A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Al Jones has been with 1010 WINS since December 1993. Al was a senior at the University of Montana, majoring in Forestry, when he faced reality…there were very few forestry jobs and too many graduates. After transferring to the University of North Dakota, he naturally majored in journalism.
Jazz DJ, baseball play by play, FM radio sidekick…Al did a little of everything at radio stations in Grand Forks, Hartford and finally at 1010 WINS, where he reports, anchors and occasionally is pressed into action at the editor’s desk.
Favorite story? That’s easy: riding in the ticker tape parade with the 1996 world champion Yankees. Hardest story to cover: funeral for the second of two Long Island brothers killed by cancer. “My voice was cracking, and I struggled to get through the story.”
After a series of boisterous council meetings, Mayor Mary Foster is trying to bring decorum back to the chamber.
The popular Brooklyn food co-op is known for taking political and environmental stands. Some of its members have expressed concern over Israel’s policy in Palestine.
There’s a new winner and a familiar loser in this year’s NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign report of the best and worst subway lines in the city.
The DOT said on Thursday the city’s streets are in their best shape in six years. They said 72.3 percent of the roads were in good condition as of June 30. That number is up from 70.8 percent in 2010.
Some drivers in Brooklyn were left scratching their heads around the Atlantic Yards project after new traffic patterns went into effect Monday morning.
According to parkgoers, the possibly homeless group of hunters first catch small animals, like a pigeon, and then roast their kill over an open fire.
Christie, 48, started having breathing problems while he was on the way to an event at a farm in central New Jersey.
An explosion and fire in the engine room of the plant sent flames 30 feet into the air. It also forced an evacuation of about 1,000 people from Riverbank State Park above the plant.
According to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, the Port Authority doesn’t have documentation to support $1.18 billion of its $1.3 billion worth of contracts and agreements.
Police say they found the female victim’s body at a house in Canarsie on Thursday afternoon. She had suffered severe head trauma.
As the hearse carrying Leiby Kletzky’s body made its way to a final goodbye, a sea of humanity parted in silence. It was a final, respectful bow to a boy who trusted a stranger and died because of it.
The 44-year-old man involved survived, but the 29-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after initially surviving the fall, which occurred around 9 a.m.
Flames gutted the top floor of the complex, leaving all of its residents without a place to call home.
A neighbor complained Fu Sushi on Avenue B was serving food over the weekend even after it failed three straight health inspections. However, manager Sam Chung says that is not the case.
Drinking and driving doesn’t mix, but apparently at one Christopher Street pet store, alcohol and puppies don’t either.