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New York City Hits 104 Degrees; Breaks Heat Record Set In 1957

While the all-time record of 106 degrees wasn’t reached, residents in the Tri-State were left sweating it out as the mercury soared.

07/22/2011

Pedestrian crossing sign (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Examines Pedestrian Deaths In NY, NJ

A new national report on pedestrian safety shows the New York, New Jersey area as having some of the country’s most dangerous streets.

05/25/2011

Storm clouds move in over lower Manhattan, April 28, 2011 (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Storms That Devastated Deep South Bash Parts Of Tri-State Area

A powerful storm system that killed more than 270 people across the South tore through the Tri-State area Thursday.

04/28/2011

Prudential Center (credit: CBS 2)

‘Sweet Sixteen’ Bringing Sweet Tourist Cash To N.J.

Four of the nation’s most prestigious basketball programs – Ohio State, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Marquette – held public workouts at the Prudential Center, and fans got a first hand look at some of the nation’s elite teams.

03/25/2011

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

Garden State Gasoline Prices Rise Slightly

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State on Friday was $3.05, up a penny from last week.

02/05/2011

School Bus

Report: Many NJ School Buses, Vans Fail Inspection

Almost half of all school buses and vans in New Jersey fail to pass their semiannual inspections due to violations deemed serious enough to take them off the road, according to a published report.

01/23/2011

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Gasoline Prices Rise Slightly

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State on Friday was $3.04, up 2 cents from a week ago.

01/22/2011

Job seekers line up at a job fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NJ’s Jobless Rate Dips

The Labor Department said the private sector shed 13,300 jobs last month while the public sector cut 3,000 jobs.

01/19/2011

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Senate Considers Affordable Housing Overhaul

The New Jersey Senate is set to consider a bill to overhaul New Jersey’s affordable housing laws.

01/10/2011

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Gasoline Prices Take Another Jump

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State on Friday was $3.01, up 2 cents from a week ago. That’s also higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.57.

01/08/2011

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Gas Price Hits The $3 A Gallon Mark

New Jersey gas prices have hit the $3 a gallon mark.

01/04/2011

CBS 2 viewer Yanabi Sierra sent this photo of snow in Elizabeth, N.J.

Christie Defends Trip To Disney During Blizzard

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was hoping to get federal aid to cover the cost of clean-up from the post-Christmas blizzard as he continued to take some heat for a trip he took with his family to Disney World during the storm.

01/03/2011

Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Sees Sharp Spike In Homicides

Law enforcement officials said several factors — the increased presence of street gangs in New Jersey and the stagnant economy — could have served as catalysts for the increase.

01/01/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Christie Unapologetic About Vacationing During Blizzard

No regrets and no apologies from Gov. Chris Christie, who was vacationing in Disney World with his family while New Jersey was being battered by the fifth largest storm in the last 100 years.

12/31/2010

Gov. Chris Christie attends a town hall meeting - Parsippany, NJ - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Liberal Group Criticizes Christie With Parody Website

The website features photos from Gov. Christie’s out-of-state campaign trips for Republican candidates altered to depict him in a red-and-white stocking cap a la “Where’s Waldo?”

12/30/2010

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