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Children play in a soccer tournament at Jones Beach in the heat. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Scorching Temperatures Don’t Slow Kids Playing In Jones Beach Soccer Tournament

Despite the blistering heat, over 100 children gathered for a soccer tournament on Saturday. They didn’t seem to mind the temperatures.

07/20/2013

The beach in Long Branch, N.J., was packed on July 18, 2013, the hottest day of a week-long heat wave. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Residents Flock In Droves To Area Beaches For Relief

As far as pregnant Dina Moran was concerned, sitting on beach chairs in the water on the Jersey Shore was the only way to live Thursday.

07/18/2013

A natural gas company wants to build a gas transfer station 17 miles off the coast of Long Island's South Shore. (Photo: Handout)

Second Hearing Wednesday On Natural Gas Plan For NY-NJ Coast

Liberty Natural Gas has applied to federal authorities for permission to build a port in the ocean 17 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 24 miles off Long Branch, N.J.

07/10/2013

Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

City Launches ‘Clean Streets=Clean Beaches’ Program

The city has hired 100 young New Yorkers to help clean up trash on surrounding streets and storm drains that end up in the ocean.

07/09/2013

BJ Timoner walks for pancreatic cancer awareness, June 23, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Cross-Country Walk To Raise Awareness For Cancer To End On Long Island

BJ Timoner has gone through four pairs of running shoes and has lost 40 pounds over the course of his 3,000-mile excursion. He crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday en route to Jones Beach, where his cross-country run is scheduled to end on Tuesday.

06/23/2013

People cool off as they relax in a fountain in Bryant Park on May 30, 2013 in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area In The Grip Of More Hot And Humid Weather

The heat is expected to continue through Sunday. There’s a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms on Sunday night or Monday.

05/31/2013

Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - May 30, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Jones Beach Theater Reopens Friday Night, 7 Months After Sandy Devastation

After being inundated by the floodwaters of superstorm Sandy, the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is ready to reopen Friday night, with a performance from Rascal Flatts.

05/30/2013

Spectators at the 8th annual air show on Jones Beach, May 28, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Bethpage Air Show Called Off For Saturday Due To Weather

The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island, has been canceled for Saturday due to the rainy, bone-chilling weather.

05/25/2013

Erosion at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island - Apr 17, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

L.I. Beaches, Parks To Be Ready In Time For Summer

Months after superstorm Sandy devastated much of Long Island, state officials announced all state parks will open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

04/07/2013

Raymond Roth after his arrest on March 27, 2013 (credit: Nassau County Police)

Atty. For L.I. Man Who Faked Death Says Client Has ‘Serious Psychiatric Issues’

Raymond Roth, 48, was arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead. He is being held without bail and is due back in court on April 24.

03/28/2013

Raymond Roth (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

L.I. Man Accused Of Faking His Own Death Enters Guilty Plea

Under the terms of the plea deal, Raymond Roth has agreed to serve 90 days in jail and five years of probation, according to the Nassau County district attorney.

03/21/2013

An aerial photo of Jones Beach after Sandy (credit: Twitter/Howard Glaser)

Officials Hope To Have Jones Beach And Robert Moses Ready For Memorial Day

Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Parks took a beating from superstorm Sandy, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

03/15/2013

Governor Chris Christie, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mayor Dina Long walk down Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, N.J. Feb. 7, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

HUD Secretary Discusses Ways To Cut Sandy Red Tape, Meets With Gov. Christie

As the federal government releases its first batches of aid for recovery from superstorm Sandy, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been visiting some of the areas hardest hit.

02/07/2013

Jones Beach Cleanup

Volunteers Head Out To Clean Beaches Of Sandy Debris

Volunteers headed out Saturday to clean beaches around New York and New Jersey, in an effort to help communities recover and rebuild in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

12/08/2012

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Jones Beach In Ruins, But Parks Officials Vow To Have It Ready For Memorial Day

It’s a casualty that could take years to rebuild. Long Island’s shoreline was battered and parts of it are in ruin. New York State Parks Deputy Regional Director George Gorman was there when 20-foot waves crashed over the boardwalk.

11/15/2012

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