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"Ashley Hall" by Marie Murphy Duess

Summer Beach Read: ‘Ashley Hall’

“Ashley Hall” weaves together the lives and secrets of strangers who all happen to live on the same floor of a Queens apartment building during the 1960s.


"The Lincoln Myth" is the ninth Cotton Malone adventure novel written by Steve Berry.

Summer Beach Reads: ‘The Lincoln Myth’ By Steve Berry

The latest novel by bestselling author Steve Berry has his signature character, Cotton Malone, racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence.


A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Changes To Mammogram Reports In New Jersey Take Effect

Dr. Nancy Cappello launched the Are You Dense campaign after getting a clean mammogram but later learning she had cancer.


A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Valley Hospital To Host ‘Teddy Bear Clinic’

The clinic will be held Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children ages 3 to 10 and their teddy bears.


Libby Langdon (credit:

Expert Tips To Update Your Home, Get Ready For Easter Entertaining

WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack spoke with author, TV host, lifestyle expert and interior designer Libby Langdon for some tips to have a grown-up Easter egg hunt and some menu ideas.


This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

NYC Health Department Investigating Measles Outbreak

The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.


"The Invention Of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd (credit:

Author Sue Monk Kidd Out With New Historical Novel

The book is based on the lives of the Grimke sisters of South Carolina and the life of a slave named Handful.


"The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty

A Chat With The Author Of ‘The Husband’s Secret’

It’s about a woman who finds a letter addressed to her by her husband. On the envelope it says: “To Cecilia: To Be Opened In The Event Of My Death.”


Bronx House Holiday Health and Fitness Festival  (credit: Bronx House)

Bronx House Offering Free Fitness Classes At Holiday Health Festival

The event will feature free yoga, kickboxing and Zumba classes. Health screenings will also be available.


"Dust" by Patricia Cornwell (credit:

Patricia Cornwell Out With New Crime Thriller, “Dust”

“Dust” again features the beloved characted Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a world-renowned forensic pathologist.


"Finding Malone" by Dennis Mansfield

‘Finding Malone’ Brought Author, Career Military Father Together

“Finding Malone” is about locating a veteran whose helmet Dennis Mansfield’s dad gave him when he was 15. But it’s just as much about the relationship between veterans and the family they leave behind.


"Rasputin's Shadow" by Raymond Khoury (credit: Raymond Khoury website)

Author Out With New Historic Thriller

“Rasputin’s Shadow” comes from the same brain that produced “The Last Templar.”


A design from the Alloro Collection (credit: Alloro Collection)

Clothing Line Seeks To ‘Put The Color Back’ Into Breast Cancer Patients

The Alloro Collection features clothing and accessories tailored for women who’ve had breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.


"Five Days" by Douglas Kennedy (credit:

Beach Reads: ‘Five Days’

This week’s summer Beach Reads is the latest from international best-seller Douglas Kennedy.


"Worthy of Trust and Confidence" by Jerry Ballarotto

Beach Reads: ‘Worthy Of Trust And Confidence’

This week’s summer Beach Reads title is a thriller debut novel that puts forth a new theory about the assassination of JFK.