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Federal prosecutors have charged a former deputy mayor in Newark with defrauding the city. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Carmelo Garcia allegedly took cash bribes in exchange for using his position to back certain redevelopment projects or land acquisitions. Garcia oversaw real estate for the city's development agency now known as Invest Newark. …
 
Whether it's sewers, roads, or public schools, the majority of the money used to pay for those services in New York City comes from property taxes. But the way the city determines how much property owners owe is murky. Despite constant calls from activists for reforms and multiple mayoral efforts to overhaul the system in the last 30 years, not muc…
 
A six-week old boil water advisory has finally been lifted for more than 250,000 residents in northern New Jersey. Residents in Paterson, Passaic and neighboring parts of Clifton and Woodland Park can once again drink from the tap after weeks of relying on bottled water. Last month, the remnants of Hurricane Ida contaminated the drinking supply, fo…
 
Global supply chain disruptions are making it tough for retailers to keep some items in stock. WNYC’s Gwynne Hogan looks at how that's filtering down to stores in our area. Spoiler: if you love holiday shopping, start doing it now. Read the full story on Gothamist.com.Door WNYC Radio
 
It’s been more than a week since the state set a deadline for MTA workers to either get vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19. But the agency appears to be having a hard time complying with the requirement. Currently, only 68% of MTA workers have received at least one vaccine, as opposed to 85% of New Yorkers over 18. And the agency doesn't a…
 
Over the last decade, dozens of current and former law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government officials in New Jersey joined a far-right, anti-government militia called the Oath Keepers, according to a WNYC/Gothamist analysis of what appear to be membership rolls obtained by an anonymous hacker.In response, the state’s Attorney Ge…
 
Oscar Gomez had spotted a flyer for a basement apartment on a lamppost in Queens.In 2011, he was looking for apartments for himself, his sister and her 10-year-old daughter Litzy, who Gomez was helping to raise. The three had been living together with other members of their extended family in a house they’d rented in Woodside. But the owner was sel…
 
The two major-party candidates for governor in New Jersey held their second and final debate last night. Governor Phil Murphy was interrupted repeatedly by supporters of Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, who jeered and booed him throughout the one-hour event. Ciattarelli made several statements that represent a shift to the center, including …
 
The musical "Six" was scheduled to open on March 12, 2020. That just so happened to be the day that Broadway shut down due to the pandemic. But Broadway is back, and the musical finally had its opening this week. WNYC's Jennifer Vanasco says it's worth the wait. Click the player above to hear Vanasco's review.…
 
Yellow cab drivers have been holding protests outside of City Hall for several weeks now. This comes as the city is rolling out a program to help them get better rates on loans they took out to purchase medallions. The drivers say the city’s deal isn’t good enough. And they have the support of members of New York’s Congressional delegation.…
 
After COVID-19 first swept through New York City, officials launched the Test & Trace Corps—arguably the largest contact tracing effort of its kind in the country. The corps tracks down so-called “close contacts” of known COVID cases—to keep individual outbreaks from spiraling out of control. The program recently recorded its one-millionth close co…
 
The New York City Council unanimously passed legislation requiring the city to evaluate the totality of its climate risks. While the bill originally focused on the city's shorelines, it got an overhaul following the deadly flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Now, the legislation would require the mayor's office to develop a resiliency…
 
Just over an hour's drive from New York City, Warwick is one of those Hudson Valley towns perfect for perusing boutiques filled with aromatic candles after a hike to take in the fall foliage. The town was built upon farms, small businesses, and until about a decade ago, a medium-security prison. The grounds of the shuttered Mid-Orange Correctional …
 
New Jersey residents in Paterson, Passaic and parts of Clifton and Woodland Park have been on a boil water advisory for more than a month since the remnants of Hurricane Ida dirtied their drinking water. Storm water runoff contaminated the open reservoir that distributes clean water to about 250,000 people in Paterson and surrounding communities. "…
 
New York City is beginning to work with yellow cab drivers who took out unfavorable loans during the height of the taxi medallion boom. But many of the drivers don't like the city's plan. The city is offering to help drivers work with lenders to restructure their loans. But drivers say they’re still left with up to $2,000 dollars in monthly payment…
 
Last December, nurse Sandra Lindsay became the first New Yorker — and American — to take a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. Over the nearly 300 days that followed, she would be joined by 216 million people in this country in a battle to beat back the pandemic. As director of nursing for critical care at Northwell Health's Lon…
 
The last county in New Jersey with an immigrant detention operation is pulling of its deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Wednesday, Bergen County commissioners ratified a new contract between the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office that brings as many as 175 federal inmates to the county jail at a rate of $12…
 
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