| Nov 17, 2008
A Long Island Rail Road official was arrested Monday by detectives from the office of State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on charges of official misconduct in connection with the recent railroad pension scandal, sources said.
Sources identified the...
| Nov 18, 2008
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Authorities have derailed a 23 year employee of the Long Island Railroad, for helping fellow workers obtain disability benefits just before their retirement, officials say.
Fred Kreuder, a railroad budget manager, was charged with...
| Jan 13, 2009
A Long Island Rail Road train fatally hit a woman on the tracks by the Merrick station, according to the LIRR.
The incident, which happened around 11:03 a.m., is being investigating by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police, said LIRR spokesman...
| Jan 23, 2009
NEW YORK - Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said yesterday Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's gun control views make her unacceptable for the U.S. Senate and threatened a primary challenge in 2010 if Gov. David A. Paterson selects the Hudson Democrat to replace Hillary...
| Sep 22, 2008
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo launched an investigation into published reports disclosing that career employees at the Long Island Rail Road routinely received disability payments from an obscure federal agency though many remain healthy enough to play...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 2:48 AM
Despite a $2.26 billion state bailout this year, New York City's transit system is facing a reported shortfall that may total $343 million.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's revenues are the concern. Revenues from the payroll tax for the...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 6:01 AM
A plan by the cash-strapped MTA to reduce bus and subway service is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The MTA finanance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday, which are said to include the elimination of the W and Z subway...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 2:14 PM
Several protests were staged around the city Tuesday in response to the possibility of sweeping service cuts to several subways and bus lines.
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency finance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday,...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 3:52 PM
The federal government gave preliminary approval Tuesday to recognize a small tribe of Indians based on Long Island - making the possibility for the tribe to open up a casino one step closer to reality.
"It has been a long time coming," Randy King...
| Jun 3, 2009
A 22-year-old man is dead after he and two of friends crashed their vehicle into a pillar early Wednesday morning in Rego Park.
According to authorities, the three men were caught swiping rims from a parked car at the corner of 59th Road and 68th St....
| Jun 4, 2009
| 5:55 AM
A car went airborne, crashed into two houses and bursted into flames early Thursday morning in Flushing, Queens.
At approximately 12:40 a.m., the driver of a 2009 Toyota Camry was traveling at a high speed eastbound on Horace Harding Expressway when he...
| Jun 8, 2009
The ground-breaking ceremony for New Jersey long-awaited Mass Transit Tunnel will be held Monday morning.
The tunnel will run underneath the Hudson River and is part of the nation's largest mass transit project. The projected finish date is in 2017 and...