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Paterson re-inspecting buildings following fatal Bronx fireMore cities are taking action in the wake of a deadly skyscraper fire in the Bronx. A few days after the tragedy that killed 17 people, the third largest city in New Jersey re-inspects its buildings; Alice Gainer’s reports from CBS2.

Friend of 16-year-old Teddy Balkind urges young hockey officials to demand neck guards for playersFollowing the death of a 10th grade hockey player after a tragic accident on the ice, there is a new push to commission a special piece of equipment in Connecticut; CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports.

New York and New Jersey transit agencies receive billions in federal fundsNew York and New Jersey transit agencies are on the verge of raising billions of dollars in federal funds.

Report: Crumbling Roads in New York City Cost Drivers Millions Every YearTraffic is almost back to what it was before the pandemic in New York City and drivers are paying the price. Crumbling roads cost drivers millions of dollars every year, and even though the money comes from Washington, advocates say the need is urgent; CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports.

Car takes off from Garden State Parkway to enter Clifton’s houseA driver lost control on the Garden State Parkway on Wednesday morning and went through a fence and entered a house in Clifton.

The cost of everyday items rises as US posts highest inflation rate in 40 yearsMany Americans are feeling the pressure and shock of stickers at the grocery store, paying more for everyday items than we have in decades. Prices are on the rise as the US has the highest inflation rate in 40 years; CBS2’s Jessica Moore reports.

CT teachers protest COVID security concernsSome Connecticut teachers wore Black Wednesday to send a message about security concerns related to COVID.

Paterson Schools Extend Distance Education Until Next WeekDistance education at Paterson’s public schools will be extended until next week.

Some high-risk COVID-19 patients in New Jersey can now receive antiviral pillsTwo recently approved antiviral pills are now available for some high-risk COVID-19 patients in New Jersey, along with other preventative therapies; Reports from CBS2’s Meg Baker.

COVID cases stabilize in parts of tri-state areaCOVID cases are stabilizing in parts of the tri-state area.

Suffern businesses suffer extensive damage in 5-alarm fireFrigid temperatures added to the challenge of a five-alarm fire in Rockland County on Wednesday; Tony Aiello of CBS2 reports.

Southbound delays on Garden State Parkway in WoodbridgeSeveral southerly lanes were closed on the Garden State Parkway on Wednesday after an accident near Woodbridge; Dan Rice reports from Chopper 2.

Heartbroken families start planning funerals for Bronx skyscraper fire victimsWe’re starting to put faces to the names of those who died in Sunday’s skyscraper fire in the Bronx. Their heartbroken families begin the moving task of planning a funeral and honoring their lives; CBS2’s Christina Fan reports.

New York weather: afternoon warm-upCBS2’s Vanessa Murdock has the latest weather forecast.

Schumer announces $ 6 billion grant for MTAThe MTA is set to get a $ 6 billion injection from Washington in one lump sum payment.

Home Office announces wind energy auctionA big announcement for the development of wind power off New York and New Jersey.

Nassau marks 12 years since the earthquake in HaitiA community on Long Island marked the anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake that rocked the island nation.

NYPD car crashes into parked carsAn NYPD cruiser crashed into two parked cars Wednesday morning in Brooklyn.

Fire ravages row of businesses in Rockland CountyFrigid temperatures created dire conditions for fighting a massive fire Wednesday morning in Rockland County. CBS2’s Tony Aiello reports the scene from Suffern.

Learn about the lives lost in the Bronx BlazeWe now know the identities of the 17 people killed in the Bronx skyscraper fire. The youngest was only two years old. The oldest was a 50-year-old mother. Christina Fan of CBS2 has news from their loved ones.

Chopper 2 on Suffern FireFirefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze in Rockland County.

Bodega Hammer Attack filmedPolice are trying to locate a man and woman seen on video attacking a man in a Bronx bodega. (Credit: NYPD)

Bronx fire victims identified, youngest just 2 years oldThe 17 victims of the deadly skyscraper fire in the Bronx have now been identified. John Dias of CBS2 has more on the outpouring of community support and the ongoing investigation.

New York weather: a much needed warm-upCBS2’s Vanessa Murdock has the latest weather forecast.

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