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For First Time In Many Years, Good Friday, Start Of Passover Fall On Same Day

This Friday marks the first time in many years that both the Christian holiday Good Friday and the start of Jewish Passover have fallen on the same day.

04/03/2015

Gas inspectors at a building on 155th Street in Harlem. (Credit: CBS2)

Calls For Gas Inspections Skyrocket After East Village Explosion

Calls from customers concerned about gas leaks have risen sharply since the deadly explosion last week in the East Village, and Con Edison inspectors have been working at a frantic pace.

04/03/2015

Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, addresses reporters  April 2, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Taxi Group Meets With NYPD, Says Drivers Face Police Hostility ‘Every Single Day’

Taxi drivers have been meeting with NYPD brass after video of a detective unleashing a tirade on an Uber driver went viral.

04/02/2015

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks April 2, 2015 at NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan. (credit: Marla DIamond/WCBS 880)

Homeland Security Dedicating $181 Million To New York City

In addition to the money going to the city, New York state is receiving $76 million. Newark was awarded $20 million, and the state of New Jersey is getting $8 million.

04/02/2015

New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launch early childhood development initiatives. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Chirlane McCray, Hillary Clinton Launch Early Childhood Initiatives

New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have teamed up up to launch early childhood development initiatives.

04/01/2015

The new 2016 Lexus RX car is displayed during press previews at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center on April 1, 2015. The auto show opens to the public April 3-12. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

New York International Auto Show Is Back In Town

The New York International Auto Show opens this week with a mix of mainstream sedans and glitzier models from automakers across the globe.

04/01/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders announce a $3 billion FEMA grant for city public housing developments. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Cheer $3 Billion Federal Grant For Superstorm Sandy Aid

The money will used at 33 developments damaged by the 2012 storm.

03/31/2015

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New York State Budget Deal Includes Tax Breaks For Yacht Buyers

Ronald Deutsch, director of the liberal-leaning Fiscal Policy Institute, calls it a “sad commentary on the priorities of Albany.”

03/31/2015

A 2-year-old boy was found dead in a restroom in this restaurant in Midtown. (Credit: CBS2)

Boy, 2, Found Dead In Midtown Restaurant Bathroom; Mother In Custody

A 2-year-old boy was found dead in a Midtown restaurant bathroom Monday afternoon, and his mother, who had been with him, was in custody.

03/30/2015

From left: Attorney Scott Rynecki,  6-year-old Taniya Jules and her mother Latoya Gore. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mom: My 1st Grader Was Attacked By 8th Graders At Queens School For Refusing To Join Fight Club

A New York City mother claims a group of eighth graders assaulted her 6-year-old daughter, Taniya Jules, when she refused to join their public school fight club.

03/26/2015

A video produced the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council compares the treatment of Orthodox Jews in Rockland County to Nazi Germany. (credit: Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council)

Video By Orthodox Jewish Group Compares Rockland County To Nazi Germany

The narrator says in the video that the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland “lives under constant fear, facing harassment and intimidation.”

03/26/2015

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe speaks at a news conference announcing that 29 people have been charged in an alleged drug-trafficking ring. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

29 Charged In Alleged Rockland County Drug Trafficking Ring

The group and its associates conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone pills, valued at more than $1 million, authorities said.

03/25/2015

DEVELOPING-STORY

Teen Boy Struck By Car On Upper West Side

The incident happened at around 2:45 p.m. at 77th Street and Columbus Avenue.

03/24/2015

The Home Depot donated hundreds of smoke detectors after a Brooklyn fire killed seven children March 21, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Dov Hikind, Home Depot Team Up To Distribute Smoke Detectors After Brooklyn Fire That Killed 7

Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said every home should have the detectors, especially in his community because observant Jews will not stop using hot plates and slow cookers on the Sabbath.

03/24/2015

Gabriel Sassoon eulogizes his children during their funeral in Israel on Mar. 23, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Bodies Of 7 Children Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Buried In Israel

Seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a devastating house fire in Brooklyn over the weekend were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony attended by several thousand mourners.

03/23/2015

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