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Study: Parental Involvement Has Little To No Impact On Kids’ Grades

Researchers analyzed 30 years worth of data, tracking the different ways parents participate in their children’s academic lives — helping with homework, observing a child’s class and volunteering at their school — and the impact they have.

03/31/2014

An alternate side of the street parking sign is seen in New York City on March 31, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

City Councilman Proposes New Rules To Alternate Side Parking

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has introduced a bill that would allow drivers to park on a street again right after a street sweeper moves through.

03/31/2014

Christopher M. Miller mug shots from 1999 (L) and 2014 (credit: NJ Department of Corrections/Toms River Police)

Cops: Man Robs Same NJ Store He Robbed 15 Years Earlier On Day After Release From Prison

According to Toms River, N.J. police, Christopher M. Miller was arrested for allegedly stealing the cash register drawer from a Stride Rite shoe store on March 22. He was released from South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton, N.J. on March 21.

03/25/2014

Stranded students from Fort Hamilton High School. One of three buses carrying students back from Disney World broke down late Sunday night. The students have been stranded. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn HS Students On Trip To Disney World Left Stranded On Side Of Highway

Imagine sending your child on a school trip only to get a phone call in the middle of the night saying they’re stranded about 1,000 miles from home.

03/24/2014

A group of high school students in New Jersey went to Israel on March 18, 2014, to run in the Jerusalem Half Marathon for charity. (Photo: CBS 2)

N.J. High School Students To Run In Jerusalem Half Marathon For Charity

A group of Garden State high school students were on their way overseas Tuesday to run in a very special race.

03/18/2014

A latte (credit: CBS 2)

Coffee Drinkers Paying Up For Higher-Quality Cups Of Joe

A single cup of latte costs $10 at Budin, a Scandinavian coffee bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The drink is a licorice-flavored Danish brew.

03/11/2014

"Dance Mom" Kelly Hyland appeared in Bronx Criminal court on Monday. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Dance Mom’ Kelly Hyland Appears In Bronx Court To Face Assault Charge

Kelly Hyland was a world away from the set of “Dance Moms”, the series that made her famous. The show follows a dance team as they rehearse, travel, and compete each week.

03/10/2014

FILE -  A woman carries roses through the slush of Union Square. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sunday-Monday Snowstorm Could Now Dump Up To 10 Inches

As if there hadn’t been enough of them already, yet another winter storm is coming – and just in time to make the Monday morning commute a disaster.

03/01/2014

90-year-old artist Dorothy Krakovsky's painting 'Untitled,' on display at Soapbox Gallery (credit: Dorothy Krakovsky via Soapbox Gallery)

90-Year-Old’s Paintings On Display At Brooklyn Art Gallery

Dorothy Krakovsky was a single mother and a U.S. Navy reservist during World War II. Now, after 50 years as a frustrated artist, some of her recent work is on display at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn.

02/26/2014

An SUV is parked on a mound of snow and ice along a road on Feb. 18, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Alternate Side Parking Rules Back In Effect

Several snowstorms forced city officials to suspend the rules for much of February, but now enough snow has been removed or melted.

02/24/2014

Actor Alec Baldwin leaves court after testifying against an alleged stalker on Nov. 12, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Alec Baldwin: ‘I Can’t Live In New York Anymore’

In the most recent issue of New York Magazine, the actor said the paparazzi have become more aggressive with the city’s celebrity residents.

02/24/2014

People shovel snow in Manhattan on Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Big Thaw: Snow Buildup, Ice Creates Menace On High Rises, Suburban Homes

Sidewalks around many buildings have been cordoned because of falling icicles and rock-hard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in.

02/19/2014

A Con Edison truck (credit: Getty Images)

From Potholes To Power Outages: Winter Weather Takes Toll On Tri-State Area

Weekly snowstorms are creating major headaches across the Tri-State area and things are likely to get worse before they get better.

02/17/2014

Snow-Covered Road In Mahwah, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Nor’easter Wallops New Jersey

Thursday’s nor’easter blanketed New Jersey, leaving many communities buried underneath more than a foot of snow.

02/13/2014

1 World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center (credit: Getty Images)

Ice Falling From 1 WTC Forced Closure Of Main PATH Train Entrance

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed ice was falling from 1 World Trade Center. The Brookfield Place/West Concourse entrance remained open for PATH customers.

02/11/2014

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