Judge opens transit meetings to the public

I count this as a victory for the public’s right to know.

A federal judge has ruled that you, me and any member of the public can attend hearings held by a little-known New York City Transit panel that handles thousands of low-level criminal cases that happen on city subways buses.

Click here to read more about the case, which was brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

District Judge Richard J. Sullivan has given New Yorkers a nice gift of sunshine for the holidays.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.