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Road To City Hall: 39 Candidates In Boston’s City Council Race

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Signs for Boston’s City Council race. (Credit: Mary Blake) BOSTON (CBS) — As hard as it’s been for Boston’s mayoral hopefuls to generate widespread interest in the September 24th Preliminary Election, it’s been even more difficult for the 39 Boston City Council Candidates. You visit the different neighborhoods, and whether it’s Dorchester, Back Bay, Brighton…

Police Investigating After Body Found In Prospect Park

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a park in Brooklyn. A homeless man discovered the 55-year-old’s body around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Prospect Park, police said. The identification of the man is pending family notification. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.…

Flyers Land at Mt Pisgah

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25 players from the Philadelphia Flyers Ice Hockey Team of the National Hockey League took over Mt. Pisgah here today for team-building exercises. Elite Leadership Training, LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, which organized and conducted the programs, rented the village-owned facility last month, finding the ski slope, lodge and adjoining ponds very conducive for the…

Lake Placid’s Relay for Life Nets over $40,000

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The American Cancer Society wrapped up their fundraising season with the Relay for Life in Lake Placid on Saturday. The rain held off until late in the event and the event netted more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. Joan Sterling is the Relay For Life Program Director for this region and she’s moving…

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Suit seeks to nullify Cuomo-Oneida deal

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With a vote coming soon on whether to expand casino gambling in New York, two small upstate towns are asking a court to throw out the rules that would govern the rollout and a related deal between the state and the Oneida Indians. The towns of Verona and Vernon in central New York argue in…

Sean Eldridge announces bid for Congress

Albany After several months of quiet groundwork, Democrat Sean Eldridge formally announced late Sunday that he will run for Congress next year. The 27-year-old investor posted a video to his campaign website offering a brief biography and some generic campaign themes, as well as hints on several lines of attack against Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook,…

Are You Getting A Discount? Just Check Some Price Tag Numbers

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Little-known tricks of the trade could save you a bundle when you are shopping at some major department stores. As CBS 2′s Andrea Grymes reported Sunday night, one number hidden on a price tag could determine whether that item will be marked down. “There is a kind of a secret code…

Advisers look at 2016

Albany Whenever David Axelrod is in town, he’s mindful of the political “giants” — from the Roosevelts to Nelson Rockefeller — who made their careers here before heading to Washington. So what about current Gov. Andrew Cuomo? “Certainly he would be considered a serious candidate were he to run, based on what he’s done,” said…

Dolan praises pope’s remarks

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New York Catholics attending Sunday services around the globe said they were heartened by Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives. Worshippers applauded what they heard as a message of inclusion from the man who assumed the papacy just six…

More Support for Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Proposal

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THREE MORE RETIRED GENERALS COME FORWARD IN SUPPORT OF GILLIBRAND PROPOSAL TO CREATE INDEPENDENT, NON-BIASED, OBJECTIVE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that three more retired Generals have come out in public support of her proposal to create an independent,…

Queens Man To Make 4th Attempt To Row Across Atlantic

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man said this weekend that he will once again attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean, in an effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. As WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported Sunday, Victor Mooney of Flushing hopes the fourth time is the charm for his quest to row…

Woman Attacked By Pit Bull In Queens

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was hospitalized Sunday evening, after she was attacked by a pit bull belonging to a friend in Queens. As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, the woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital after the dog attack at 31st Avenue and 87th Street in East Elmhurst. play pause Woman Attacked By…

Stars Come Out For The 65th Annual Emmys

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LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — Television’s biggest stars have gathered in Los Angeles for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Neil Patrick Harris was the host for the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, airing live on CBS 2. As the ceremony began, Merritt Weaver of “Nurse Jackie” won for Supporting Comedy Actress, and Tina Fey…