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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening... * heat index values...in the mid 90s. * Timing...this afternoon into early this evening. * Impacts...the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can not stay cool. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1. -- Friday Jul.21 17,10:24 AM

MTA Asks LIRR Unions to Return to Bargaining Table

The MTA has released a statement asking for more negotiations to take place before a potential LIRR strike.

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New York, NY - July 16, 2014 - The MTA remains committed to resolving this dispute at the bargaining table. As Governor Cuomo said, a strike would disrupt families and business across the New York metropolitan region, and the only way to prevent a strike is for both sides to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement at the bargaining table. We have asked the LIRR unions to resume negotiations immediately.