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LIRR Service Back to Normal

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Long Island Rail Road says commuters can expect normal train service today, after a week of schedule changes and delays. A fire severely damaged the switching system last Monday, disrupting service on the nation's largest commuter railroad.

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After Firing Schools Chief, Christie Appoints an Acting Commissioner

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has wasted almost no time in appointing an acting commissioner for his state's Department of Education. The new acting New Jersey Education Commissioner is Rochelle Hendricks, a former deputy commissioner.

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Gov. Christie Fires Bret Schundler, NJ's Education Commissioner

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ousted New Jersey Education Commissioner Bret Schundler says it was Gov. Chris Christie who got his facts wrong.

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Report Finds Paterson Testimony Over Yankees Tickets 'Inaccurate and Misleading'

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Independent Counsel appointed to look into Gov. David Paterson's acquisition of tickets for last year's opening game of the Yankees World Series has concluded that Paterson did not tell the truth when quizzed by investigators for the State Public Integrity Commission.

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Report Finds Paterson Testimony Over Yankees Tickets 'Inaccurate and Misleading'

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Independent Counsel appointed to look into Gov. David Paterson's acquisition of tickets for last year's opening game of the Yankees World Series has concluded that Paterson did ...

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LIRR Resumes Partial Service for Evening Rush

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Long Island Rail Road is functioning at 60 percent of its capacity this evening and all trains are going local as a result of a fire in a control tower at the Jamaica transfer station.

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LIRR Service Still Suspended on 10 of 11 Lines

Monday, August 23, 2010

Long Island commuters who normally ride the LIRR may have to find alternate ways home tonight.

That’s because service is still suspended on 10 of 11 Long Island Rail Road lines. Railroad officials say a fire at a switching tower just outside of Jamaica, Queens, servicing the trains headed into ...

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Portions of Brooklyn Bridge to Be Closed in Evenings

Monday, August 23, 2010

Starting Monday night, the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed for Manhattan-bound traffic overnight. During these closures, all inbound traffic will be diverted to other East River crossings, while pedestrians and cyclists will not be affected. The closure also doesn't affect car traffic heading into Brooklyn.

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Seneca Indian Nation Seeks to Block NY Cigarette Tax

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Seneca Indian Nation is seeking a federal order to stop New York State from following through with plans to tax reservation cigarette sales.

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Organizers of Islamic Cultural Center Speak Out

Friday, August 20, 2010

Daisy Khan, head of the American Society for Muslim Advancement -- and one of the organizers of a proposed Islamic mosque and cultural center near the World Trade Center site -- says dropping the plan is not an option. The developers of Park51 also said Friday that they never had plans to meet with Gov. David Paterson to discuss his offer to help find a site other than the planned location.

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Dueling Rallies Scheduled Near Proposed Islamic Cultural Center

Friday, August 20, 2010

The controversy over a proposed Islamic cultural center is bringing dozens of tourists and locals to Lower Manhattan, to a dingy stretch of Park Place to see where it would be built. In some cases, seeing the former Burlington Coat Factory building up close is changing people's minds about the seriousness of the issue.

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The Beekman Tower and the NYC Skyline

Friday, August 20, 2010

The dramatic steel of Frank Gehry's new Beekman Tower makes it one of the flashiest skyscrapers on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Paul Goldberger, the architecture critic for The New Yorker and a professor of design at the New School, joined WNYC's Richard Hake to talk about the building.

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City Council Speaker Quinn Explains New Recycling Laws

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A sweeping overhaul of New York City's 21-year-old recycling program was passed into law earlier this week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed 11 bills that are intended to expand what is recycled in the city, hold city agencies responsible for their own recycling habits, find out how much waste businesses are generating and how well they're recycling.

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Clemens Indicted for Lying to Congress Over Steroid Use

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A federal grand jury indicted seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress about using steroids. The former Yankees pitcher faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury.

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Discount Club Affinion Agrees to $8 Million Settlement

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The marketing company Affinion has agreed to pay $8 million to settle allegations that it tricked Internet shoppers into signing up for discount clubs with hidden fees.

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NY Archbishop Weighs in on Mosque Debate

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan says his "major prayer" is that both sides in the debate over a proposed mosque and and community center blocks from the World Trade Center site can have a "respectful discussion" over plans.

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Staten Island 9/11 Memorial Not Vandalized After All

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has issued an apology to the families of 9/11 victims -- after officials mistakenly believed a local memorial had been vandalized.

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NJ Settles SEC Securities Fraud Charges

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Jersey has become the first state ever accused of securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC says the Garden State claimed to be properly funding public workers' pensions when it was not, thereby failing to give municipal bond investors enough information to fully assess the state's financial picture.

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Activist Lori Berenson to Return to Prison

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Peruvian court has reversed the parole of Lori Berenson. The New Yorker was released earlier this year, after serving 15 years of a 20-year sentence for collaborating with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, a militant rebel group. Berenson's husband and lawyer, Anibal Apari, said she turned herself in to police after the court decision was announced.

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Obama: 'No Regrets' on Mosque Comments; Majority of NYers Oppose Project

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A majority of New Yorkers say they oppose the project, but support the developers' right to build.

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