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Some Funeral Homes Overcharging Customers

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

City officials say last rites may have been costing customers more than the going rate.

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Christie Calls for Deep Spending Cuts

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Christie's budget bridges a nearly $11 billion 2011 budget gap with deep spending cuts, no tax increases.

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Tea Party Activists Want to Recall Menendez

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Senator has been targeted for his support of health care reform and his voting record that favors government spending.

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Tens of Thousands Still Without Power

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Con Edison officials say the weekend storm was one of the worst they've ever seen, and it may take until Friday to restore electricity to all of the nearly 59,000 customers still without power.

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Budgets Top NY and NJ Governor Agendas

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson is warning that New York's budget is likely to miss its April 1 deadline.

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NYCHA Gets Funds for 21 Developments

Monday, March 15, 2010

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to rehabilitate 20,139 units in 21 public housing developments.

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Storm Erodes Long Island Beaches

Monday, March 15, 2010

The weekend's storm caused major beach erosion at Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park on Long Island.

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Two New York Banks Shuttered by Feds

Friday, March 12, 2010

Regulators have closed another New York City commercial bank, the second this week.

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City Awards $657 Million to WTC Workers

Friday, March 12, 2010

The pay-outs go to workers claiming illness from Ground Zero dust.

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New York Pulls Plug on Aqueduct Deal

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Paterson Administration has formally dropped support on the controversial deal to build a casino at the Aqueduct racetrack in Queens.

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Cuomo Appoints Counsel for Paterson Inquiry

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recuses himself, citing possible conflicts of interest and need for transparency.

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Atlantic Yards Launches Amid Protests

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Both protesters and dignitaries make their voices heard at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the controversial Brooklyn development.

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Ratner Speaks for Record Time at Atlantic Yards Event; Protests Clearly Audible

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More from WNYC's Matthew Schuerman:

The big news today at the Atlantic Yards site? Well, given that the groundbreaking was largely ceremonial, and the last legal obstacle fell two weeks ago, not much. But still some amazing things are happening.
(I write live from the site.)

First, a 17-minute ...

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Limbaugh Draws Heat for Racial Remark About Paterson

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is raising eyebrows following a racial remark he made about Gov. David Paterson.

A Limbaugh caller incorrectly told the radio host that Paterson would have the power to pick someone to fill the seat vacated by Democratic Congressman Eric Massa, who abruptly resigned following allegations ...

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Guilty Plea in State Pension Scheme

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

AG Andrew Cuomo says the former investment officer for NY's state pension fund admits to funnelling money in a "pay-to-play" scheme.

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FDNY Plans to Cut Costs by Removing 15,000 Fire Alarm Boxes

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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In the age of cell phones, those red fire alarm boxes that dot the streets have become mostly antiquated. And Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano says deactivating 15,000 of them wills save the city $6 million. The Fire Department is also considering closing 20 ...

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Ravitch Presents 5-Year State Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

An effort to rein in Albany’s notorious overspending.

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Paterson Recuses Himself from Aqueduct Deal

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Federal prosecutors and state officials are investigating the bidding process.

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Alleged Bribery and Extortion at the WTC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eight people with links to organized crime have been charged in a federal case involving bribery and extortion at the World Trade Center site.

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NY State Police Chief Resigns, Again

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A week after his boss left the New York State Police, the acting superintendent says he's retiring too.

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