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Weekend Roundup: 911 System Hearing; Weiner In Harlem

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The City Council says it will hold a hearing this week on the new 911 system that cost $88 million and has been criticized for several technical glitches. The Wall Street Journal reports that the hearing comes after a 4-year-old girl at a hospital Tuesday after a four-minute delay in sending an ambulance to help the child, who had been struck during a police chase.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, a mayoral candidate, made a campaign appearance at the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem Saturday morning, where he talked about stop-and-frisk, among other matters. Politicker reports that Sharpton was unimpressed. "I'm not hearing enough ideas," the civil rights activist told the site.

The New York Post reports that funds paid by political action committees to state Sen. John Sampson's campaign filings have gone missing. Sampson was recently accused of embezzling tens of thousands from escrow accounts he was overseeing as a court-appointed referee.

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