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Volunteer Fire Departments Worry Loss Of Tuition Grants Could Decimate Them

Volunteer fire departments already have been struggling to recruit new members, and now, a popular incentive to join a department is disappearing.

03/31/2014

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Security Concerns Grow As Video Of NYC Bridge Scaling Posted To YouTube

Security concerns are mounting after video of an artist who scaled the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Tuesday goes undetected until the video evidence was posted on YouTube.

03/30/2014

Artist rendering of artificial islands plan. (credit: WXY/West 8/Stevens Institute of Technology)

One Idea For Protecting NY, NJ From Powerful Storms: Man-Made Islands

The “Blue Dunes” proposal is part of Rebuild By Design, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to come up with novel ways to protect against the next big storm.

03/30/2014

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Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Federal Review Of World Trade Center Security

Schumer wants the Department of Homeland Security to test surveillance equipment at the site, survey the perimeter for possible points of illegal entry and check how security guards are performing.

03/30/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Announces Changes To Sandy Recovery Plan, Appoints Rebuilding Team

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Sen. Charles Schumer on Saturday to announce his new plan to the city’s Build It Back program.

03/29/2014

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Brutal Winter Has Made For Disaster For Upstate Winemakers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 19 upstate New York counties where the severe winter has caused severe damage to vineyards.

03/28/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Protests Force De Blasio Announcement On Public Housing Repairs Inside

More than 100 New York City public housing buildings damaged by superstorm Sandy will be getting new, federally funded boilers, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday.

03/23/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor De Blasio Pokes Fun At Himself At Annual ‘Inner Circle’ Show

Playing before a crowd that included reporters and dignitaries in the ballroom of the Manhattan Midtown Hilton, the Democrat delivered a solid comedic performance by mocking his own tendency to be late and his goofy habit of making fun of himself.

03/23/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up photos of two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deny Visas For Countries Who Don’t Check For Stolen Passports

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.

03/16/2014

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

Federal Review: Metro-North ‘Routinely’ Put On-Time Performance Ahead Of Safety

“Metro-North must never compromise safety in the interests of the reliability of its train schedule or the efficiency in its railroad operations,” said the report released Friday.

03/14/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: NYC ‘Taking Its Sweet Time’ Distributing Federal Sandy Aid

Schumer said he fought last year for the federal aid in Congress but it’s not getting to those in need fast enough.

03/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Rockaway Residents To Senate: Pass Flood Insurance Bill

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.

03/10/2014

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

Schumer Looks To Snuff Out E-Cigarette Marketing To Kids

Schumer is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban e-cigarette marketing campaigns targeted at children.

03/09/2014

Sen. Schumer calls on feds to pull potent new painkiller Zohydro ER off shelves, citing no protections to prevent abuse, March 3, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: ‘Hard To Believe’ Potent New Painkiller Approved Without Protections In Place

Sen. Charles Schumer was joined by family members of people impacted by prescription drug use on Monday, pushing for Zohydro ER to be pulled from shelves.

03/03/2014

GPS device in a car (file/credit: GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Privacy Concerns Raised As ‘Smart Cars’ Track Personal Data

Your GPS and other high-tech on-board devices can be secretly tracking your every move.

02/24/2014

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