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Jack Martins

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

MTA, LIRR Contract Talks Set Resume Next Week As L.I. Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Intervene

The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.

07/02/2014

Child Taking Test (credit: clipart.com)

Previously Canceled Common Core Public Forums To Be Rescheduled

New York State Department of Education Commissioner John King, Jr. canceled the meetings following what he called “disruptions caused by the special interests” during the first meeting in Poughkeepsie.

10/16/2013

An overpass on the Northern State Parkway - April 25, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

New York State Considers New Ways To Keep Trucks Off Parkways

A state DOT task force will consider solutions to the problem next month.

04/25/2013

Long Island Rail Road station - Hicksville, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Court Strikes Down MTA Payroll Tax; Massive Transit Hikes Possible

Astronomical fare hikes and deep service cuts are possibly on the horizon for suburban commuters. It’s all because a major court ruling against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has put the agency in a financial bind.

08/23/2012

Zeenabdeen Hadi is a four year old boy who as a baby was severely wounded by an electrical cable on his face, mouth and forehead in Iraq. (credit: LIPSG)

Boy Scarred In Iraq On L.I. For Medical Treatment

Young Abdin Hadi was injured as a toddler when a car bomb exploded, sending a live wire across his face which left him severely scarred. A group of non-profit agencies has brought him and his family to Long Island for treatment by a plastic surgery group.

04/28/2011

Sen. Craig Johnson and Jack Martins - File / Photos: Friends of Craig Johnson, Martins for Senate

NY Midlevel Court Rejects Senate Vote Challenge

A judge has certified Martins the winner of the 7th Senate District seat by 451 votes out of the tens of thousands of cast.

12/16/2010

Rep. Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler - File / Photos: Tim Bishop for Congress, Randy Altschuler for Congress

Three Long Island Races Still Undecided

New York’s 1st Congressional District is getting the most attention, with Republican challenger Randy Altschuler holding a slim lead over incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.

11/15/2010

(Credit: Midterm Election 2010/AP)

N.Y. Races Still Up In Air

The majority control of the New York state Senate is still uncertain as the official results from two races are still up in the air, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports.

11/04/2010

Sen. Craig Johnson and Jack Martins - File / Photos: Friends of Craig Johnson, Martins for Senate

Three Races Undecided On Long Island

Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.

11/04/2010