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Alexander Padilla and Anthony Arenas cut a piece of cake after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.

10/21/2013

A YouTube video shows a man punching a woman at the Jets game on Sunday. (Credit: YouTube)

Man Caught On Video Punching Woman After Jets Game

A man in Jets fan gear was caught on video punching a woman during a brawl outside MetLife Stadium after the game on Sunday.

10/20/2013

Supporters await the New Jersey Supreme court decision on same-sex marriage in front of the Supreme court building October 25, 2006 in Trenton. (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

N.J. Supreme Court Allows Gay Marriages To Begin Monday As Appeals Process Continues

The state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

10/18/2013

Tourist walk away after visiting the Lincoln memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: Shutdown ‘Inflicted Unnecessary Damage’ To US Economy

Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

Plan for redeveloped South Street Seaport, as seen at groundbreaking. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Groundbreaking Held For More Modern South Street Seaport

Developers said the new Seaport, slated to open in 2016, will drive the neighborhood’s post-Sandy recovery.

10/17/2013

Proposed Site Of Carroll Gardens Homeless Shelter (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Some Carroll Gardens Residents Fight Proposed Homeless Shelter

The city wants to convert a 10-unit condo on West Ninth Street into a shelter for 170 homeless men.

10/17/2013

Newly elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaks after winning a special election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Booker, the current mayor of Newark, New Jersey, defeated Republican Steve Lonegan to replace Frank Lautenberg who died in June.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Booker Wins New Jersey U.S. Senate Race

Democrat Cory Booker thanked New Jerseyans for coming out to vote Wednesday, as he won the special election to complete the final year of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.

10/16/2013

Transportation officials say Route 3 bridge project won't be complete by the Super Bowl (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Super Bowl Visitors To Experience Traffic NJ-Style

A contractor on the project to replace the Route 3 bridge over the Passaic River said the roadwork won’t be finished before the big game.

10/16/2013

Nanette Licari feeds her cats outside her Ozone Park home on Oct. 15, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

12-Year-Old Queens Girl Accused Of Killing Kitten

Authorities and witnesses said the gray and black striped tabby, named Little Man, was killed after the girl allegedly lured him from in front of the owners’ Ozone Park home on Sept. 11.

10/15/2013

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Polls Show Booker Maintains Lead Over Lonegan Ahead Of Wednesday Special Election

A Monmouth University poll released Monday finds the Newark mayor maintaining a double-digit lead, 52 to 42 percent among likely voters.

10/14/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

$70K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

A 24-hour command center has been set near the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City where Avonte Oquendo was last seen. The teen was spotted on surveillance video leaving the school on Oct. 4.

10/11/2013

Authorities raid Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Suffern, NY. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI: Men Plotted To Kidnap, Use Cattle Prods To Force Orthodox Jewish Men To Divorce Wives

Three rabbis and seven other men were charged after the FBI raided several locations overnight.

10/10/2013

Students at Jersey City's Christa McAuliffe School surround teacher Robert O'Donnell following the announcement that he won the Milken Educator Award. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Jersey City Science Teacher Honored With Prestigious $25,000 Award

A representative from the Milken Family Foundation surprised eighth grade science teacher Robert O’Donnell with the recognition for his achievements.

10/09/2013

Gov. Chris Christie and state Sen. Barbara Buono participate in a debate Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Chris Christie, Barbara Buono Square Off In Debate

In a debate Tuesday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie characterized opponent Barbara Buono as a supporter of high taxes and spending, while Buono accused Christie of being insensitive to the poor and middle class.

10/08/2013

Juliana Valdez (credit: Handout via Steve Sandbeg/1010 WINS)

Family Of Girl Hurt In Escalator Accident Files Lawsuit Against Macy’s

Juliana Valdez was back-to-school shopping at Macy’s with her mother and brother at the Garden State Plaza Shopping Center in Paramus when her right sneaker was sucked into the escalator, trapping her leg.

10/08/2013

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