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Students take the computer-based PARCC test at a New Jersey school. (Credit: CBS2)

Some NJ Parents Fear Consequences If Students Opt Out Of PARCC Exams

An unprecedented number of students are opting out of standardized tests. But parents may not be aware of the consequences for refusing the PARCC test.

02/27/2015

A city councilman wants to make it easier for drivers to find cars that have been towed for parades and TV shoots. (Credit: CBS2)

Councilman Wants City To Help Drivers Track Down Cars Towed For Parades, TV Shoots

Efforts are underway to end the game of hide and seek that occurs when cars are towed to make way for parades, and other events.

02/27/2015

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‘Yankee Diva’ Gives Master Class In Opera To UES Students

Many performers dream of making it to the Metropolitan Opera. But some kids are one step closer to that dream thanks to the “Yankee Diva.”

02/27/2015

A Clifton man has proposed changes to the American flag that would give stars a more prominent spot. (Credit: CBS2)

Clifton Man Hopes Obama Will Take Notice Of Proposed Changes To American Flag

A New Jersey man hopes his redesign of the U.S. flag will win the hearts of Americans.

02/26/2015

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Facebook To Roll Out New Suicide Prevention Tool

A new Facebook feature has users hitting the “like” button. Because of online bullying and teen suicide, the social network is now using sharing to save lives.

02/26/2015

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Seen At 11: Elite Teams Race Against Time In Ice Rescues

CBS2’s Jessica Schneider went into the danger zone with the NYPD’s elite special ops as they performed daring rescues.

02/25/2015

To Red-Tailed Hawks found injured in the city are now recovering in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD, Wild Bird Fund Team Up To Save Pair Of Red-Tailed Hawks

Two Red-Tailed Hawks, one found nearly starved to death, another shot in the wing, are now on the mend.

02/25/2015

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Ridgewood Water Customers Socked With High Bills After Meter Overhaul

A New Jersey water company overhauled its systems, but that was not a good thing for many customers who suddenly got socked with bills running into the thousands of dollars.

02/25/2015

An app has been set up to create an invisible and imaginary romantic partner for users. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: No Boyfriend? No Problem, Just Build Your Own ‘Invisible’ One

Imagine the relationship of your dreams with a partner who is simply perfect, attentive and considerate, like they were made just for you.

02/24/2015

Lucky (Credit: CBS2)

LI Shelter Returns Family Dog After Threatening To Put Him Up For Adoption

Lucky was picked up along a road and taken to Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, where family friends told CBS2 shelter workers would not release the dog without proof of ownership.

02/24/2015

A woman in high heels. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Doctors Say High-Heels Could Be The Answer To Back Pain

Many women say high heels make them look better, but now, some doctors say they can help you feel better too.

02/23/2015

The 87th Annual Academy Awards

Style Experts Help You Recreate The Oscars’ Best Looks

The day after the Oscars everyone was still talking about what the stars were wearing.

02/23/2015

Residents and lawmakers have unanswered questions about a pending mini-casino in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Block OTB Gaming Parlors On Long Island

A state lawmaker is introducing new legislation to prohibit the Off-Track Betting Corporation from building gambling parlors on Long Island.

02/23/2015

State Sens. Marty Golden, Jeff Klein and Diane Savino appear at a news conference Feb. 22, 2015, discussing a law protecting children from sexual offenders. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NY Lawmakers Target Loophole Allowing Sex Offenders To Live Near Pre-K Programs

Klein said some pre-K programs are located in stand-alone facilities. He is sponsoring a bill to cover those in the existing law, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

02/22/2015