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One of the homes being built on "Veterans Way" in Islandia (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

6 Military Vets Getting Homes At Discounted Prices On L.I.

The three-bedroom homes will be sold for $199,000 — about half of the going market rate.

09/24/2013

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan look for ways to continue serving the community after leaving the military. (Credit CBS 2)

New York Veterans Continue Their Service On Anniversary Of Terror Attacks

Volunteer groups in New York have decided to mark the anniversary of 9/11 by assisting first responders with small acts of helpfulness.

09/09/2013

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Can Paralyzed Pets Help Paralyzed Vets?

Paralyzed pooches could be the key to a breakthrough treatment for paralyzed veterans. The hope is that therapies that work in dogs might also be more likely to work in humans.

08/09/2013

Ekso Bionic Suit (credit: Ekso)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based Charity Tries To Help Paralyzed Vets Walk Again

Four years ago, Chris Meek, who works in finance, started the charity Solder Socks, and wants to donate ten exoskeletons to paralyzed veterans.

06/24/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal official portrait (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Blumenthal: ‘We Owe It To Our Veterans’ To Repeal Time Limit On G.I. Bill

The Conn. senator is pushing for congressional support to eliminate the time barrier.

05/28/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/21/2013

Hiring Our Heroes-New York Job Fair March 27, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Chamber Of Commerce Launches New Website, Holds Job Fair For Vets

According to newly-released Department of Labor statistics, veterans under 35 who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan have an unemployment rate around 11 percent.

03/27/2013

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Veterans Affairs Dept. Says It Won’t Comply With New York’s New Gun Law

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

03/11/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Remember Veterans Day: Classic War Movies Of Heroism And Sacrifice

In honor of Veterans Day 2012, we’ve compiled our favorite films that best define the heroism, horrors, camaraderie, and honor you find during wartime.

11/09/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Congressional Gridlock Could Leave 9/11 Responders Hurting Again

If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.

10/15/2012

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Veterans Wage War Against New Rochelle City Council Over Plans For Historic Armory

A battle is being waged in New Rochelle following a vote by the city council that rejected a proposal by veterans to revive the space. Protestors marched on City Hall on Tuesday to have their voices heard.

10/10/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

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