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Port Elizabeth in Newark, New Jersey (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dockworkers Protest Hiring Freeze At Ports Of Newark, Elizabeth

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor said the Longshoreman didn’t live up to a pledge to set aside jobs for veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

03/25/2014

Lainie's Way toy store staying open after community fundraising effort (credit: Facebook/Lainie's Way)

Donations Help Save LI Toy Store In Danger Of Closing

Lainie’s Way toy store in Port Jefferson has been in business for nearly 11 years. They sell educational games and art projects that are hard to find in big box stores.

03/25/2014

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Suffolk Lawmaker Wants More Notification Of Price Discrepancies At Gas Pumps

The proposal would require the price difference be clearly displayed on every automated pump screen and give motorists the opportunity to opt out of the higher credit/debit price.

03/25/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Effort To Boost Minimum Wage To $10.10 An Hour Clears Hurdle

The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.

03/25/2014

Bernard L. Madoff leaves US Federal Court after a hearing regarding his bail on January 14, 2009 in New York. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Guilty Verdicts For 5 Former Bernard Madoff Employees

The verdicts came Monday in a Manhattan trial that lasted nearly six months. The federal court trial was the first to result from the multi-decade fraud that landed Madoff in prison for 150 years.

03/24/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

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Spring Is In Full Bloom At Annual Macy’s Flower Show

It may have felt like winter on Sunday, but spring was in full bloom at Macy’s Herald Square.

03/23/2014

Robert De Niro (Credit: CBS 2)

De Niro Film Company Sells 50 Percent Stake To Madison Square Garden Co.

A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 percent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company.

03/23/2014

Bus Shooting Suspect

Family Of Man Shot, Killed On MTA Bus Gets Financial Help From National Bodega Association

The Bodega Association of the United States announced it is giving $5,000 to the family of Angel Rojas.

03/23/2014

Grabbing a beer from a refrigerated case. (file/credit: ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Arrested In Suffolk County Sting For Selling Alcohol To Minors

Suffolk County Police conducted underage alcohol stings at 12 businesses. Five of the establishments took the bait and illegally sold alcohol to minors, police said.

03/23/2014

Citi Bike docking station at Carmine St. and 6th Avenue, May 26, 2013. (credit: Jessica Marcus/CBSNewYork)

Citi Bike Remains In The Red, Looks To Boost Weekly, Daily Ridership

The program that operates the ubiquitous blue bikes is in the red. Without an infusion of green, the bike share program could fade to black.

03/21/2014

Yelp Lawsuit Threat

Man Threatened With Defamation Lawsuit Over Negative Yelp Review

Many people use Yelp to find out about a business before they give them their business, but one Midtown business owner threatened to sue over some bad reviews.

03/21/2014

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Prosecutors: NJ Man Carried Out ‘Simple Scheme’ To Steal $6 Million From Employer

Albert Thomson, 48, of Berkeley Heights, is accused of stealing $6 million from Elizabeth-based trucking company New England Motor Freight.

03/21/2014

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Stringer Rejects $30 Million Information Technology Contract OK’d By Bloomberg

Stringer said that under the contract, the city Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication would have outsourced the selection and oversight of all information technology contracts to Computer Aid.

03/20/2014