Ginny Kosola

Ginny Kosola is one of WCBS Newsradio 880’s intrepid reporters.

Penn Station Panhandler

Complaints: Penn Station Overrun By Panhandlers

Owners of businesses near New York City transit hub Pennsylvania Station are complaining to authorities about panhandlers.



Mistaken Delivery: Box Of Marijuana Sent To NYC Dentist

In a shocking case of mistaken delivery, a local dentist received a UPS box filled with marijuana – and he has no idea how it happened.


(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Group Hosts Concert Fundraiser For Starting Small Businesses In Haiti

While the images of the earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan are fresh in the minds of many Americans, some groups are still at work to help the people of Haiti, the Caribbean nation still recovering from its deadly quake in January 2010.


Facebook Homepage - File / Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Paterson Teacher Suspended After Allegedly Calling Students ‘Future Criminals’ On Facebook

A New Jersey first-grade teacher who allegedly posted derogatory comments about her students on her Facebook page has been suspended.


Travel Show

Sojourners Take A Trip To The Javits Center For Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show on Saturday had the Javits Center explored all of your options. There was something there for everyone: From vacation home rentals to travel in Asia and Caribbean to cruises to Alaska.


This May 18, 1931, file photo shows boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, striking a pose. Lawmakers are going another round in their fight to get a posthumous presidential pardon for Johnson, who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.  (AP Photo)

New York Rep. Peter King Makes Another Run At Pardon For Boxer Jack Johnson

New York Rep. Peter King and Arizona Sen. John McCain plan to reintroduce a congressional resolution urging a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson.


A homeless man in New York City - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NYC Homeless Count Takes Place Overnight

“It’s a massive effort that we do each year to be able to count the number of people who are on the street,” says the city’s commissioner of homeless services.


(Photo/Tina Fineberg, Associated Press)

Labor Expert Says Teacher Seniority, Tenure System Should Stay

As the city faces education budget cuts, the question of which teachers will lose their jobs is being raised.


AP File Photo

Volunteers Ready for Annual Count of the Homeless

During one of the coldest nights of the year, volunteers will be out counting the number of homeless on the streets.


Sen. Eric Adams (Photo/

Brooklyn Senator Begins Anti-Gun Violence Campaign

Sen. Eric Adams said parents need proper information to prevent young people from committing violent acts and hopes his citywide multimedia offensive will help combat the problem.


Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ex-Mayor Giuliani Speaks Out In Wake Of Tucson Shootings

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that lawmakers should examine gun control and the handling of the mentally ill in the wake of last weekend’s shootings in Tucson.


In this file photo taken August 18, 2007, the former Deutsche Bank Building (center) burns near Ground Zero. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Bank Tower Damaged On 9/11 Finally Coming Down

The demise of the 41-story former Deutsche Bank building is at least as welcome to its neighbors as the construction of new trade center towers.


Stranded Subway Passengers

Lawyer Suing MTA Over Blizzard Subway Stranding

A Manhattan lawyer representing some passengers who were stranded on an A train in Queens for seven hours last week says it was a hostile and unsanitary environment.


New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo stands on stage in the park with his girlfriend, Food Network host Sandra Lee, following his announcement that he is running for the Governor of New York on May 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cuomo To Swear In Two Hours Early

Gov.-Elect Andrew Cuomo is hitting the ground running as he prepares to start his new job on Jan. 1, 2011. He’s even getting an early start. Cuomo will take the oath of office two hours early at 10 p.m. on Friday.


An abandoned car still on Rugby Road in Ditmas Park - Brooklyn, NY - Dec 29, 2010 - Photo: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880

Outer Boroughs: You Abandoned Us, Mr. Mayor

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that the city will concentrate more equipment on residential areas where problems remain after the weekend blizzard.




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