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The Long Island Rail Road Long Beach branch is now operating on a limited basis after service was temporarily suspended in both directions Tuesday morning due to a disabled train blocking the Long Beach yard, according to the agency’s Facebook. more
Following a July 11 public hearing on short-term rentals, the Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to prohibit leasing arrangements lasting less than 28 days. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital honored Michael and Eileen Sapraicone at its 33rd annual golf tournament on June 12. The two are accomplished civic leaders as well as members of the criminal … more
The Town of Hempstead’s Industrial Development Agency voted on Thursday to approve tax breaks, including a 10-year payment in lieu of taxes agreement, for a proposed 68-unit luxury rental apartment … more
Long Island Rail Road riders traveling to Hunterspoint Ave. or Atlantic Terminal will be entitled to a fare reduction averaging 25 percent during Amtrak’s repair work, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Tuesday. The fare reduction will take effect July 10, and will end when Amtrak’s repair work at Penn Station has been completed. more
After stating that the impact of plane noise on the health and environment is a top issue for the residents in his district, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Republican, Lynbrook) introduced legislation last week requiring the New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation to examine and report on the effects of air traffic from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. more
President Trump endorsed a proposal on June 5 to privatize air-traffic control, an action that was opposed by a number of those who have voiced their frustration over the plane noise plaguing Long Island. more
Anticipating harsh commuting delays while infrastructure repairs are made this summer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an extensive alternate transportation plan for Long Island Rail Road commuters on June 12. more
After a brief chase, Long Beach police arrested an Island Park man last Friday for driving while impaired and hauling more than 13 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in his car. Police said … more
A bill introduced last Thursday in the State Senate, sponsored by the entire Long Island Senate delegation, would rename a 10-mile stretch of the Southern State Parkway in honor of Malvernite and NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, who died Jan. 10. The bill, which is expected to pass the Senate this session, proposes to rename the parkway the Steven McDonald Memorial Highway. more
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