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Westchest County Sandy damage

Westchester County Executive Sounds Off On Power Companies

There are still plenty of people without power in Westchester County, but County Executive Rob Astorino says there is good news.

11/05/2012

NJ TRANSIT Commuters At Penn Station Nov. 5, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Commuters Faced Transportation Headaches Monday; Service Restoration Continues

Commuters packed Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. Many were so crowded, riders couldn’t even get out the door. Others had to push their way onto trains from the platform.

11/05/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Terror Plot Is Reminder That ‘Freedom Is Fragile’

Bloomberg said this incident should remind New Yorkers to not become complacent.

10/18/2012

Workers at the scene of a blast on 72nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue following a blast gone awry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Second Avenue Subway Blasting Resumes At 72nd Street Station

On Thursday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that all blasting for the project will now be subject to more scrutiny and protections.

09/14/2012

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New iPhone 5 Unveiled At Apple Event In San Francisco

Thanks to new technology that eliminates a separate touch-sensing layer in the screen, the phone is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter, said Apple marketing head Phil Schiller

09/12/2012

MetroCard machine (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Suburban Commuters Could Face Huge MTA Fare Increases

If the judge’s ruling stands, the fare hikes could be as much as 46% for the Long Island Rail Road and 32% for Metro-North trips, according to an analysis by the fiscal watchdog group Citizens Budget Commission.

09/12/2012

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NYPD Commish Kelly Defends Use Of Force In Shooting Near Empire State Building

Two officers fired a total of 16 rounds at 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson Friday morning after police said Johnson pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers.

08/27/2012

Tappan Zee Bridge

Series Of Public Hearings For New Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered dozens of public hearings to make sure all questions about a new Tappan Zee bridge are answered.

08/09/2012

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New App Allows NYC Riders To Hail A Taxi With Their Smartphone

Software developer Martin Heikel said that by using GPS technology on smartphones, it will allow you to send a signal to cruising cabs with one push of a button.

08/08/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Bloomberg Ad Demands Action From Obama, Romney Against Gun Violence

It’s part of a campaign by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns called “Demand A Plan” which is pushing the presidential candidates to “detail specific plans to prevent the gun violence.”

08/06/2012

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Officials: $14 Toll Expected For New Tappan Zee Bridge; Commuters Go Ballistic

Larry Schwartz, a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gave the estimate at a public meeting in Ramapo on Thursday. The new price is nearly three times the current toll cost of $5.

08/03/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

MTA Proposes ‘Green Fee’ On New MetroCards

The proposed surcharge will generate about $20 million a year, which will go into the agency’s operating budget. That includes an estimated $2 million saved by printing fewer MetroCards.

07/27/2012

A boy plays in a fountain in Battery Park. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Summer Scorcher Continues: City & Suburbs Will Be Feeling The Heat Again Tuesday

A heat advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. Tuesday as temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s.

07/16/2012

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Valerie Fund Helps Young Cancer Patients Live More Normal Lives

For children with cancer and blood disorders, living a normal life is a challenge, but it’s one eased by the people at the Valerie Fund, WCBS 880′s John Metaxas reported.

06/08/2012

Kelly Rice and her son Thomas (credit: Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Inspires People To Fight Cancer, Blood Disorders

The Valerie Fund’s help has inspired families and a whole town to come out and rally for the cause of fighting cancer and blood disorders, WCBS 880′s John Metaxas reported.

06/07/2012

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