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Mick Foley (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Long Island’s Mick Foley Is Grappling For A Good Cause

It’s a fundraising event that benefits the PTA for Lee Road Elementary School in Wantagh, and Long Island native Mick Foley is one of the feature stars who will appear.

04/07/2014

Students at the Midland School volunteered at a local food pantry to give back to the community. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: N.J. Students Who Require Help Pitch In To Help Community

After hearing a story on WCBS 880 about a food shortage at pantries, a teacher at a school for the developmentally disabled in Somerset County, N.J. recruited her students to help.

04/07/2014

Pterosaur at American Museum of Natural History exhibit (credit: CBS 2)

New Interactive Natural History Exhibit Focuses On Prehistoric Flying Reptile

Pterosaurs ruled the skies when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Now, they’re taking over the Museum of Natural History as the focus of a new exhibit.

04/03/2014

Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall in Sayreville, N.J., April 3, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Announces Buyout Successes At Sayreville Town Hall

Christie said the state has made offers to purchase 265 homes in Sayreville and neighboring South River from willing sellers. So far, 175 have accepted.

04/03/2014

Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver discuss expanded pre-kindergarten, April 3, 2014. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Ad Blitz Urges Parents To Sign Up For Universal Pre-K As Deadline Fast Approaches

Mayor de Blasio said the city is spending $300,000 to push it with an ad campaign called Opportunity Starts Now.

04/03/2014

UPS workers, union leaders and the NYC public advocate rally on the steps of City Hall to protest UPS' efforts to fire 250 workers who walked off the job, April 3, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Public Advocate Warns UPS Of Possible Consequences For Announcing 250 Firings

The 250 workers based out of Maspeth, Queens staged a 90-minute protest in February over the firing of a long-time employee.

04/03/2014

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Conn. Lawmakers Deny Chimp Attack Victim’s Appeal To Sue State For $150 Million

The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.

04/02/2014

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Community Group Sees Long-Term Mental Health Needs

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation received more than 1,600 responses to the survey it released Monday on town residents’ unmet needs in the wake of the shooting that killed 20 first graders and six educators.

04/02/2014

Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

NYPD officer keeps watch outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Urges Jewish Community To Remain Vigilant Ahead Of Passover, Notes No Credible Threats

Passover is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. It begins at sundown on Monday, April 14 and ends Tuesday, April 22.

04/01/2014

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Kicks Off In NYC

More than 250 Fabergé eggs — some created by famous artists and designers, including Jeff Koons and Carolina Herrera — are popping up all across the five boroughs.

04/01/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Albany Pro-Gun Rally Features Astorino, Trump; State’s Largest Gun Group Sits Out

Tom King of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said he wants to see the rhetoric dialed back.

04/01/2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Largely Booed By Opening Day Crowd At Citi Field

Clad in a Mets hat and personalized jersey, he threw a soft pitch for a strike over the plate Monday to mark Opening Day against the Washington Nationals.

03/31/2014

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Non-Profit Offers College Education To Sing Sing Prisoners

Mercy College is featured in a documentary premiering on HBO Monday evening. Hudson Link for Higher Education offers college courses to inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

03/31/2014

Phelps Lane Park Playground in the Town of Babylon (credit: Town of Babylon)

LI Grandmother Battling With Town Of Babylon Over Parking Sticker

Susan Greenspan lives in Seaford but babysits for her young granddaughters at their Babylon home. She argued the children’s residency – not hers – should be the determining factor in granting a resident permit.

03/28/2014

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There's no doubt about which team this young fan is cheering for. (Credit: Rob Wallace)

Fans In Their Sunday Best

Fans around the Tri-State area have donned their jersey’s and applied their face paint for a night of hard hitting NFL action.

The 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade

The parade, held every year since 1929, honors Italian Americans’ contributions to New York City and draws around million spectators and 35,000 marchers.

Opening day of New York Comic Con 2013 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

New York Comic Con 2013

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention.

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