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Lynne Patton stuck in NYCHA elevator
Lynne Patton via Facebook
February 19, 2019 - 2:45 pm
HUD administrator Lynne Patton has been investigating the city’s deteriorating public housing complexes, and got to experience the conditions firsthand Tuesday.
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Marijuana Legalization
Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY
February 19, 2019 - 2:28 pm
A vote on legal weed in New Jersey could come in the next few weeks as lawmakers hammer out a compromise.
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Gov. Phil Murphy signs paid family leave law
Steve Burns/WCBS 880
February 19, 2019 - 2:13 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is set to sign into law a bill expanding the state's paid family leave program.
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Staten Island Seawall
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office
February 19, 2019 - 1:58 pm
State officials announced Tuesday that funding has been secured to build a seawall on Staten Island’s east shore.
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Bushwick Chabad vandalized
NYPD
February 19, 2019 - 1:37 pm
The NYPD has released surveillance video that shows a man wanted for questioning in connection with the vandalism of a Brooklyn synagogue.
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New Jersey Transit engineer rescues dog
NJ TRANSIT/Twitter
February 19, 2019 - 12:50 pm
A train engineer saved a small dog that ended up on the tracks in New Jersey.
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Brian Simonsen tribute
NYPD/WCBS 880
February 19, 2019 - 8:45 am
Blue ribbons line Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays where friends and relatives have been gathering a St. Rosalie Church to say goodbye to the fallen detective who was simply known as "Smiles."
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Recreational Marijuana
Photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS/Sipa USA
February 18, 2019 - 4:08 pm
A new Monmouth University poll found 62 percent of New Jersey residents are in favor of legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II. The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. This image was taken by U.S. Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen. The photo is of the same moment that photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured and first published in Life magazine. (Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File)
February 18, 2019 - 3:59 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his...
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Police Line
Dreamstime
February 18, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Riverhead police officer Tim Murphy is suing the department for scheduling him out of the lucrative overnight shift due to his age.
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