Rep. Steve Israel

Some experts worry that crumb rubber playing fields may be linked to cancer cases among young athletes. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Investigates: Concerns Mount That Crumb Rubber Soccer Fields May Pose Danger

Worries have mounted that certain artificial turf fields may be linked to a growing number of cancer cases in young athletes.

05/19/2015

Linda Parsons is fighting to receive her late husband's military benefits. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Long Island Woman Fighting To Get Late Husband’s Military Benefits

Linda Parsons said because of a fire in 1973 at the National Personnel Records Center, her husband’s service records were lost, along with up to 18 million others.

02/06/2015

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L.I. Congressman Calling For EPA Study Into Potential Risks Of Crumb Rubber On Playgrounds

Just how safe are the playgrounds and athletic fields our children use? Some say the answers we’re getting from the Environmental Protection Agency aren’t good enough and now lawmakers want something done.

01/20/2015

Mario Cuomo

Mario Cuomo’s Wake Held In Manhattan

New York said farewell to the state’s former three-term governor, Mario Cuomo, at his Manhattan wake on Monday.

01/05/2015

Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington, LI celebrate being reunited with Vadim, their 16-year-old adopted son from Ukraine. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Congressman Helps Bring Family’s Newly Adopted Son Home For The Holidays

Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington have been trying to adopt 16-year-old Vadim from Ukraine, but were bogged down by visa and paperwork issues.

12/18/2014

JFK Airport

Rep. Israel: Long Island Communities ‘Tormented’ By JFK Air Traffic Noise

Rep. Steve Israel is demanding officials reduce the amount of flights coming in and out of a specific runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

08/13/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steve Israel: Feds Should Consider Missile-Protection Systems For Commercial Planes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles.

07/27/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Steve Israel: Remove Social Security Numbers From Medicare Cards To Curb ID Theft

“On the one hand the federal government says ‘protect your Social Security number.’ On the other hand, it advertises your Social Security number on 50 million Medicare cards in the United States,” Israel said.

06/04/2014

A boat that capsized, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Congressman Pushes For Boater Safety Law

Rep. Steve Israel is pushing legislation to require all manufacturers display the maximum amount of people allowed on boats that are 45-feet-long or shorter.

04/25/2014

Rep. Steve Israel announces the Household Cleaning Products Right To Know Act, April 11, 2014. (credit: Twitter/Rep. Steve Israel)

L.I. Congressman Wants Ingredient List On Household Cleaning Supplies

Rep. Steve Israel discussed his Household Cleaning Products Right To Know Act Friday from Port Washington.

04/11/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Fights To Get Boy In Ukraine Reunited With Mom In Queens: ‘Just Resolve It’

The boy hasn’t be able to get the necessary travel documents to be reunited with his mom and remains in Ukraine amid growing unrest.

03/20/2014

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) with the McKee family of Hicksville, LI, discussing efforts to reform the tax code, March 19, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Calls For Reforms To Tax Code Based On Cost Of Living

A report completed by centrist think tank Third Way compared Hicksville, Akron, Ohio and McAllen, Texas and showed how overtaxed the Long Islanders are due to the higher cost of living.

03/19/2014

These artifacts were seized by the U.S. in the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's police Iraq a decade ago. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Jews Unite To Keep Artifacts Seized From Saddam Hussein’s Police

Thousands of Jewish artifacts found in Iraq a decade ago have been restored and are now on public display — but not for long.

03/17/2014

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LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal Offense

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel and Republican Rep. Peter King said they will introduce the bill, titled the Emergency Responder Radio Communications Protection Act, in Congress this week.

03/10/2014

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

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

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