Thanks to an exception in the rules, Vito Mielnicki Jr. is the first 17-year-old in New Jersey to make his professional boxing debut.

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Teen About To Have Youngest Boxing Debut In NJ HistoryThanks to an exception in the rules, Vito Mielnicki Jr. is the first 17-year-old in New Jersey to make his professional boxing debut.
Automakers Pushing New Tech To Fight Teen Driver Distractions, Improve SafetyOver the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day. CBS2's Kenneth Craig reports.
Rodent-Fighting Efforts Raising A Stink At Deer Park High SchoolDoes the stench in a suburban school pose a health hazard? Suffolk County's health commissioner says no., but students are crying foul. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Wonder Teen Overcomes Homelessness, Gets Into A Dozen CollegesBrianna Watts, an 18-year-old Bronx teen who was once homeless with her mother, got into every college of the dozen she applied to. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Honoring Heroes: Students Using Social Media To Remember PeersStudents are now using tragedies like the school shooting in Colorado and the sacrifice made by Riley Howell and Kendrick Castillo to spread something positive on social media. CBSN New York's Vanessa Murdock reports.
High School Softball Pitcher Hurls ‘Perfect’ Perfect GameThe Mahopac High School softball team has a lot to celebrate. This week, ace pitcher 16-year-old Shannon Becker threw what’s being called a “perfect” perfect game. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
Westchester County Executive Gives Rye Playland Clean Bill Of HealthCounty Executive George Latimer took CBS2’s Tony Aiello on a tour Thursday to show that the famed amusement park is ready for Saturday’s season opener.
N.J. Girl Scout Launches ‘Stop The Bleed’ Teaching CampaignA local Girl Scout is trying to save lives by teaching others how to “Stop the Bleed” in an emergency. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
Teacher Creates Urban Dictionary Translation Guide To Talk With Generation ZMassachusetts high school teacher James Callahan came up with an urban slang dictionary to help adults better communicate with "Generation Z," using a spreadsheet to define terms kids use nowadays.

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Robotics Competition Draws Students From Around The WorldThe FIRST Robotics Competition put international teams of high school students head-to-head for a robotics competition Sunday in New York. CBSN New York's Marc Liverman reports.
LGBT Network’s New Community Center Opening Soon On Long IslandThe LGBT Network’s new community center in Hauppauge is expected be a new chapter for LBGT youth living on Long Island. CBS2’s Valerie Castro reports.
School Move To Have Students Lock Up Their Phones During ClassSmart phones can be extremely distracting for students in class, but the principal at Maxson Middle School in Union County, New Jersey, is taking a unique approach to help kids focus more on school and less on their phones. CBS2’s Meg Baker reports.
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New Jersey Teen Once Homelessness Accepted At 18 Colleges, Lands Dream PickThe story of Dylan Chidick is a tale of triumph over tragedy when, after being n and out of homelessness during his youth, he got admissions letters from 17 schools. On Tuesday, the teen landed this 18th acceptance letter, and it was the one that counted the most: His dream school, The College of New Jersey.
Link Found Between Teens On Social Media And Mental IllnessCBS2's Cindy Hsu reports on a new study linking mental illness and a teen's use of social media.
Cuomo Proposing To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco, E-CigsIt could soon be tougher for teenagers to smoke in New York State.
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Study Links Social Media & Teen E Cigarette UseA USC study found that underage kids make up 25 percent of Juul's followers on Twitter.
School Warns Parents About Teen Sexting Being InvestigatedA letter sent Thursday to district parents by Ridgewood's superintendent of schools warns them about "possible sexting incidents" involving students. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.
Bullying On Instagram More Common Than Most ThinkA new report found 1 in 5 people between the ages of 12 to 20 have been bullied on Instagram, but the 1 billion-user strong social media platform offers help to deal with the problem. CBS2's John Dias reports.
FDA Warns Of Possible E-Cigarette CrackdownThe Food and Drug Administration is warning of a possible crackdown on e-cigarettes to keep them out of the hands of children, saying teenage use has hit epidemic levels.
Video Game Addiction Officially Named A Disorder By World Health OrganizationThe WHO is now saying that the obsession can become such an addiction it warrants being classified as an official disorder by the group. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Anti-Defamation League Speaks Out On Anti-Semitic Insults At High School Lacrosse GameA heated lacrosse game caught attention for all the wrong reasons. CBS2's Lisa Rozner has more.
Public School in Westchester County Creating Quite The BuzzIt's the first in New York to establish a "bee team." CBS2's Tony Aiello has more.

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