Jenna Flanagan

Jenna Flanagan appears in the following:

Bloomber Says Nader Not s Spoiler

Monday, February 25, 2008

A day after Ralph Nader announced he's running for president, potential independent candidate Mayor Michael Bloomberg is declaring there's no such thing as a spoiler.

REPORTER: He says everyone has a right to run.

BLOOMBERG: There's 330 million people in this country and anybody that's over 35, ...


Mayors Create New Gun Database

Thursday, February 14, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg attended a crime summit yesterday in Baltimore.

He was joined by local mayor Sheila Dixon and several other members of the coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Bloomberg said the NRA's powerful influence in Washington is an impediment to the mayors' efforts to curb illegal ...


Clemens Goes on PR Campaign

Friday, February 08, 2008

REPORTER: Hardin said the media is rushing to convict Clemens.

HARDIN: I warn you all now. That 5, 6, 7 months from now, any of you that have jumped on this bandwagon about Roger taking steroids and assume that anything Brian McNamee has to say about ...


New Pitcher Ready for Mets

Thursday, February 07, 2008

REPORTER: Johan Santana put on his number 57 Mets jersey for the first time yesterday as the team introduced him at Shea Stadium.

Santana made it clear he understands that Mets' fans demand a World Series championship - or at least an NL pennant - after ...


Medical Examiner: Heath Ledger Died of Perscription Drug Overdose

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The toxicology report says actor Heath Ledger was killed by an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

The medical examiner reports Heath Ledger's system was coursing with pain killers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs. He died last month.

The statement from ME spokeswoman Ellen Borakove says the 28-year-old ...


Diallo Documentary Screened

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: It was a sold out crowd last night as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture screened a documentary film about Amadou Diallo.

Community leaders, elected officials and Diallo's mother, Kadiatou were among those who attended.

"365 Days of Marching: The Amadou Diallo Story" chronicles ...


Bloomberg Criticizes State Budget

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Testifying in Albany yesterday, Bloomberg said the city will lose roughly $500 million in state funding that was either promised for things like health care or, in the case of education, as part of a court-ordered settlement.

Bloomberg told lawmakers that a "deal's a deal" ...


Mayor Presents Fiscal '09 Budget

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg presented a conservative 58-billion-dollar budget plan for the next fiscal year, which includes a one-percent growth rate in controllable spending... and maintains his state of the city promise to continue 7-percent property tax cuts and 4-hundred-dollar rebates.

He says the nation's housing crisis has ...


Judge Rules in Favor of Convention Protestors

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: New York Civil Liberties Union had sued for full disclosure on behalf of 1,800 people arrested at the convention.

The Police Department's Commissioner for Intelligence, David Cohen, argued that full disclosure of any aspect could compromise the city's intelligence gathering. He said it could also ...


Terror Suspect Sentenced to Life in Prison

Friday, January 18, 2008

A 26 year-old man was sentenced to life in federal court in New York City today.

REPORTER: Mohammed Mansour Jabarah had been in US custody for 6 years, after he was charged with planning and conspiring to bomb US embassies in the Philippines and Singapore in ...


Turning Neighborhood Eyesores into Affordable Housing

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Owners of vacant sites in upper Manhattan are being given a reason to develop their languishing properties if they don't, they could face higher taxes.

REPORTER; Currently, tax rates for vacant property south of 110th Street are lower than those for vacant land north of that ...


Citigroup Announces Major Job Cuts in Wake of Financial Losses

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Growing concerns that the U.S. is headed toward recession sent Wall Street plunging today. The Dow Jones industrials fell 277 points to close at 12,501.

REPORTER: And Citigroup announced plans to cut thousands jobs after a disastrous 4th quarter. Mayor Bloomberg says he believes most of ...


Another Construction Workers Falls to His Death

Monday, January 14, 2008

A worker fell to his death at a Trump hotel and condominium tower under construction in SoHo. Police say the worker fell at lest 30 stories to his death from scaffolding that may have been compromised by a crane.

REPORTER: The Trump tower has been controversial ...


Campaigning for Obama in New Jersey

Friday, January 04, 2008

Senator Barak Obama's victory in the Iowa caucuses may have surprised some but early Obama supporters like Newark's Mayor Cory Booker says he was expecting it.

BOOKER: We've got a lot of people around America from pundits to political professionals really underestimate the American electorate and ...


As Election Nears, Voting Machine Problems Remain

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A federal judge could determine the fate of New York's voting system today.

The Justice Department has taken the state to court because after five years, it still hasn’t complied with the "Help America Vote Act." WNYC's Jenna Flanagan has more.

New York is the only state ...


Fare Increases Approved

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved fare increases on unlimited Metro Cards in a 12-to-2 vote, with the daily fare of $2 staying the same.

REPORTER: Beginning in March, a weekly card will cost $25, which is a one dollar increase, and a monthly card, will ...


Murder Rate in City at Lowest in Decades

Friday, December 14, 2007

2007 may be New York's safest year since the NYPD began keeping reliable records on homicides in 1963. Police say if things stay on track, the city will have fewer than 500 murders this year.

New York City's homicide rate reached an all-time high of 2,245 ...


City Cracks Down on Delinquent Water Bill Payers

Friday, December 07, 2007

New York City's paying water customers will not see an 18-percent increase in their bills next year. But those who haven't been paying should beware.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced an agreement yesterday to allow the Department of Environmental Protection, which runs ...


Police Officer Indicted for Off-Duty Shooting

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A police officer has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed man in the Bronx last spring. Officer Raphael Lora told a grand jury he tried to stop an inebriated Fermin Arzu from leaving the scene of a car accident, and fired ...


Police Officer Indicted on First Degree Manslaughter

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

New York City Police officer Raphael Lora pleaded not guilty to first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed man. He's free on 50-thousand dollar bond.

REPORTER: Police say Lora, who was off duty at the time, tried to prevent Fermin Arzu from leaving ...