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De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.

7 hours ago

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel This Summer

De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.

11 hours ago

New Jersey Assemblyman  John Wisniewski speaks at Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce event on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Wisniewski: Raise Gas Tax To Pay For NJ Transportation Projects

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski told Meadowlands-area business leaders Tuesday that the state must identify a dedicated source of funding for the Transportation Trust Fund.

03/03/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton discusses crime statistics on March 2, 2015, at police headquarters. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NYPD Stats Show Crime Down But Murders Up So Far In 2015

The NYPD released its latest crime statistics Monday, which showed there were 18 murders in February — six more than during the same month last yea

03/02/2015

Debris is left out for removal on Nov. 20, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

FEMA Exec Says He Has Seen Evidence Of Insurance Fraud After Sandy

The executive in charge of FEMA’s insurance program has admitted that homeowners may have been cheated out of millions in insurance money.

03/02/2015

Police on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty NYPD Detective Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

Police said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the parkway when it hit a Honda Pilot head-on, killing 46-year-old Paul Duncan of Hartsdale.

02/27/2015

Authorities say a Floral Park man was towing legally parked cars and holding them hostage. (Credit CBS 2)

City Councilman Proposes Bill To Help Motorists Find Towed Cars

Helping people find their towed cars is the idea behind a proposal being made in the city council.

02/26/2015

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University Researcher Studying Prevalence Of Distracted Walking

We hear all the time about distracted driving, but a new study found just how common it is for people to be distracted while crossing the street.

02/26/2015

Emergency responders on the scene of a collapse on West 57th street on Feb. 25, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Parking Garage Under Demolition Partially Collapses On Manhattan’s Far West Side

The incident took place on 57th Street between 11th & 12th Avenues.

02/25/2015

Officials inspect a Metro-North train crash with a sport utility vehicle that occurred on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Transit Officials Review Safety After Deadly Metro-North Train Crash

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast says officials are reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings after an SUV drove onto the tracks and collided with a Metro-North train.

02/25/2015

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)

Mayor De Blasio Asks Lawmakers For More State Funds, Control Of Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking state legislators for money for housing and other city needs.

02/25/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature on Feb. 24, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Proposes $33.8 Billion Budget For Next Fiscal Year

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed a massive restructuring of the public employees’ pension system as he presented a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that does not respond to a judge’s ruling calling on the state to put an additional $1.57 billion into the system in the current fiscal year.

02/24/2015

FILE - Shoppers in a mall (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Officials: No Credible Evidence Of Imminent Attack Following Threat Against U.S. Shopping Malls

U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.

02/23/2015

Scott LoBaido is embarking on a six-month trip across the country to pay tribute to veterans in a personal and patriotic way. (credit: http://www.scottlobaido.com/)

Staten Island Artist On Mission To Paint American Flag In Every State

Scott LoBaido said he is on a mission to paint a three dimensional version of the American flag on one veteran’s post in every state.

02/17/2015

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N.J. Congressman Calls On State To Improve Dangerous Railroad Crossings

After a fatal collision earlier this month between a Metro-North train and a sport-utility vehicle in Valhalla, new concerns have been mounting about the safety of other rail crossings in the region.

02/14/2015

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