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Phil Jackson stands for photos during his introductory press conference as president of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Zen Era: Phil Jackson Comes Home, Is Introduced As Knicks President At MSG

“We want to build a team,” Jackson said. “We have a great opportunity. This is the best place to play basketball … I have to jump in with both feet. I’ve gotta move to New York, and I’ve gotta do this job the right way.”

03/18/2014

FDNY Patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

$98 Million Settlement Reached In FDNY Discrimination Case

A black firefighters’ group that had sued New York City, alleging discrimination, said Tuesday that minority fire department applicants will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million.

03/18/2014

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

Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

3 Dead, Several Missing After Explosion Levels Buildings In East Harlem

The explosion reduced the two, five-story buildings to rubble, shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.

03/12/2014

Firefighters respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in Harlem   (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Investigations Into East Harlem Explosion Under Way

Investigations into the East Harlem explosion have been launched by the Fire Department of New York, Con Edison, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.

03/12/2014

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NJ Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges For Allegedly Administering Fatal Silicone Injection Into Woman’s Buttocks

Tamira Mobley faces assault and manslaughter charges after allegedly injecting silicone into another woman’s buttocks despite not having a license to practice medicine.

03/11/2014

Police on the scene of a fatal shooting in Queens on March 11, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Found Fatally Shot In Queens

The body of 48-year-old Mohamed Hamwi was discovered just after midnight Tuesday near the intersection of 105th Avenue and 173rd Street, police said.

03/11/2014

Park Avenue and East 106th Street, where a Metro-North worker was struck and killed March 10, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Preliminary Investigation: Metro-North Worker Killed By Train Strayed From Protected Area

The railroad said it happened at 12:54 a.m. Monday at Park Avenue and East 106th Street.

03/10/2014

Hundreds of firefighters gather as the flag-draped coffin of Capt. Gregory Barnas arrives at the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Wallington, NJ on March 7, 2014. (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

Hundreds Honor Veteran N.J. Firefighter Who Died Battling Blaze

Firefighters from across the region, some from as far away as Canada, lined the streets Friday for the funeral of Capt. Gregory Barnas in Wallington.

03/07/2014

Emergency responders on the scene of a fire in Jersey City on March 6, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Mayor: Street Mix-Up May Have Delayed Response To Deadly Jersey City Blaze

Mayor Steven Fulop said a possible street mix-up may have delayed the response to a massive Jersey City fire that left four people dead and dozens of other residents displaced.

03/06/2014

A Chinatown fish market on March 5, 2014.  (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Rare Skin Infection Traced To Chinatown Fish Markets

The Health Department said there have been 30 reported cases of the infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium marinum.

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

Kerry Kennedy and her mom Ethel Kennedy leave the courthouse in White Plains, NY after Kerry Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving on Feb. 28, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Kerry Kennedy Found Not Guilty Of Drugged-Driving

Kennedy hugged and clasped hands with her lawyers as a six-person jury cleared her of driving while impaired, a misdemeanor.

02/28/2014

FILE -- Kerry Kennedy (credit: Getty Images)

Jury Deliberations To Resume Friday In Kerry Kennedy Drugged-Driving Case

The defense rested its case Thursday after calling a final witness to stand and introducing a medical journal article that appears to bolster her testimony.

02/27/2014

FILE -- Kerry Kennedy (credit: Getty Images)

Kerry Kennedy: I Didn’t Know I Took Sleeping Pill

Kennedy testified that she thought she had taken her thyroid medication, but must have taken a sleeping pill by mistake.

02/26/2014

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