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  • LIRR Suspends Service Due To Hurricane Earl

    LIRR Suspends Service Due To Hurricane Earl
    The Long Island Rail Road announced it has suspended service on Friday to the East End of Long Island due to safety reasons as Hurricane Earl quickly approaches the east coast. The transit agency says service east of Speonk on the Montauk Branch and east...
  • NY, NJ Declare States Of Emergency; LI Urging Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Irene

    NY, NJ Declare States Of Emergency; LI Urging Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Irene
    As Hurricane Irene starts barreling herself towards the Outer Banks, five states declared a State of Emergency Thursday ahead of what will most certainly be a messy and wet weekend. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov....
  • Bloomberg Announces New Evacuations, Possible MTA Shutdown

    Bloomberg Announces New Evacuations, Possible MTA Shutdown
    Mayor Bloomberg and former MTA chairman Jay Walder addressed the city Thursday evening, emphasizing that New Yorkers need to brace themselves for a storm that could cause widespread flooding, the cancellation of MTA service, structural damage to buildings...
  • Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuations For Low-Lying Areas Of NYC

    Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuations For Low-Lying Areas Of NYC
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't taking any chances with Hurricane Irene, ordering a first-ever mandatory evacuation for all New Yorkers living in low-lying areas of the city. Bloomberg said residents living in Zone-A SEE ALL NEW YORK CITY...
  • MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow

    MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow
    In anticipation of Friday's snowfall, the MTA has announced several service changes on the subways and railroads. On Friday, straphangers can expect express trains 2, 3, 4, 5, A, E, D, F, N and Q will run local in various sections of their routes. The...
  • MTA Bus Drivers Fed Up With "Dollar Vans"

    MTA Bus Drivers Fed Up With "Dollar Vans"
    With MTA service cuts and fare increases, many are taking advantage of so-called dollar vans, but now some MTA bus drivers are complaining about this new form of budget transportation. Some Q22 drivers in Far Rockaway Queens are complaining that the...
  • Teen Drowns In Waters Off Far Rockaway

    Teen Drowns In Waters Off Far Rockaway
    A 14-year-old boy died Tuesday after being pulled from rough waters off of Far Rockaway, officials said. Akeem Craig, of Queens, was swimming in the water near Beach 19 Street and Seagirt Blvd. at around 12:30 p.m. with another 14-year-old. The boys were...
  • Want cheaper tuition? Find religion

    Want cheaper tuition? Find religion
    With church membership dwindling and more families struggling to afford the cost of college, many private religiously-affiliated colleges and universities are slashing tuition and offering incentives to attract new students -- and to stay afloat. Some...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, or who died at a military hospital of their injuries: John C. Beale, 39, of Riverdale, Ga.; staff sergeant, Army National Guard. Beale...
  • Officials Search For Missing Man in East Rockaway Inlet

    Officials Search For Missing Man in East Rockaway Inlet
    Coast Guard officials are searching for a 35-year-old man who vanished in the waters off a beach in Far Rockaway early Saturday morning. Ramon Figero, 35, was swimming with two female co-workers--24-year-old Daria Miranda and an unidentified 21-year-...
  • R.I.P. Rammellzee: The original abstract-rapping outlaw

     
    Before MF Doom donned a metal mask, before Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys conquered the adenoidal vocal and street art was bound in $100 books for sale at Taschen, Rammellzee was the original train-bombing, abstract-rapping outlaw. He passed away......
  • Student Shot Walking Home From Summer School

    A Queens teenager walking home from summer school Thursday was shot in the leg, police said. The incident occurred in the Far Rockaway section of Queens as the victim was walking from P.S. 43 on Beach 29th Street. He was rushed to Jamaica Medical...