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  • As Deadline Looms, Pressure Turned Up On Willets Point Business Owners MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of small businesses in Queens face a crucial deadline Saturday. They must agree to move, or lose city money to help with relocation. It’s the latest effort to clear out Willets Point, CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported Friday. [cbs-audio url="http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/jim_smith1.mp3" size="340px" download="false" name="Willets Point relocation" artist...

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  • Toll Hikes At Port Authority Bridges & Tunnels Go Into Effect Sunday MP3

    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Drivers using E-ZPass on the trip home from the long Thanksgiving weekend will have to stomach some fare hikes. Tolls have jumped 75 cents at the Port Authority bridges and tunnels, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported. The third of five annual toll hikes is scheduled to go into effect on Sunday at bridges and tunnels. Traffic guru Sam Schwartz, known as “Gridlock Sam,”...

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  • City Council Member Calls NYC’s Black Friday Parking Regulations ‘Disgusting’ MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Black Friday might feel like a holiday — but it’s not. At least not when it comes to the city’s parking regulations, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported. More: Beware ‘Misleading’ Bargains On Black Friday City Council member David Greenfield of Brooklyn says this means that the city will clean up on parking tickets today. As Greenfield puts it, many drivers ...

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  • Terminally Ill L.I. Boy Gets Special Holiday Gift MP3

    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – An 18-month-old Long Island boy with a deadly illness is going on a very special trip this holiday season. Little John “Buddy” Abrams has terminal brain cancer and cannot get on a plane because of the cabin pressure, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. Robert Jesberger, owner of Mid Island Collision in Rockville Centre, donated a luxury van that ha...

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  • Brooklyn Residents Hold Rally Calling For End To ‘Knockout Game’ Assaults MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brooklyn residents are taking a stand against the so-called “knockout game,” a violent trend in which youths sucker-punch unsuspecting strangers for kicks. A rally is being held in East New York Friday in hopes of bringing an end to the assaults. “We are stressed out, but we refuse to be knocked out in our community,” said Leticia Smith of the Brown Memorial Bapti...

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  • Black Friday Shoppers Flock To Stores To Snag Best Deals MP3

    [worldnow id=9583858 width=420 height=266 type=video] NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – With Thanksgiving over and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing with the arrival of Black Friday. The start of the holiday shopping season has transformed into a two-day event. For nearly a decade, Black Friday had been the official start to the busy buying binge sandwiche...

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  • Black Friday Shopping Frenzy Gets Underway…On Thursday MP3

    NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — It may only be Thursday but the Black Friday shopping frenzy is underway. Cheers rang out when the Toys R Us in Times Square opened its doors on Thanksgiving night, CBS 2′s Tracee Carrasco reported. Workers were on hand to give out shopping bags to throngs of shoppers who waited in the cold. [cbs-audio url="http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/holiday-maycs-shopping-3-stern...

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  • Shoppers Rush Stores For ‘Gray Thursday’ On Thanksgiving Day MP3

    [worldnow id=9581794 width=420 height=266 type=video] WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In a decision that has met with mixed reaction, more and more retailers have decided to open on Thanksgiving Day for pre-Black Friday sales. As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported Thursday morning, the shopping was already under way as early as the 6 a.m. hour at the K-Mart in White Plains, for what some have now dubbed â...

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  • De Blasio To New Yorkers: Give Back This Thanksgiving MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who was spending his Thanksgiving with family in Connecticut, reminded New Yorkers to give back to the less fortunate this holiday. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported Thursday, de Blasio was at his cousin’s house for Thanksgiving. But he was nowhere near the kitchen. [cbs-audio url="http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/deblasiosmiththanksg...

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  • L.I. Hospital Saves Afghani Boy Born With Bladder Outside Body MP3

    NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Life-saving surgery has given an Afghani child much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. As WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reported, Bilal Sharif was born with his urinary bladder outside his body – an extremely rare condition. [cbs-audio url="http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/childsaved.mp3" size="340px" download="false" name="L.I. Hospital Saves Afghani...

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  • Weston High School In Connecticut Plagued By Surge In Sexting MP3

    WESTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Connecticut this week were investigating what has been described as a sexting outbreak at Weston High School. As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, officials said dozens of students have been taking naked photos of themselves with their cellphones and distributing them on social media. [cbs-audio url="http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/ctsexting.mp3" size...

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  • Volunteers Get Into Spirit Of Helping Others For Thanksgiving MP3

    [worldnow id=9581570 width=420 height=266 type=video] NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of people were out making sure Thursday that people in need could get a hot meal on Thanksgiving. As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, pumpkin bisque soup, roasted turkey and apple crisp were among the dishes that made their way into homemade decorated bags by volunteers at God’s Love We Deliver. [cbs-audio url...

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  • Balloons Fly For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Despite earlier concerns about the wind, the balloons flew as planned for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday. The parade officially got under way at 9 a.m., when parade executive producer Amy Kule cut the ribbon, 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reported. Celebration clowns on roller skates with balloons in their hands kept the crowd entertained, while the James Madison U...

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  • Sister Camille D’Arienzo Celebrates 40 Years On-Air With 1010 WINS MP3

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Camille D’Arienzo, R.S.M., a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, is a past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. On Thursday, she celebrates her 40th year as the Catholic commentator on 1010 WINS. Below is her commentary: Listen: D’Arienzo Reflects On Getting Call From 1010 WINS[cbs-audio url="http://cbsnewyor...

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  • Autistic N.J. Teen Reunited With Parents Week After Disappearance MP3

    MARLBORO, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – An autistic teenager returned home to New Jersey on Wednesday after being missing for a week. Michael Karwan arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport with his father and mother. Karwan, 19, of Marlboro, was found in a shelter in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday evening. He had vanished from his home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, police said. Karwan left his home without a coat, g...

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  • Holocaust Survivor Reunited With Polish Man Who Helped Hide Family MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just before Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, a holocaust survivor was reunited Wednesday with someone who helped save his life nearly 70 years ago. As WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported, Leon Gersten and his family hid for two years in the Polziec family’s attic in Poland. “We had no toys,” said Gersten, 79. “All we could do is watch spiders catching flies.”...

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  • Mayor-Elect De Blasio Volunteers At Brooklyn Food Pantry Ahead Of Thanksgiving MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on a platform of helping those struggling, pitched in Wednesday afternoon at a Brooklyn food pantry. De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray volunteered at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger to hand out food ahead of Thanksgiving. The city’s incoming first couple greeted people and handed out turkeys, milk and other food at ...

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  • Former WNEW Radio Host Appears In NJ Court On Sex Charge MP3

    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A former WNEW radio show host remains in custody following an appearance in federal court in New Jersey on charges he tried to transport a 7-year-old girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands for sex. Dave Herman, the retired host of the “Dave Herman Rock and Roll Show,” was handcuffed and wore a yellow prison jumpsuit during Wednesday’s court appearance. He appeared gaun...

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  • Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug MP3

    MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Just ahead of Thanksgiving, Long Island Congressman Steve Israel has called on the federal government to finish its investigation into a possible carcinogen given to turkeys. As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported, Rep. Israel warned that getting served overcooked turkey should be the least of your worries on Thanksgiving Day, An arsenic-based drug called nitarsone is given to tu...

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  • 2 Injured In Partial Building Collapse In The Bronx MP3

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is on the scene of a partial building collapse in the Bronx. As WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported, first responders were sifting through the debris of a 20-foot by 30-foot one-story structure at 2601 Westchester Avenue that collapsed shorty before 8 a.m. Wednesday. “The first two units on the scene went in and they did find two victims, a father and a son. They we...

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