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Emergency exercise held at LaGuardia Airport on June 21, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Crews Test Emergency Plan, Procedures With Drill At LaGuardia Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey conducted an exercise Saturday to better prepare the city’s emergency responders in case tragedy strikes.

06/21/2014

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Students Look Forward To Revamped SAT With More Focus On ‘Real-World’ Problems

Real-world problems, more “focused” topics, and the elimination of “obscure vocabulary” are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.

04/16/2014

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Parents, Teachers Rally Against Common Core Tests In Brooklyn

The protest was held outside P.S. 321 in Park Slope after hundreds of third, fourth and fifth grade students took the English language arts assessments this week.

04/04/2014

The Wanted Play What’s That Song? – Part 1

We put their music love to the test when the guys were in NYC, playing a backstage game of What’s That Song? Here’s what happened in the first round.

01/18/2013

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Report: Test Performance Of NYC School Children Stagnant

The national NAEP scores released last month showed that just over one-third of all public school students were proficient in reading. In math, 40 percent of the fourth-graders and 35 percent of the eighth-graders had reached that level.

12/07/2011

Port Authority Bus Terminal - New York, NY - Aug 15, 2003 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Port Authority Plans Test Of Emergency Systems In NJ

The Port Authority will conduct a routine test of emergency systems at the New Jersey Marine Terminals in Newark and Elizabeth between noon and 2 p.m. Friday.

11/03/2011

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Judge Denies NYC Request To Delay Firefighter Entrance Exams

The exam has been subject to judicial oversight since it was determined past exams had been unfair to minority candidates.

10/27/2011

Damien Woody (credit: Doug Benc/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout A Good Thing For Damien Woody, Jets’ Jerricho Cotchery

Jerricho Cotchery and Damien Woody would be recovering and working at their team’s facilities had there been no lockout. They normally would be fighting the itch to rush back and join their teammates for minicamps and the like. This year, they might be benefiting from the work stoppage.

WFAN–06/15/2011

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NJ Hospitals To Screen Newborns For Congenital Heart Defects

New Jersey is the first state to require hospitals to check newborns for congenital heart defects. Gov. Chris Christie signed the measure into law, requiring hospitals to perform a test which determines the amount of oxygen in the blood before a newborn is discharged.

06/03/2011

The Indian Point nuclear power plant - Buchanan, NY - File / Photo: Monika Graff/Getty Images

Sirens Around Indian Point Nuclear Plant Successfully Tested

The 172 sirens that dot four counties around the Indian Point nuclear power plants will be wailing away Wednesday.

02/16/2011

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Judge Bars NYC From Hiring New Firefighters

Judge Nicholas Garaufis said his permanent injunction would be lifted if the city agreed to court-proposed hiring methods.

10/20/2010

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NYC Won’t Hire New Firefighters

New York City won’t hire any rookie firefighters until a new entry exam is created to replace one that a judge has declared discriminatory.

09/17/2010