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LIRR contract accord reached; strike averted

The MTA and Long Island Rail Road employee unions have reached a contract agreement, averting a strike that had been set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Gov. Cuomo, agency Chairman Thomas Prendergast and labor leaders announced today.

Thursday 07/17/2014
LIRR, unions brace for a Sunday strike
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 4:33 pm

M ore than 5,400 employees of the Long Island Rail Road could walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday if there is no progress on a new contract.

The workers are the highest-paid commuter railroad employees in the country, but also have been working without a contract since 2010.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Gasoline prices at six-year high — AAA
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:08 am

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t so easy, at least as far as the sky-high price of gasoline is concerned, but the typical Queens resident seems to be taking a spike in stride.

“Per ounce, gasoline is one of the cheapest liquids available,” said Alex Mermelstein, 32, of Briarwood. “We pay more for milk than we do for gas. Heck, some brands of bottled water are more expensive than gas. So just make peace with it and find the cheapest gas station in your area.”

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Homeless shelters prove profitable
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:08 am

A new, lucrative way of making money in the housing market has swept over the city in recent years.

Move over, luxury Long Island City high-rise condos and Brooklyn brownstones, homeless shelters have become hot commodities among some landlords.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
Rockaway Beach work zone to reopen for 4th
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:21 am

Nearly all of Rockaway Beach is be reopened for swimming this weekend as the Army Corps of Engineers is completing its beach replenishment project on the shoreline’s busiest section.

According to the Parks Department, the entire beach from Beach 60th Street in Arverne to Beach 149th Street in Neponsit will be open for swimming by Friday.

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Port Authority steps in for Vaughn College students
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

From the highest point on Vaughn College of Aeronautics’ East Elmhurst campus, students can get a clear view of their future.

The school’s “control tower” — an observation deck several stories high designed like an airport control tower looks down on busy Runway 4 at LaGuardia Airport. From here, the entire length of the runway can be seen, as can planes taking off and landing. Inside the observation deck are speakers which play a live feed of air traffic control at LaGuardia’s tower, less than a quarter mile away.

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Glendale food pantry recovers after lull
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

On Monday morning, Nancy Baer of Glendale’s Sacred Heart Church food pantry at 77-05 84 St. said just two boxes of pasta remained on the shelves.

Just a few hours later, there were enough boxes of pasta to feed a small Italian army.

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Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

Gas fracking ruling makes its practice upstate less likely

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Jamaica BID hosts 35th annual meeting
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District recently held its 35th Annual Meeting at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, with myriad business and community leaders on hand.

Dalila Hall, the Queens Borough Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation, was honored with the organization’s annual Public Service Award. Kyle Kimball of the New York City Economic Development Corp. delivered the keynote speech..

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Katz: Time to deliver on Jamaica promises
Updated: July 03, 2014 - 11:20 am

In basketball terms, Queens Head Coach Melinda Katz deployed a full-court press on Tuesday in her effort to revitalize Jamaica in any way a government or quasi-government agency can help.

The borough president brought together an all-star team for a four-hour working breakfast at York College with leaders in government, planning, education, transportation, infrastructure and economic development.

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