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World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

On Friday, Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State's Attorney, announced criminal charges for six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. The charges range from murder to assault and misconduct.

NPR's Rachel Martin went to Baltimore this weekend to trace what has been a very difficult week in ...


Advisor to Jobless Reveals Secrets to Finding Employment

Friday, March 04, 2011

Even as the unemployment rate in New York City drops to 8.9 percent, the New York State labor counselor — who is tasked with helping those on unemployment find work — said his job isn't getting any easier.

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Paterson Says Calorie Counts Working

Monday, May 18, 2009

Governor Paterson is touting the successes of New York City's calorie posting law, as he pushes for a statewide equivalent. He says while the state spends more than $6 billion a year on obesity-related diseases, New York City residents are eating 52 calories less per ...


Caroline Kennedy: Right Decision to Drop Senate Bid

Monday, May 18, 2009

Caroline Kennedy says it was the 'right decision" to drop her bid to take Hillary Clinton's seat in the US Senate. Speaking on NBC's "Today Show," Kennedy deflected questions about how she thought Governor Paterson handled the appointment.

KENNEDY: As I've said, I've moved on. I'm ...


Bloomberg: Fare Hikes Lesser of Two Evils

Thursday, March 26, 2009

One day after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a fare hike and service cuts to cover a $1.2 billion budget gap, Mayor Bloomberg says the 25 percent fare increase is the lesser of two evils.

BLOOMBERG: That’s not good for our economy, it’s not good for ...


Clinton to Lead City's New Year's Festivities

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is resisting the suggestion that he's courting Democrats by inviting Sen. Hillary Clinton to lead tonight's New Year's Eve festivities. The mayor says Clinton has been a great senator with a strong record of service for the State of New York.

And, he says ...


Parking Remains Tough in Park Slope

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Parking in Park Slope, Brooklyn is no laughing matter, and there's no sign it's getting any funnier. A study just released by the New York City Department of Transportation finds that a 98 percent occupancy rate of parking spots was virtually unchanged when the city ...


City Officials can now Raise Money for Non-Profits

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Senior city government leaders and elected officials may now fund-raise for non-profits on city time and with city resources under certain conditions.

The Conflicts of Interest Board has released new rules on the question. Under the guidelines, a city leader may raise funds for groups that ...


Official Fundraising

Monday, December 29, 2008

Senior city government leaders and elected officials may now fundraise, on city time and with city resources for non-profits, under certain conditions. The Conflicts of Interest Board released new rules today on the question. A city leader may fundraise for groups that promote the interests ...


Who Will Succeed Hillary Clinton in the Senate?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Who will succeed Hillary Clinton as US Senator now that she's poised to become Secretary of State in the Obama administration? Governor Paterson has ruled himself out, but says more than a dozen people have contacted him expressing interest in filling out Clinton's term. Names ...


NYS Comptroller: Physicians Inflate Insurance Costs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

State authorities are going after health care providers for over-billing the New York State Health Insurance Program. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says audits uncovered widespread abuses. He says $14 million in reimbursements were linked to inflated claims.

DINAPOLI: These medical providers misled patients and engaged in ...


Term Limits and Lawsuits

Friday, October 24, 2008

The City Council may have voted, but an extension on term limits is expected to face more than one lawsuit. Civil liberties lawyer Norm Siegel is part of a group of lawyers studying a possible challenge based on either the Voting Rights Act, the 1st ...


City's Homeless Plan Falling Short, Report Says

Thursday, August 07, 2008

An ambitious plan to bring down the level of homelessness in New York City is falling short, according to an assessment issued today by the Independent Budget Office.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg set a goal of reducing homelessness by 2/3 as of 2009. While the city has ...


Report: More People Choose the Emergency Room

Thursday, August 07, 2008

More and more people are turning to the emergency room for medical care, up 32 percent from a decade ago, according to a new report out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Stephen Pitts was the lead author of the new report. He ...


Civil Liberties Group Loses Voting Battle

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The American Civil Liberties Union in New Jersey has lost a court battle to educate voters about their rights as they go to the polls.

A three judge appeals court has upheld a state directive barring anyone from distributing materials within 100 feet of the polls. ...


Corzine will Organize to Continue Drilling Ban

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine says there's little support among East Coast governors to lift the ban on oil drilling along the continental shelf - a proposal President Bush made today.

Corzine says that's not the way to address the energy crisis and the high cost ...


Comptroller Audit Critical of Skyport

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New York City's comptroller is calling a marina and parking facility on the East River "an accident waiting to happen".

William Thompson, a potential candidate for mayor, says his auditors reported degraded piers, corroded steel, cracked concrete and other violations at a site leased by New ...