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MTA LIRR's Free Train Time App Just Got Smarter

Customers Can Download Improved Version of Popular App Starting Right Now

Governor Cuomo Designates Yogurt as Official New York State Snack

Signs legislation in advance of New York's second Yogurt Summit - Legislation honors State's status as number one yogurt producer by designating it as the official state snack.

Hauppauge Receives Google eCity Award for New York

Independent research firm IPSOS and Google recognize strongest online business community in each state.

New York Lottery Now Rolling Out New Multi-State Game with National Game Show Tie-in

Unprecedented Monopoly Millionaires’ Club™ draw game and TV Show combine to make more and more millionaires.

Sesame Workshop and PSEG Help Families on Long Island Get Ready for Emergencies

New Sesame Street resources seek to help families develop an emergency plan together.

NCPD Reveal IRS Phone Scam

Nassau residents individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming that they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes.

FAA Gives OK to Filmmakers to Use Flying Drones, First Exemption of Its Kind

Flying drones will be in the sky not just for security and safety, but for film-making too. The FAA gave six aerial cinematography companies the OK.

Update: Man Arrested for Impersonating Nat Grid Representative to Burglarize Homes

A suspect has been arrested in relation to a June burglary.

Bellone to Propose $5 Million in ‘Jumpstart’ Program for Infrastructure Projects

The proposal comes as part of a larger economic development program.

AG Schneiderman Files Groundbreaking Lawsuit to Block Pharmaceutical Manufacturer From Manipulating Alzheimer's Patients

Antitrust Lawsuit Alleges Drug Company Plans To Force Alzheimer’s Patients To Change Medications In Order To Eliminate Competition and Protect Profits

Tens of Thousands to Lose Health Care Coverage or Financial Aid under U.S. Health Care Law

Deadlines passed and others coming up have tens of thousands at risk of losing health care coverage or financial aid under U.S. health care law by the end of September.

Governor Cuomo Announces Farm to Fork Solutions Forum

In celebration of U.S. Manufacturing Day, forum will help food and beverage manufacturers grow business.

NCPD Crime Alert: Mortgage Scam

A rash of mortgage scams have led the NCPD and County Executive Mangano to issue a warning to residents.

1.2 Million Smoke & Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Recalled

If you're home is armed with a Kidde smoke or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detector, be aware there's been a recall on certain models. The recall affects approximately 1.2 million units.

Schumer, Durbin Introduce Legislation To Stem Recent Tide Of Corporate Inversions

By limiting earnings stripping – bill would curtail major incentive causing U.S. companies to merge with foreign companies to skirt U.S. taxes .

Home Depot Joins Other Major Retailers as Target of Payment Data Breach

Home Depot is the latest to join the line up of major retailers to face data breach.

Andrew Madoff, Son of Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff, Dies of Cancer

Bernie Madoff's last surviving son dies to cancer this week in New York.

CVS Ends Sale of Tobacco Products Ahead of Schedule

Seven months after initially announcing the end of tobacco sales in its stores, CVS has removed all tobacco products from its shelves.

Atlantic City to Close Two Casinos in Three Days

5,000 people will lose their jobs as the casinos shut down.

HP Recalls 6 Million Notebook Computer Power Cords, Fire and Burn Risks

HP and Compaq notebook and mini-notebook computer users beware of this latest recall concerning fire and burn risks.
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