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Mayor De Blasio Promotes Plan For Struggling NYC Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan to boost the performance of struggling schools by providing extra support during a visit to a Queens high school Thursday.

03/19/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. (Credit CBS 2)

Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget Negotiations

He said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.

03/16/2015

Students and parents practice the PARCC test in Verona, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Report: Education Company Monitoring Social Media Accounts Of Common Core Test Takers

A spokesperson for the testing company, Pearson, confirmed to The Washington Post that it will alert states when it finds test questions being posted publicly to the Internet, saying security maintains fairness for students as well as the integrity of the results.

03/15/2015

Protesters outside a McDonald's at Broadway and 51st Street demanding higher wages (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Demanding Higher Wages Try To Storm McDonald’s On Broadway

The protesters are demanding $15 an hour and union representation.

03/08/2015

International Women's Day march in New York City on March 8, 2015

Thousands Mark International Women’s Day With March In New York City

Men and women from around the world convened at the United Nations headquarters before marching down to Times Square.

03/08/2015

FILE -- A train carries oil.(credit: Getty Images)

Rockland Mom Sounding Alarm About Dangers Of Oil Trains

Sarah McTasney says eventually she would like to start an official group warning of the dangers of oil-filled railroad cars chugging through Rockland County.

03/08/2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams marches with other organizers during the "Selma is Everywhere" march across the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds March Across Brooklyn Bridge To Honor ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary In Selma

Organizers of the “Selma is Everywhere” march were arm-in-arm at the front of the procession across the famed span.

03/07/2015

The Izod Center on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Closing Izod Center Throws Wrench In Universities’ Graduation Plans

Instead of moving graduation to the Prudential Center in Newark like many other schools, Fairleigh Dickinson University is trading up to the massive MetLife Stadium.

03/07/2015

Multiple drivers pulled over after getting flat tires from a pothole on I-95 in NJ on March 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Potholes Causing Problems For Many Across Tri-State Area

Potholes are causing problems for drivers on roads around the Tri-State area after another round of snow and sleet Tuesday night.

03/04/2015

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Vote Coming On Bill To Fund Safety Upgrades For Rail Crossings After Metro-North Wreck

Congress could vote as soon as Tuesday on a bill that would provide billions of dollars to make railroad crossings safer.

03/02/2015

A man was injured  after a natural gas explosion rocked his Point Pleasant Beach home on Monday, March 2, 2015. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

Point Pleasant Beach Man Badly Burned In Gas Explosion

Around 1:40 a.m., authorities said a 47-year-old man woke up to the strong smell of gas inside his home on Rear Cooks Lane.

03/02/2015

New York Assemblyman David Weprin and other officials speak in opposition to proposed tolls on East River bridges on March 1, 2015. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Opposition Growing To Proposal For Tolls On East River Bridges

Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Queens, told reporters Sunday at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge that implementing tolls at now-free bridges won’t work.

03/01/2015

(Credit: Ody Ramirez-Muñoz, Flushing Queens)

Parts Of Tri-State Area Hit With Several Inches Of Snow

It was a snowy start to March after a freezing February.

03/01/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and others march in the St. Pat's for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, on March 1, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Marches Through Snow In LGBT-Friendly St. Pat’s For All Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years.

03/01/2015

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Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid Shutdown

The battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.

02/28/2015

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