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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

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Playground Honoring Sandy Hook, Superstorm Sandy Victims Opens In Sea Bright

The playground that opened Saturday in Sea Bright honors Newtown special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy. Groundbreaking for the Sea Bright playground was on March 1.

04/07/2013

Twenty seven wooden angles are viewed in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Volunteer Effort Launched In Honor Of Victims Of Both Tragedies Named Sandy

Members of New Jersey’s largest firefighter union will honor the memories of the 26 children and educators killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School by building a playground in 26 communities impacted by superstorm Sandy.

02/17/2013

Scene where four teens were shot near a playground in Brownsville in August, 2012 (file/credit: CBS 2)

NYPD: Teen Arrested In Brooklyn Playground Shooting

Authorities arrested the 15-year-old Thursday. He faces charges including attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

08/16/2012

Jashid Chambers (credit: NYPD)

Police: Third Suspect Wanted In Connection With Shooting Of Brooklyn Toddler

Still wanted is 20-year-old Jashid Chambers, who police belive was on the other end of the gun battle with another suspect exchanging fire for some unknown reason, authorities said.

07/10/2012

Temperatures at an artificial turf field at Booker T. Washington Playground (credit: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)

Group Warns Playground Equipment Can Reach Dangerous Temperatures

Temperatures can reach more than 170 degrees on artificial turf fields and over 160 degrees on black rubber safety surfacing, according to readings taken by NYC Park Advocates.

06/22/2012

Ely Gordilis in the hospital after being attacked by a pit bull (credit: Charlene Donato/Handout)

3-Year-Old Ely Gordilis Attacked By Pit Bull At South Bronx Playground

Ely Gordilis was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he received 28 stitches after he was mauled by a pit bull over the weekend.

05/22/2012

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Vandals Suspected In Fire That Destroyed NJ Playground

The playground at the Lynn Crest Elementary School in the Colonia section of Woodbridge, NJ was burned to the ground. The jungle-gym was set on fire over the weekend, according to police.

05/01/2012

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