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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

Baby falcons atop the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge with their nervous mother in the background (credit: MTA)

Four Rare Falcon Chicks Living On GWB Banded By City

The chicks hatched three weeks ago on a girder six feet below the bridge’s lower level. Their parents are among 20 pairs of peregrine falcons living in New York City.

05/21/2013

Black Bear in New Jersey (file/credit: CBS 2)

Black Bear Cub Hit, Killed In Northern New Jersey

The cub, which weighed about 150 pounds, was hit Tuesday night on Route 202 in Branchburg. The driver of the car was not injured in the accident.

05/08/2013

FILE - A toilet. (credit: ClipArt)

City Program Aims To Replace 800K Toilets With More Efficient Models

It’s all part of a new plan by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection in an effort to save 30 million gallons of water a day by 2018.

04/12/2013

More than a thousand bags, filled with Jewish religious items, piled up along a dirt road in Lakewood. (credit: CBS 2)

Over 1,000 Bags Filled With Jewish Religious Items Piled Up Along NJ Road

Court papers show the bags were illegally buried at the location, but recently were dug up after a judge ordered the rabbi responsible to remove them.

03/15/2013

The scene of a water main break in the Flatiron District (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Subway Lines Back In Service After Flatiron District Flood

The subways were back up and running in the Flatiron District Saturday, after a large water main break flooded a station and disrupted service.

02/02/2013

(credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Appeals Court To Rule On Whether Environment Dept. Should Look Out For Business

A New Jersey appeals court heard arguments on Monday on a case asking whether the state Department of Environmental Protection should look out for the interests of business as well as the environment.

01/14/2013

FILE - A seriously damaged home is seen in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island on November 3, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Water Bills Suspended For Some NYC Hurricane Sandy Victims

New York City is temporarily suspending water bills for customers whose properties were severely damaged by the storm.

11/30/2012

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