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The NJ TRANSIT board votes on fare hikes and service cuts on July 15, 2015, in Newark. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ TRANSIT Board Approves Fare Hikes

A monthly ticket will increase 9 percent, from $440 to $480.


Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Firefighters Union Sues City Council Speaker Over Disability Benefits

Uniformed Firefighters Association President Stephen Cassidy is pushing for legislation that would boost disability pensions for firefighters hired after 2009.


An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North Asks Riders For Patience As Infrastructure Upgrades Are Made

Metro-North President Joe Giulietti has said the updated infrastructure will allow the trains to run faster.


FILE -- Select Bus Service ticket kiosks (Credit: Jesse Zanger)

Select Bus Service Added To Busy M86 Route

Select Bus Service allows commuters to dip their MetroCards into a machine on the sidewalk and enter the bus through any door, speeding up travel times.


Mayor Bill de Blasio and former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin march in the first Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan on July 12, 2015. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

NYC Hosts Its First Disability Pride Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to kick off the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade. He said he was proud of the city being a national leader in supporting rights for disabled people.


Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientist Who Studied Link Between 9/11 Dust, Illnesses Dies

He was an environmental scientist who studied the dust at Ground Zero He determined a link between that material and responders’ illnesses.


Port Authority rape suspect

Man Wearing American Flag Shirt Accused Of Raping Woman Inside Port Authority Bus Terminal

The suspect was last seen entering an elevator on the sixth level of the parking garage, authorities said.


USA teammates hold the trophy following the teams' win in the final 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup match between USA and Japan .      (Photo credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Parade For Women’s World Cup Winners Will Be ‘Magical’

The team will be honored with a parade in lower Manhattan up the stretch of Broadway from the Battery to City Hall known as the “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday.


Photo Credit JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Biden At NYC Event: Much More Needs To Be Done For LGBT Civil Rights

Vice President Joe Biden said in New York Thursday that more still needs to be done to protect LGBT Americans.


A trader waits on a nearly empty trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after trading was halted due to a "technical glitch" on July 8, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Stock Exchange Resumes Trading 3 1/2 Hours After Technical Glitch

The New York Stock Exchange posted on Twitter the problem was an internal technical issue and not the result of a cyberattack.


FILE -- U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Lowey Trying To Protect Summer Meal Funding For Families In Need

A spending bill making its way through the House calls for budget cuts to the National School Lunch Program as well as the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children pilot program.


FILE - Royal Caribbean ship (credit: CBS 2)

Senator Blumenthal Seeks New Safety Requirements For Cruise Lines

Large cruise ships can provide just about anything you’d find on shore with one glaring exception — law enforcement.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey June 30, 2015. (credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Bill Calls For Any Governor Running For President To Resign

New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg is proposing a bill that would force any governor running for president to step aside, including Gov. Chris Christie.


Men compete in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4. 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Matt Stonie Beats Joey Chestnut In Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Defending champion Miki Sudo won the women’s division of the annual July Fourth contest Saturday morning.


Fourth of July Fireworks (Credit: CBS2)

Macy’s Fourth Of July Fireworks Set To Dazzle Millions Over East River

For 25 minutes, 50,000 shells will be synchronized to a musical score.