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With Boy Scouts Considering Shift On Allowing Gays, Some Say It’s Not Enough

The Boy Scouts of America is embracing its own motto of “be prepared” when it comes to changing with the times and it’s opposition to gay members.

01/29/2013

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With The Big Game On The Way Shoppers Are Cashing In On Super Savings On High-End TVs

Big screens, little screens, plasmas, 3Ds, LEDs, and smart TVs line the walls of electronics retailers offering shoppers a wide range of decisions and plenty of chances to save money.

01/28/2013

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Volunteers Honor MLK With Day Of Service

Volunteers gave up their day as part of a national effort to honor the life and legacy or Martin Luther King by improving communities.

01/21/2013

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Lawmaker Wants ‘Risky’ Supplement Additive Pulled From Shelves

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein has called for the substance dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, to be banned from sports nutritional supplements. The stimulant is available in pill, powder and drink form at vitamin and health food stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe.

01/17/2013

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Union: NYC School Bus Drivers Will Strike On Wednesday Morning

“While we remain optimistic that we can reach an agreement, we are here today to announce that Local 1181 will strike effective Wednesday morning,” said union president Michael Cordiello. “It is action we must take.”

01/14/2013

Dr. Sassan Naderi holds a vile of flu vaccination at the Premier Care walk-in health clinic which administers flu shots on Jan. 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Centers For Disease Control: Flu More Widespread, But Eases Off In Some Areas

The Centers for Disease Control hinted that flu may have already peaked in some spots, but also that New York is experiencing “high activity.”

01/11/2013

A gash in the Seastreak ferry is viewed following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dozens And Dozens Injured After Ferry Bangs Into Dock In Lower Manhattan

Investigators believed Wednesday evening that mechanical failure caused the crash involving the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran.

01/09/2013

Ferry Crash Scene

Injured Passengers Describe Chaotic Scene When Ferry Crashed

There was a massive emergency response to Pier 11 when a ferry headed in from New Jersey hit the shore.

01/09/2013

Derek Casey is among those facing a mold problem in his home. (credit: CBS 2)

More Than 8 Weeks After Sandy, Rockaway Residents Still Face Major Mold Problems

Life after Superstorm Sandy includes a health hazard that is sometimes pesky, sometimes serious and continues to keep many out of their homes.

01/02/2013

Staten Island After Sandy

Volunteers Keep Staten Island Sandy Victims Warm On Frigid Night

Tuesday night will be the coldest so far of the season, and many residents displaced for Superstorm Sandy were seeking shelter from the freezing temperatures.

01/01/2013

Robert and Kim Summers are pleading for the Russian government to reconsider the ban. (credit: CBS 2)

Russian Adoption Ban Devastates N.J. Family Trying To Bring Orphan To U.S.

For two years, Robert and Kim Summers have been trying to bring a Russian child to their Freehold home and recently were matched with a little boy whom they have already named.

12/28/2012

Jean Harris, the woman convicted of murdering "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower, died on Dec. 23, 2012, in Connecticut at the age of 89. (Photo: CBS 2)

To The Day She Died, Jean Harris Denied Killing The ‘Scarsdale Diet’ Doctor

Jean Harris, the convicted killer of the “Scarsdale Diet” doctor, died Sunday at an assisted living facility in New Haven, Conn., at the age of 89.

12/28/2012

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Staten Island Community Education Council Pushing For Guns In Schools

Some New York City students may soon be getting a lesson in school safety few ever would have imagined.

12/27/2012

Tracy Rutter, left, and Rich Whalen tied the knot on Dec. 21, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Hurricane Sandy Responders United In Symbolic Breezy Point Wedding

It was a celebration and a statement in a community badly in need of both. A couple in Breezy Point got married Friday, more than a month after living with the destruction of Superstorm Sandy.

12/21/2012

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Approves Fare, Toll Hikes; Changes Take Effect March 1

The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.

12/19/2012

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