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A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against NYC E-Cigarette Ban

The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.

03/25/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  (file/credit: Getty Images)

HHS Secretary In NJ To Push Health Insurance Enrollment Ahead Of Next Week’s Deadline

Those who fail to sign up for health insurance by next Monday will not be able to enroll until next year and will have to pay a penalty on their taxes.

03/24/2014

Karla Villagra-Garzon

Missing Elizabeth, N.J. Mom Found Slain; Husband Charged With Murder

A mother from Elizabeth, N.J. has been found dead more than three weeks after she was reported missing, and her husband has been charged with her murder.

03/19/2014

The Hudson Yards project will include five office towers and 5,000 apartments. (credit: Related Companies)

Work On Hudson Yards Platform Over Railroad Tracks Begins

Work has begun on a 37,000-ton platform that will cover the Hudson Yards rail yard, which will eventually be the home to a $20 billon, 28-acre mixed-use development.

03/19/2014

Joe Oza, whose mother was killed in a 2007 gas explosion, speaks at a news conference on March 19, 2014. He is accompanied by attorneys Derek Sells, left, and Doug Wigdor. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Families In Other Tragedies: Con Edison Has Been Negligent For Too Long

Families who lost loved ones in other gas disasters are hoping last week’s deadly East Harlem explosion is a wake-up call for Con Edison.

03/19/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Federal Lawsuit Seeks To End NCAA’s ‘Unlawful Cartel’

A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools.

03/17/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

Kitty Genovese

Questions Persist On 50th Anniversary Of Kitty Genovese’s Murder

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of one of New York’s most infamous and most studied crimes.

03/13/2014

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

President Barack Obama shops for clothing for his family alongside store employee Susan Panariello (R) during a visit to a Gap clothing store in New York City, March 11, 2014, to highlight his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Stops At Midtown Gap During NYC Visit

Obama made a trip to an outpost of the Gap in Midtown East, and made a political point in doing so. He came to buy some sweaters for his daughters, athletic wear for his wife and to make a pitch for the minimum wage.

03/11/2014

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Price Tag To Repair NYC Infrastructure Is $47 Billion

Among the alarming facts in the report by the Center for an Urban Future, a public-policy think tank, is that 47 bridges in the city are “fracture critical.

03/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: NYC ‘Taking Its Sweet Time’ Distributing Federal Sandy Aid

Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.

03/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Rockaway Residents To Senate: Pass Flood Insurance Bill

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.

03/10/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling Law

New York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

03/05/2014

The Domino Sugar sign at the plant's refinery (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

‘How Sweet It Is’: City Planning Commission Signs Off On Domino Sugar Plant Redevelopment

The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar plant on Williamsburg’s waterfront into gleaming apartment towers, offices and open space is moving ahead.

03/05/2014

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