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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

Police say these are the two wanted for robbing Aydin Jewelers on Mar. 3, 2014. (credit: Ramsey Police)

Police Release Photos Of Suspects In Ramsey Jewelry Store Robbery

The robbery occurred at Aydin Coins & Jewelry on Route 17 in Ramsey around 11:20 a.m. Monday.

03/05/2014

Crews on the scene of an explosion at a town house complex in Ewing, NJ on March 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead, At Least 7 Injured In Explosion At NJ Condo Complex

A powerful gas explosion at a Ewing town house complex has left at least seven people injured.

03/04/2014

Sen. Schumer calls on feds to pull potent new painkiller Zohydro ER off shelves, citing no protections to prevent abuse, March 3, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: ‘Hard To Believe’ Potent New Painkiller Approved Without Protections In Place

Sen. Charles Schumer was joined by family members of people impacted by prescription drug use on Monday, pushing for Zohydro ER to be pulled from shelves.

03/03/2014

Aydin Coins & Jewelry (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Police: Armed Men Pose As FBI Agents To Rob Ramsey Jewelry Store

Two men who claimed to be FBI agents robbed a New Jersey jewelry store at gunpoint and left three people tied up in a back room as they looted the store, police said.

03/03/2014

Press conference on extra vehicle operating costs, Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Report: Drivers Waste Thousands Each Year Due To Poor Road Conditions, Traffic

The TRIP report said fuel is needlessly wasted when drivers sit in traffic. Experts said not enough has been invested into roadways.

02/26/2014

FILE -- A man attends a rally in front of City Hall to show support for a paid sick leave bill on March 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council OKs Bill Expanding Required Paid Sick Leave

The new bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. It will give the right to have paid sick days to 355,000 workers.

02/26/2014

Stonehenge Village on the Upper West Side has opened a new gym that is only open to market-rate tenants. (Credit: Danny Perry/DNAInfo)

Rent-Stabilized UWS Residents Furious Over Market Rate Only Gym

Some rent-stabilized tenants in an Upper West Side building were furious this week, after a gym opened up in their building and they were told they were forbidden from using it.

02/25/2014

Revelers cheer on the marchers during the 251st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYC Council Follows Mayor’s Lead, Steps Away From St. Patrick’s Parade

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the council won’t have an official presence at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade because of rules that prevent gay and lesbian groups from identifying themselves while marching.

02/25/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Committees Hear De Blasio’s Traffic Safety Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.

02/24/2014

A Metro-North train derails near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Feds Make Recommendations To Metro-North In Wake Of Fatal Derailment

Regulators investigating the fatal Metro-North Railroad train derailment recommended Tuesday that the railroad install recorders on its vehicles and new speed-limit signs along its tracks.

02/18/2014

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Queens Lawmaker Calls DEC’s Mute Swan Eradication Plan ‘Incomprehensible’

A bill introduced last week by Sen. Tony Avella would put a two-year moratorium on the DEC’s plan to eradicate all 2,200 wild mute swans in the state by 2025.

02/18/2014

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Local Legislator: No One Should Ever Ride Bikes In Suffolk County

A teen from Long Island was prompted to contact a local lawmaker and call for the installation of bike lanes, after his mother was injured in an accident.

02/12/2014

Noel Polanco

$2.5 Settlement For Family Of Noel Polanco, National Guardsman Shot Dead By NYPD

The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop has settled with the city for millions.

02/12/2014

Police are searching for these three suspects in connection with a robbery at a Cartier store on Fifth Avenue. (Credit: NYPD

Alleged Multi-State Jewelry Theft Ring Busted By NYPD, FBI

The NYPD and the FBI have busted up a ring of robbers who are accused of breaking into ritzy jewelry stores, and stealing more than $1 million worth of watches, all up and down the East Coast.

02/12/2014

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