Meals on Wheels Program

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Aging baby boomers and longer life spans are causing the city to re-evaluate its Meals on Wheels programs. In 10 years, the Department for the aging predicts there will be 26 percent more people age 85 and older living in the city. While the population ...


U.S. Visitors Fingerprinted and Photographed

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will begin to implement a program that requires visitors with temporary visas to be photographed and fingerprinted by customs officials at all points of entry. The new procedures are meant to help keep track of when foreigners traveling with ...


English Language Learners Pushed Out of NYC Schools

Thursday, December 04, 2003

More than 63 thousand students were supposed to graduate from New York City high schools last year. 20 percent of them dropped out. Not counted in that statistic though are the ones who were told to leave school when it became apparent they were falling ...


Investigators Still Struggle Over Cause of Ferry Crash

Monday, October 27, 2003

It's been over a week since the Andrew J. Barberi, a Staten Island Ferry Boat, rammed into a cement dock and killed 10 people. 9 other passengers remain hospitalized. Federal investigators have been trying to piece together the events leading up to the crash but ...


"No Match" Letters: Immigrants Lose Jobs

Friday, October 03, 2003

Every year dozens of immigrant workers lose their jobs due to what are called no match letters sent by the Social Security Administration. Unions with a large immigrant membership say the number is likely in the hundreds when you account for those who simply disappear ...


Immigrants Struggle in Garment Industry

Friday, September 12, 2003

The largest manufacturing industry in New York city remains apparel. But the economic down turn that worsened after the 2001 terrorist attacks dealt a large blow to an industry already shrinking. The immigrants employed in garment factories say two years later they continue to struggle ...


Possible Verizon Strikes

Saturday, August 02, 2003

The contract for 78 thousand Verizon workers expires tonight at midnight and both sides have begun preparing for a strike. If it happens, the strike would effect 13 sates in the Northeast. Verizon wants more flexibility to move jobs from one geographic area to another ...


Stronger Law to End Lead Poisoning Forever?

Friday, July 11, 2003

Lead based paint has been banned in New York City for over 40 years. While lead poisoning has dropped dramatically it has not disappeared. Last year 5 thousand children had elevated levels of lead in their blood. Community activists believe a stronger law that makes ...


The Fate of NYC Rent Laws

Thursday, June 19, 2003

The fate of the rent laws that govern over a million apartments units in New York City will likely be decided within the next 24 hours. The laws were last renewed in 1997 and officially expired Sunday but the state legislature has been unable to ...


Navy Property on Vieques Now Nature Preserve

Friday, May 02, 2003

More than 14,000 acres of land on the island of Vieques, once controlled by the US navy, are now officially open as a nature preserve. For many the Navy's exit marks a victory at the end of decades of struggle. It was a fight that gained ...


U.S. Navy Out of Vieques

Thursday, May 01, 2003

The U.S. Navy is officially leaving the island of Vieques. Celebrations and rallies including a symbolice dismantling of the fence that marked Camp Garcia will take place at one minute after midnight. In New York there will also be a candlelight vigil and rally in ...


Counting The Homeless

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

The city's first official count of homeless who stay on the streets of Manhattan at night was completed early yesterday morning. About a thousand volunteers, many of them city workers and social service professionals, but others just average New Yorkers, braved the cold to see ...


New Yorkers Face Fare Hike

Friday, November 22, 2002

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is projecting a budget gap of nearly 3 billion dollars over the next two years. As a result, the public will likely have to pay more to ride subways, buses and commuter trains. Tolls on bridges and tunnels are also expected ...


Mayor Prepares City for Deep Cuts

Friday, November 15, 2002

Mayor Bloomberg says urgent steps are needed, to close the city's growing budget deficit. With a shortfall of one billion dollars this year...and a deficit approaching six and a half billion dollars next year...the mayor prepared the city for deep cuts in spending and new ...


New York City's Homeless Crisis

Thursday, September 19, 2002

As the city struggles to find space for families entering the shelter system, those waiting for permanent housing are also part of the problem. Families who are placed in the next level of shelter often linger there for nearly a year. That's a jump from ...