Isaac-Davy Aronson

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Term Limits Testimony Continues in Council

Friday, October 17, 2008

A second day of heated testimony and debate continues at City Hall over Mayor Bloomberg's proposed legislation to change the city's term limits law. Elected officials from across the city have been appearing before the council since 10 this morning to offer their views and ...


City Lends Small Businesses a Hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As the federal government pumps billions in capital into New York's largest banks, the city is taking steps to make sure the little guy has access to financing, too.

Mayor Bloomberg and the city's Department of Small Business Services have announced new partnerships between the five ...


Wall Street's Reaction to the $700 Billion Rescue Plan

Friday, October 03, 2008

Stocks turned lower and credit markets remained strained after the House approved a $700 billion financial rescue plan.

Here with a reaction to the markets and the House rescue measure is Robert Shroeder, a reporter at Market Watch.


Congresswoman Promises There Will Be Follow-Up to Bailout

Friday, October 03, 2008

With the markets actually lower than they were before the passage of the $700 billion economic rescue plan, and Governor Paterson warning of an economic "blood bath" in the state, New York's fiscal woes look far from over.

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says taxpayers shouldn't ...


New Jersey Congressman Explains Why He Changed His Bailout Vote

Friday, October 03, 2008

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Congressmembers put that adage into action and passed the financial industry bailout plan in a vote of 263 to 171, a reversal of Monday's stunning defeat.

Among those who changed their minds is New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell, ...


Local Senators Vote in Favor of Bailout Plan

Thursday, October 02, 2008

All 6 senators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted in favor of the $700 billion financial bailout plan that passed the Senate last night.

New York Senator Charles Schumer told CNN after the vote that he thinks Americans are starting to understand that the ...


US to Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Governor Paterson says the federal government's bailout of insurance giant AIG will help stave off a fiscal crisis for New York state. WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson reports.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson and his superintendent of insurance, Eric Dinallo, had lobbied hard for the Fed to step in, with ...


NYPD Releases New Data on Shootings by Officers

Thursday, September 11, 2008

City police officers are using their weapons less.

Incidents in which police fired last year were the fewest since the department began recording the statistic three decades ago.

According to an NYPD report, in 2007 there were 111 incidents in which firearms were discharged, including shots fired ...


Primary Results Roundup

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Returns are in from yesterday's primary elections, and several Democratic incumbents fended off challenges for their party's nomination.

Thirteen-term Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns trounced activist Kevin Powell.

Also in Brooklyn, Senator Kevin Parker more narrowly won his race against two term-limited city councilmen who ran for his ...


Primary Elections Unusually Competitive

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's primary day. New Yorkers head to the polls to select their party's candidates for State Senate, State Assembly, and Congress. WNYC's Isaac Davy-Aronson has more.

REPORTER: There's an unusual number of competitive primaries in the city this year, which some poll watchers expect could lead ...


FAA Puts Newark Flight Auction on Hold

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will hold off on a planned auction of a take-off and landing slot at Newark Airport.

The FAA says the auctions would reduce air congestion, but the agency agreed to put them on hold until an independent FAA office looks ...


Meadowlands Cracks Down on Rowdy Fans

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Season ticketholders at the Meadowlands who get themselves tossed out for drunkenness will lose their season tickets under new regulations.

Tickets will be revoked even if they are being used by someone other than the owner, though the owner will get two warnings first.

New Jersey Senate ...


Cuomo Investigates UBS

Saturday, August 09, 2008

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement with UBS for the financial giant to return $11 billion to about 40,000 investors. The news follows a similar settlement Cuomo announced yesterday with Citigroup.

He had accused both banks of misrepresenting auction-rate securities as safe investments, ...


State Lawmakers Ask for Federal Funding for Heating Oil

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

More New Yorkers will be eligible for state checks to help pay winter heating bills this year. The maximum yearly family income to qualify has risen to $45,000. Now lawmakers are trying to figure out where that money will come from.

The typical household using home ...


Council Approves Overhaul of Fire Code

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The City Council has passed the first overhaul of the city's fire code in a century.

It adopts widely recognized regulations known as the International Fire Code. The new guidelines mandate new evacuation plans and private residential developments would be required to provide access roads ...


State Agencies Told to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Thursday, May 29, 2008

With the first legal same-sex marriages in California set to be performed next month, Governor Paterson has told state agencies to start recognizing gay marriages performed in states and countries where they're allowed.

Paterson's legal counsel told agencies they could be violating state human rights ...


Kelly Responds to Weekend Gun Violence

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will discuss last weekend's outbreak of gun violence when he appears before the Citizens Crime Commission.

Over the holiday weekend, five men were fatally shot in the Bronx and another in Brooklyn. Several people were wounded in a Queens incident which ...


Port Authority Approves Additional Airport Security Measures

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Port Authority has approved a $28 million project to put additional vertical cylindrical security barriers in front of terminals at Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports.

The first phase of the project was approved last year, not long after two men crashed a flaming Jeep loaded ...


Brooklyn Bridge Celebrates 125 Years!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fireworks, a Navy flyover and a new tribute song are on tap for the 125th birthday blowout for the Brooklyn Bridge tonight.

Thousands of people are expected at the kickoff festivities at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn this evening, featuring a performance by the Brooklyn ...


Guilty Plea In Adoption Fraud Case

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A woman accused of using fake names and fraudulent documents to adopt 11 disabled New York City children has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.

Judith Leekin is also accused of beating and starving the children inside her Florida home. The 63-year-old admitted she sent ...