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Gov. Christie, Motorists Say No To Proposed Gas Tax Hike

State Sen. Ray Lesniak argues the roads are crumbling, and the proposed 4-cent per gallon increase each year for the next six years could pay for the needed improvements.

03/15/2014

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Kean Working To Ensure ‘Upskirt’ Photos Are Illegal In New Jersey

State Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) is taking a second look at New Jersey’s privacy laws to see if a legal loophole like the one uncovered in Massachusetts exists in the Garden State.

03/11/2014

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Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

FILE - A worker  loads salt trucks.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking Water

Some water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.

03/09/2014

Flooding at the superfund site caused by Hurricane Irene. (credit: epa.gov)

Environmental Protection Agency Deems New Jersey Superfund Site Clean

It’s been nearly 100 years since the 50-acre property in Manville began its toxic downward spiral from industrial pollution. Now, the EPA is deeming it clean.

03/08/2014

Crews on the scene of an explosion at a town house complex in Ewing, NJ on March 4, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Chief: Department Left In The Dark About Gas Leak At Ewing Town House Complex

The chief of the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company claims that his department had not been alerted to a gas leak that played a role in a fatal explosion.

03/08/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880 Jan. 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NJ DOT: No Added Traffic Expected On Staten Island From Pulaski Skyway Shutdown

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Jim Simpson said they’re only anticipating a 4 percent increase of drivers on Staten Island as a result of the span closures. The inbound Skyway will be closed for two years starting next month.

03/07/2014

FILE - A commuter in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Wintry Weather Impacting Some Traffic, Transit Across Tri-State

Snow is again slowing the morning commute across the area.

03/03/2014

The dogs of The K-9 Companion Company love the snow and being at the West Windsor Dog Park in Mercer County, NJ today during the snowstorm. (Credit: Greg Boron)

New ASPCA Program Offers Pets Relief From Long, Cold Winter

Humans aren’t the only ones who are getting tired of the long, cold winter. Pets are too.

03/02/2014

Mayor Bil De Blasio joined an inclusive St. Patrick's Parade in Queens on Sunday. (Credit Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Mayor De Blasio Joins Gay-Friendly, ‘St. Pat’s For All’ Parade In Queens

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined the gay-friendly St. Pat’s For All Parade in Queens, saying the parade celebrates inclusion.

03/02/2014

Snow in Central Park Dec. 17, 2013 (Kathy McGee CBS 2)

Early Morning Runner Upset After Getting Ticket In Central Park

Early-morning joggers have been advised to beware that exercising in Central Park before 6 a.m. could result in a run-in with the law.

03/01/2014

Charter Schools

Charter School Students Prepare To Rally Over Mayor’s Scrapped Plans

Pupils were preparing this weekend to rally in Albany, after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement this week to deny space to some charter schools.

03/01/2014

Ari Halberstam

Family Remembers Terror Shooting That Killed Ari Halberstam 20 Years Later

It has now been 20 years since a shooting near the Brooklyn Bridge killed a Jewish teenager, in a case that sparked a conversation on the definition of terrorism.

03/01/2014

An NYPD officer was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon in a White Castle parking lot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Officer Wounded In Crown Heights Shooting Released From Hospital

Police officer James Li arrived home Friday with the use of crutches to help him walk.

02/28/2014

De Blasio With NYPD

De Blasio Launches ‘Miss Manners’ Approach To Improving NYPD’s Image

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has a plan to improve police-community relations. It includes asking officers to address people as “sir” or “ma’am,” be patient and avoid such things as gum chewing and using a cellphone.

02/27/2014

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