News: Local

From WSHU: Suffolk County To Have Budget Surplus Over $500 Million Over Next Two Years
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Delaney Hafener, J.D. Allen | June 17, 2021
Suffolk County will have a budget surplus of over $500 million over the next two years. WSHU’s J.D. Allen reports that’s a stark difference to the economic disaster the county predicted last year during the worst of the pandemic. An additional $285 million in the federal American Rescue Plan and ...
MetroFocus: June 16, 2021
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MetroFocus | June 16, 2021
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson sits down with us ahead of next week’s primary election to discuss why you should vote him in as the city’s next financial watchdog. Also, historian and preservationist, Michael Henry Adams joins us tonight with an important lesson on honoring our history.
FROM CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER TO CITY COMPTROLLER?
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MetroFocus | June 16, 2021
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson sits down with us as early voting gets underway ahead of next week’s primary election and while negotiating his final budget as the current speaker -- a spending plan that includes billions in federal relief and one crucial to the city’s Covid-19 recovery to discuss ...
MetroFocus: June 15, 2021
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MetroFocus | June 15, 2021
As part of our Metrofocus spotlight series on Who’s Running For Mayor, we're sitting down with each of the major candidates to discuss who they are and how they plan to improve the city. Tonight, get to know Fernando Mateo, businessman, activist, and now political candidate, running to be the ...
MetroFocus: June 14, 2021
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MetroFocus | June 14, 2021
Our Frontpage Forecast panelists Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University Saladin Ambar, CUNY Professor and former President of the New York City Board of Elections JC Polanco and New York Daily News Editorial Board member Laura Nahmias bring us the latest headlines from across the tristate and the ...
MetroFocus: June 10, 2021
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MetroFocus | June 10, 2021
Tonight, attorney and author Mark Torres joins us to discuss his new book “Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood” and the history of the farm labor camps that once could be found in great numbers across eastern Long Island. Also, Concerts In Motion founder and Executive Director Jennifer ...
INSIDE LONG ISLAND’S MIGRANT LABOR CAMPS
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MetroFocus | June 10, 2021
Tonight, attorney and author Mark Torres joins us to discuss his new book “Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood” and the history of the farm labor camps that once could be found in great numbers across eastern Long Island.
CONCERTS IN MOTION
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MetroFocus | June 10, 2021
Concerts In Motion is a non-profit organization bringing live music to socially isolated people throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester. They used to perform live and in person but have adapted as we all have over the course of the pandemic- to operating virtually. Tonight, Concerts In Motion ...