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Council Member Wants To Train Citizens To Spot, Turn-In Illegal Idlers

Exhaust coming from cars idling all around the city has one council member hoping to put an end to it, with the help of everyday citizens.


Residents say frequent complaints about a dangerous sinkhole in the Bronx have gone unanswered. (Credit: CBS2)

Bronx Residents Say Complaints About Sinkhole Have Fallen On Deaf Ears

Bronx residents call a sinkhole downright dangerous, but say their complaints have fallen on deaf ears.


A broken water main valve sent a geyser of water into the air in Harlem on Nov. 18, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

20-Inch Water Main Valve Breaks In Harlem

The Department of Sanitation was brought in to sand the roads due to concern over icing amid the wintry cold.


A sign from the Department of Environmental Protection hangs near the polluted Gowanus Canal on June 2, 2009 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Authorities: City DEP Employees Carried On Bribery Scheme For Years

Three former New York City Department of Environmental Protection employees, and a contractor from Houston, have been charged in an alleged bribery scheme that authorities say went on for decades.


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New Jersey Appeals Judge’s Ruling To Allow Ocean Sound Blasts Off Coast

The project is strenuously opposed by environmental, fishing and other groups who argue the loud noise could harm or kill marine life including turtles, dolphins and whales.



East Orange Lawmakers Trying To Restore Confidence In City’s Water Supply

Officials are trying to address concerns from local residents about the quality of their drinking water more than a month after top officials were indicted on charges they hid elevated levels of a contaminant.


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DEP Police Call For More Officers To Patrol NYC Drinking Water Supply

New York City has a special police force that operates only outside the five boroughs. The officers are tasked with protecting the city’s drinking water at upstate reservoirs.


Muck in the street in Dongan Hills (credit: CBS 2)

Some Staten Island Residents Concerned Sandy Brought Raw Sewage Into Their Homes

Rep. Michael Grimm has stepped in on behalf of his constituents on Jefferson Avenue, asking the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to investigate.


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New York City DEP Water Meter Upgrade Could Net Millions In Revenue

The city’s Department Of Environmental Protection will begin work to replace water meters in apartment buildings and skyscrapers, including the Chrysler Building. The DEP said the upgrade will be a money-maker.


Bay Ridge Sinkhole (credit: @gazawia via Twitter)

Gigantic Sinkhole Opens Up In Bay Ridge And Nearly Swallows Parked Car

The 20-foot-deep by 20-foot-wide hole, which occurred around 6 p.m., is located between 4th and 5th avenues in the Bay Ridge.


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Saw Mill River Contamination Concerns Arise After Yonkers Warehouse Fire

Fire officials have received several complaints about a chemical smell in the area but so far an evacuation order has not been issued.


This notice threatens legal action unless a water meter bill is paid. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: New Yorkers Complain The City’s New Water Meters Overcharge Massively

“Am I paying a mortgage here? Because that’s what it sounds like me: I’m paying a mortgage. $1,400 to pay for water, come on,” said Sahodra Samaroo.


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MTA Big Shot Detained After Crossing Off-Limits Westchester County Dam

It was a conflict at the New York City-owned Cross River Reservoir in northern Westchester County. A man on a bike apparently ignored the sign on a barrier and rode across the top of the dam.


Queens homeowner Jack McNeill is fighting to get a sewer line fixed in front of his Woodside home. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Resident Fights Red Tape To Get Sewer Line Fixed

Jack McNeill has contacted an alphabet soup of agencies, trying to repair the pipe, which right now is putting raw sewage in plain sight.


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Threatening Letters, Suspicious Powder Sent To Staten Island Neighborhood

The street is called Tone Lane. It features attached townhouses of many immigrants. But anonymous mailings are frightening the people here, calling one neighbor, for example, a “deadbeat, child molester and degenerate.”