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Carolyn Gusoff

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

LIRR: Commuters Can’t Live With It– Or Without It

Commuters call it a love-hate relationship, but after bracing for life without the railroad, riders say the busiest commuter rail line in the nation is still the best bet to get to and from the city.

07/18/2014

Bill Schoolman, CEO of Bohemia-based 7bus, is offering $10 fare in event of LIRR strike. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Islanders Making Reservations With Private Transportation Companies In Event Of LIRR Strike

Commuters fearing a Long Island Rail Road strike have been flooding area car and bus services with inquiries about lining up alternative plans — and some are even booking helicopters and sea planes.

07/16/2014

Employees of Marcum LLP Accountants and Advisors are preparing for a possible Long Island Rail Road strike. (Credit: CBS 2)

Businesses Say Preparing For LIRR Strike Is Like Bracing For Storm

With the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike growing direr by the day, businesses have been forced to firm up alternate plans right along with commuters.

07/15/2014

Thomas Prendergast addresses the media after talks with unions representing LIRR workers on July 14, 2014. (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven’t Moved At All

Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.

07/14/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

MTA Chief Announces Contingency Plan In Case Of LIRR Strike

With just nine days left before a potential Long Island Rail Road strike, the MTA has made its contingency plan public.

07/11/2014

Michael Elardo is escorted to court on June 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Retired NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Levittown Hit-Run

A grand jury has decided not to add or upgrade charges against a retired NYPD officer accused in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown.

07/10/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Launches Ad Campaign To Warn Commuters As LIRR Strike Deadline Nears

The agency said Wednesday it has print ads running in seven daily newspapers and radio ads airing on 11 stations, including 1010 WINS and WCBS 880.

07/09/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA, LIRR Union Contract Talks Stall As Potential Strike Date Nears

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.

07/08/2014

Melvin Marroquin is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree reckless endangerment. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Father Charged With Leaving Toddler In Hot Car On L.I. Faces Judge

Melvin Marroquin, 30, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

07/04/2014

Jones Beach (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Tri-State Area Residents To Flock To Beaches, Waterways For Fourth Of July Fun

Beachgoers are disappointed with the severe weather forecast for the Fourth of July, but many say two good days out of three isn’t so bad.

07/03/2014

Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy

CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Candidate Loses GOP Endorsement Over Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

A Republican candidate from Long Island said officiating at same-sex wedding ceremonies has cost him the endorsement of his party.

06/25/2014

Crews on Long Island are fighting to prevent the spread of Asian Longhorned Beetles. (Credit: CBS 2)

Clock Is Ticking In Fight Against Asian Longhorned Beetles

The Asian Longhorned Beetle first appeared in New York in 1996. It is believed that it came from China to Brooklyn in packaging material.

06/23/2014

Huntington, Long Island Valet Parking

In Attempt To Boost Economy, Long Island Town Tries Free Downtown Valet Parking

The frustrating hunt for a parking space can turn shoppers off. But one local municipality is taking a cue from the high-end hotels and restaurants.

06/20/2014

Police officer Arthur Lopez and Darrell Fuller (credit: Handouts)

Video, Audio Recordings From Fatal Shooting Of Nassau Cop Released To Public

Police radio transmissions were released Thursday in the trial against Darrell Fuller, a parolee accused of fleeing from a crash then shooting Nassau County police officer Artie Lopez.

06/19/2014

Roosevelt High School Yearbook

Long Island Principal Accused Of Plagiarizing Yearbook Message To Seniors

The words in the yearbook at Roosevelt High School in Roosevelt, Long Island, appear to be lifted from another school. While school officials said it was a clerical error, others have alleged it was plagiarism.

06/18/2014

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