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Wounded veterans wait for the start of the Tunnel to Towers Run on Sept. 28, 2014. (credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 880)

25,000 Participate In 13th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run

An estimated 25,000 people honored the memory Sunday of a New York City firefighter who gave his life on Sept. 11, 2001, by participating in the 13th annual Tunnel To Towers 5K Run and Walk through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

09/28/2014

The casket of NYPD Officer Michael Williams is carried into St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Lagrangeville, N.Y., on Sept. 25, 2014. (credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 880)

Funeral Held For NYPD Officer Michael Williams, Killed In Bronx Van Crash

Officer Michael Williams died after the marked NYPD van he was riding in with eight other police officers struck a barrier on Bruckner Boulevard near Bryant Avenue in Hunts Point.

09/25/2014

Valerie Fund Run/Walk held at Verona Park on June 14, 2014 (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 880)

Thousands Attend Annual Valerie Fund Run/Walk

The organization helps families concentrate on the health of their child, instead of a lot of the logistics involved.

06/14/2014

Gabby DeFilippo and her family (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 88o)

Valerie Fund Centers Help Cut Commutes For Kids Needing Cancer Treatment

Guiding your child through cancer treatments is never easy, but having to manage a long commute while doing so makes it even harder.

06/13/2014

FILE -- The 2011 Valerie Fund Walk (Credit: Tim Scheld/WCBS 880)

The Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times Helps Sick Kids Enjoy Summer

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park.

06/12/2014

Captain Hope is The Valerie Fund's mascot. (Credit: The Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Kids Create Superhero Mascot, Hope To Give Back

The Valerie Fund, which helps children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, is hoping to raise $1 million when it holds its annual walk and 5K run Saturday at Verona Park.

06/11/2014

Gabby DeFilippo and her family (Credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 88o)

The Valerie Fund Helps Parents, As Well As Cancer-Stricken Kids

A family’s life changes instantly when a 6-year-old is diagnosed with leukemia.

06/10/2014

Ali Hale (Credit: CBS 2)

3 Diagnosed With Cancer As Kids: The Valerie Fund Saved Us

More than 4,000 people are expected to participate int he event, Bunny Flanders, The Valerie Fund’s director of marketing and communications, said.

06/08/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged In Coney Island Fire Ordered Held Without Bail

Marcell Dockery, 16, was arrested Monday after police said he confessed to setting a fire Sunday on the 13th floor of a residential high-rise on Surf Avenue.

04/08/2014

A security personnel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into Pier 11 in lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Captain’s Error Led To 2013 Seastreak Ferry Crash

A captain’s error led to a ferry crash that injured 80 people last year in Lower Manhattan, according to findings released by National Transportation Safety Board investigators on Tuesday.

04/08/2014

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota debate on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.

10/22/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Debate Gets Chippy

Westchester County executive candidates Rob Astorino and Noam Bramson got confrontational in their debate Wednesday night.

10/16/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Fiscal Issues Front And Center In First De Blasio-Lhota Debate

Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.

10/15/2013

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at an endorsement in Times Square by Local 802, which represents musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and other musical ensembles on August 12, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes 23-Point Lead, Could Avoid Runoff

Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.

09/03/2013

Republican Mayoral Debate Big DL

Republican Mayoral Candidates Get Into The Issues During Debate

The three Republican candidates for mayor fielded an assortment of questions Wednesday night, on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk and public housing to the city’s free condom program.

08/28/2013

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