Sen. Charles Schumer

Officials call for the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to reconsider its ruling denying landmark status to Jackie Robinson's former Brooklyn home. (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Officials Renew Push To Have Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Home Declared Landmark

There’s doubt about the historical significance of a Brooklyn house that was once home to Jackie Robinson, but don’t tell that to supporters of an effort to grant city landmark status to the house.

05/19/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Pushes For Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Congress to allow college graduates to refinance their student loan debt to get the same interest rates now offered to current students.

05/18/2014

Barnard College graduation ceremony in 2012 (credit: Getty Images)

Some Positive Signs, But Most College Grads Still Battling Weak Job Market, Big Debt

College seniors will soon be donning caps and gowns, but more than half will also be shouldering staggering debt.

05/12/2014

Politicians, activists rally outside City Hall for Nigerian schoolgirls, May 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Officials Rally As New Video Purports To Show Captive Nigerian Schoolgirls

A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.

05/12/2014

Senator Chuck Schumer outside of the Nigerian Consulate. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Reward Leading To Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria.

05/11/2014

bulletproof vest (Credit: Clipart)

Sen. Schumer Backs Bulletproof Vests Legislation

Schumer told reporters on Wednesday that he’s in support of a bill that would increase funding for a federal grant program that reimburses local departments for the cost of the vests.

05/07/2014

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Charles Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become “the Kook-Aid of teen binge drinking.”

05/04/2014

Officials at the Hudson Yards site on Manhattan's West Side - May 30, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

$185 Million Manhattan Tunnel Leads Nowhere, For Now

The 800-foot-long concrete trench could someday lead to two new commuter rail tunnels under the Hudson River to New Jersey, but that will happen only if the billions needed to build them ever materialize.

04/28/2014

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the FDA.

04/24/2014

The Queens Midtown Tunnel flooded during superstorm Sandy (credit: MTA Bridges and Tunnels / Mark Valentin)

FEMA Provides $400 Million For Sandy-Related Repairs At 2 MTA Tunnels

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the Queens Midtown Tunnel both took on millions of gallons of water when the Oct. 2012 storm roared ashore.

04/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Afghanistan, Iraq War Veterans Deserve NYC Parade

Schumer says it’s time to honor “America’s post 9/11 troops,” continuing the modern tradition of welcome-home parades down Broadway in lower Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes.”

04/13/2014

1 World Trade Center (credit; Getty Images)

Another Security Mishap At World Trade Center Site

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told 1010 WINS that a man, who had an interview for a construction job on the site, managed to walk past a security guard who had opened the gate to let a truck into the site.

04/12/2014

Rendering of the LG building rising above the tree line of the Palisades (credit: Scenic Hudson via Protect the Palisades)

Schumer Asks LG Electronics To Reduce Height Of Englewood Cliffs Building

Saying it would forever ruin the landscape along the Hudson River, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging LG Electronics to revise its plan to build a new 143-foot-tall North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.

04/08/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer, Bryan Cranston

Stars Join Schumer To Back Big Tax Deduction For Broadway Shows

Broadway theater – and live commercial theater around the country – would get a huge financial boost under a change in the federal tax code proposed by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

04/07/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer In Fatal Metro-North Derailment Has ‘Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea’

A medical document made available Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said engineer William Rockefeller has “severe obstructive sleep apnea.”

04/07/2014

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