Rep. Steve Israel Announces He Won't Seek Re-Election In 2016After nearly 16 years in office, Israel said it is time to leave politics and plans to spend more time developing new interests and writing his second novel.
Bipartisan Proposal Would Re-Purpose Vacant ‘Zombie Homes’ For Homeless VeteransA new bi-partisan proposal suggests that both nationwide dilemmas could be solved with a new initiative.
Rep. Steve Israel: U.S. Must Invest In Research For Early Ebola DetectionThe Democratic congressman said the federal government has neglected in recent years the kind of research that could help stop the spread of Ebola in the United States.
MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven't Moved At AllLong 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.
With 10 Days Before Potential Strike, Still No Deal For MTA, LIRR UnionsWith time running out, there was still no deal Thursday between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with just 10 days to go before a strike could begin.
Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR StrikeLawmakers 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.
Long Island Officials Ask For Federal Help In Battling Dengue-Carrying MosquitoElected officials and health experts on Long Island are calling for the federal government's help in fighting a breed of mosquito known for carrying the potentially deadly dengue fever virus.
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.
L.I. Congressman Wants Bigger Child Care Tax Deduction For Working FamiliesThere's a new proposal to put more of the money you spend on child care back in your wallet.
National Grid On Power Restoration: Under Circumstances, We've Performed 'Extremely Well' There was still no light Friday night for hundreds of thousands of Long Island homes. About 150,000 frustrated Long Island Power Authority customers said the company was giving them the run-around and they want to know why.
Obama: L.I. Science Whiz Samantha Garvey 'Gives Me Hope'A college freshman from Long Island merited a mention in President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner Eyeing Political Comeback?The former congressman is reportedly talking to friends about a 2013 comeback, possibly running for mayor or public advocate and the friends are making the public to see how it flies with New Yorkers.