Paul Murnane

Paul MurnaneFrom the south shore of Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy to the visit of Pope Francis to New York City – I’ve been lucky to cover big New York City stories from the street and from the studio over more than 20 years with WCBS Newsradio 880.80 .

I started my New York City radio career as a reporter in 1988. When I hear about a breaking news story usually my first thought involves someone we can call who would know whats going on…Or “how would I get there?”

I think that’s part of what makes WCBS Newsradio 880 a great place. When there is a big story our reporters and anchors do more than just talk about it!

I think that’s part of what makes WCBS Newsradio 880 a great place. When there is a big story our reporters and anchors do more than just talk about it!
We understand the background and context of New York news. Its not just that the train is down for the morning or afternoon commute;its the latest subway snafu or commuter train glitch-or it raises new questions about the need to invest in new Hudson tunnels…Or bridges…Or safety technology. We know what alternate subways or ferry connections will endure as a result. Or… Its not a call for new revenue to pay for something-its a possible tax increase on top of recent hikes.

When politician “a” says something about politician “b”…
Someone from WCBS has probably been in the room for the hilarious awkward events they both had to attend!

Most radio stations involve listening to someone talking in a room. Being part of WCBS Newsradio 880 means reporting, learning, and understanding things….Which is the best part of working here!

H & H Bagels Facing Eviction From Manhattan Plant

This could be the end of the line for the legendary H & H Bagels.

10/26/2011

NBC Sports Moving To Stamford; Deal To Bring 450 Jobs

The state of Connecticut is lending $20 million to NBC Sports in a deal creating 450 jobs in the state as the sports entertainment company leaves New York.

10/25/2011

Formula One race car (file / credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Report: Formula One Race Coming To North Jersey

Not so long ago an auto race in West New York and Weehawken would have been called the Dingy 500. But now it’s a whole new world along the Hudson River watefront.

10/24/2011

Moammar Gadhafi (file / credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

CT Professor Was Translator For Moammar Gadhafi; NJ Mansion Still Libya’s

No one in Libya was untouched by the tyranny of now late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to Dr. Abubaker Saad.

10/21/2011

Candlewood Lake in Connecticut - Oct 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Candlewood Lake On The Verge Of Public Ownership

Connecticut’s biggest lake is on the verge of a major change.

10/21/2011

Rep. Nan Hayworth promotes PACE loans - Bedford Hills, NY - Oct 18, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Rep. Nan Hayworth Promotes Tax Assessment Credits For Energy Efficiency

Homeowners seeking dollars for clean energy and efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may find such programs unavailable. That’s thanks to what Rep. Nan Hayworth sees as an overreach by the fedeoverseers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

10/18/2011

A black car makes its way around Columbus Circle - New York, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

GroundLink Lets You Book Your Black Car Via Smartphone App

Need a black car to pick you up? Just pick up your smartphone. GroundLink Car & Limo Service has a new app for Android and iPhone that you can use to book a reservation.

10/17/2011

A sign indicating toll enforcement on the Garden State Parkway - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Camera Enforcement Begins On All Garden State Parkway Toll Lanes

If you think you can use amusement tokens, a fistful or pennies, or some other trick to cheat your way through a Garden State Parkway cash lane, think again!

10/17/2011

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Taxi And Limousine Commission Considers Change To Cab Roof Lights

Two lights are on the roof of every yellow taxi in the Big Apple. Some passengers, especially visitors, have complained about this set-up, and repeatedly try to hail unavailable cabs.

10/12/2011

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Sleepy Hollow, NY - Aug 31, 2008 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

President Obama Greenlights Speeding Up New Tappan Zee Bridge Project

The White House says New York desperately needs a new bridge. President Barack Obama issued an executive order Tuesday clearing the way for a long-awaited Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

10/11/2011

A Mobil gas station at East Houston Street and Avenue C - New York, NY - Oct 11, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gas Stations Becoming Harder To Find In Manhattan

Consumer Affairs says 41 gas stations are found in Manhattan, primarily above 96th Street and along 10th and 11th Avenues.

10/11/2011

Cleanup of the Saw Mill River near Elmsford, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Cleanup Of Trash, Downed Trees Begins Along Saw Mill River

Westchester County residents have complained for some time that the Saw Mill River is a major cause of flooding, especially after Hurricane Irene. Now something is being done about it.

10/07/2011

Arthur Avenue - Bronx, NY - Oct 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Arthur Avenue In The Bronx Remains Tourist Attraction, Not Tourist Trap

Little Italy in Manhattan isn’t what it once was, but Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is still where you go to get your Italian fixings.

10/07/2011

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (third from left) makes an announcement in Harlem - New York, NY - Oct 4, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Starbucks To Donate Profits From Harlem Coffee Shop

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been in the news lately for calling on CEOs to boycott donating to politicans. Today, he made news in New York City.

10/04/2011

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe announces dozens of drug arrests - Ramapo, NY - Oct 3, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Dozens Charged In Long-Running Rockland County Drug Operation

Dozens of suspects were arrested in pre-dawn raids Monday in the third largest drug bust in Rockland County this year.

10/03/2011

Gov. Chris Christie

Gov. Christie Makes It Clear In Calif. Speech: He’s Not Running For President

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn’t changed his mind: He reaffirmed in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday that he’s not running for president.

09/28/2011

Pornography (graphic: AP)

Major Child Porn Bust Made In Passaic County

Authorities have arrested 14 suspects ranging in age from 16 to 52-years-old in a major child pornography bust in New Jersey.

09/27/2011

Riverfront Stadium - Newark, NJ - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Mets Block Yankees’ Triple-A Team From Season In Newark

When the Yankees’ minor league team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre needed a temporary home, Riverfront Stadium in Newark seemed a perfect fit.

09/27/2011

The World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Robert Deutsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Audit To Examine Decade Of Port Authority Spending

Officials say an audit will take a closer look at Port Authority employee compensation and why costs are rising to rebuild the World Trade Center.

09/23/2011

Playland report presentation - White Plains, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Rye Playland Reinvention Heads Into Next Phase, May Partially Close Next Season

Just three of twelve proposals for Rye Playland are called worthy of further consideration.

09/22/2011

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Haven Line Fare Hike Still A Possibility Despite Union Concessions

Higher fares are always a possibility, but many believed they were off the table for the New Haven Line when the state’s unions decided to play ball in a package of concessions for the state budget.

09/22/2011

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Hospitals Expecting Rise In Student Concussions

Consider the desire to win and those adolescent feelings of invincibility and you get a sense of the difficulty hospitals are facing.

09/16/2011

Linda McMahon (file / credit: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images)

Report: Linda McMahon To Announce New Run For Senate Soon

Linda McMahon is like many of her WWE fighters. She gets knocked down, but doesn’t stay down.

09/14/2011

Nanuet Mall - Nanuet, NY - Sep 13, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Outdoor Replacement On The Way For Nanuet Mall

When Palisades Center opened in West Nyack, the nearby Nanuet Mall fell into its figurative shadows.

09/13/2011

Buzz Off! Rainy Summer Causes Mosquito Population Explosion

Some of us feel eaten alive in a bloom of mosquitoes this summer and health experts say all the rain has created a perfect breeding environment.

09/13/2011

The seal of Rockland County

Rockland County Takes Out $40 Million Emergency Loan

Rockland County is taking out an emergency loan to pay its bills.

09/12/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer with Assemblyman David Weprin at the senior center in Flushing - Queens, NY - Sep 06, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Special Election Next Tuesday To Replace Rep. Anthony Weiner

Residents of New York’s 9th Congressional District will go to the polls next Tuesday to select a replacement for former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

09/06/2011

Trains Now Moving, But Power Still Out In Parts Of Connecticut

At the Branchville train station in Ridgefield, a sound was heard this morning that hadn’t been heard since Saturday – a train’s horn.

09/01/2011

Dante Turenzio works on a tree damaged by Irene - New Canaan, CT - Aug 31, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Still A Mess After Irene; More Than 350K Without Power

About 370,000 utility customers in Connecticut remain without power, several days after Tropical Storm Irene blew through the Nutmeg State.

08/31/2011

Houses are seen on Fairfield Beach Road following Irene - Fairfield, CT - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Presses For Federal Help After Irene

Gov. Dan Malloy says he is pressing the federal government to help Connecticut assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

08/30/2011

Metro-North Railroad station - Westport, CT - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Commute In Tri-State Area Still Complicated By Aftermath Of Irene

Some commuters throughout the Tri-State area are still dealing with less than ideal mass transit service thanks to flooding and damage from Irene.

08/30/2011

Morning dawns on the Old Greenwich section of Greenwich, CT - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Cleans Up After Deadly Irene Slams The State

Two deaths in Connecticut were being attributed to Tropical Storm Irene, which knocked out power to more than 700,000 utility customers and swept some shorefront homes into the sea.

08/29/2011

Work is done on a cockroach at the Cooper Union - New York, NY - Aug 10, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

High School Students Create Robo Roaches At Cooper Union

At the Cooper Union, physics professor Robert Uglesich and some very smart high schoolers are spending their summer on a variety of projects.

08/10/2011

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy (in the hat) are seen with the Pulaski Skyway behind them - Jersey City, NJ - Aug 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Sen. Robert Menendez: Republican Transportation Bill Could Cost NJ Jobs

The Surface Transportation Program, which provides federal funding for road, bridge and public transportation projects, will expire on September 30.

08/08/2011

Water Main Break on East 176th Street - Bronx, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Major Water Main Break In Morris Heights Turns Jerome Avenue Into River

Water erupted from the ground of a 108-year-old, 36-inch water main at Jerome Avenue near the intersection of 177th Street, flooding the Avenue as far as 174th Street. The surging water rose up to the doors of several parked cars and buckled some roads.

07/27/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

WCBS 880 Interview: Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

If a deal is approved, Connecticut could avoid laying off state workers. On the verge of that approval, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with WCBS 880 about the state’s budget and the debt-ceiling debate in Washington.

07/26/2011

Port Authority Police Respond After Man Leaves Bag In Business Class Lounge At JFK

Terminal 8 at JFK has reopened after the bomb squad and canine units were brought in.

07/25/2011

Gathering of the Vibes stage - Bridgeport, CT - Jul 20, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gathering Of The Vibes Kicks Off Today In Bridgeport

Coolness over nearly 400 acres of Seaside Park will be strickly a state of mind and attitude at a music festival in Bridgeport.

07/21/2011

Gay Marriage (file / credit: DANIEL KFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Greenburgh Town Hall To Be Open Sunday For Gay Marriage Licenses, Ceremonies

Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner says it’s a moment in history.

07/20/2011

A 6 train is seen at Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Jul 15, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Using Fewer Subway Trains This Summer, To Straphangers’ Dismay

If you think you’re seeing fewer subway trains on the “1” and “6” lines, it’s not your imagination. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has quietly implemented service cuts this summer.

07/15/2011

A sprinklered fire hydrant on 167th Street in Washington Heights - New York, NY - Jul 14, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

With Summer Heat, New York City Cracking Down On Open Hydrants

On 167th Street, even the the youngest in the spray from a sprinkler-capped hydrant say they know you shouldn’t open the hydrant full-blast in the heat.

07/14/2011

How Trustworthy Are MPG Ratings? Consumer Reports Finds Out

Mileage ratings are a major concern for a lot of new car shoppers but can we trust claims of high gas-mileage?

07/08/2011

Bed Bugs On A Man's Arm (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Offices Take Precautions As Bed Bugs Make A Comeback

Not only do offices have to worry about keeping bed bugs out of the workplace, they also have to try to keep employees from blaming each other for the problem.

07/08/2011

Jason Bateman and Kevin Spacey in a scene from "Horrible Bosses" (credit: AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, John P. Johnson)

WCBS 880 Interview: How Do You Deal With A Bad Boss?

It may not be Hollywood’s greatest effort, but some movie goers may enjoy the latest summer release – “Horrible Bosses” -which takes aim at the corner office. But what do you do when this gets real?

07/08/2011

Hot, Muggy Weather Hits New York; Air Quality Alert Issued

It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.

07/06/2011

Food Trucks Being Chased From Midtown Over Meter Rule

Food trucks could be off the menu in Midtown as vendors find themselves under new pressure to find a place to park.

06/29/2011

Lasker Pool in Central Park - New York, NY - Jun 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Children Celebrate As New York City Pools Open For Season

Get on your swim trunks, bikinis, and one-pieces. New York City’s public pools are open for the season!

06/29/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Democratic Lawmakers Push For Tax Hike On NJ Millionaires

Democrats who control the state legislature argue that hiking taxes on the Garden State’s wealthiest, from 8.97 to almost 11-percent, would generate more than a $500 billion for suburban school districts that have experienced large budget cuts.

06/28/2011

Gas Price - Yonkers, NY - Jun 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gas Prices Going Down In Time For July 4th Holiday Weekend

Are you hoping to hit the road for Independence Day weekend? There’s some good news for you!

06/27/2011

Home for Sale (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: Dress It Up And Sell It Off

In Jennifer Glussman’s home in Edgewater, New Jersey, you see a remarkable order for a place that’s home to a mom, a dad, two small children, and a Cocker Spaniel, too.

06/24/2011

Barnum Museum - Bridgeport, CT - Jun 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Friday Marks One Year Since Bridgeport Tornado

A year ago Friday, a tornado roared through Bridgeport, heavily damaging, among other things, the Barnum Museum. It still hasn’t reopened.

06/23/2011

NJ Transit Train (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: Transit Connection Speeds Recovery; CT Still Struggling

In New York area towns where prices and sales are showing a certain vitality – there’s a train station and a short trip to the city.

06/23/2011

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (file / credit: U.S. House of Representatives)

NJ Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Tries To Send Tri-State Rail Dough To Midwest Flooding

When the state of Florida nixed federal funding, nearly $1 billion was set aside for the New York area’s rail needs.

06/22/2011

Mortgage (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: The State Of Mortgages In 2011

With mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bound for oblivion, many new players have come out out on to the field.

06/22/2011

H & H Bagels

Famed NYC Institution H & H Bagels Closing Up Shop On Upper West Side

Why the Upper West Side location is closing is as big of a mystery as what is in the bagels. Everything from the owners lost their lease, to financial problems have been said to be the cause, but it didn’t matter on Tuesday.

06/21/2011

The status board at Penn Station - New York, NY - Jun 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

NJ Transit, Amtrak Northeast Corridor Service Restored After Fire

It was a complicated morning for many commuters trying to make their way from New Jersey to the Big Apple.

06/21/2011

A "sold" sign is seen outside a home (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: New York’s Suburbs Coping And Looking For Recovery

At Prudential Connecticut in Greenwich, realtor Mark Pruner says sales activity, noticeable at the lower end of prices, has moved up the scale to properties priced at around $3 million.

06/21/2011

Home for Sale (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Special Series On Housing: It’s A Mixed Picture In Queens

In southeastern Queens neighborhood of Cambria Heights, realtor Richard Gibbs says he wishes there was some way to wall off the short sales and foreclosures weighing on prices.

06/20/2011

Governor Cuomo Wants Harsher Penalties For Texting And Driving

Cuomo’s proposal would make texting, tweeting and gaming at the wheel a primary offense. That means drivers would face 3 points on their license and up to a $150 fine.

06/13/2011

Light Switch (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Greenwich Hopes To Restore Power By Friday Night

The outages began in Greenwich on Wednesday and once fixed, a line blew again and there was damage to additional circuits. CL&L is asking people to conserve energy.

06/10/2011

An early letter by Adolf Hitler unveiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center - New York, NY - Jun 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Simon Wiesenthal Center Unveils Early Hitler Letter In New York City

It’s believed to contain his first written comments detailing his belief that Jews were a threat and should be removed.

06/07/2011

Tornadoes Avert Tri-State Area, Touch Down In Massachusetts; State Of Emergency Declared

A massive storm that prompted a tornado watch throughout the Tri-state area Wednesday, slammed into Massachusetts, spawning at least two late-afternoon tornadoes.

06/02/2011

Conn. Officials Warn Drivers About Moose Along The Merritt Parkway, I-84

Dennis Schain at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection says drivers are being warned on the heels of sightings in the western half of the state.

06/01/2011

Bernard Madoff (file / credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme Could Lead To Divorce Do-Overs

In a 2006 New York divorce case, the ex-husband says the millions of dollars that went to his ex-wife came from a Bernard Madoff account that never really existed.

05/31/2011

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Lundberg Suvey: Gas Prices Down Nationwide

Locally, according to AAA, the average price for regular is $4.09 in New York, $3.81 in New Jersey, and $4.19 in Connecticut.

05/23/2011

Trustee: Mets Owners Went ‘Shopping’ For Madoff Fraud Insurance

A court-appointed trustee says the owners of the Mets reaped profits from Bernard Madoff’s financial Ponzi scheme even as they went “shopping” for insurance to protect themselves in case the scam collapsed.

05/20/2011

A Metro-North Railroad M-8 car pulls into Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Haven Line Looks To Avoid Winter Breakdowns

It was a tough winter for riders on Metro-North’s New Haven Line and the railroad is taking steps to avoid similar problems this coming winter.

05/19/2011

Suspects In NYC Synagogues Terror Plot Arraigned, Held Without Bail

Less than two weeks after the death of Osama bin Laden, authorities arrested two men allegedly plotting to blow up synagogues in the city.

05/12/2011

Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road train at the Jamaica station - Queens, NY - May 11, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

LIRR Delays Continue For PM Rush Wednesday As Amtrak Works To Repair Rails

Long Island Rail Road commuters faced another day of delays on Wednesday and the disruptions will continue for the evening rush.

05/11/2011

National Emergency Alert System Set To Launch In NYC

A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones.

05/10/2011

Hoboken PATH Accident

PATH Train Service Back To Normal Following Hoboken Crash

As the PATH system resumed normal service, New York Waterway and NJ Transit buses were nonetheless adding additional service. NJ Transit was cross-honoring PATH tickets.

05/09/2011

People At Ground Zero Debate Whether Bin Laden Photo Should Be Released

Of all the images seen of bin Laden in the days since his death, there is one that remains tightly under wraps and for many is the most sought after one.

05/03/2011

Goodell: NFL Preparing For Every Contingency

NFL players urged a federal judge Wednesday to deny the league’s request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers were at stake. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, said owners were preparing for every contingency.

04/27/2011

The Brooklyn Bridge - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Terrorists Plotted Against Brooklyn Bridge Before 9/11

Files from Guantanamo Bay reveal terrorists were taught bridge destruction methods and that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told an underling to cut the cables on the Brooklyn Bridge.

04/27/2011

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hudson Valley State Senators Want East River Tolls Instead Of MTA Payroll Tax

Five Republican New York State Senators say ditching the payroll tax in favor of East River tolls would bring in another $100 million for the MTA next year.

04/26/2011

Members of the FDNY are seen after a deadly fire - Bronx, NY - Apr 25, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

3 Killed In Monday Morning Bronx House Fire

A 36-year-old man, 40-year-old woman, and their 12-year-old son were trapped inside the building when the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

04/25/2011

A location under consideration for a wiffle ball field - Greenwich, CT - Apr 21, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Greenwich Wiffle Ball Players Lose Their Field

What wiffle ball players hoped would be their nice makeshift playing field turned into one of life’s sad little lessons when the town closed the field.

04/25/2011

Wine at a Bar (credit: clipart.com)

Williamsburg Community Board Considers Moratorium On New Liquor Licenses

There have been so many applications for new liquor licenses in Williamsburg that some say it has to stop.

04/19/2011

Yale Student Michele Dufault Killed In Lab Accident

A Yale University student nearing graduation was killed inside a school lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machine-shop equipment, an official said Wednesday.

04/13/2011

Gov. Dan Malloy visits the offices of the Department of Administrative Services - Hartford, CT - Mar 24, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

If Budget Talks Fail, Connecticut Could Cut $1 Billion In Municipal Aid

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget plan counts on a billion dollars in union concessions per year over the next two years, and if talks break down, a billion dollar cut in municipal aid is possible.

04/13/2011

Chappaqua Crossing - Chappaqua, NY - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Zoning Changes Paving Way For Development Of Chappaqua Crossing

The New Castle town board has okayed zoning changes that give townhouses, condos, affordable housing, and business a piece of the old Reader’s Digest site.

04/12/2011

A ticket stub from the original Woodstock concert in Bethel, NY (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Website Lets You Show Off Your Old Ticket Stubs

Well, those hazy crazy memories of music and sports events can be enshrined online.

04/12/2011

Westport 8th Grader Fights Bullies With YouTube Video

Bullied teen Alye never says a single word, but her message is loud and clear.

03/29/2011

The site of a planned cell tower in the Byram section of Greenwich, CT - Mar 28, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Greenwich Residents Continue Battle Over New Byram Cell Tower

The current cell tower, resembling a flag pole, would give way to a taller one adorned with fake evergreen.

03/28/2011

The Roosevelt Island Tram is seen next to the Queensboro Bridge - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2010 - Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Peter Vallone Opposes Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Ed Koch

City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. says Mayor Bloomberg’s pitch to honor Ed Koch came out of the blue and the Queensboro Bridge is part of the heritage and culture of Queens.

03/22/2011

A child in a car seat - File / Photo: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images

New Guidelines Suggest Kids Ride In Booster Seats Until Age 12

A doctors group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.

03/21/2011

Match Day at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx, NY - Mar 17, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

It’s Match Day Time For Medical Students In The Bronx

Medical students are getting intern and residency assignments, which means packing up and moving on, often far away from family and friends.

03/18/2011

Sandbags are seen at the Cos Cob firehouse - Greenwich, CT - Mar 10, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Connecticut Prepares Sandbags For More Flooding

Flood watches are in effect across much of Connecticut and the Northeast as rain moves in and threatens to raise already swollen waterways out of their banks.

03/10/2011

Floodwaters Ruin Metro-North Train Tracks In Connecticut

In Connecticut, Metro-North said it will take at least two weeks to replace the support under train tracks on the Danbury Line.

03/09/2011

NY Waterway Riders Won’t Need To Ask ‘Where’s The Bus?’ Anymore

Not knowing where the next bus can be a frustrating part of commuting, but for NY Waterways riders, now they can know exactly when a bus will arrive.

03/08/2011

A Metro-North train is seen in Stamford, CT - Aug 28, 2009 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Metro North Cars Add Impressive Technology

Metro North is starting to roll out its new rail cars and these new cars have made many technological leaps.

03/06/2011

Eric Clapton Guitars Slated For NYC Auction Block

This is the first time the guitar legend is offering up his amplifiers, so it’s a rare chance for fans to plug in as Clapton did.

03/04/2011

Snow covers the 2 and 3 line subway tracks at the 72nd Street station - New York, NY - Dec 27, 2010 - Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

NYPD Radios Still Don’t Work In Subway System

Interference and underground reception issues are among the things preventing many of the radios used by street cops from working in the subways.

03/04/2011

West 34th Street - New York, NY - Mar 3, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Bloomberg Administration Revising Traffic, Pedestrian Mall Plan For 34th Street

Having turned Times Square, Union Square and Herald Square into pedestrian malls, the plan would have turned the 34th Street plaza into a large pedestrian mall, with cars and trucks banned between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

03/03/2011

A Metro-North Railroad M-8 car pulls into Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Rail Cars Make Their Debut On Metro-North Railroad

It’s been a long time coming for Connecticut commuters. The first set of long-awaited new commuter rail cars have begun running on the New Haven Line of Metro-North Railroad.

03/02/2011

Playland - Rye, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Kids Put In Their Two Cents On Rye Playland’s Future

Rye Playland is a well-known local spot for summer fun, but it is not very profitable.

03/01/2011

Winds Die Down, But So Do Temps Heading Into Weekend

The high winds slowly diminished and temperatures started to tumble as Friday night turned into Saturday. Earlier in the day, the Tri-State Area was hammered by heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph.

02/25/2011

Coyote - File / Photo: David McNew/Newsmakers

Coyote Sightings On The Rise In Connecticut

Weston animal control officer Mark Harper says people need to be aware and take special care of their smaller pets.

02/24/2011

Flood Insurance May Not Help You In Every Instance

Expert Jeff Cashman said additional coverage could be a good option in high-risk areas, where the cost could be significantly higher.

02/19/2011

Spring-Like Weather Sends New Yorkers Outside Friday; Cold On The Way

Some folks may still be feeling a bit foggy about the forecast. At a train station in White Plains, commuters could be seen wearing heavy winter coats and light jackets, sweaters and sweat shirts.

02/18/2011

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