Jenna Flanagan

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MTA Highlights Green Agenda, Seeks Federal Stimulus

Friday, January 09, 2009

Governors, state highway departments and city transit agencies are all trying to convince the Obama administration to fund their projects. MTA officials were among those in Washington yesterday seeking funds. Manhattan Congressman Jerrold Nadler says the Obama stimulus bill will need some adjustments if it's ...


Paterson on Kennedy as NY Senator

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Governor Paterson spoke publicly for the first time about what he liked, and didn't like, about Caroline Kennedy, as a possible replacement for Senator Hillary Clinton. Paterson spoke with WOR's Joan Hamburg:

PATERSON: Caroline Kenney obviously does have a tremendous relationship with the president and that's ...


Freshman Storm Congress

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A city councilman no more, Michael McMahon was sworn in today as a member of 111th Congress. McMahon now represents New York's 13th District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. He says the whole experience was like his first day of law school.



City Island Fire Brings Debate About Station Cutbacks

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

An early morning fire on City Island in the Bronx has residents questioning whether it's safe to limit use of Ladder 53. The New York City Fire Department plans to effectively shut down the firehouse from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. to save money. It's ...


Mulchfest Recycles City Christmas Trees

Monday, January 05, 2009

New Yorkers have from now until January 16th to have their trees mulched by the city. Sanitation crews will be out collecting leftover trees. Last year parks officials recycled more than 13,000 trees, but this year sanitation commissioner, John Doherty says they will need a ...


Harlem Park Closed for High Lead Levels

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The New York City Parks department has closed Harlem's Thomas Jefferson Park due to elevated levels of lead.

REPORTER: Al Huang, an environmental justice attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, says the contaminated park poses a danger to the entire city.

HUANG: Not only is there ...


Councilman Arrested for Domestic Violence

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Queens Councilman has been charged with assault, after he brought his girlfriend to a hospital early this morning seeking treatment for cuts around her eye.

Councilman Hiram Monserratte is to become a state senator next month. He was praised for his service by his council ...


Vets Wait Almost 6 Months for Services

Friday, December 05, 2008

The New York City office of Veterans Affairs says it can take at least 6 months for a vet to obtain the services and medications they need as they re-adjust to civilian life. The office says a third of their claims have been backlogged because ...


NY Commission Calls for Property Tax Cap

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Governor Paterson is getting support in his effort to cap New York State's property tax rate. A new report from his Commission on Property Tax Relief recommends ways the state could cap local school taxes.

The Commission's Chair, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, says the report ...


Governors Meet with President-Elect to Discuss Possible State Bailouts

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama met with 41 of the nation's governors in Philadelphia, including those from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Obama told the governors he wants their input on an economic recovery package to help their states.

OBAMA: I'm not simply asking the nation's governors to ...


Improving the Doorway to Elevator Safety

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says the city Housing Authority could have prevented the death of a 5-year old boy last August, if only it had installed a device that prevents elevator doors from opening between floors.

STRINGER: This is a $400 part that would have ...


NYS Comptroller: 2008 Among the Worst

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The financial crisis gripping Wall Street and the global economy could cost New York State 225,000 jobs over the next two years. That's according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli who released his gloomiest report yet on the state's fiscal outlook.

DINAPOLI: We're confirming what everybody knows, ...


At NYC's Green Markets, Increased Use of Food Stamp Cards

Friday, November 21, 2008

The city's green markets have seen a surge in shoppers using food stamp debit cards. Council Speaker Christine Quinn says that's due a 2006 program that brought credit card style scanners to green markets.

QUINN: Low income folks now are using their food stamps to get ...


State Democrats Remain in Holding Pattern over Senate Leadership

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Bronx state senator is refusing to budge on the issue of Democratic control in the legislature.

REPORTER: Senator Ruben Diaz and two fellow Democrats have been withholding support for Malcolm Smith of Queens to become majority leader, until Latino lawmakers are granted leadership positions. But ...


Governor Paterson Tells Legislators, 'No More Borrowing'

Monday, November 03, 2008

As Governor Paterson and state leaders try to figure out how to close a $1.5 billion gap in the state budget, Paterson says they'll have to do it without borrowing.

Paterson says state government has to be managed like a household. He says he fears rating ...


Long Island Roads Deadliest for Pedestrians

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Suburban pedestrians beware. A new report has identifies the most dangerous roads to cross and the infamous Queens Boulevard does not top the list. Long Island's Hempstead Turnpike had three times as many pedestrian fatalities as Queens Boulevard between 2005 and 2007.

Next on the list ...


Council Votes Down Term Limits Referendum

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The City Council voted down an amendment to the term limits bill that would have forced a voter referendum on extending the limits from two to three terms in a 28-22 vote.

Bill de Blasio, a vocal opponent of the term limit bill, described the failure ...


Tax Increases? Commercials on Garbage Trucks?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Mayor Bloomberg, and now the city council Speaker Christine Quinn is raising the possibility of a tax increase because of the city's multi-billion dollar budget gap and its slowing economy.

Speaking at a breakfast for the Citizens Budget Commission, Quinn says keeping the city afloat ...


Higher NYC Job Loss Forecast

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New York City could lose as many as 165,000 jobs over the next two years as the financial meltdown ripples beyond Wall Street. That's according to a new economic forecast from City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

The job loss projection is nearly double the 85,000 forecast in ...


Rutgers Takes Pulse of Asian American Voters

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing segments of the national electorate and have a significant political presence in the New York-New Jersey area, according to a new Rutgers study.

The report's co-author Jane Junn says even though roughly 80 percent of the adults in ...