Rebeca Ibarra

Host, WNYC News

Rebeca Ibarra appears in the following:

One Year After Cyclist's Death, Advocates Call for Safer Bike Lanes

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cyclists and community advocates continue to push for protected bike lanes along a stretch of Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Queens.

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Local Airport Workers Win a Hard-Fought Battle for $19 an Hour

Friday, March 23, 2018

After years of protests, workers at Newark, JFK and LaGuardia airports are finally getting a raise.

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An Irish Goodbye for Late Gov. Brendan Byrne

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Healy's Tavern in Jersey City to pay tribute. 


Newark Judge Weakens Police Review Board

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A superior court judge has stripped the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board of its ability to subpoena or investigate police.


In Sharp Turn from Christie Years, New NJ Budget Includes Legalizing Marijuana, Taxing the Rich

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Murphy's $34 billion plan proposed increasing the state's sale tax, tripling the funding to NJ Transit, and increasing funding for local schools, pre-k and community colleges. 

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Reports of Sexual Abuse Continue to Plague New Jersey's Only Women's Prison

Thursday, March 08, 2018

And the reappointment of Department of Corrections head Gary Lanigan is stalled — with legislators and activists asking for a change of leadership.


Local Democrats Push for Higher Wages in Mexico as Part of New NAFTA Deal

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is among those leading the push, saying better working conditions abroad will mean more work in the United States. 


Homeowners Worry, as Jersey City Property Taxes Skyrocket

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

And they only have until the end of the year to pay the new amount. 

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Jersey Legislators Head to Vegas to Learn About Legalizing Weed

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

How should states to implement medical and recreational marijuana programs? Nevada legislators know.

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Opposition Mounts Against New York and New Jersey Congressmen

Friday, February 02, 2018

With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Democrats are hoping to take over the House come November — and they have a good chance of picking up a few seats in the region.

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Trump Administration Moves to Take Over Toxic Passaic River Cleanup from New Jersey

Monday, January 22, 2018

While the Trump administration has pledged to continue with the cleanup, taking it out of the hands of locals has some worried.

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Waterfront Commission Sues New Jersey Over Christie's Attempt to Dissolve It

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A bi-state commission formed to combat corruption at the ports of New York and New Jersey is going to court to fight the former Republican governor's order to disband it.


Phil Murphy Is Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The former Goldman Sachs executive and ambassador to Germany took the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.


Christie Says He's Leaving Behind a Better New Jersey

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The governor addressed the state legislature for his eighth and final time, saying New Jersey is better off today than eight years ago. 

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Gov. Chris Christie Delivers His Last State of the State

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Last year, Christie's approval ratings dipped to 15 percent — but his speech is likely to sound triumphant.

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Prepaying Your Property Taxes Might Not Lower Your Tax Bill

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The IRS is telling homeowners that prepaying your 2018 property taxes might not be deductible.


A New Tool to Fight Sexual Harassment in New York Theater Community

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The New York Theater community will soon pilot a program to deter and deal with harassment through mediation.

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14 Failing Schools Closing, Including Site of Bronx School Stabbing

Monday, December 18, 2017

The city is planning to close more than a dozen failing schools, most of which are part of the de Blasio administration's Renewal Schools program.


Federal Charges Brought Against Midtown Bombing Suspect

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Prosecutors filed federal terrorism charges against the man accused of detonating a pipe bomb in a corridor underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square.


It's Hard to Drive a Truck Through a Five-Block Pedestrian Plaza

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

After 9/11, the World Trade Center was essentially rebuilt as a pedestrian-only area. So, as truck attacks become a recurring terrorist technique, why not ban cars from parts of Midtown?

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