John Montone

Workers clear the walkways in Times Square after a snow storm early in the morning of January 27, 2015.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Man Up Mayor, Governor

Are you listening Mayor de Blasio? Are you, Governor Cuomo?

01/30/2015

The Health Department said unsecured trash attracts rats. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Residents: Rats Running Wild In East Harlem

Along 104th Street by the George Washington Homes in East Harlem, the problem is so bad that neighbors have dubbed it “Rat City.”

01/28/2015

Embattled State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Takes Leave Of Absence From NYC Law Firm

New York City-based Weitz & Luxenberg announced the separation Wednesday. President Perry Weitz says the firm was “shocked” to learn about the accusations against Silver.

01/28/2015

Donations for victims of a massive fire at an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey are seen on Jan. 23, 2015. (credit: Valerie Castro/CBS2)

Donations Pour In For Victims Of Massive Fire At Edgewater, NJ Apartment Complex

Everything from shoes to clothing and even children’s toys filled up a collection center Friday at the City Place shopping center on River Road in Edgewater.

01/23/2015

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110th New York Boat Show Opens At Javits Center

The New York Boat Show is celebrating its 110th anniversary. It opened its doors Wednesday at the Javits Center and will run through Sunday.

01/21/2015

Police swarmed John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a reported bomb threat directed at a plane on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

FBI Working To Determine Source Of Bomb Threat At Kennedy Airport

The FBI is working to determine the source of telephone threats that prompted the evacuation and search of two planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

01/20/2015

Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a catch over Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Initially ruled a catch, the call was reversed upon review. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: What A Catch! Wait, What Catch?

As comic book fans will tell you the code of conduct in The Bizarro World is, “Us do opposite of all earthly things!” Welcome to the NFL.

01/16/2015

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

Probe Finds Rikers Island Jail Guards Hired Despite Arrests, Gang Ties

A city investigation into New York City jail hiring practices has found dozens of recently hired guards had gang ties, previous arrests and otherwise checkered histories.

01/15/2015

Todd Bowles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Todd Bowles Signs Contract, Officially Becomes Head Coach Of Jets

The 51-year-old Bowles replaces Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles was a highly sought candidate after leading Arizona’s defense the last two seasons.

01/14/2015

Firefighters on the scene following an early morning fire near Penn Station on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

FDNY: Blaze Near Penn Station Deemed Accidental Electrical Fire

The FDNY said the fire was in an area of temporary wiring used for lighting in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.

01/13/2015

A woman walks along a snow covered sidewalk in Brooklyn on a cold morning on January 9, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Slick Road Conditions After Snow Blankets Tri-State Area

The light snow showers hit just in time for the Friday morning rush. The greatest snow totals are expected mainly from the city on northward into the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

01/09/2015

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in their patrol car on Dec. 20, 2014. (Credit: NYPD)

Radio Free Montone: The Bullets That Tore A Hole In The Heart Of NYC

By John Montone, 1010 WINS The bullets that killed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu tore a hole in the heart of this city’s holiday season. I wrote those words and spoke them on 1010 […]

01/09/2015

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Snowy Friday Morning Commute To Follow Dangerously Deep Freeze

Arctic air sent temperatures plummeting across the Tri-State area on Thursday with wind chills driving them even lower.

01/08/2015

A woman tries to stay warm while waiting for a bus in Coney Island  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Under Big Chill As Temperatures Drop

Arctic air and wicked wind chills have followed the snow that fell across the Tri-State area, bringing bitter cold temperatures to much of the region.

01/07/2015

Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce says they got 29 tips on wanted poster, 10 ID'd Jason Polanco at news conference Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Police: 2 Arrested In Bronx Shooting Of 2 NYPD Officers

A massive manhunt had been under way for the suspects since Monday night’s shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. on Tiebout Avenue.

01/06/2015

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