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New Rochelle’s July 4th Fireworks Display Saved After Donors Come Through

Despite the budget squeeze that threatened the annual July 4th fireworks display, about a half dozen donors have managed to cobble together $60,000.

06/06/2012

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New State Law Allows Connecticut Consumers To Buy Alcohol On Sundays

A new state law takes effect this weekend, allowing retail alcohol sales on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at package stores. Supermarkets, which already sell beer, will also be able to sell beer on Sundays.

05/20/2012

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Budget Problems May Bring An End To Annual New Rochelle Firework Display

A budget squeeze is threatening the annual July 4th fireworks display, and the city manager said that he has run out of items to cut from his budget.

05/08/2012

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Overnight Shooting Leaves 2 Wounded In Atlantic City

Atlantic City Police say two people were wounded early Tuesday morning after someone opened fire on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. Police said the shooting broke out around 1 a.m.

07/05/2011

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Thousands Line Up Along The Hudson To Enjoy The 35th Annual Macy’s Fourth Of July Fireworks Show

It was an Independence Day with a flair, as the 35th Annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show over the Hudson River lit up the night sky in every color of the rainbow.

07/04/2011

Joey Chestnut (AP Photo/John Minchillo)/Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas Win The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition

They are the chompions: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas scarfed down more than 100 dogs between them to become top dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island.

07/04/2011

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Millions Expected At Macy’s July 4 Fireworks Spectacular

Technicians have been hard at work for almost two weeks making sure all 40,000 digitally-assigned fireworks launch on queue tonight.

07/04/2011

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History Of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Anthem

Have you ever wondered why our national anthem ends with a question — “Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

07/04/2011

Despite the early threat of rain, the fireworks show at Kensico Dam in Valhalla, Westchester County was enjoyed by an estimated 15,000 revelers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rain Unable To Dampen Patriotic Spirit Of Fireworks Fans In Westchester

Sunday’s storms did nothing to spoil the patriotic spirit at an annual fireworks display in Westchester County.

07/03/2011

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Fireworks To Light Up Sky Over Eisenhower Park In East Meadow On Saturday

The show will be held Saturday night, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater.

07/01/2011

Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Weekend Brings Increased Police Presence To Jersey Shore

Going into this holiday weekend, there will be extra eyes on roads and on the water. Police are stepping up patrols to crack down on illegal fireworks, drunk driving and boating.

07/01/2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

George Washington Bridge To Unfurl Its American Flag On July 4th

If you’ve gone over the George Washington Bridge on a national holiday, then you know there is a very big reason to slow down and look up.

07/01/2011

Traffic on the Garden State Parkway - Bloomfield, NJ - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

Motorists Get Early Start On July 4th Weekend

While travelers are hoping to beat the traffic, it’s estimated that 1.6 million cars will be on the Garden State Parkway Thursday, which is slightly fewer than what was expected Friday.

06/30/2011

Fireworks are seen on the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Macy’s Fireworks Preparations Underway On Staten Island

The Macy’s folks say this year’s show is going to be a 25-minute show with more colors, shapes and effects.

06/30/2011

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NYC’s 5 Best Bars & Parties For July 4th

Don’t fight for your perch among the masses clawing for that ideal viewing spot . Instead, reserve one that guarantees a panoramic view and some of the best food and cocktails in the land.

06/28/2011

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