Levon Putney

FILE -- Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (credit: Getty Images)

Hoboken Eyes $50M Plan To Make Critical Buildings Blackout-Proof

Among the 55 or so buildings that would remain powered up by a “microgrid” are senior homes, the hospital, the police station, supermarkets and pharmacies.

11/06/2014

Police are investigating a possible home invasion in Edison, NJ on Oct. 31, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police Probe Edison Home Invasion That May Be Linked To Others In Middlesex County

Police are investigating a home invasion in Edison that may be connected to a series of violent break-ins in Middlesex County.

10/31/2014

Atlantic City officials are trying to reinvent the town after two casinos closed and more are threatening to do so. (Credit: CBS 2)

September’s Employment Numbers Show Atlantic County’s Largest Unemployment Spike In 25 Years

Between Showboat, Revel and Trump Plaza casino hotels all closing around Labor Day weekend this year, Atlantic County’s September unemployment, at 11.4 percent, was a huge 1.3 percent jump from August.

10/31/2014

The complex of connected trailers set up by Hackensack University Medical Center sits in a private lot next to a McDonald's and a train station. (Credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Questions Arise About Location Of Hackensack University Medical Center’s Ebola Treatment Center

Questions have arisen about a New Jersey hospital’s setup to treat Ebola patients.

10/30/2014

Kaci Hickox (Credit: CBS 2)

Nurse Quarantined In NJ Over Ebola Concerns: I’ll Go To Court If Maine Quarantines Me

A nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa said Wednesday that she’s prepared to go to court if the state of Maine tries to quarantine her.

10/29/2014

Habitat for Humanity works to repair a Coney Island home damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Marks Second Anniversary Of Superstorm Sandy

On the second anniversary of the day Superstorm Sandy devastated New York, many people are still recovering — and waiting for funding.

10/29/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks next to Richard Weited, owner of East Dover marina,  in Toms River on Oct. 29, 2014, the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy slamming into the state. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Officials, Residents On Sandy Anniversary: Rebuilding Has Been Too Slow

The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in New Jersey, where recovery is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt, but many other people still unable to return to their homes.

10/29/2014

Officials marked the end of a $2.3 billion project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike on Oct. 24, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Ceremony Marks End Of New Jersey Turnpike Widening Project

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Friday at the Molly Pitcher service area in Cranbury Township.

10/24/2014

The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony shoots a free throw against the Washington Wizards  in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden  on Oct. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Files Defense Of Sports Betting Effort

In a court filing late Wednesday, the state reiterated its contention that the language in a federal appeals court ruling last year opened the door for New Jersey to roll back its prohibitions on sports gambling.

10/23/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Expanding Wi-Fi To 30 More Stations This Year

Spokesman William Smith said the agency is aiming to start equipping trains next year — but only certain cars, not the entire train.

10/23/2014

(Clockwise from top left): Hanif Thompson, Basim Henry, Karif Ford, and Kevin are charged in a shooting and carjacking that left a Hoboken attorney dead at the Short Hills Mall. (Credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

4 Plead Not Guilty In Short Hills Mall Carjack Killing

The defendants were arraigned separately in an Essex County courtroom, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported.

10/22/2014

Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants tackles Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans in the second half at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Law Allowing Sports Betting In N.J. Signed By Gov. Christie

New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

10/17/2014

Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce is first introduced to the market by Coastline Family Farms under trademark NutraLeaf™. (Credit: Ilya Raskin)

Rutgers Professor’s ‘Super Lettuce’ To Hit Grocery Store Shelves Saturday

Thanks to a Rutgers professor, one of our healthiest foods has gotten healthier and the product is hitting grocery store shelves on Saturday.

10/17/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L) speaks at a meeting with city representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on October 16, 2014 in New York City.   (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

8 Hospitals Designated To Treat Any Ebola Cases In New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that all 200 hospitals across the state are prepared, but said the eight hospitals are especially prepared with go-to teams who’ve been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols.

10/17/2014

Handcuffs (credit: clipart.com)

22 Charged In Drug Ring In 3 New Jersey Counties

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said the group sold large quantities of heroin and cocaine in Asbury Park, Neptune and surrounding towns in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

10/16/2014

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