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Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Kicks Off In NYC

More than 250 Fabergé eggs — some created by famous artists and designers, including Jeff Koons and Carolina Herrera — are popping up all across the five boroughs.

04/01/2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in Harlem letting residents know the paid sick leave measure is now in effect,  April 1, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Half A Million New Yorkers Covered Under Extension Of Paid Sick Leave Law

Workers at businesses with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year will now be able to accrue up to five paid sick days per year under the new provision.

04/01/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Projected To Meet Enrollee Goal

The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website.

03/31/2014

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

New York State Students Set To Begin Common Core Testing

Elementary and middle school students in New York state will begin taking the controversial Common Core exams Tuesday, but some parents — including Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino — are having their children opt out.

03/31/2014

David Wright (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets, Fans Hope To Dodge Raindrops On Opening Day

The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain Monday, although much of it is expected to pass by the time the Mets and Nationals begin play at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m.

03/30/2014

1 World Trade Center (credit; Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Federal Review Of World Trade Center Security

Schumer wants the Department of Homeland Security to test surveillance equipment at the site, survey the perimeter for possible points of illegal entry and check how security guards are performing.

03/30/2014

A fire destroyed the James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, N.J. Saturday evening. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutor: Edison Elementary School Fire Under Investigation As Possible Arson

Classes have been canceled for the 500 students for Monday, school officials announced via the school’s website Sunday afternoon.

03/23/2014

Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Interesting And Innovative Ideas’ In New Congestion Pricing Plan

A new proposal would add tolls to East River bridges – all of which are now free – but lower the cost at crossings not well-served by public transit.

03/21/2014

Citi Bike docking station at Carmine St. and 6th Avenue, May 26, 2013. (credit: Jessica Marcus/CBSNewYork)

Citi Bike Remains In The Red, Looks To Boost Weekly, Daily Ridership

The program that operates the ubiquitous blue bikes is in the red. Without an infusion of green, the bike share program could fade to black.

03/21/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Another Presidential Emergency Board Called To Help Avert LIRR Strike

President Barack Obama has appointed a second Presidential Emergency Board to help resolve a labor dispute between the Long Island Rail Road and some of its employees.

03/20/2014

Jerome Murdough (CBS 2)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: Rikers Inmate Death Allegations ‘Troubling’

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine who was found in a jail cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees “very troubling” Thursday, while expressing his condolences to the man’s family.

03/20/2014

E-Cigarette (ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Proposal To Raise Tax On E-Cigarettes Met With Resistance By Small Business Group

The governor estimated raising the tax for electronic cigarettes to $2.70 like a that on a pack of conventional cigarettes could mean an additional $35 million in annual state revenue.

03/20/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up photos of two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deny Visas For Countries Who Don’t Check For Stolen Passports

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.

03/16/2014

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