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Gov. Cuomo’s transportation reinvestment commission
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 7/28/2014 at 5:32PM

At the end of the day Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Commission to develop a 100 year blue print to plan for the future of public transportation will not be worth the paper any final report is printed on.  It will however like many previous planning studies or commissions, generate him some [...]

That didn’t take long
Letters Letters 7/17/2014 at 12:53PM

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito taking credit for recent passage of a $75 billion municipal budget is nothing to be proud of.  She presented the budget to her loyal flock of members just before midnight on June 25. They only had one hour to read it prior to voting at 1 a.m. on [...]

The looming Long Island Rail Road strike
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 7/15/2014 at 12:17PM

On April 24, 1834, the Long Island Rail Road was officially chartered by the State of New York. In 1900, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought a controlling interest as part of its plan for direct access to Manhattan which began on September 8, 1910. The Pennsylvania Railroad subsidized the LIRR into the late 1940s.  This provided [...]

Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Local congress members endorse John Liu in state Senate race
Northeast Liam La Guerre 7/14/2014 at 1:59PM

In his bid to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, former City Comptroller John Liu picked up another round of support from local congressional members. Liu received endorsements from congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Joseph Crowley.