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A Long Island Rail Road train in Lynbrook, N.Y. on July 14, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

LIRR To Equip New Fleet Of Trains With 10 Cameras

The LIRR has decided to equip its new fleet of train cars with 10 cameras instead of the seven originally proposed.


FILE -- PSEG utility trucks work outside a Mobile gas station in Manhasset (Credit: Handout)

PSEG Long Island Makes Its Case To State For Rate Hikes

PSEG officials argued the three-year, $374 million rate hike request is really a modest one.


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Nassau University Medical Center Launches Emergency Orthopedics Unit

It’s a state-of-the-art unit with specific patients in mind, said hospital President Dr. Victor Politi.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

NY Attorney General Aims To Stop Mortgage Scams With Ad Campaign

Schneiderman said mortgage scammers have conned homeowners out of $100 million nationally.


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

Demolition Of Old Bridge To Disrupt LIRR Service On Port Washington Line This Weekend

Some Long Island Rail Road riders are in store for some big disruptions this weekend.


At least 30 people staged a sleep-in outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan offices. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Negotiations Over NYC Rent Regulations To Go Through Weekend

Negotiations over the renewal of New York City’s now-expired rent regulations will continue through the weekend and into next week.


Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy & activists protest at site of NYS DOT yard on June 17, 2015 (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Freeport Mayor, Activists Protest Over State DOT Storage Yard On Village Property

Freeport Village, which owns the land, has gone to court to try and push the state off the property.


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New Plan Proposed To Attract Businesses, Young Professionals To Long Island

The plan is to pay for the project with Federal, State and private funding on Long Island.


FILE -- Tens of thousands of dead bunker fish have been washing up in the Peconic Bay area. (Credit: CBS2)

Thousands More Dead Fish Found Floating In Peconic River

Experts blame low oxygen levels for the kill, but what exactly is causing the problem remains a mystery.


Residents say foreclosed 'zombie homes' are an eyesore in Gold Coast neighborhoods. (Credit: Town Of Brookhaven)

Democratic Lawmakers Push For ‘Zombie Houses’ Bill In Nassau County

Democratic members of the Nassau County Legislature and community members held a news conference in Mineola ahead of a possible vote Monday night.


Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Decision On New York’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Due Soon

Up to five licenses will be awarded as early as next month by the Health Department. Each licensee would be allowed to operate four dispensaries.


Fast food workers and others protest in favor of a $15 minimum wage in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Workers On Long Island Rally For Higher Minimum Wage

They are hoping the wage will be raised to $15 an hour.


A home is torn down in Miller Place, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Number Of ‘Zombie Homes’ Growing On Long Island, Survey Says

The problem is especially bad in Suffolk County, where there has been a 12 percent jump since earlier this year.


FILE -- Solar panels  in Chicago (credit: Getty Images)

Some Holbrook Residents Fighting Solar Farm Plan

Residents in Holbrook are expected to pack a meeting Wednesday night when the operators behind a plan there try to address their concerns.


FILE -- Cong Xu (Credit: CBS2)

Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Shooting Nassau County Cop

Cong Xu’s sentence was part of a plea agreement after the 22-year-old Chinese national pleaded guilty in February to assault and burglary.