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Marcia Kramer

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Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., Specifically In NYC

The latest edition of al Qaeda’s English language online magazine labels urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square.

03/19/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Federal Review: Metro-North ‘Routinely’ Put On-Time Performance Ahead Of Safety

“Metro-North must never compromise safety in the interests of the reliability of its train schedule or the efficiency in its railroad operations,” said the report released Friday.

03/14/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

It Appears De Blasio Will Get His Pre-K Funding, But Not His Tax On The Rich

Lawmakers in Albany seem to be close to a done deal to fund Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pre-kindergarten plan. But there’s one big difference from what the mayor’s been demanding for months.

03/13/2014

Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Every Energy Is Going To Be Expended’ To Determine Cause Of Harlem Explosion

City officials were refuting reports Thursday that complaints about gas leaks at the site of Thursday’s massive explosion in East Harlem were ignored by police, fire and Con Edison.

03/13/2014

The two missing Malaysia Airlines flight passengers who were onboard with stolen passports have raised concern about the widespread, worldwide failure to screen for false documents. (Credit: CBS 2)

Stolen Passports In Malaysia Airlines Flight Raise Major Security Concerns

The stolen passports used by two passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing last week has cast a troubling spotlight on a major gap.

03/11/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

CBS 2 Exclusive: State’s Top Educator Blasts De Blasio’s Charter School ‘Sideshow’

Mayor Bill de Blasio did a 180 in the battle over a Harlem charter school on Friday and then got “schooled” by the state’s top educator, the chancellor of the state Board of Regents.

03/07/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan are allies in the quest to bring universal pre-kindergarten to New York City. (Photo: CBS 2)

Charter Schools Launch Attack Ad As De Blasio Cozies Up Next To Dolan

Charter schools fired another salvo at Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday as he tried to make hay off a high-profile endorsement of his universal pre-kindergarten plan.

03/06/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Westchester’s Astorino Believes He Has What It Takes To Unseat Cuomo

“I’m in! Let’s put New York in the winning column again,” Astorino tweeted Wednesday morning.

03/05/2014

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

Thousand Brave Cold In Albany To Take Sides In Charter School Vs. Pre-K Debate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools that he’s committed to making sure they have money and a physical space to thrive.

03/04/2014

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Call Made For Independent Oversight Of Troubled Port Authority Of NY/NJ

On a cold March day at the George Washington Bridge it was easy to forget the hot tempers of August 2011. Drivers and PATH train riders were angered by a Port Authority proposal to dramatically hike tolls and fares.

03/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio meets with students at P.S. 130 after making announcement about universal pre-K, Feb. 25, 2014 (credit: Twitter/Bill de Blasio)

Battle Lines Drawn As Wild Day Of Universal Pre-K Debate In Albany Looms

Supporters of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs demonstrated outside the Department of Education on Monday, giving a taste of what they plan to do Tuesday in Albany.

03/03/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.

02/28/2014

De Blasio With NYPD

De Blasio Launches ‘Miss Manners’ Approach To Improving NYPD’s Image

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has a plan to improve police-community relations. It includes asking officers to address people as “sir” or “ma’am,” be patient and avoid such things as gum chewing and using a cellphone.

02/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses education issues at the P.S. 130 elementary school gym on Feb. 25, 2014, in lower Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: Advertising Campaign Won’t Impact Stand On Charter Schools

Charter school supporters have launced a multimillion-dollar, multipart ad campaign in a bid to pressure de Blasio to soften his posture on charters and to convince state lawmakers to side with them.

02/25/2014

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