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Diane Duan (credit: Valerie Fund)

Young Cancer Patients Express Gratitude Towards Valerie Fund

WCBS 880 has partnered with the Valerie Fund to support this Saturday’s Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run, which will be held in Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.

06/13/2013

Lashikeerah Walker and friends (credit: Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Holds Camp Happy Times For Young Cancer Patients

Among the Valerie Fund’s programs is Camp Happy Times, a summer camp for current and former patients to get away and spend time with other survivors. 23-year-old cancer survivor Lashikeerah Walker spoke with Metaxas about the camp.

06/12/2013

Katie's Krew (credit: Valerie Fund)

Parents Of Young Cancer Patients Find Patience At The Valerie Fund

There are no age limits on the children the Valerie Fund will treat. Even the littlest of children can get cancer. Katie Mulcahy was only 14-months-old.

06/11/2013

WCBS 880's John Metaxas with 4-year-old cancer survivor William DeGregorio

Families Of Young Cancer Patients Find Invaluable Support With The Valerie Fund

This Saturday morning, WCBS 880 will be part of the Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run in Verona. The annual event is a fundraiser for the organization which supports the comprehensive health care needs of children with cancer and blood disorders.

06/10/2013

Rye Playland is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Westchester County Legislator Says Not So Fast On Playland Deal

There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.

04/05/2013

Empire State Building participates in Light it up Blue campaign for Autism Speaks (file/credit: lightitupblue.org

Empire State Building Among Global Landmarks Going Blue For Autism Awareness

The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in 88 people are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

04/02/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cuomo, State Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said Wednesday evening that they have reached a state budget agreement, which would include raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years.

03/20/2013

Rendering of the new Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

Tappan Zee Bridge Mass Transit Task Force Holds First Hearing

The day the bridge opens for traffic, which is hoped for in 2018, bus commuters should notice faster rides.

02/22/2013

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Tarrytown - Aug 16, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Cashless Tolls May Be On The Horizon For New Tappan Zee Bridge

For those without E-ZPass, a picture of the license plate will be snapped and the car’s owner will be mailed a bill for the toll.

02/18/2013

Christopher Smidt (credit: CBS 2)

Hudson River Plane Crash Survivor: ‘We Realized We Were Going Down’

Christopher Smidt said what began as a sightseeing tour around Manhattan turned into a life-threatening situation.

01/29/2013

Gov. Chris Christie, House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Getty Images)

Furious & Fuming: Christie Blames House GOP, Boehner For Politicizing Sandy Aid

Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.

01/02/2013

NYPD Crime Scene Unit vehicle (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Scrambles After Sandy Floods Evidence Warehouses

Two months after superstorm Sandy, we are continuing to find out about the extent of the damage. Two NYPD warehouses were flooded out and now the city is dealing with the consequences.

01/02/2013

Jesse Lewis, Lauren Rousseau, Allison Wyatt, Catherine Hubbard, Benjamin Wheeler and Anne Marie Murphy. (credit: CBS 2)

Mourners Remember 6 More Sandy Hook Victims At Services In Conn., N.Y.

Students Jesse Lewis, Catherine Hubbard, Benjamin Wheeler and Allison Wyatt will all be laid to rest. Teachers Lauren Rousseau and Anne Marie Murphy will also be remembered.

12/20/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Pvt. Danny Chen’s Family Speaks Out Against Military Hazing As Final Soldier Faces Punishment

Danny Chen’s former platoon leader was removed from the Army on Tuesday but will avoid a trial as part of an agreement with prosecutors, the Army announced.

12/18/2012

Flowers and balloons are viewed in front of the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nerves High As Tri-State Area Students Return To Class In Wake Of Newtown School Massacre

Teachers and parents across the country spent the weekend wrestling with how best to quell children’s fears about returning to school and answer painful questions about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

12/17/2012

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