Elaine Rivera

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New Rules for Uptown Trucks

Friday, November 16, 2007

This morning, state and city environmental officials will announce that they've launched a crackdown on polluting trucks in East Harlem. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

In the past 2 weeks, air quality inspectors have randomly pulled over 311 trucks in East Harlem and found that 110 ...


A Cranky Fred Thompson Stumps in NYC

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Republican Presidential candidate Fred Thompson testily ended a news conference in Manhattan today after a reporter asked him whether New York was a sanctuary city, in favor of supplying services to undocumented immigrants WNYC's Elaine Rivera has the story.

REPORTER: After appearing before a group of ...


Revision of Minimum Standards

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Board of Correction has revised several of its minimum standards at the city's correctional facilities that include more monitoring of inmates - prompting criticism from legal advocacy groups.

The board agreed that corrections officials can monitor inmates telephone calls and more easily inspect their mail ...


Democratic Candidates Pile on Rudy

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New York Senator Hillary Clinton wasn't the only presidential candidate to get criticized by her Democratic rivals this week. They also had harsh words for Republican front-runner Rudolph Giuliani. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The attacks began at Tuesday's Democratic debate when Joe Biden lambasted Giuliani ...


Fallout Continues from Spitzer's Licensing Plan

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The fallout over Governor Eliot Spitzer's controversial drivers' license plan has put many of New York state's top politicians in awkward positions. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

Spitzer's evolving plan to give undocumented immigrants valid drivers' licenses has politicians of all stripes fuming, stumbling and shifting. Mayor ...


Clintons Welcomed in "Harlem Homecoming"

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill and were given a rousing welcome Saturday at what was billed a "Harlem Homecoming." WNYC's Elaine Rivera was there:

REPORTER: A standing ovation and a gospel choir greeted the former president and Senator Clinton as they entered into Harlem's ...


Rudy Roots for the Red Sox?!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani has been sounding a lot more like some of the conservative voters he's courting in these elections than the New Yorkers he once represented. But, this week, some baseball fans felt, he crossed the line. WNYC's Elaine Rivera took her microphone ...


New Plan for Penn Station, Post Office

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Spitzer administration has released a new proposal for the transit hub on 8th Avenue, that's supposed to replace the existing Penn Station. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

The plan has been revamped to include rebuilding Penn Station, as well as turning the Farley Post Office into ...


Spitzer Defends Immigrant License Policy

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer says his policy to allow drivers licenses for illegal immigrants is a result of a broken federal immigration policy. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: Speaking at New York University Law School Friday, Spitzer said his executive order to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain ...


"Rudy Gets Results" Campaign Launches

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A group of former officials who worked with Rudy Giuliani have come together to tout the candidate's mayoral legacy in a new campaign. But they're sidestepping tough questions critical of the Republican presidential hopeful. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The officials gathered at a mid-town hotel ...


HIllary's New Internet Image: Strategists Go For Warm and Funny

Monday, October 15, 2007

The lesser known presidential candidates will spend millions introducing themselves through their ad campaigns. But for Senator Hillary Clinton, getting known isn't the problem. Becoming liked - and staying liked - is. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: It's a side to Hillary Clinton that many Americans ...


License Debate Continues in New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Governor Spitzer has fired back at Republican opponents who are attacking his policy to allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers' licenses. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: After a week of criticism coming from his mostly Republicans opponents, Spitzer accused them of exploiting September 11th. He countered ...


Spitzer Fights Back on Drivers Licenses

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer spent a second day fighting back on two policies that have met harsh criticism from state and national Republican officials. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: Spitzer's decision last week to permit undocumented immigrants to get drivers' licenses has unleashed a firestorm among many ...


Spitzer Joins 7 States to Sue Over Insurance for Kids

Monday, October 01, 2007

Govenor Eliot Spitzer announced today that New York will join seven other states to sue the Bush Administration for blocking expansion of a federal children's health care program.

REPORTER: Spitzer charged that the Bush administration is unfairly trying to derail states' efforts to expand s-chip to ...


Fight Escalates Over Licenses for Undocumented

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The fight is intensifying over Governor Spitzer's new policy to allow people in the country illegally to get valid driver's licenses. But supporters and opponents agree that it's a major test case for the nation. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

RIVERA: Across the state, citizens, officials and ...


Responses Continue to Spitzer’s License Proposal

Friday, September 28, 2007

New York's Republican Party has launched an online petition for residents who oppose Governor Spitzer's decision to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The New York Republican State Committee says it will put the petition on its Web site because ...


Giuliani Shapes Image in Radio Ad Campaign

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

To New Yorkers who lived with Rudolph Giuliani for eight years as Mayor and six years as U.S. attorney, the Republican presidential hopeful is a well known quantity. But to many Americans, beyond the sharp focus of his actions on September 11, the former Mayor ...

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Demonstrations at Giuliani Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A small, but vocal group of firefighters and family members of firefighters killed on 9/11 protested at a midtown fundraiser for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. They want the former mayor to stop running as a hero of September 11th. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: They chanted ...


Republicans Say Trooper Scandal is Not Over

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer says now that a report has cleared his administration of any wrongdoing in the trooper scandal, it's time to get back to state business. But Republican officials say it's not over yet. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

RIVERA: The Albany District Attorney's report concluded ...


East Side Development Plan Presented

Friday, September 21, 2007

A plan to develop the riverfront on Manhattan's East Side drew hundreds of residents at the first public hearing on the proposal. Many in attendance expressed their reservations. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

In a packed auditorium at New York University's Medical Center, representatives for the developer ...