Long Island Rail Road

LIRR train hits, kills dog, injures owner near Woodside station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/30/2013 at 4:04PM

A dog was killed and his owner injured when a Long Island Rail Road train struck them east of the Woodside station Friday morning. The man was walking his pet without a leash along the tracks around 10 a.m. when a westbound train originating from Great Neck hit the animal and grazed the owner’s hand, [...]

Commuters angry about upcoming LIRR service cuts
Commuters angry about upcoming LIRR service cuts
Northeast Angy Altamirano 7/17/2013 at 4:30PM

The upcoming cuts to peak weekday Long Island Rail Road service in Bayside have left commuters outraged, yet the MTA said the brief inconvenience will result in long-term improvements. From July 22 to August 16, the LIRR will cancel five rush-hour trains including the westbound 7:55 a.m. train from Little Neck and 8 a.m. train [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/15/2013 at 8:01AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 41. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Marking Spaces: New York City’s Landmark Historic Districts  The NYC Landmarks Preservation Law, enacted by then Mayor [...]

LIRR riders say no justification for fare hikes
LIRR riders say no justification for fare hikes
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/04/2013 at 1:49PM

MetroCard holders are not the only ones pinching pennies now that fare hikes are in effect. Starting on Friday, March 1, monthly, one-way, round-trip and 10-trip tickets all went up an average of 8.2 to 9.3 percent for Long Island Rail Road riders. On the first full work week of higher fares, LIRR commuters in [...]

Op-Ed: Recovery through economic activity and investment
News Queens Courier Staff 2/26/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER Last year, the legislature passed a bill, as the first step in the process to amending the state constitution, allowing enhanced gaming in up to seven locations across the state. While this was only the beginning, it was a huge victory for Queens families who have already benefited from the economic [...]