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Tenants of 650 New Jersey Ave. hold a protest over poor living conditions on Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

East New York Tenants Protest Living Conditions; Lawsuit Filed Against Landlord

Tenants at 650 New Jersey Ave. in East New York say their building is a wreck inside and out.

08/27/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

New York Court Asked To Release Details In Eric Garner Case

The New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Eric Garner case.

02/05/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Hearing Planned In Call For Release Of Grand Jury Transcripts In Eric Garner Case

The New York Civil Liberties Union was set to go to court Thursday, as the group demanded the release of the grand jury transcript from the Eric Garner case.

02/04/2015

Hotel Room

City Hotel Program For Sandy Victims Will End Next Week

The Federal Emergency Management Administration will end its funding Monday for New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy to stay in hotels.

09/28/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Sandy Evacuees Fighting City’s Hotel Eviction Notices

The city’s lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.

09/25/2013

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DAs: More Time For Repeat Crimes; Courts Clogged

Prosecutors want state legislation that would automatically turn a certain number of misdemeanor convictions into a felony calling for prison time or court-ordered programs to try and stop the repeating crime cycle.

04/10/2011

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Free Legal Representation For NY Foreclosure Victims

Are you facing foreclosure? Some free help could be there for you.

02/16/2011

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NYer Charged With Harassment After Nearly 50 Calls

A Hicksville man has been arrested and accused by authorities of repeatedly calling U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman and threatening local and federal law enforcement.

01/15/2011