Scott Rapoport

An employee rings up sales at a cash register at a  Walmart in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. US stocks Friday moved higher in a holiday-shortened session following better eurozone economic data and positive early assessments of "Black Friday" shopping traffic by some leading retailers.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Shoppers Continue To Seek Out Bargains As Christmas, Chanukah Approach

It’s the great gift giving dilemma; what to give, and what’s the best deal? Black Friday is in the rear-view and so is Cyber Monday, but Chanukah and Christmas are still dead ahead.

12/05/2014

A subway rider pases her MetroCard through a reader at Grand Central station (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Glitch Hits Monthly LIRR, Metro-North MetroCard Users, Snarls Subway Access

A glitch is creating problems for roughly 10,000 commuters heading in to New York City Monday, the MTA said.

12/01/2014

Black Friday shoppers at the Queens Center Mall on Nov. 28, 2014. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Holiday Shopping Season Continues With Black Friday

The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving.

11/28/2014

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinners at the Goddard Riverside Community Center. (Credit: CBS2)

Volunteers Pitch In To Serve Thanksgiving Dinner To Those In Need

In what amounts to as big a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and stuffing, volunteers got together Thursday to help those who might otherwise go hungry.

11/27/2014

Popcorn is sold from the concession stand at a movie theater. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/file)

Calorie Content To Appear Alongside Many Prepared Foods By Nov. 2015

Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

11/25/2014

$219,000 table at Kean University (Credit: Kean University)

Lawmaker Calls For Review After Kean University Buys $219K Table

According to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, Kean had the highest tuition increase of any public university in New Jersey last year.

11/24/2014

Ann Bactawar was sentenced to five years in jail for physically abusing children at a day care center in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo: CBS2)

Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Physically Abusing Children At N.J. Day Care Center

Friday was sentencing day for a New Jersey day care worker convicted of abusing children. The woman made an emotional plea to parents before learning her fate.

11/14/2014

Bruce and Rose Pollack's Valley Cottage, N.Y., home burned to the ground after Bruce's car exploded in the driveway. (credit: CBS2)

Rockland County Couple ‘Holding Up’ After Blast Destroys Home

Authorities said the car exploded, igniting the house and burning it to the ground with devastating speed.

11/11/2014

Neighbors in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx are on edge after a series of muggings targeting elderly women. (Credit: CBS 2)

Neighbors Shaken By Muggings Targeting Elderly Women In Woodlawn, The Bronx

A Bronx community was on edge Friday evening, after several attacks targeting those who are among society’s most vulnerable.

10/31/2014

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Taylor Swift Named New York City Global Welcome Ambassador

In a series of videos posted on New York City’s official tourism site, the pop star greets travelers to the Big Apple.

10/28/2014

Device allows direct communication with school security, administration and police department (credit: CBS 2)

NJ High School Tries Hi-Tech Pilot Program To Improve Safety, Security

What some are calling a big, new innovation in high school security is only about the size of a matchbox and weighs just 2 ounces.

10/27/2014

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School District Investigating Series Of Lewd Tweets In Elizabeth, NJ

A case of cyber bullying has been taken to a whole new level in New Jersey. Explicit photos purporting to show high school students have been showing up on Twitter.

10/24/2014

Rocky the bobcat keeps running away from his New Jersey home, prompting concern from neighbors. (Photo: CBS 2)

Rocky The Pet Bobcat On The Loose Again In Manahawkin

Owning purebred bobcats as pets is illegal, but Rocky is a hybrid of bobcat and Maine Coon. A judge, ruling that a DNA test on Rocky was inconclusive, decided that he could return home after a previous escape.

10/21/2014

Police are investigating after a drive-by shooting at a home in Wyandanch (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Woman Injured In Drive-By Shooting On Long Island

Nathalie Narcisse said she was asleep in her bedroom when she woke to gunfire and a hot, searing pain she couldn’t immediately identify.

10/19/2014

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Own A Piece Of Cinematic History While Helping Save The Environment

Own a piece of movie history and help save the environment– it’s a deal almost anyone would sign up for.

10/17/2014

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