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Bushwick Blaze (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Brooklyn Fire Sparked By Child Playing With Lighter

Fire marshals investigating a deadly blaze in a Bushwick brownstone Tuesday said a 5-year-old boy started the fire while playing with a lighter on a mattress.

03/29/2011

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Police Investigate Possible Apartment Scam In Brooklyn

Police said a man has been showing apartments in Brooklyn to prospective buyers even though he has no permission or authority to show them.

03/28/2011

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EPA Expands Detection After Low Radiation Found In Mass.

The EPA issued a statement saying “these detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.”

03/28/2011

Four years ago, Jason Ray was struck by a car and killed - and he gave the gift of life to four New Jersey residents. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Residents Remember Former UNC Mascot’s Gift Of Life 4 Years Later

As North Carolina battles in the Prudential Center in Newark, hearts and minds will linger on Jason Ray, the former UNC mascot who gave the gift of life to four New Jersey residents.

03/25/2011

A noose similar to this one was found hanging from a tree across the street from a NYC elementary school on March 24, 2011. (credit: CBS 2 file photo)

Noose Found Hanging Across From NYC Elementary School

A possible symbol of hate was found near a school in Queens on Thursday, sparking concern among neighbors. A noose was seen hanging from a tree and there is no word yet on who may have put it there.

03/24/2011

Young figure skaters and parents rallied for more ice time at Riverbank State Park, where they say the rink is dominated by boys' hockey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Figure Skaters Call For Equal Time At Harlem Ice Rink

A clash-on-ice is intensifying between parents in Harlem, with a figure skating group accusing the state of giving young girls the cold shoulder in favor of boys’ hockey.

03/20/2011

Bagpipers march up Fifth Avenue in New York during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, Thursday, March 17, 2011. (AP Photo)

Irish Pride Shines In New York City For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A sea of green flooded Fifth Avenue as spectators and marchers took to the streets for the country’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

03/17/2011

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FDA Halts Shipments Of Kosher Baby Formula ‘Materna’

Some local mothers have been driven to a frenzy after the formula was pulled from Brooklyn store shelves.

03/16/2011

Houses and others burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) Friday night, March 11, 2011 after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

NYC To Direct Donations To Earthquake Victims

Bloomberg said in his weekly radio appearance on Friday that people who want to donate should call 311 or go to the 311 Web site. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City was collecting the funds.

03/11/2011

P.S. 114  in Brooklyn (Photo/CBS 2)

Community Celebrates Successful Effort To Keep P.S. 114 In Brooklyn Open

Community members declared victory Tuesday and vowed to do everything in their power to make sure the public school on Remsen Ave. in Canarsie stayed open.

03/01/2011

Demonstrators for and against hearings into Islamic radicalization showed up at Massapequa, L.I. district office of Congressman Peter King (Photo/Mona Rivera)

‘Pray-In’ Held Outside Rep. King’s Office Ahead Of Hearings On Radical Islam

About 200 noisy but peaceful protesters — split about evenly “for” and “against” — chanted outside the district office of Long Island Congressman Peter King who plans hearings on radical Islam next month.

02/22/2011

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Rally Breaks Out Near Egyptian Consulate In NYC

On Wednesday afternoon here in the city there was an impromptu rally as Egyptians vowed continued support for protesters in their homeland.

02/02/2011

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NJ High School Athlete Dies After Swim

B.J. Giannone had finished a 200-yard freestyle relay when the senior from Saint Peter’s Prep High School collapsed.

02/01/2011

People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak outside of the United Nations on January 29, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Egyptians Stage Protest Outside United Nations In NYC

Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated outside the United Nations complex in New York City on Saturday in support of the mass protests that have gripped their homeland.

01/29/2011

Rex's Jets on a Jeep

Superstitions The Name Of The Game For Jets Fans

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez won’t shave his beard. Coach Rex Ryan won’t clean a stain on his jacket. So is this the Jets’ best weapon — superstitions?

01/21/2011

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