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Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan and state Senator Diane Savino announce plan to combat domestic violence. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Staten Island Lawmakers Announce Abuser-Focused Initiative To Combat Domestic Violence

Staten Island lawmakers are supporting a new initiative that focuses on domestic violence offenders– not the victims.

09/10/2014

A home in the Rockaways damaged by superstorm Sandy - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Red Cross Gives Grant To Rockaways Rebuilding Effort

The Friends of Rockaway has received a grant of more than $721,000 from the American Red Cross.

06/24/2013

Josh Lockwood of the Red Cross of Greater New York announces a grant for the Brooklyn Community Foundation, May 29, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS880)

Red Cross Defends Sandy Spending, Noting Long-Term Needs

Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.

05/29/2013

Nautical Mile, Freeport, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Reopening Ceremony Held For Long Island’s Nautical Mile

Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.

05/13/2013

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NJ Gives $1.5M Grant To Help Fix Hoboken Sinkhole

Hudson County officials say reconstruction work that would repair a large sinkhole which formed on a Hoboken street last fall could be completed by early June.

03/27/2011

Money

NYC Housing Program Funds Stalled Apartments

The first building to be selected for the $20 million pilot Housing Asset Renewal Program started going up in 2007 but stopped a year later when the developer fell behind on payments.

03/22/2011

Eric Schneiderman (Photo/ericschneiderman.com)

NY State Senator’s Charity Ties Under Investigation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun investigating two state-funded educational groups and their ties to a legislator.

03/17/2011

A homeless man in New York City - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Grant Will Help The Hungry In NYC

The initiative will have a special focus on households with children, the working poor, and senior citizens.

02/25/2011

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (credit: AP)

Camden, Atlantic City Fire Departments Get Money

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced that the cities’ fire departments have been awarded grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

02/10/2011

Rendering of new Mount Vernon Hospital

State Grant Gives Mount Vernon Hospital New Life

Mount Vernon Hospital will get a new emergency room, an assisted living center and expanded outpatient clinics with the help of the $23 million grant.

11/17/2010

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and NYPD Counterterrorism Commissioner Richard Daddario announced on Sept. 26, 2010 in Times Square that New York City would receive an $18.5 million Homeland Security grant to protect against "dirty bombs." (Photo Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NYC Awarded $18.5M Homeland Security Grant

New York City is receiving a multimillion dollar Homeland Security grant to protect the metropolitan area from “dirty bombs” – crudely constructed nuclear explosive devices.

09/26/2010

N.J. Likely To Receive Education Jobs Grant

New Jersey is taking another crack at bringing home federal education funding.

09/10/2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Mistake Costs N.J. Education $400 Mil; Christie: Obama To Blame

A costly mistake in the New Jersey governor’s office has cost the state $400 million in critical education funding. On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie blamed President Barack Obama.

08/25/2010

New York Wins ‘Race To The Top’ Grant, New Jersey Doesn’t

New York has won up to $696 million from the Dept. of Education’s ‘Race to the Top’ program. Mayor Bloomberg said the achievement would challenge New York to “do even better.”

08/24/2010

Saltaire

Wealthy L.I. Town Seeks ‘Distressed Community’ Grant

While New York struggles with crushing deficits, layoffs, cutbacks, tax increases and transit hikes, an exclusive Fire Island seasonal village is hoping to qualify as a “distressed community” for your taxpayer dollars.

CBS 2–05/14/2009