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Queens Parents Concerned Local Playground Is Dangerous

They want it redesigned and rehabilitated before of the children is seriously injured.

06/23/2015

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Students Design Dream Playground At Their School In Hell’s Kitchen

The school year is almost over, but that wasn’t the reason for celebration in Hell’s Kitchen Wednesday.

06/10/2015

Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School (Credit: CBS2)

New Jersey Elementary School Competing To Win New Play Set

Pre-kindergarten through third-grade students at Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School in Wood Ridge are competing in the Terracycle Playground Challenge.

06/03/2015

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L.I. Congressman Calling For EPA Study Into Potential Risks Of Crumb Rubber On Playgrounds

Just how safe are the playgrounds and athletic fields our children use? Some say the answers we’re getting from the Environmental Protection Agency aren’t good enough and now lawmakers want something done.

01/20/2015

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Jersey City Charter School Wins New Playground By Recycling Oral Hygiene Products

Children at a New Jersey charter school are showing off the benefits of brushing and flossing their teeth.

11/05/2014

Playgrounds double as teacher parking lots at two elementary schools in Newark. (Credit: CBS 2)

Playgrounds Double As Teacher Parking Lots In Some Newark Schools

At the Lafayette Street elementary school in the Ironbound section of Newark, CBS 2 found students running around between parked cars – some of them even leaning against them during recess.

09/23/2014

Father's Day

Dads, Youngsters Spend Father’s Day Out In The Sun

It was a day to remember for dads everywhere Sunday – as they had their day in the spotlight.

06/15/2014

Students at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Funding A New Playground At The New York School For The Deaf

The budget is tight in Albany, so the School for the Deaf is raising money at crowdrise.com. The school is aiming to raise $45,000 to fund a special rubber surface to accommodate children that use walkers or wheelchairs.

01/13/2014

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bell Honoring Sandy Hook Victims Stolen From L.I. Playground

A bell dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was stolen from a playground on Long Island this weekend.

09/29/2013

Newark Police Cruiser (file/credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Woman Dead, Man Injured In Newark Playground Shooting

Newark police on Wednesday were investigating a shooting on a playground, which left a 24-year-old woman dead and a man wounded.

09/04/2013

Seaside Heights School Repairs

Volunteers Rebuild Seaside Heights, N.J. Playground Wrecked By Sandy

A New Jersey community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is hoping for a passing grade just in time for the new school year.

08/27/2013

The heat is on! Kids climb on playground equipment in Scotch Plains, N.J. where parents want officials to come in and cool things down. (Credit CBS 2)

Parents Say Scotch Plains Playground Equipment Is Too Hot To Handle

Some like it hot! But apparently that doesn’t apply to parents who take their children to a New Jersey playground where direct sunlight may have created a dangerous situation.

08/21/2013

Victoria Soto (credit: CBS 2)

New Playground Honors Teacher Killed In Newtown Massacre

A new effort was launched Saturday to remember one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.

06/15/2013

Dylan Hockley's playground in Westport, Conn., which was built as part of the Sandy Ground Project to remember the 26 victims of the Newtown shooting. (credit: thesandygroundproject.org)

Playground Inspired By Sandy Hook Victim To Open; Groundbreaking Set For Another

The playgrounds are the fourth and fifth being built as part of the Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play, an effort spearheaded by the Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association of New Jersey. Most are planned for communities in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, linking the two tragedies that have a name in common.

06/13/2013

Bikinis

Bikini-Clad Sunbathers Near Playground Lead To Complaints In Stuy Town

Some residents have been up in arms, as some of their neighbors have taken to sunbathing in their bikinis just steps from children playing in the Stuy Town development.

05/12/2013

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