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Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

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

Thousands line the streets on Staten Island for the funeral procession of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas on July 10, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Thousands Bid Emotional Farewell To FDNY Lt. Gordon ‘Matt’ Ambelas

Thousands of firefighters from as far away as St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston and Providence came to honor Ambelas, the first FDNY firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.

07/10/2014

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

The baby on the left was abandoned at the Columbus Circle subway station on July 7, 2014, police said. The woman on the right is suspected in her abandonment. (Credit: CBS 2/NYPD)

Police: Mom Charged With Abandoning Baby In Subway

Frankea Dabbs, 20, was arrested on charges of child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, police said.

07/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Details $210 Million Initiative To Cut Crime At Public Housing Developments

The de Blasio administration is spending $210 million on a citywide initiative to improve security at 15 troublesome New York City Housing Authority developments.

07/08/2014

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Begins Hiring Teachers For New Pre-Kindergarten Programs

School may be out for kids, but it remained in session Monday for city education officials now in the process of hiring pre-kindergarten teachers.

07/07/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

Schools Get Green Light To Get Creative With Schedules, Teaching Methods

Dozens of New York City schools are getting to cut the bureaucratic red tape and try out new ideas for size in the coming school year.

07/07/2014

Members of the media explore an outside terrace at the under-construction Whitney Museum on May 1, 2014. The Whitney site was not mentioned as one of the construction sites where alleged fraudulent inspections occurred. (Credit: Getty Images)

DA: Unqualified Workers Hired To Complete Safety Logs At NYC Construction Sites

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced that two companies and seven people have been indicted on charges that include grand larceny, fraud and forgery.

07/02/2014

Gilberto Valle speaks with reporters on July 1, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Conviction In ‘Cannibal Cop’ Case Overturned

A former New York Police Department officer was released from jail on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a bizarre case accusing him of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

07/01/2014

Police Search East River For Missing 21-Year-Old Swimmer (CBS 2)

Police Search East River For Body Of Missing 21-Year-Old Swimmer

Police are searching for a man who apparently got swept away after going for an early morning swim with friends in the East River.

06/26/2014

Chen Guangbiao during Central Park luncheon on June 25, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

1010 WINS: Some Storm Out After Chinese Tycoon Treats 250 Homeless New Yorkers To Lunch In Central Park

A Chinese tycoon treated hundreds of homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park on Wednesday, but the event apparently didn’t go as smoothly as planned.

06/25/2014

Bullet hole in window of Hospital for Special Surgery. (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Patient Suffers Minor Injuries After Bullet Strikes Hospital Window In Manhattan

The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street.

06/20/2014

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