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Judge Halts New Jersey’s Sports Betting Plan

A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

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Muni-meter on the Upper West Side. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Assemblyman: City Reprogramming Muni-Meters To Accept Advance Payments

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the city’s Department of Transportation has agreed to reprogram every muni-meter in the city over the coming months to accept payments an hour before they go into service.

10/19/2014

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Residents Hold Pro-Verrazano Bridge Bike Path Rally

Meredith Sladek, with a group called The Harbor Ring, said a Verrazano bike path is the missing link in the group’s vision for a 50-mile loop around New York Harbor that encourages fitness and tourism.

10/18/2014

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Liberian Population On Staten Island Concerned About Discrimination In Wake Of Ebola Scare

As many as 8,000 Liberians live in the Clifton section of Staten Island, known as Little Liberia.

10/17/2014

Staten Island man John Casalaspro was reported missing after he was last known to be hanging out with friends. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Plans Vigil For Missing Staten Island Man

John Casalaspro of West Brighton disappeared last Friday after hanging out with three friends.

10/17/2014

Joan Rivers attends SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014. (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Medical Examiner: Joan Rivers’ Death ‘Resulted From Predictable Complication’

Rivers, 81, went into cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy this August following a minor, elective vocal cord procedure.

10/16/2014

Juan Pablo Duarte-José Julián Martí School No. 28. in Elizabeth, NJ. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Warning Parents After Enterovirus Reported At Elizabeth, NJ, Public School

In a letter to parents on the school district’s website, school officials say the virus was reported at Juan Pablo Duarte-José Julián Martí School No. 28.

10/16/2014

Firefighters battle a house fire in Carteret, NJ on Oct. 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Battle Early Morning House Fire In Carteret

The blaze broke out at a home on Frederick Street around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

10/13/2014

Vigil held to show support for the victims of the suspected hazing at Sayreville High School (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Vigil Held To Show Support For Victims In Sayreville HS Hazing Case

Organizer Maureen Jenkins said she wanted the event to send an anti-bullying message and provide support to the district for deciding to put student safety ahead of football.

10/12/2014

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NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana are gathering in Times Square to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing marijuana as a treatment for certain medical conditions.

10/12/2014

The football field at Sayreville High School in Sayreville, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Last Of Seven Sayreville High School Student Accused Of Hazing Surrenders To Police

The six other students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night in connection with the assaults at regional football power Sayreville War Memorial High School.

10/11/2014

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N.J. Drivers Pleased With Lower Gas Prices

With the Bayway Refinery in the background, all drivers in Linden, N.J., are talking about is the price of gasoline.

10/11/2014

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Members Of NBC Crew Exposed To Cameraman With Ebola Ordered Under Mandatory Quarantine

New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola.

10/11/2014

Crews on the scene of a water main break in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 10, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Mess Persists Into Night From Water Main Break Near Holland Tunnel In Lower Manhattan

The 12-inch main broke around 6 a.m. at the intersection of Varick Street and Spring Street.

10/10/2014

A destroyed home is viewed in Oakwood Beach in Staten Island on February 5, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Build It Back Program Status Report Shows 90 Percent Of Applications Say They’ve Received No Help

The status report from the city’s Department of Investigation shows of 14,000 applications to the Built it Back program, 90 percent of which say they have not seen any help.

10/10/2014

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