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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 28: Actor James Rebhorn attends the curtain call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of 'Twelve Angry Men' on October 28, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Actor James Rebhorn, 65, Dies At South Orange Home

James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” “Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65.

03/23/2014

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Last-Minute Deals Abound For Fourth Of July Groceries

Hours before the Fourth of July was set to arrive, supermarkets and wholesalers were serving up an assortment of deals.

07/03/2013

Workers clean the statue of General George Washington in Union Square Park - July 2, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Union Square Monuments Get Cleaned Ahead Of Independence Day

Independence Day is just two days away and New York City wants to make sure some of its monuments are ready for the celebration.

07/02/2013

Fireworks explode over the Hudson River on July 4, 2011 in New York City. The United States celebrated its 235th anniversary of declaring independence from the British Empire. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Toni On! New York: A Revolutionary Look At The Big Apple

You can catch up with Toni on her blog, and loyal Toni On! followers can score a sweet VIP deal by friending the show on Facebook, and following our Toni On! Tweets on Twitter.

06/29/2013

Hudson County Backpack Ban

Hudson County, N.J., Bans Backpacks, Coolers For Fireworks Show

A new security measure could change your Fourth of July plans. Hudson County, N.J., has decided to ban anyone from taking a bag or cooler into the main viewing areas to see the Macy’s fireworks show on the Hudson River.

06/25/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

A boat that capsized on July 4, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Preliminary Report Indicates Boat May Have Been Top Heavy In Oyster Bay Tragedy

Seventeen adults and 10 children were aboard the 34-foot-long vessel, named Kandi Won, to watch Independence Day fireworks off Long Island when the boat overturned and sank near Oyster Bay.

08/08/2012

A boat that capsized on July 4, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

In Wake Of Oyster Bay Tragedy, Schumer Calls For Posting More Boat Capacities

“In the memory of the children we lost on that awful day, we can take some simple steps to educate and warn boat owners and their passengers about how many people a vessel can safely handle,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

07/15/2012

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Who Would Steal Flags From Civil War Graves? Woodchucks, That’s Who

Who would steal flags from Civil War graves? Authorities in Hudson, N.Y. believe that they have found the culprit in a rash of cemetery-flag thefts: woodchucks.

07/08/2012

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Chris Rock’s ‘Happy White People’s Day’ July 4th Tweet Causes Stir

He is a comedian after all. But some aren’t finding one of Chris Rock’s tweets very funny.

07/06/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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Animal Welfare Groups Urge Pet Owners To Keep Furry Friends Safe On 4th Of July

Fourth of July fireworks and crowded events can be stressful for some pets, increasing their chances of running away and getting lost.

07/02/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Tough Times For July 4th Fireworks In Tri-State Area

Outside of the Macy’s extravaganza, Red Bank has one of the largest fireworks displays around. Well, it had one of them. It’s just one example of the dousing of the rockets’ red glare.

07/02/2012

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Top 5 Patriotic Movies

While America does love its movies about sexy bank robbers knocking off banks and street-racers smashing up cop cars, there’s still always an audience for a good patriotic movie. Whether it’s about the US of […]

06/13/2012

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Plan Your Picnic: 10 Red, White & Blue Food Ideas

Take your Fourth of July picnic, barbecue or pool party to the next level by serving Independence Day-themed cuisine.

06/13/2012

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