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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino (Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images; CBS 2)

Christie On Astorino: I Don’t ‘Invest In Lost Causes’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he does not plan to campaign for Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino because he does not campaign for candidates he doesn’t think can win.

07/21/2014

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N.J. State Lawmakers To Probe Allegations About Holland Tunnel Traffic Stops

New Jersey state lawmakers have launched an investigation into allegations that Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tried to tie up Holland Tunnel traffic top cause problems for the Port Authority.

07/21/2014

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Resentment Brews Among Some Williamsburg Residents As Starbucks Sets Up Shop

There is a new resident in Williamsburg, and not everyone is celebrating. A Starbucks opened on Union Ave and Ainslie Street, on Monday morning.

07/21/2014

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Jersey City To Begin Distributing Rain Barrels To Residents

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced plans Monday to distribute rain barrels so residents can capture runoff water.

07/21/2014

New York And NJ Residents Struggle To Recover One Week After Superstorm Sandy

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Wants More Details On Sandy Spending

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state’s biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.

07/21/2014

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Appeals Court: L.I. Man Who Spanked Son Used ‘Reasonable Force’

A New York state appeals court has ruled that a Long Island father used reasonable force when he spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at an adult.

07/21/2014

Children on a playground. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York Laws Vague About How Young Is Too Young To Leave Children Alone

A child left alone at a South Carolina park has sparked debate about how young is too young to leave a child alone.

07/21/2014

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Investigation Clears Harlem Teacher In Student’s Drowning Suicide

A city report says a high school teacher in Harlem did nothing wrong before a student left the school and drowned herself in the Hudson River in May.

07/21/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Suspect Accused Of Attacking Female Cop In East Harlem

She was punched in the face by a man in a group smoking marijuana at the Clinton Houses, police said.

07/21/2014

The carousel on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, New Jersey is going up for auction. (Credit: CBS Philly)

Seaside Heights Carousel Set To Be Sold, Taken Away From Boardwalk

The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived both Superstorm Sandy and the devastating fire last September – but it is now expected to be taken away anyway.

07/21/2014

Residents in Passaic County are asking local and state governments to investigate a printing company they believe is responsible for a foul odor. (Photo: CBS 2)

Residents About To Blow Their Stacks Over Foul Smell In Passaic County

Residents in one Garden State neighborhood are furious over fumes. They say nauseating emissions from a nearby printing company are ruining their quality of life.

07/21/2014

Sadie Silver, left, and Michael Acosta tried to smuggle heroin and painkillers into an upstate prison, police said. (Credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Principal, Boyfriend Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

State police say Sadie Silver and Michael Acosta tried to sneak heroin and painkillers into Coxsackie Correctional Facility

07/21/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer and John Corlett of AAA New York State on Long Island Expressway overpass in Old Westbury, one of the overpasses deemed "functionally obsolete" (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Warns Drivers Of Possible ‘Highway Shutdown’

Sen. Charles Schumer is warning drivers that federal money to repair and rebuild highways, bridges and overpasses is about to run out.

07/21/2014

Neighbors say baseballs coming from a park in West Babylon are damaging their homes. (Credit: CBS 2)

West Babylon Residents Cry Foul Over Barrage Of Balls, Noise Coming From Little League Field

Homeowners in one Long Island village say they have a simple request. They want the park across the street and the little league baseball players who use it to be better neighbors.

07/21/2014

Ryon Cumberbatch in court on July 21, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Truck Driver Charged In Waldwick Officer’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

Family and friends will gather at a wake to remember a New Jersey police officer killed in the line of duty as a truck driver accused in his death is set to make an initial court appearance.

07/21/2014