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Same Sex Couples Denied Coverage in NJ

Monday, July 09, 2007

UPS has denied health benefits to some same-sex couples in New Jersey. Gay rights advocates say the shipping company's move illustrates the limitations of the state's civil union law.

UPS provides health benefits to its employees' spouses, including married gay couples in Massachusetts. But, it says ...


NYC Tourism Office Opens in Seoul

Monday, July 02, 2007

The city's tourism arm has opened its first office in Seoul.

The new Korean office was opened by NYC and Company - the marketing and tourism organization for New York City. The office is the next step in the organization's plan to build a global network ...


Klein Reflects on Last Day of School

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Chancellor Joel Klein says his 5th year on the job has been his most exciting yet. Speaking to reporters on the last day of school, Klein said he was proud of the city's steady gains on state achievement tests.

REPORTER: And he said the upcoming reforms, ...


Mayor Lobbies for ACS Workers

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg plans to lobby for more protections for Children's Services caseworkers. Bloomberg says he wants Albany to create legislation that will make it a felony to assault a social worker.

BLOOMBERG: In many cases there are drug or alcohol or psychiatric problems among the adults ...


Two Sentenced in Seton Hall Dorm Fire

Friday, January 26, 2007

Two former roommates will be sentenced today for setting a fire at a Seton Hall dormitory that killed 3 students. That fire happened 7 years ago now.

The judge will hear from the families of those who died and from several survivors of the blaze. Under ...


Governor Previews Health Care Reforms

Friday, January 26, 2007

Governor Spitzer is proposing to provide health insurance to the hundreds of thousands of children in New York state who currently have no coverage.

In his health care reform agenda unveiled in Albany this afternoon, Spitzer says more than 2.5 million residents across the state are ...


Silver Endorses Ferrer for Mayor

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Fernando Ferrer is the Mayoral candidate who can best unite New York's many communities.

REPORTER: The powerful Democrat says he is endorsing Ferrer because he understands the needs of the city's teachers and students. The two do not agree on everything ...


Miller: Dangers in Buildings Housing New Schools

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

City Council speaker Gifford Miller claims too many small, new high schools are opening inside dangerous and overcrowded buildings.

REPORTER: Miller - who is one of the Democrats running for mayor - says the small schools should only share space with other schools if they are ...


Over a Thousand Fake Badges Seized in Bronx

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

REPORTER: A shipment of high quality counterfeit badges from Taiwan led Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to the home of a Bronx man. There they found more than a thousand fake badges - for law enforcement agencies ranging from the Chattanooga Police Department to the ...


Second Hospital Finds Legionella Bacteria

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Just a week after a Manhattan hospital was blamed for the death of a patient from Legionnaires' disease, another hospital says that it may have found the bacteria as well.

Harlem Hospital Center officials says traces of legionella bacteria was found on a sink and a ...


Councilman Allan Jennings Vows to Fight Sanctions

Thursday, April 21, 2005

The City Council censured one of its own members for the first time in its history yesterday. But, Queens Councilman Allan Jennings is vowing to fight the sanctions levied against him for alleged sexual harrasment and the misuse of public resources.

The 43-to-2 decision to censure ...


Residents Rally to Oppose Rezoning

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Community activists from Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn, want city council speaker Gifford Miller to step in and oppose a major rezoning plan for their neighborhoods.

Resident's rallied in front his campaign headquarters for mayor this afternoon.

CHANTING: We need space to plant our flowers. We don't ...


Amtrak Brings Acelas Back on Track

Monday, April 18, 2005

Amtrak is running one of its high-speed Acela trains today and it hopes it'll be able to place a second one in service today.

Acela service was suspended Friday because of brake problems. The 8am Acela Express from New York to Washington departed this morning and ...


Park Row Reopens to Traffic Temporarily

Thursday, April 14, 2005

New York City will temporarily reopen downtown Park Row from Chatham Square to City Hall Park to pedestrian traffic and city buses on May 15.

Park Row, which links Chinatown to the financial district, was closed after September 11, 2001 because it runs past police headquarters ...


No Answers From Bloomberg at Forum

Monday, April 11, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg is being criticized for leaving a candidates' forum in Queens yesterday without taking any questions. It was the first time the Mayor and all his potential challengers from both parties were in the same room.

Today Bloomberg said he would wait to see who ...


Subway Fire Halts Service

Thursday, April 07, 2005

A day after a top transit official declared that the subways were "better than ever," service on the B, D, A and C lines lurched to a halt for about three and a half hours this afternoon, due to a fire in a substation.

Transit spokesman ...


New Yorkers Remember the Pope

Monday, April 04, 2005

New Yorkers remembered Pope John Paul on Sunday as a world traveler who united people of all faiths and nationalities, and as a source of pride for Polish-Americans.

A standing-room-only crowd attended mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, with dignitaries such as United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, ...


Flood Emergency in New Jersey

Monday, April 04, 2005

Rain-swollen rivers around New Jersey are slowly receding. However, they may not fall below flood stage until late today of this evening. A state of emergency remains in effect.

A flood warning continues for the Ramapo River at Mahwah. It also covers the Delaware River at ...


No Evidence of Anti-Semitism at Coumbia

Thursday, March 31, 2005

A report by a Columbia University committee says there is no evidence that professors at Columbia made anti-Semitic statements to intimidate Jewish students in classes.

But the report did identify one instance where a professor "exceeded commonly accepted bounds" of behavior when he angrily implied a ...