Steve Israel

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

Rep. Steve Israel: U.S. Must Invest In Research For Early Ebola Detection

The 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.

10/16/2014

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

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

With 10 Days Before Potential Strike, Still No Deal For MTA, LIRR Unions

With 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.

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 Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

Long Island Officials Ask For Federal Help In Battling Dengue-Carrying Mosquito

Elected 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.

06/23/2014

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

Congressman Steve Israel is calling for tax code reform to allow all working parents the same deduction for child care expenses. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Congressman Wants Bigger Child Care Tax Deduction For Working Families

There’s a new proposal to put more of the money you spend on child care back in your wallet.

04/08/2013

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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.

11/09/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)/Samantha Garvey (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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.

09/07/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

07/16/2012

The family of baby Angel Hollins is trying to bring the child's grandmother from China to the United States.  Angel has a terminal illness and has never met her grandmother before. (credit: Personal Photos)

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Woman Repeatedly Denied Visa To Visit Dying Grandchild On Long Island

With their daughter suffering from a terminal illness, the Hollins family is hoping for a miracle, but at the very least, they want their daughter’s only living grandparent to meet her before the child dies.

05/14/2012

Samantha Garvey (L) meeting Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) with Long Island Rep. Steve Israel (Center) in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. (credit: Steve Israel/Facebook)

Homeless L.I. Teen Not Science Contest Finalist, But Still A Winner

Samantha Garvey found out she didn’t make the cut to become a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, but did get to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address in Washington D.C. as Rep. Steve Israel’s guest.

01/25/2012

Congressman Anthony Weiner (credit: AP Photo/David Karp)

Agree With Anthony Weiner’s Decision To Resign Over Sexting Scandal?

It’s been nearly three weeks since news of Anthony Weiner’s infamous Twitter crotch shot broke, and today the embattled congressman announced his resignation in Brooklyn.

06/16/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Weiner Stays Silent In Wake Of New, Racy Text Messages

The heat is on. There were renewed calls Tuesday for the resignation of troubled Congressman Anthony Weiner from both political parties.

06/07/2011

Election worker Al Becker watches as a man votes on Election Day - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2009 - Photo: David Goldman/Getty Images

New Push To Hold Election Day On Weekend

Some believe that holding Election Day on the weekend would increase voter turnout.

10/29/2010