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NJ On Pace for Record Low Murder Rate

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One day after New York City announced that it's on pace to end the year with a record low number of homicides, and New Jersey says its own murder rate continues to decline.

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Court Approves East River Waste Facility

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Bloomberg Administration's plan for a waste transfer station along the East River got a thumbs up from a state judge.

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Henry Lewis, Legendary WNYC Host Dies

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jan. 2009 (courtesy of WFMU)

Jan. 2009 (courtesy of WFMU)

 

For almost 60 years, the poised, confident baritone of Henry Lewis was the sound of Saturday night on WNYC AM 820.

If you never had the pleasure of his ...

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Wind Advisory for NY Area: Hold on to Your Hats

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Gusty winds and low temperatures are pushing the wind chill into the single digits or lower across New York state.

A wind advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m. in the city, where winds are gusting up to 50mph ...

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Just a Few Days Left in New York Cares Coat Drive

Monday, December 28, 2009

This is the last week to donate a gently used coat or jacket to the needy through New York Cares. The annual collection drives ends on Thursday December 31.

Mary Drayne, who's been volunteering at Grand Central Terminal, says people have been generous but there's always a need for ...

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Percy Sutton, Trailblazing Black Attorney, Dies

Monday, December 28, 2009

Percy Sutton, one of New York's trailblazing black attorneys and businessmen, has died.  He was 89.

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Pioneering Black Journalist Dale R. Wright Dies

Friday, December 25, 2009

The first reporter to integrate the newsroom at the old New York World Telegram and Sun has died. Dale R. Wright was 86.

Among Wright's best-known work was a ten-part investigative series in the early 1960s about the plight of migrant farm workers. The award-winning series prompted legislators to improve ...

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Former Brooklyn Museum Manager Admits $620K Theft

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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The former payroll manager at the Brooklyn Museum admitted yesterday in Brooklyn Federal Court that he stole more than $620,000 from the museum. Dwight Newton, 40, says he did it by writing checks to nonexistent employees.

Prosecutors say Newton, a college dropout, ...

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NYU Administrator Indicted for Submitting $409K in Fake Expenses

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Prosecutors say a former New York University staffer passed off thousands of receipts mined from a liquor store's trash as spending on lab supplies and college events, finagling $409,000 in bogus reimbursements.

John Runowicz was released without bail after pleading not guilty today to charges including grand larceny.

Manhattan prosecutors ...

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New Restaurant Rises--Literally--at Freedom Tower

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The first restaurant in the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero opened today -- even though the tower's only just started rising.

A Subway sandwich shop for construction workers went up today. It's attached to a lift on a hydraulic jack that will move it higher and higher as each floor ...

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Groups Bash Corzine's Budget Cuts

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A coalition of 40 New Jersey labor, education, and health-care groups is blasting Gov. Jon Corzine's plan to cut nearly $1 billion to close a budget gap.

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Paterson Defends Witholding School Aid

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gov. David Paterson is standing by his decision to withhold state funding from New York's public schools in order to keep the state solvent.

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A New Home on Broadway for Signature

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Signature Theatre Company, which had once planned to move to Ground Zero, is getting a new home in the theater district.

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Health Bill Hurts NY Say Mayor, Governor

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David Paterson say the Senate version of the health-care bill shortchanges the city and state on Medicaid funds.

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Giuliani Backs Lazio for Governor

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Discussion of Giuliani's political plans eclipse endorsement of the former LI Congressman.

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DiNapoli Targets Medicaid Waste

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says auditors in his office found the state has lost $92 million in Medicaid billing errors and waste.

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"O Stock Exchange" and Other Christmas Carol Protest Songs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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(Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

'O Stock Exchange, O Stock Exchange, how greedy are your brokers?' That was just one of several protest Christmas Carols that a group of low income New Yorkers sang on Wall Street today. The group wants ...

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Unable to Correct the System Failure? NY Court Tosses 'Star Trek' Lawsuit

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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A New York court says a 'Star Trek' fan does not deserves millions of dollars in damages for buying memorabilia he says proved fake. The court ruled that Ted Moustakis of Towaco, N.J. wasn't promised a one-of-a-kind piece when he ...

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Christmas Shopping: Going Small

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

(photo by Betty Tsang)

(photo by Betty Tsang)

As the week edges closer to Christmas and the end of the year, New Yorkers are rushing around with packages, dodging large puddles of melted snow and, in Union Square, the holiday market looks busy as ...

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Signature Theater Moving to New Gehry-Designed Home

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Signature Theater Company is getting a new home in the theater district. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city would contribute $25 million toward the construction of a new building on 42nd Street.

Despite the sluggish economy, he says attendance at cultural attractions has grown 8 percent since last year.

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