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As CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports, there is a growing number of retailers offering to make items look new again -- sometimes even for free. (CBS2)

Retailers Offer ‘Recrafting’ To Help Make Customers’ Clothes Last

Do you have clothes or purses that show signs of wear and tear — but you can’t bear to throw them out? You might not have to.

07/27/2015

A NJ TRANSIT train. (credit: CBS2)

Menendez, Booker Call For Increased Infrastructure Funding In Wake Of NJ TRANSIT Train Problems

Lawmakers and NJ TRANSIT commuters are demaning answers after a week plagued by problems caused by Amtrak overhead wire issues.

07/27/2015

A new plan is in place to chase away the endless number of Canadian Geese who have been flocking in the parks of Nutley, New Jersey (CBS2)

Nutley To Employ Dogs To Chase Away Geese

Officials and park goers hope the collies will finally make their poop problems go away for good.

07/27/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: CBS2)

Sen. Schumer Keeps Mum On How He’ll Vote On Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer said he’s feeling the pressure as he dissects the Iran nuclear deal, but is not disclosing how he plans to vote.

07/27/2015

Teachers College Community School in Harlem (Google maps)

NYC Invalidates Third Graders’ Test Scores Amid Investigation

The principal, 49-year-old Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, killed herself soon after testing was completed at Teachers College Community School.

07/27/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other officials during a briefing on IDNYC on July 27, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Make Nice After Uber Spat

The mayor and the speaker sought to make it clear they were on the same page when it comes to Uber down the road.

07/27/2015

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Brian Fanelli (Facebook)

Former Mount Pleasant Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

Brian Fanelli was chief in Mount Pleasant, New York, when he was arrested last year.

07/27/2015

Chanie Gorkin's 'Worst Day Ever?' poem on PoetryNation.com (credit: poetrynation.com)

Brooklyn Girl Behind Viral ‘Worst Day Ever’ Poem Speaks Exclusively With 1010 WINS

Chanie Gorkin, a 17-year-old about to enter the 12th grade at the Lubavitch high school Beth Rivka, originally wrote the poem entitled “Worst Day Ever?” for an assignment at school.

07/27/2015

Newark Police vehicle (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

40-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Newark

Residents in a Newark community are on edge following a fatal shooting over the weekend.

07/27/2015

Musician Bobby Brown is seen being driven from the Peachtree Christian Hospice after Bobbi Kristina Brown passes away on July 26, 2015 in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

Bobby Brown Feels ‘Completely Numb’ After Death Of Daughter

Bobby Brown said in the statement Monday that 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina “was and is an angel.”

07/27/2015

Demonstrators outside a McDonald's restaurant near Times Square as part of a nationwide protest of fast food workers December 5, 2013. (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NY Board Clears Way For OK Of $15 Fast-Food Worker Wage

New York’s Wage Board has finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants.

07/27/2015

FILE -- A sign for the National Office outside the Boy Scouts of America headquarters  in Irving, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Expected To OK Policy Change Allowing Gay Scout Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America are expected to approve a new policy Monday that will allow for gay scout leaders.

07/27/2015

The website for New York Magazine after a reported hacker attack. (credit: NYMag.com)

Hacker Claims Credit For Knocking New York Magazine Offline

The magazine reported their website’s outage early Monday morning via Twitter.

07/27/2015

Arthur Collins (Credit: NYPD)

Suspect Who Escaped From Harlem Police Station Surrenders To Authorities

Arthur Collins, 57, of the Bronx, turned himself in to authorities in Lower Manhattan on Monday morning, police said.

07/27/2015

Police investigate after shots were fired July 27, 2015 on Madison Avenue near East 45th Street. (Credit: CBS2)

Shots Fired In Early-Morning Midtown Incident; No One Injured

One of the teens then went over to five homeless people sleeping in the vestibule of a Men’s Wearhouse store and wanted them to move, the witness said.

07/27/2015