Department of Environmental Protection

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.

10/30/2014

Apshawa Preserve (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Officials: Bear That Killed Rutgers Student In Passaic County Wasn’t Rabid

A bear that attacked and killed a Rutgers University student in Passaic County did not have rabies, New Jersey state wildlife officials said Tuesday.

10/07/2014

UES manhole

Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole Cover

As a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, Richard Chesnoff survived wars and riots. Yet he said it was a brush with a New York City sidewalk that left him wounded — 23 stitches in the ankle and a bruise on his leg.

07/30/2014

The U.S. Coast Guard searches the Atlantic Ocean off Island Beach State Park for a missing swimmer from France. A body was found in the water nearby on Saturday, July 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Body Found Near Where Man Vanished While Swimming Off Jersey Shore

A body was found Saturday morning off in the waters off the Jersey Shore, not far from where a Frenchman vanished missing while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

07/19/2014

A bear cub's head got stuck in a cookie jar in Ringwood, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bear Cub Recovering After Getting Head Stuck In Jar In Ringwood, N.J.

In a scene seemingly right out of “Winnie the Pooh,” a curious and apparently hungry bear cub got his head stuck in a cookie jar he found in the trash in Ringwood, New Jersey late last week.

07/01/2014

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

DEP: N.J. Beach Replenishment Project To Wrap Up Before Height Of Tourism Season

Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said there’s more sand on New Jersey’s beaches this summer than there was the day before Superstorm Sandy hit.

06/26/2014

Jersey Shore Big DL

Officials: Jersey Shore Is Ready For Memorial Day Weekend

Officials in New Jersey say the Shore is ready for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season.

05/22/2014

Van Cortlandt Park (Photo courtesy NYC Department of Parks & Recreation)

Residents Call On DEP To Build Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian Bridge

Some Bronx residents are calling for the Department of Environmental Protection to build a pedestrian bridge to connect two sides of Van Cortlandt Park.

03/30/2014

New Jersey Dumping

New Jersey Sets Up Website To Expose Illegal Park Dumpers

Trash a New Jersey park, and your reputation may be trashed online. The State of New Jersey has launched a website to expose people who are dumping illegally.

03/28/2014

NYC Department of Sanitation plows are ready to roll, Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Kathryn Garcia Tapped To Head Department Of Sanitation

Mayor Bill De Blasio has appointed Kathryn Garcia as the city’s Sanitation Commissioner.

03/15/2014

A water main break inside an abandoned Far Rockaway home on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Burst Pipe In Abandoned Far Rockaway Home Finally Fixed

Some homeowners in Far Rockaway, Queens were able to begin drying out their flooded basements Tuesday night, after a service line of gushing water in an abandoned house was shut off.

02/04/2014

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt To Begin On Monday

For the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey black bear hunt was set to get under way next week.

12/07/2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces completion of Manhattan portion of Water Tunnel No. 3, one of the largest infrastructure projects in New York City history,
October 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/NYC Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Announces Completion Of Tunnel To Provide Water To All Of Manhattan

Speaking from inside the valve room of the water tunnel 20 stories beneath Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of the 8.5-mile Manhattan section of Water Tunnel No. 3.

10/16/2013

New Jersey Pollution

N.J. Sierra Club Alarmed By Drop In Pollution Violations

The New Jersey Sierra Club was disappointed this week following revelations that penalties against polluters dropped by 54 percent last budget year compared with four years earlier.

07/13/2013

Riverbank State Park (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

City Hopes To Control Stench Of Sewage Plant Below Riverbank State Park

A $106 million project to control the stench of sewage at a wastewater treatment plant beneath Riverbank State Park has been completed.

06/12/2013

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