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G Subway Line Shuts Down For 5 Weeks For Superstorm Sandy Repairs

The MTA said there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.

07/25/2014

A child holds up a sign outside of the Bethel Baptist Church before the funeral for Eric Garner on July 23. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Taking Sides In Eric Garner’s Death

Sides have been chosen and that is as regrettable as it was predictable.

07/25/2014

Vandals have struck parked cars in Glendale, Queens, accusing their drivers of having poor parking skills. (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Neighbors Furious At Vandal Calling Out ‘Bad’ Parking Jobs

You know how hard it is to find a spot if you park in the city, but now, a vandal in Queens has begun lashing out at drivers for their parking skills.

07/23/2014

Funeral Held For Eric Garner, Staten Island Man That Died After Police Put In Chokehold

Sharpton To Officers In Eric Garner Case: ‘When Does Your Morality Kick In?’

The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a passionate speech Wednesday evening, as friends, family members, and community leaders came together to remember Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who who died while in police custody after a struggle.

07/23/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Review Of Officer Training Coming In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ensured that a full investigation and new training for officers will be launched following the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by an officer during an arrest on Staten Island last week.

07/22/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Jersey City Cop Killer Was A THUG

Had I been reporting the story, I would not have mentioned his name there — by denying him what he craved most. In fact, when I returned to work Wednesday morning I took to referring to the cold-blooded cop killer as the THUG.

07/18/2014

A vigil is set up in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island after a man died in police custody while being arrested for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Dies During Arrest For Allegedly Selling Illegal Cigarettes On Staten Island

A man died in police custody Thursday, after being arrested for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes on Staten Island.

07/17/2014

Police and ambulances arrive on the scene outside a Jersey City Walgreens, where a police officer was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

A Jersey City police officer who authorities said was gunned down on Sunday will be posthumously promoted to detective, Mayor Steven Fulop said Wednesday.

07/16/2014

(credit: Mary Montone)

Radio Free Montone: My Final Blog…From Here

The rooms are almost barren but for boxes of our belongings. No pictures on the walls, no family photo albums on the coffee table.

07/11/2014

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

The baby on the left was abandoned at the Columbus Circle subway station on July 7, 2014, police said. The woman on the right is suspected in her abandonment. (Credit: CBS 2/NYPD)

Police: Mom Charged With Abandoning Baby In Subway

Frankea Dabbs, 20, was arrested on charges of child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, police said.

07/08/2014

Fans' mood turned sour Tuesday at the U.S. ended up losing its eliminating World Cup match to Belgium. (Credit: CBS 2)

World Cup Fans Go Home With Heads Hanging As U.S. Loses To Belgium

Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.

07/01/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Everyone Is Right…Until They’re Wrong

So many people are in the know these days.

06/27/2014

World Cup fans at Legends Bar in New York City on June 26, 2014. (credit: Weijia Jiang/CBS 2)

World Cup Fever Sweeps NYC As Fans Watch USA’s 1-0 Loss To Germany

Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.

06/26/2014

Danielle Selig, 44. (Credit DCPI)

Police Find Non-Verbal Woman With Down Syndrome Who Went Missing In Brooklyn

A woman with Down syndrome who went missing over the weekend following a doctor’s appointment in downtown Brooklyn has been found.

06/23/2014

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