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Water main break in Brooklyn (credit: CBS 2)

Crews Repair Water Main Break In Brooklyn

Water began gushing out of the 12-inch main from 1941 just after 5 a.m., flooding streets in the Sunset Park section.

04/26/2011

City officials announce the leak notification program on Monday in Queens. (Photo/Stan Brooks)

NYC DEP Introduces Water Leak Notification Program

New York City launched a new program Monday designed to save homeowners a lot of time, heartache and money.

03/07/2011

The New Jersey capitol building in Trenton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Trenton Mayor Scraps Plans To Furlough 600 Workers

New Jersey’s capital city has scrapped plans to furlough 600 workers following objections from state environmental officials and a Superior Court judge.

02/26/2011

Bagels

Florida Bagel Shop, Pizzeria Spar Over NYC Water

Everyone knows that New York City bagels get their unique taste from city tap water. Now, a Florida Bagel store has tapped into a way to get the same flavor.

10/26/2010

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

State: Trial Likely In N.J. Religious Dumps Lawsuit

A state attorney generaltold a judge that officials “looked the other way” while a rabbi buried truckloads of bagged religious artifacts.

10/16/2010

Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Climatologist: Drought Helped Ease Flooding

The heavy rain of the past two days is filling up New Jersey’s reservoirs and easing fears of a drought, the state’s climatologist said.

10/01/2010

Generic Water Faucet File Photo (credit: CBS)

N.J. Expands Drought Watch To Entire State

All of New Jersey is now under a drought watch.

09/08/2010

(photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Conn. Beaches Closed To Swimming

Connecticut environmental officials are prohibiting swimming at three popular state beaches on Long Island Sound because of high bacteria counts.

08/26/2010

Marine biologists are working to determine what caused a fish kill in New Jersey. (file photo)

Biologists Investigating N.J. Fish Kill

Marine biologists are investigating a fish kill in southern New Jersey after tens of thousands of dead fished washed ashore along the Delaware Bay.

08/12/2010

Generic Water Faucet File Photo (credit: CBS)

Brutal Heat Puts Parts Of NJ Under Drought Watch

The Garden State is turning into a drought state, as New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection says an increased demand for water has caused a serious drop in reservoir levels.

CBS 2–08/05/2010

Ticket issued to elderly Brooklyn man claiming his driveway is too wide. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Family Battles City Over Driveway Summons

An elderly Brooklyn couple ticketed by the city for having a driveway that is too wide says the city is responsible for the alteration.

CBS 2–07/29/2010

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