October 19, 2018 at 5:30 am

Officials are exploring possible solutions to end gridlock and overcrowding on city streets. One idea being given serious consideration is congestion pricing, a plan that would require you to pay to enter midtown. We have the details on the plan and the politics behind it. Rats have literally moved in and taken over New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments in the Bronx, biting one child and upsetting the community’s residents, in the process. We have the latest on the story and a look at New York’s new “rat patrol.” We continue our coverage of New York State’s fight against the opioid epidemic. We take a look at a possible “Addiction Solution.” An obscure Frank Sinatra film, made in 1954, about the assassination of the president, is said to have been viewed by Lee Harvey Oswald just days before he murdered JFK. Now, “Suddenly” comes to the stage.

Aired on October 18, 2018.


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