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People rally against the close of the Long Island College Hospital on Friday. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

LICH Closure Approved; Restraining Order Could Buy Time

A restraining order obtained on Friday means that the hospital will remain open for the time being.

07/19/2013

Signs posted outside Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, July 18, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Doctors, Lawmakers Rally To Try To Save Long Island College Hospital

Doctors said they’ve been told not to make any new admissions.

07/18/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crowd Rallies Against New York’s Gun Control Law Outside State Capitol

While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

06/11/2013

Ramarley Graham (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Teen’s Mother Demands New Charges Against Officer Who Killed Him

The mother of Ramarley Graham – the unarmed 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer – held a rally Wednesday demanding new charges against the officer who fired the shots.

06/05/2013

Jersey City Immigration Reform Rally

Crowd Of Thousands Gathers In Jersey City To Call For Immigration Reform

A few thousand people gathered in Liberty State Park in Jersey City Saturday to push for reforms in immigration policy.

04/06/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dueling Visions Of Guns In America Dominate Weekend Discourse

Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.

01/20/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Push On To Require Sick Days In New York City Amid Flu Epidemic

A bill to require sick days for employees in New York City has been getting a new look after this winter’s flu outbreak.

01/19/2013

Cooper Union Protest (file/credit: CBS 2)

Cooper Union Students Push On With Fight Against End To Free Tuition

Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.

12/09/2012

The New York State Capitol in Albany - File / Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Advocates Rally In Albany For Increase In New York State Minimum Wage

Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

11/19/2012

LIPA Protest

Tempers Boiling Over As Long Island Remains In The Dark, Cold

Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.

11/10/2012

A man smokes licenced medicinal marijuana.  (file/credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Marijuana Advocates Hold Rally At City Hall

“There were over 50,000 arrests last year for low-level marijuana possession, which is a waste of scarce city resources,” said advocate Doug Greene.

03/17/2012

Elmont rally (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Rally Against Community Policing Plan In Nassau County

On Saturday, outraged PBA members and residents came together to fight a proposal to revamp four precincts, turning them into community policing centers.

02/11/2012

Protesters at Iran rally in Times Square (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Protesters In NYC March Against Future Military Action Against Iran

“Any invasion of Iran would be a repeat of what happened in Iraq,” said protester Corrine Willinger.

02/04/2012

Victor Cruz rally in Paterson, NJ (credit: CBS 2)

Giants’ Victor Cruz Gets Sendoff At Old Elementary School

Cruz basked in the glow of a packed pep rally Saturday, humbled by the thousands-strong turnout.

01/28/2012

Anti-gun rally in Harlem (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Anti-Gun March, Rally Held In Harlem Sunday

“My brother was out with his friends and the guy just came up to him and just shot him. Just picked a fight with him and shot him,” protester Cardida Wilkerson said.

01/08/2012

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