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CBS2 Exclusive: Pothole Or Sinkhole? Queens Crater Went Unfilled Due To DebateFor weeks, a massive crater on busy Queens Boulevard rattled residents damaged cars – but New York City officials could not decide whether to define it as a pothole as a sinkhole.
City DEP To Open New York City's Reservoirs To FishingAnglers will need to have a DEP access permit as well as a state fishing license in order to utilize the area.
NJ Senate To Vote To Reject Exxon Mobil SettlementNew Jersey's Senate is going to consider a resolution that calls for a judge to reject Gov. Chris Christie's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil.
City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYCActivists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.
Burst Water Main Creates Icy Conditions On Lower East SideThe Department of Sanitation was called in to salt down roads in an effort to the stop icing over of streets.
Pending Legislation Sparks Concerns Over Future Of Liberty State ParkA citizen group and the mayor of Jersey City are worried that Liberty State Park is under threat by developers.
New Jersey Neighborhood Raises A Stink Over Nauseating StenchA neighborhood in New Jersey, is fighting a landscaping company over stinky mulch. Neighbors have been battling the issue since 2011.
Authorities: City DEP Employees Carried On Bribery Scheme For YearsThree 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.
Officials: Bear That Killed Rutgers Student In Passaic County Wasn't RabidA bear that attacked and killed a Rutgers University student in Passaic County did not have rabies, New Jersey state wildlife officials said Tuesday.
Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole CoverAs 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.
Body Found Near Where Man Vanished While Swimming Off Jersey ShoreA 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.
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.