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Opening of a new medical center dedicated to the LGBTQ + community in the BronxThere is now a new medical center dedicated to the LGBTQ + community in the Bronx. This is a first for the borough, and it is a source of pride; CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reports.

Police: fake fire chief scams suburban rye businessRye Suburban Police are trying to identify a fake fire chief who scammed a business and could go on strike again; Tony Aiello of CBS2 reports.

Mayoral candidates offer a glimmer of hope for retired municipal workers whose health benefits have changedThere is a silver lining for hundreds of thousands of retired municipal workers whose health benefits have suddenly been altered; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.

The popularity of TikTok a concern for parents of young childrenThe Pew Research Center says half of American adults under 30 use TikTok, but this popularity has attracted millions of kids many believe are too young for its content; CBS’s Cindy Hsu reports.

Hospitality and event businesses are rebuilding after pandemic breakWhen the pandemic struck, weddings, parties and in-person entertainment were all canceled for months. It has plunged the hospitality and events sector into obscurity, but some companies have been able to adapt and continue; Alice Gainer’s reports from CBS2.

Experts offer advice for those who want to use storage unitsHundreds of people in Union County have been banned from their storage units since Hurricane Ida, struggling to access their belongings, so what do you need to know before you store your belongings? Reports from CBS2’s Meg Baker.

Boil water advisory lifted in northern New Jersey more than a month after Hurricane IdaA boil water advisory has finally been lifted for tens of thousands of northern New Jersey residents. The advisory had been in effect since Hurricane Ida flooded the area over a month ago; CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports.

Construction continues on a large house in Harrison on a small lotThe City of Harrison Zoning Council voted to allow construction of a new million dollar house on Thursday night.

Distance learning at Rockland County school continues through DecemberSpring Valley High School will continue distance learning until the end of the calendar year after mold is discovered in the building.

Small plane lands on Fire Island, no injuriesA small plane landed on the beach on Fire Island on Friday.

New York mayoral candidates announce plans to tackle graffitiThe candidates for mayor of New York offer very different visions for tackling a problem of quality of life that plagues the five boroughs: graffiti.

First Lady Jill Biden joins NJ Governor Murphy at campaign rally; RNC President to join Jack Ciattarelli at campaign ralliesFirst Lady Jill Biden spent part of Friday in New Jersey campaigning for Gov. Phil Murphy in his run for re-election. Meanwhile, Murphy’s Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli has announced that the GOP national president will join him for a campaign rally next week.

President Biden presents Connecticut ‘build back better’ planPresident Joe Biden presented his “Build Back Better” plan in Connecticut on Friday, focusing specifically on proposed investments in child care; CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reporting.

16-year-old shooting victim released from Brooklyn hospitalThere was applause on Friday when a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head was released from Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports.

Spotswood high school students in quarantine after students who attended a return home dance test test positive for COVID-19School COVID-19 outbreaks reached 96 this week in New Jersey, and now nearly 200 students are in quarantine in Middlesex County after potential exposure at a school dance; Alice Gainer’s reports from CBS2.

FDA Panel of Experts Recommends Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Booster VaccineAn FDA panel voted unanimously on Friday to recommend a booster injection of Johnson & Johnson COVID, saying the first dose did not provide strong enough protection; CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports.

Suffolk County officials urge residents to check out ‘Smart 911’ appNow you can give 911 dispatchers much more vital information without saying a word. CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports.

City’s newest Pride health center opens in BronxThe Pride Health Center is officially open at Jacobi Medical Center. A rainbow ribbon cut marked the important moment for the borough’s LGBTQ community. CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reports.

Driver hospitalized, no student injured when school bus hits utility pole in New JerseyThe bus driver was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. CBS2’s Dave Carlin reports.

Weather in New York: Friday afternoon update of 10/15 from CBS2Elise Finch has the latest tri-state area forecast on CBS2 News At Noon.

Boil water advisory lifted for thousands in northern New JerseyThe advisory had been in effect since the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the area six weeks ago. CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports.

FDA Advisory Group Meets To Discuss J&J Vaccine Booster InjectionsA group of external FDA advisers will not determine whether Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 booster should receive emergency use clearance.

At least 1 dead in outbreak of Long Island Legionnaires’ diseaseThe Nassau County Department of Health said it was investigating 10 cases.

Arson investigation after woman suspected of spilling gasoline and setting fire to Brooklyn yeshivaPolice are looking for a woman accused of setting fire to a Brooklyn yeshiva. He is under investigation as a possible crime of bias. CBS2’s John Dias reports.

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