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Testing in New York City public schools. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Schools Locked In Battle Over Those Opting Out Of Standardized Tests

As thousands of public school students prepare to take standardized tests Tuesday, many parents have decided to have their children “opt out” of the exams.

04/14/2015

Marches demanding criminal justice reform cross the Outerbridge Bridge crossing on April 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Justice League NYC Begins March From Staten Island To Washington, D.C.

Justice League NYC’s March2Justice is scheduled to culminate April 21 with a rally and concert at the National Mall.

04/13/2015

Detective Ian Cyrus is under investigation for allegedly stealing money during a raid on a Brooklyn bodega. (credit: Image via CBS2)

Detective Accused Of Stealing Nearly $3,000 From Brooklyn Bodega Suspended Without Pay

A Brooklyn narcotics detective accused of stealing nearly $3,000 from a deli during a raid remains suspended without pay.

04/10/2015

A water main break flooded 13th Street and Seventh Avenue on Wednesday, April 8. (Credit: Julianne Bond)

Crews Work To Restore West Village Water Main That Broke Wednesday Night

No. 1 and 2 train service has been restored after a water main break in the West Village halted service between Times Square and Chambers Street for hours.

04/09/2015

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Sharpton, De Blasio Sound Off On Fatal Shooting Of South Carolina Man By Cop

Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

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Loved Ones Say Goodbye To East Village Explosion Victim, Nicholas Figueroa

“He was a good kid. He was a good man. Turned out to be an extraordinary man. It is tragic what happened to him,” Figueroa’s uncle Marcelo said.

04/07/2015

Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Excited Fans Flock To Yankee Stadium On Opening Day

It’s an exciting day for fans who are are hoping that the good weather is a good omen for things to come this season for the Yankees.

04/06/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez and attorney Abbe Lowell, left, arrive at federal court in Newark on April 2, 2015. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

04/02/2015

The man in the window, who is confirmed to be an NYPD detective, berated an Uber driver seen from the back. (Credit: via YouTube)

Bratton: NYPD Detective Placed On Modified Duty After ‘Unacceptable’ Tirade At Uber Driver

A Civil Complaint Review Board is expected to hear from an Uber driver Wednesday after video surfaced of a NYPD detective berating him.

04/01/2015

Latisha Fisher was taken into custody after the death of her son, Gavriel Ortiz, in a Midtown restaurant bathroom on Monday, March 30. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Death Of Toddler At Midtown Restaurant

Latisha Fisher faces charges of second-degree murder in the death of Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, her 1-year-old son who was found unconscious in the bathroom of a midtown Manhattan restaurant Monday.

03/31/2015

A vigil was held on Monday, March 30 for Nicholas Figueroa, one of two men killed in the East Village explosion last week. (Credit: CBS2)

Vigil Held For Victim Of East Village Explosion As Investigators Probe Cause

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before the explosion.

CBS 2–03/30/2015

A tractor-trailer and a car collided on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island on March 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Friends, Family Bid Farewell To 2 Men Killed In Staten Island Wrong-Way Crash

Two men who were killed in a wrong-way crash on Staten Island are being remembered as the investigation into the accident continues.

03/25/2015

Students in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (credit: CBS2)

Parents Unhappy After Fort Lee School Board Cuts Spring Break In Half

Vacation plans have been put on hold for many families in one New Jersey community after the Board of Education cut spring break in half at the last minute.

03/24/2015

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a pair of robberies that took place on the Upper West Side. (Credit: CBS2)

Residents On Edge As Search Continues For Upper West Side Robbery Suspect

Residents are on edge as police continue to search for a knife-wielding suspect wanted for robberies on the Upper West Side.

03/24/2015

FILE -- Straphangers ride the No. 6 train. (credit: Getty Images)

Commuters Face Higher Prices After MTA Fare Hikes On Subways, Buses, Rails & Tolls

Fare increases kicked in Sunday as part of a series of increases in recent years built into the cash-strapped MTA’s budget.

03/23/2015

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