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Richard Carranza, New York City Schools Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
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Billie Rama
January 17, 2020 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A town hall about school safety didn't go so well for Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Some 400 parents showed up at M.S. 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne in Oakland Gardens, Queens. on Thursday night. One mother told the crowd her daughter had twice been attacked by another girl...
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Vegan bagel and smoothie
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John Montone
January 16, 2020 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- If the number of vegan restaurants is a metric for determining how healthy a neighborhood is, then Manhattan has some pretty healthy hoods. There are 48 vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Midtown South alone. If the holiday splurge has your belly busting through your jeans,...
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Bagel
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Billie Rama
January 16, 2020 - 7:55 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Say what, mayor? Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a number things to anger New Yorkers during his time in office, but this takes teh cream cheese. On National Bagel Day Wednesday, de Blasio proudly proclaimed on Twitter that his favorite bagel comes from the Bagel Hole bakery...
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Neirs Tavern
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Billie Rama
January 10, 2020 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Saved! Neir's Tavern & Grill in Woodhaven, Queens, will not close its doors after nearly 200 years after all. A rent hike had prompted it to announce it was closing on Sunday. But a deal reached Friday night between the watering hole's owner and its landlord means it...
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Billie Rama
December 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are looking for a person who shot and wounded a for-hire driver and his passenger in Brooklyn early Monday. The shooting happened at around 2:30 a.m. on Jefferson Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The 20-year-old passenger had just left a party and was shot in the leg,...
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Jerry Herman
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1010 WINS Newsroom
December 27, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. His goddaughter Jane Dorian confirmed his death to The Associated Press early...
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Salvation Army kettle
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Billie Rama
December 27, 2019 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Silver bells didn't bring in much green this holiday season. The Salvation Army is projecting a major drop in donations this season -- $12 million less in fact. The charity blames a shortened season this year -- only 27 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as compared to...
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Con Edison
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Billie Rama
December 09, 2019 - 8:04 pm
NEW YRK (1010 WINS) -- Brace yourself for a big Con Ed rate hike next month and for the next few years. Con Ed is proposing a 4.2 percent hike on Jan 1, followed by a 4.7 percent increase in 2021 and another 4 percent hike in 2022. Gas will be even more expensive with a 7.5 percent hike January...
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Billie Rama
December 09, 2019 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A New Jersey man has been arrested on charges that he threw snowballs laced with nails and screws onto a road in apparent retaliation against a person he was involved in a legal proceeding with. Adrian Sanchez, 54, of Clifton, wired the nails and screws together in a way...
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Queens elevator assault suspect
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Billie Rama
December 09, 2019 - 3:40 pm
The NYPD is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who was caught on video after an assault happened inside a Queens elevator.
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