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De Blasio's Uber App Feature

Uber App Debuts ‘De Blasio’ Feature To Rip Possible Vehicle Limits In NYC

The New York City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would number of new for-hire vehicle licenses.

07/16/2015

What a pilot sees when someone on the ground shines a laser into the cockpit. (Photo: CBS 2)

FAA: 12 Flights Report Being Hit By Laser Beams Over New Jersey

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after several pilots reported being hit by a green laser beam while flying over New Jersey Wednesday night.

07/16/2015

The new West District station on Jackson Avenue in Jersey City has been named in 23-year-old Officer Melvin Santiago's honor. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Jersey City’s New Police Station Named For Slain Officer

The new West District station on Jackson Avenue has been named in 23-year-old Officer Melvin Santiago’s honor, one year after he was gunned down in what authorities described as an ambush.

07/13/2015

Bernard M. Baruch Houses, part of New York City Housing Authority (credit: NYCHA)

NYCHA Launches ‘Fix It Forward’ Initiative To Speed Up Repairs

NYCHA general manager Michael Kelly says in the past the agency started to lose its core business as a property manager, so it is rolling out a new repair strategy called “Fix It Forward.”

07/12/2015

Guns confiscated in a weapons bust involving JFK Airport (Credit: CBS2)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Says 90 Percent Of Guns Used In Crimes Are Trafficked From Out Of State

Gillibrand says states with strong gun restrictions are at the mercy of those with weaker laws, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

07/12/2015

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NYPD To Track Potential Problem Police Officers With Database

The NYPD is setting up a database using information from several city agencies, including the Civilian Complaint Review Board and City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office.

07/11/2015

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New NYC Health Department Rule Mandates Raw Fish Make Pit Stop In Freezer First

The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s rule is going into effect next month, requiring fish being served raw or under cooked to first be frozen to kill off bacteria.

07/11/2015

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT To Vote On Plan For Cameras Monitoring Train Crews

The NJ TRANSIT Board will vote next week on a multi-million dollar contract to put new cameras on its trains.

07/10/2015

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Terror Suspect Arrested In NJ; NYPD On High Alert For July 4 Fireworks

The arrest comes at the same time that the NYPD is on high alert, concerned about a possible ISIS-inspired terror attack in the United States this holiday weekend.

06/29/2015

Starting Monday, there will be a ban on cars in certain areas of Central Park (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Central Park Car Ban Goes Into Effect Monday

That means the drives in most of the park will be mainly for recreational use.

06/28/2015

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Divorce Lawyer Says Uptick In Business To Follow Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

John Patti said for states new to same-sex marriage unions, it will take about 10 years before divorce lawyers will start seeing extra business.

06/27/2015

A suspect is escorted from Bryant Park as police hold up the machete used in the attack on a woman on June 23, 2015. (credit: G. Rey)

Woman Slashed By Man With Machete In Bryant Park; Suspect Charged

The attack appears to have been unprovoked. The victim, a Korean woman, was coming from a yoga class at the time of the incident, police said.

06/23/2015

The Stonewall Inn.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stonewall Inn Designated A City Landmark

The Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village tavern widely considered to be the birthplace of the gay rights movement, has been designated a city landmark.

06/23/2015

Police at scene of Upper East Side stabbing (Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Woman Stabbed Several Times In UES; Suspect Accused Of Attacking Co-Workers Afterward

The stabbing happened at around 2:30 p.m. at 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue — the building where convicted ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff once lived.

06/22/2015

A sticker with the Uber logo is displayed in the window of a car. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi Commission OKs New Rules For App-Based Car Services

The commission initially required companies such as Uber and Lyft to submit any proposed app changes for its approval. The providers said that would stifle innovation.

06/22/2015

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