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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

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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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Christie Orders Water Conservation; Municipalities Issue Boil Water Advisories

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday signed an executive order demanding that state residents conserve water until power returns, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

10/31/2012

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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.

08/27/2012

Ocean off Asbury Park, NJ during algae bloom (credit: CBS 2)

Non-Toxic Algae Bloom Off Jersey Shore Discolors Ocean, Scares Some Sunbathers Away

The beaches along the Jersey Shore remain packed with people, but there’s something a little off about the sea water. The Department Of Environmental Protection told CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock the water is safe and the natural algae bloom is non-toxic.

08/23/2012

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Pesticides Cause Birds To Fall Out Of Sky, Die In Millville, N.J.

Some residents of Millville witnessed birds, including red-winged blackbirds and sparrows, falling out of the sky and dying around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

08/15/2012

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Bay Ridge Street Opens To Traffic Week After Giant Sinkhole Opened Up

Crews had been working nearly around-the-clock to repair the 20-foot crater that opened on 79th Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday.

08/06/2012

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Ruptured 50-Inch Sewer Pipe Being Blamed For Brooklyn Sinkhole

A 20-foot section of pavement on 79th Street in Bay Ridge opened up Wednesday leaving a huge sinkhole and nearly swallowing a car.

08/02/2012

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Upper West Side Residents Demand City Take Action Against Sewer-Bred Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.

05/18/2012

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Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

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.

04/18/2012

Crews work to fix a water main break at Murray and West Broadway streets on Thursday, April 5, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Water Main Break In Lower Manhattan Impacts Traffic, Transit

A 12-inch water main dating back to the 1800s burst at the corner of West Broadway and Murray streets around 3 a.m. The main flooded the street and the Chambers Street subway station.

04/05/2012

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NYPD: Stolen DEP Truck Crashes Into UES Barber Shop

The NYPD says the driver first hit several parked cars before crashing into the barber shop.

02/11/2012

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