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De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.

02/28/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bratton: Homicide Rate Down So Far In 2014 Compared To Last Year

Bratton said the department is on the right track when it comes to homicides. He attributes the drop to community cooperation and technology.

02/28/2014

Mouse (file/credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Survey: Cold Weather Months Force Rats, Mice Into Homes

One survey found nearly 3 in 10 homes in the U.S. have rodents. In the northeast, 35 percent of survey respondents reported a rodent infestation, the highest percentage in any geographic area.

02/28/2014

GWB Traffic (file/credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Previously Redacted Texts Made Public In GWB Lane Closure Probe

Newly unredacted documents clear up some of the minor mysteries in the political payback scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

02/27/2014

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews based in St. Louis, Missouri trim trees entangled in power lines on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related Costs

Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.

02/27/2014

A makeshift memorial on the Lower East Side honors those killed during the Ukraine protests. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rabbi Voice Support, Seek Aid For Ukrainian Protesters

Black and white pictures of dozens of protesters who lost their lives were placed on the cement outside a Ukrainian cultural center Sunday, with flowers and candles holding them in place.

02/23/2014

A 30-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nicholas Houses on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Woman Found Shot To Death In Harlem Housing Complex

A 30-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nichols Houses in Harlem early Sunday morning.

02/23/2014

Homes damaged in Ortley Beach, N.J., during superstorm Sandy (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Hard-Hit N.J. Communities Saw Little Of Superstorm Sandy Money

Millions of dollars in federal superstorm Sandy aid meant to rebuild New Jersey homes went to projects far away from the counties hardest hit by the storm.

02/16/2014

A man walks past a large pile of snow created by snowplows on Broadway near Lincoln Center. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Winter Storm Blowing Into Tri-State Area

Forecasters say snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday night and slow the commute into work Thursday.

02/12/2014

FILE -- Nicole Zupp carries a stuffed monkey prize on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, N.J.,  on May 27, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Sandy Fails To Keep Tourists Away From New Jersey

The Garden State raked in more tourism dollars in 2013 than it did in 2009 and 2011, and it was only slightly behind the nearly $40 million record set in 2012.

02/11/2014

Snow left on top of a car can become a serious threat to other motorists. (Credit CBS 2)

NY Cabbies Call For Penalties Against Drivers Who Don’t Clear Snow, Ice Off Cars

New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo is asking the de Blasio administration and state lawmakers to revisit a bill introduced in 2009 that would impose penalties, including a $1,000 fine.

02/11/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Justice Department Mulls Federal Monitor For Newark Police Department

The Justice Department is in talks with Newark officials about the potential cost associated with putting the city’s police force under a federal monitor to rid the department of misconduct.

02/09/2014

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Convicted Of Corruption Charges

Trenton, N.J. Mayor Tony Mack was convicted of corruption charges by a jury Friday.

02/07/2014

Car crash (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LI Man Convicted For Auto Insurance Fraud Ring, Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison

Experts have issued a warning about insurance fraud after a Long Island man was convicted of staging more than 30 fake car crashes.

02/07/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces proposed toll drop on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Feb. 6, 2014. (credit: Monica MIiller/WCBS 880)

Cuomo Announces Toll Drop For Staten Islanders Who Take Verrazano

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Staten Island Thursday afternoon to announce the new effective cost of the toll will drop to $5.50 for Staten Island residents in non-commercial vehicles.

02/06/2014

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