Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
Saturday marked 20 years since the Long Island Rail Road massacre, which left 16 people dead and more than a dozen wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a train full of passengers.
“Several diagnostic tests have led to a diagnosis of lung cancer. A treatment plan will begin soon and I look forward to its successful completion,” she said in a statement on her official website.
Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.
More than 873,000 veterans are waiting for claim decisions. The reason: an antiquated paper filing system; plus a flood of new claims from Vietnam vets who are getting older.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.
Ray Vaz, 88, was belatedly presented with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during an emotional ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.
LIPA announced Tuesday that Michael Hervey had tendered his resignation and would be leaving his post at the end of the year.
Abedin had been traveling overseas with her boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The question is now: does her return mean the defiant House member’s resignation may be imminent?
The official hint that Congressman Anthony Weiner may quit came on Tuesday. And there were suggestions that there’s more President Barack Obama can do to help ease him out.
It’s a roller coaster ride without going to the amusement park. Homeowners in one Long Island community say their street is in terrible shape, and no matter what they try there’s been no permanent fix.
On Friday, hundreds of breast cancer survivors held a summit on Long Island to share their experiences, and look for answers.
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy also criticized two members of the House for announcing they would carry their own guns when visiting their home districts.