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City & State: Heard Around Town, April 6, 2012

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

* In mid-March, the Federal Election Commission found that Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns’s campaign had taken in an additional $14,500 in campaign contributions than what is legally allowed, according to a letter sent from the FEC to the campaign and obtained by City & State. Towns’ campaign took $5,000 donations from four different individuals, and [&hellip
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City & State: MTA Head Dismisses Bloombergs Trans-Hudson Subway Link

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota shot down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s idea to extend the No. 7 subway line into New Jersey, saying the proposal is just too expensive. Bloomberg proposed the No. 7 extension in 2010 as a plan to help ease commuter traffic into Manhattan after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie canceled the Trans-Hudson Passenger [&hellip
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City & State: Gold Rush

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

With billions at stake among tough competitors, the only sure winners are lobbyists To a certain kind of operator, New York is filled with rich deposits of gold. From upstate mountains to western farmlands to city streets, the state is dappled with places ideal for extracting that gold from other people’s pockets and putting it [&hellip
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NYPD’s Ray Kelly Interrogated Over Muslim Surveillance, Counterterrorism Dollars

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows most New Yorkers support Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, but that didn’t stop City Council members this morning from blasting him over the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts and its stop-and-frisk policy. And while Kelly challenged stop-and-frisk critics to come up with a better way to keep guns off the streets and bring [&hellip
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City & State: WANTED: 2,000 Megawatts

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

slider-replace The debate over the future of the Indian Point nuclear power plant can seem like a huge lose-lose proposition. Keep the plant open, and an earthquake-triggered meltdown could unleash a wave of toxic radiation upon millions of New Yorkers. Shut down the plant’s two units, and the region could face rolling blackouts, double-digit rate hikes [&hellip
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City & State: Drawn Out

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

summer-stroll Some wistful, some still bitter,  the victims of gerrymandering speak out Some still remember how frustrating it was. Some say it doesn’t really bother them. And some still disagree about how exactly it played out. Ten years on, the victims and the survivors of the last round of gerrymandering in New York offer mixed views [&hellip
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