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A man smokes a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Activist Groups Form Coalition To Push For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Use

A group of local prosecutors, civil rights leaders, medical experts and activists are seeking to legalize, tax and regulate the distribution and use of marijuana in the Garden State.

02/18/2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan denounces the murder of 21 Coptic Christians by ISIS militants on his "Conversations with Cardinal Dolan" show on Sirius Satellite Radio. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope, Cardinal Dolan Horrified At Beheading Of 21 Coptic Christians By ISIS

Pope Francis and Cardinal Timothy Dolan have denounced the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State militants, with Dolan saying the attacks threaten “civilization itself.”

02/17/2015

ISIS militants in Syria. (Credit: CBS 2)

U.S. Rep., Terror Expert Shocked At State Dept. Claim That Jobs Program Can Stop ISIS

After recent displays of almost unspeakable violence by Islamic State militants, a suggestion from the U.S. State Department about how to stop terrorists is raising eyebrows.

02/17/2015

The M79 bus is seen on Dec. 11, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Confusion Over MTA Bus Fare Leaves Woman Slapped With $100 Fine

A Manhattan woman with an unlimited MetroCard has been penalized because of confusion over the city’s improved bus service.

02/16/2015

NJ Gov. Chris Christie delivers his state of the state address on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Christie’s Approval Ratings Plummet To All-Time Low In New Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A poll released Friday morning indicated that New Jersey residents have soured on Gov. Chris Christie – with just 37 percent of registered voters saying they think favorably of him.

02/13/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Loses Bid To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention To Philadelphia

Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention.

02/12/2015

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 29, 2014    (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Iran Speech In March Has Some New York Congressmen Seeing Red

There has been heated disagreement among some New York congressmen over whether to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address in Washington next month.

02/11/2015

Authorities in Manhattan announce the arrests of buildings inspectors, contractors and others in an alleged bribery scheme on Feb. 10, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Manhattan DA: Arrests Made In Widespread Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

Prosecutors say landlords handed out cash to try to make housing violations go away as part of a sweeping bribery case involving property owners and building inspectors.

02/10/2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.

02/09/2015

The New York City 911 call center. (Credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC’s Overhaul Of 911 System Delayed, Over Budget

New York City’s effort to modernize its 911 system is years behind schedule and $700 million over budget, a Department of Investigation probe found.

02/06/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) speak at a press conference regarding two police officers who were killed on Saturday on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Back In Their Good Graces? De Blasio Orders High-End Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Officers

Nearly two months after two cops were murdered and some members of the Police Department turned their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying, again, to make amends.

02/06/2015

Flatiron Public Plaza (Credit CBS2)

Officials, Businesses Not Happy With Planned NBA All-Star Concert At Flatiron Public Plaza

Fears are being expressed that an NBA All-Star concert next week in one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods could hurt local business and stop traffic.

02/04/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: christtabernacle.org)

Cuomo Takes Hardline Stance: Ethics Overhaul Agreed To Or No New Budget

The audience at New York Law School probbaly didnt know it, but Gov. Cuomo drove from Albany in a snowstorm on Monday to lay down the law to Albany lawmakers — ethics reform … or else.

02/02/2015

Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on February 2, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Staten Island Chuck Plays Nice With De Blasio, Indicates There Will Be Early Spring

Groundhog Day 2015 in New York City brought the good news of an early spring, and even more good news for Mayor Bill de Blasio because Staten Island Chuck survived.

02/02/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Makes Final Pitch To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention In Brooklyn

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz visited the Barclays Center and sat down for a closed-door meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio ahead of deciding the site.

01/30/2015

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