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Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Issue Emergency Order To Metro-North Railroad Following ‘Serious Overspeed Event’

The order requires Metro-North to modify its signal system to ensure speed limits are followed.

12/06/2013

Queens College biology professor John Waldman (C) takes part in a Central Park plant and animal survey, August 27, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Survey Under Way To Tally All Of Central Park’s Animal, Plant Species

Hundreds of scientists and college students have been in the 150-year-old park since Monday afternoon counting as many plants and animals as they can find in a 24-hour span.

08/27/2013

Fmr. Congressman Anthony Weiner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. (credit: CBS 2 | Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

CBS 2, WCBS 880, 1010 WINS Among Those Chosen To Hold NYC Election Debates

Police practices, educating our kids and the best way to deliver a vast array of city services will all be fair game during Campaign 2013 and CBS 2 will be putting the candidates for public office to the test, hosting a series of in-depth debates.

06/13/2013

CUNY's Board Of Trustees meet at Baruch College. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

CUNY Receives $25 Million Grant

The City University of New York on Monday announced that it has received a $25 million donation from the Stella and Charles Guttmann Foundation, to support community college initiatives.

04/29/2013

John Jay College (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Students Upset After John Jay College Decides To Shorten Graduation Ceremony

The school has decided to eliminate the tradition of calling each student to the stage to receive their diploma as a way to shorten the five-hour-long commencement ceremony by an hour.

03/13/2013

NYC Board of Education (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Most NYC High School Grads Need Remedial Help Before Entering CUNY Community Colleges

Officials told CBS 2 that nearly 80 percent of those who graudate from NYC high schools arrived at City University’s community college system without having mastered the skills to do college-level work.

03/07/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a news conference Sept. 10, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

State Of The Art Science, Medical Facilities Headed For Upper East Side

Two state-of-the-art science and medical facilities will be built on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

09/10/2012

Cigarette Smoking (file/credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

State University Of New York To Ban Smoking On All Campuses Starting In 2014

An unprecedented smoking ban on dozens of college campuses in New York State was announced Wednesday. In other words, it’s time for college kids to butt out!

06/13/2012

New York City Transit building at 370 Jay Street - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Former NYC Transit Brooklyn HQ To Become Cutting Edge Urban Research Center

“The new center will bring some of the world’s greatest minds together to start to study the technical, engineering, academic, and human challenges posed by our rapidly urbanizing world,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

04/24/2012

One World Trade Center rises over Manhattan as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge - Mar 29, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

One World Trade Center Reaches 100 Floors

One World Trade Center has hit the 100 floor mark and is four feet from becoming the tallest building in the city and surpassing the Empire State Building.

04/02/2012

Columbia University - New York, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Wymbs Spared Jail Time In Columbia Drugs Case

There is another plea deal in the case of the Columbia University drug ring.

01/10/2012

CUNY's Board Of Trustees meet at Baruch College. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

CUNY Board of Trustees Approves Tuition Hikes Despite Student Protests

The vote means an initial $300 increase and $300 more per year for five more years after that. Tuition will increase from $4,800 in 2011 to $6,330 by 2015.

11/28/2011

Dr. Zulema Blair

Ex-Medgar Evers College Professor Claims E-Mail Destroyed Her Shot At Tenure

A former professor says she was denied tenure and fired because of a salacious anonymous e-mail sent to the school. It alleges, among other things, she had sex with students.

09/07/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Solar Panels Suitable On 2/3 Of All NYC Rooftops

A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.

06/16/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

New Online Map To Show NYC’s Solar Energy Potential

Once nycsolarmap.org is up and running, you’ll be able to enter your address and find out how much solar energy your roof could capture and how long it would take to see an economic benefit.

06/04/2011

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