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Sen. Bob Menendez

Sen. Robert Menendez speaks at a news conference on Aug. 8, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY, NJ Lawmakers Call For Eliminating Tourist Helicopter Flights Along Hudson River

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) were among many who called for a ban on tourist helicopters along the waterway, saying they create an unacceptable racket and cause safety concerns.

08/08/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez Leading Charge On Fresh Iran Sanctions As Lawmakers Work To Build Veto-Proof Majority

As of Friday afternoon, 59 senators now back a new sanctions package they say would increase the pressure on Iran to make nuclear concessions, congressional aides said. The count brings Congress closer to passing a bill the Obama administration considers a threat to a historic diplomatic opportunity.

01/10/2014

Idowu Daramola in court on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Stays At $250K For Bus Driver Charged In Fatal West New York Crash

Idowu Daramola is charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cell phone while operating a vehicle.

08/01/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: Bipartisan Bill ‘Fixes Our Broken Immigration System’

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was negotiated by four Democrats and four Republicans and was formally filed on the Senate floor around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

04/18/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

AP Investigation: New Link Found Between Menendez, Wealthy Donor

The disclosure reflects the latest intersection between the New Jersey Democrat who is the subject of an ethics inquiry on Capitol Hill and the Florida doctor involved in a federal criminal investigation.

03/04/2013

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Blame Game Continues As Sequester Takes Hold

The automatic across-the-board spending cuts took effect Friday after neither side could reach a deal to avoid the sequester and President Obama signed the order.

03/03/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Raids Office Of Florida Doctor Tied To N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez

A conservative website — The Daily Caller — posted interviews with two prostitutes who claim Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex in the Dominican Republic.

01/30/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez

Menendez Wins Re-Election To U.S. Senate In New Jersey

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was appointed in January 2006 to fill the seat of Jon Corzine, who was elected to a single term as governor of New Jersey that year. Menendez was elected to the Senate seat in November 2006.

11/06/2012

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and St. Sen. Joe Kyrillos (credits: Menendez for Senate 2012, Joe Kyrillos for Senate, Inc.)

Menendez, Kyrillos Spar Over Economy In U.S. Senate Debate

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and his Republican challenger, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) sparred Thursday over how best to jumpstart the economy.

CBS New York–10/10/2012

The NJ Transit logo is seen on a train at Penn Station - New York, NY - Sep 7, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

NJ TRANSIT Gets $76 Million In Federal Funds For Bus Upgrades

About $46 million will go to replace aging NJ TRANSIT buses with newer, more fuel-efficient models that could allow the agency to hold the line on fares.

07/23/2012

Yarelis Bonilla (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Sen. Menendez: Sister Will Get Visa To Help Sick Sibling Needing Transplant

Already weak from rounds of chemotherapy, young Yarellis Bonilla learned Friday that her big sister from El Salvador will soon arrive in the United States to try and save her life.

12/02/2011

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Gays Celebrate Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

City Council Member Daniel Dromm, and openly gay veteran Denny Meyer held a news conference in Jackson Heights Saturday praising Congress for the repeal vote.

12/18/2010

In this file photo made Oct. 25, 2007, the BP (British Petroleum) logo is seen at a gas station in Washington. BP PLC said Tuesday, July 20, 2010, it is selling assets in the U.S., Canada and Egypt to Apache Corp. for $7 billion to help pay the costs from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Doctor: Experts Agreed On Lockerbie Bomber Health

A cancer specialist who advised Scotland’s government over the release of the Lockerbie bomber on Thursday defended the assessment of medical experts that the prisoner had only three months to live.

08/19/2010