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New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New Yorkers Talk Change, Weigh In On The City’s Future

A suggestion box has been set up in the village where New Yorkers can submit their ideas for the best way to move the city forward.

11/16/2013

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Financial Concerns Could Drive Retiring Baby Boomers Out Of NYC

A recent AARP survey found that nearly two-thirds of baby boomers preparing for retirement will move out of the city because it is too expensive.

10/18/2013

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Former WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Porter Remembered

Steve Porter, one of the radio journalists who helped launch the all-new format at WCBS 880, is being remembered for his many achievements in broadcasting.

10/06/2013

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Queens Doctors Remove 8-Pound Tumor From Ethiopian Girl’s Neck

Aster Degano, 13, had trouble breathing and couldn’t attend school because of the soccer ball-sized mass, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

09/19/2013

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio campaigns at the West Indian Day Parade on September 2, 2013. Over a million people are expected to attend the 46th annual parade.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Bill De Blasio Not Expecting Easy Win In Democratic Mayoral Primary

Despite his poll numbers may be hovering above 40 percent, De Blasio said he still expects to be locked in a runoff after Tuesday’s primary — though he wouldn’t say who he’d prefer to run against. That, he said, is for the people to decide.

09/06/2013

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Some L.I. Schools Put On Department Of Education’s Academic Watch List

Schools in Great Neck, Lawrence, South Huntington, Plainedge, Malverne and Hempstead districts were put on a list of schools needing improvement.

08/23/2013

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Norwalk Man Sues Police For $6 Million After Suffering Injuries During House Raid

William Irwin, 59, claims police used excessive force when they raided the rooming housing where he resides, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported. The authorities were searching for one of Irwin’s housemates.

08/23/2013

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Port Monmouth Man Faces Charges In Connection With Cemetery Brass Thefts

Caretakers at Shoreland Memorial Cemetery in Hazlet were the first ones to notice that something was wrong. It seems that someone had been stealing brass vases off of graves.

08/03/2013

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Father Unhappy With Alex Trebek Following Son’s Costly Jeopardy Spelling Error

The interaction sparked a massive social media response which left Jeopardy’s Facebook page peppered with comments from people who were also bothered by the way the boy was treated.

08/02/2013

New York City Comptroller John Liu on the steps of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Report: Finance Board Recommendation Could Cripple John Liu’s Bid For Mayor

The board is expected to consider the recommendation on Monday. If it denies the funds, Liu’s campaign would be severely hampered financially.

08/02/2013

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Stories From Main Street: NJ Transplant Recipient Won’t Compete At World Transplant Games Due To Lack Of Funds

After a lifetime of health struggles, Muran Vinszee was seemingly the perfect candidate to represent the United States and New Jersey in the World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa. At the last minute, donations for the trip fell short.

07/29/2013

Long Beach Medical Center (credit: WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs)

Long Beach Hospital Officials To Meet With State Health Dept. Friday In Hopes Of Agreement

Now Long Beach Medical Center is repaired and is ready for business, but state health officials are refusing to allow it to reopen until it comes up with a better financial plan or merges with another medical center.

07/26/2013

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Lobsterman Released From Hospital After Dramatic Rescue From Waters Off Montauk

The father of rescued lobsterman John Aldridge said his son survived 12 hours in shark-infested waters — without a life jacket — by thinking about his family.

07/25/2013

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Summer Heat Sends Crowds Flocking To Air Conditioned Movie Theaters

Movie theaters may be the only place that you could find people carrying sweatshirts and jackets on Saturday, but for some viewers the ending credits came too soon.

07/06/2013

Fmr. Congressman Anthony Weiner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. (credit: CBS 2 | Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

CBS 2, WCBS 880, 1010 WINS Among Those Chosen To Hold NYC Election Debates

Police practices, educating our kids and the best way to deliver a vast array of city services will all be fair game during Campaign 2013 and CBS 2 will be putting the candidates for public office to the test, hosting a series of in-depth debates.

06/13/2013

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