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  1. 4 LIRR lines suspended east of Jamaica after person struckRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 17 | Newsday

    A person was struck by an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train in Queens on Saturday night, causing delays, transit officials said.


  2. On-time statistics show January was worst month on LIRR in decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 16 | Newsday

    The last time service was this bad in any month, January of 1996, a blizzard had devastated the railroad and snarled service for weeks. Commuters wait on both platforms for the Long Island Rail Road westbound train at the Long Island Rail Road at Jamaica Station in Queens during the morning rush on Jan. 8, 2018.


  3. Love Story: A grade school crush became life commitmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 9 | Newsday

    Philip and Kathleen Lattanzio of North Bellmore met in public school. They celebrated their 47th anniversary in August.


  4. Man dies months after being sucker punched in Queens robbery; case ruled homicide, NYPD saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 6 | Newsday

    A Queens man died months after a teen, pictured, punched him in the head during a robbery, police said on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Photo Credit: NYPD The death of a Queens man who was sucker punched during a robbery several months ago was deemed a homicide on Tuesday, the NYPD said.


  5. MS-13 link investigated in Jamaica Hills shooting, source saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 5 | Newsday

    The victim suffered gunshot wounds to the head and groin, police say. Surveillance video captured the moments before the shooting, a source says.


  6. Long Island hires and promotions: Jennifer Hines, East End ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | Newsday

    Jennifer Hines of East Moriches has been hired as a vocal and piano teacher at East End Arts in Riverhead. Photo Credit: Jennifer Hines Jennifer Hines of East Moriches has been hired as a vocal and piano teacher at East End Arts in Riverhead.


  7. NYPD cop from Long island convicted of perjury on drug arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 24 | Newsday

    Queens jurors on Wednesday convicted a New York City cop from Long Island of perjury at a trial on charges that he arrested an innocent man on drug trafficking charges and lied about it under oath. Detective Kevin Desormeau, 34, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 21 and faces up to seven years in prison for his convictions on charges of first-degree perjury, official misconduct and making a punishable false written statement, said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, in a statement.


  8. M train snarled by voltage dip; G, E and R trains delayed: MTARead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Newsday

    By 3 p.m. service had resumed on the E, F, M, and R lines with delays according to the MTA. Subway delays on Jan. 22, 2018, resulted from a dip in voltage, per Con Edison.


  9. LIRR: Service suspended between Jamaica, Penn due to signal problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Newsday

    An Amtrak signal problem has temporarily suspended service in both directions between Jamaica and Penn Station, the Long Island Rail Road said. Service between Penn and Woodside on the Port Washington branch was also suspended because of the signal problem, the LIRR said.


  10. Late to the train, a new fan of the LIRRRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | Newsday

    Since the day I got my junior license at age 16 in the late 1950s, I have been a driving fool. If you asked me directly or just hinted, I would take you to the airport, to the beach, to Montauk or anywhere you needed to go.


  11. Damaged rails snarl LIRR commute for third day in a rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Newsday

    A broken LIRR rail in Brooklyn was repaired, along with Amtrak's damaged third rail in an East River tunnel. Long Island Rail Road said trains were running on or close to schedule after rush hour disruptions into Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.


  12. NYC seeks renewal of permit to tap groundwater shared with LIRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2017 | Newsday

    The 10-year permit would allow the city to access 68 wells and draw up to 62 million gallons daily to help serve its 9 million customers. Officials on Long Island worry that allowing NYC to pump water from wells in Queens, such as this one in Laurelton shown in 2014, could affect water supplies here.


  13. LIRR: Hicksville station reno on track despite growing painsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | Newsday

    The railroad's busiest station has a new 12-car platform, signs, lighting and audio messaging systems, and seven new staircases. About 15 months after work began on the LIRR's $121 million renovation of Hicksville station, the railroad's busiest, progress is apparent in new concrete platforms, lighting, stairways and digital signs.


  14. Line-by-line service changes on LIRR for Jan. work at Penn StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Newsday

    Here are the line-by-line changes in service announced by the LIRR on Friday to accommodate repair work at Penn Station planned by Amtrak, beginning with the morning of Jan. 8, 2018. The work is now projected to extend to the Memorial Day weekend.


  15. Clarice Donaldson, retired psychiatrist, pioneer, dead at 96Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | Newsday

    Clarice Donaldson, who was ahead of her time as an internationally trained black female psychiatrist during the U.S. civil rights movement, died Oct. 11 of natural causes in her Roosevelt home. Donaldson's friends and family said remained active and intellectually curious until her final days, outliving brothers Charles, Ivan and Andrew.


  16. LIRR service on Long Beach line partially suspended by wiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | Newsday

    Long Island Rail Road service has been temporarily suspended between Long Beach and Valley Stream due to fallen wires on the tracks, agency officials said Sunday. Also Sunday, two other trains were delayed by about 20 minutes between Oyster Bay and Jamaica because of an unauthorized car on the tracks at the Elm Street crossing in Glen Cove, Gamerman said.


  17. A dream plan for the regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | Newsday

    Then start by imagining a north-south light-rail line from Oyster Bay to Valley Stream, with an extension directly to the Nassau Hub. Picture mixed-use transit-oriented developments across Long Island, with multifamily housing replacing train-station parking lots.


  18. Queens apparel company tells the borough's history through its T-shirtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | Newsday

    Astoria couple Robert Duffy and Kiesha Jenkins-Duffy can tell you all about their neighborhood's 1980s hot rod culture, Jamaica's role in the American Revolution and Ridgewood's once-famous boxing arena -- but they'll use a T-shirt to do it. The two moved to Astoria from Brooklyn just two-and-a-half years ago, but the husband and wife are already dredging up their new borough's past in a tangible and fashionable way with their clothing line, Unified Queens.


  19. Build a train to the plane for LaGuardia AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | Newsday

    Those were the days in the 1980s when an express subway train, complete with its own catchy jingle , ran directly to Howard Beach, where shuttle buses picked up passengers and took them to their terminals. But finances and other problems led to the end of "the train to the plane," as the song went, by 1990.


  20. Queens man charged with attempted murder in stabbing, police sayRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2017 | Newsday

    David Williams, 56, also was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon after his arrest on Thanksgiving morning, police say. A Queens man was arrested Thanksgiving morning and charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of his sister's boyfriend during a family argument in Jamaica, Queens over a holiday dinner invitation, police said.


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