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Children with best friends are less stressed and less likely to be teased or bullied, studies find. (credit: CBS2)

Studies: Having A Best Friend Benefits Kids’ Mental Health

In a series of polls, parents of children who have best friends reported that their kids were less stressed and less likely to be teased or bullied.

03/09/2015

Record Snowstorm Pummels Buffalo

Winter Storms May Cloud Common Courtesy As Snow Removal Disputes Turn Violent

More snow is headed to the New York area and not only are people running out of places to put it, but it’s causing fights between neighbors.

03/04/2015

A new ordinance in Glen Rock, NJ requires residents to clear space around fire hydrants on their property or face a fine. (Credit: CBS2)

Ordinance Requires Glen Rock Homeowners To Clear Snow Around Hydrants Or Face Fine

When it snows in Glen Rock, New Jersey, homeowners have to get out the shovel, or get out the checkbook.

03/03/2015

Commuter brave cold temperatures on 42nd Street in New York on February 20, 2015. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Day Of Bitter Cold Brings Record Low Temperatures To Tri-State Area

Forecasters are calling for high temperatures in the low to mid 20s Tuesday with the wind chill making it feel more like 10 to 15 degrees.

02/24/2015

A new study out of Finland reveals the more men use saunas the longer they live. (Photo: CBS2)

Study: Repeated Sauna Use Each Week Can Help Men Live Longer

Saunas don’t just make you feel good; they may actually help you live longer.

02/23/2015

Screen capture of South Orange's SOConnect app.

South Orange Residents Using Smartphone App To Lodge Complaints About Uncleared Sidewalks

So far, they’ve received more than 100 complaints. The app, called SOConnect, allows people to remain anonymous and is easy to use, officials said.

02/18/2015

Pedestrians are viewed in Manhattan on a bitterly cold day on February 13, 2015 in New York City. In New York wind chill values of 5 to 10 degrees below zero were predicted with more cold weather in store for the weekend.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Snow To Follow Bitter Cold Temperatures Across Tri-State Area

Snow will follow bitter cold that brought some record-breaking temperatures to parts of the Tri-State area.

02/16/2015

A woman braves the cold during her morning commute on Fiftth Avenue in Manhattan on Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Braces For Possibility Of Record Cold

A wind chill advisory is in effect for New York City, northern New Jersey, western Long Island and southern portions of western Connecticut through 9 a.m. Monday.

02/15/2015

A stage was erected in Flatiron for a Kanye West concert on Feb. 12, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Despite Opposition, Free Kanye Concert In Flatiron District Will Go On As Planned

People who live and work in Manhattan’s Flatiron district say their neighborhood is too small to host an NBA All-Star concert.

02/11/2015

Cars are blocked by a wall of a plowed snow.  (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Drivers Dig Out As Alternate-Side Parking Rules Return For First Time In Weeks

The regulations, which allow streets to be cleaned, had been suspended due to a series of snowstorms.

02/10/2015

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Housing Court Orders Brooklyn Landlord To Make Repairs To Greenpoint Building

Some Brooklyn renters say their landlord tore up floors and walls to force them out. Now, after a year-long battle, tenants are celebrating a legal victory after a housing court judge ordered the owner to make crucial building repairs.

02/03/2015

Snow in Yonkers after the winter storm on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

Overnight Flash Freeze Brings Concern After Tri-State Area Is Hit With Snow, Ice

A winter storm is dumping snow and ice across the Tri-State area Monday, causing some dangerous driving conditions.

02/02/2015

Snow plows clear the roads on Long Island on Jan. 27, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

County Executive Bellone Says Suffolk ‘Hit Hard’ By Storm

Highway crews passed over wind-whipped snowdrifts multiple times, as residents slowly began digging out from as much as two feet of snow following a blizzard.

01/27/2015

Coney Island Boardwalk split between real wood and hybrid of concrete and recycled plastic lumber (Credit: CBS2)

Residents At Odds With NYC Over Restoration Of Coney Island Boardwalk

People are planning a rally this weekend in an attempt to stop the city from replacing the wooden boardwalk they love with one made of concrete and recycled plastic lumber.

01/13/2015

Rebecca Jacques says her 4-year-old son, Matthew (pictured), was left in the cold after getting off the school bus in Yonkers on Friday, Jan. 9. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother: Boy, 4, Was Left Out In Cold After Getting Off School Bus In Yonkers

A Westchester County mother said Monday that her 4-year-old son was left all alone in the freezing cold after he got off his school bus one day last week.

01/12/2015

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