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Toni On! New York: Celebrating Independence Day

Follow along as WLNY’s Toni Senecal sets sail on a historic schooner, kicks back a cold one like our Founding Fathers, and learns how to prep our first president’s favorite pie.

07/05/2014

Injured soldiers and Marines visit the 9/11 memorial on July 4, 2014. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Injured Veterans Honor Bravery Of Others At 9/11 Memorial

A modern-day “Band of Brothers,” nine soldiers and Marines who survived catastrophic injuries from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, spent part of their Independence Day remembering the bravery of others.

07/04/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Guide to the Fourth Of July will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

07/01/2014

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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

Star Spangled Table

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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