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WNYC News

Top LIPA Exec, Trustee Announce Resignations

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another top executive and a trustee of the Long Island Power Authority have announced their resignations.

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WNYC News

Cleanup Continues in Long Beach, Oceanside Post-Sandy

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Long Island communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy are making progress in their cleanup efforts, more than three weeks after the storm passed through.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Sandy: Long Beach, LI

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jack Schnirman, City Manager, Long Beach LI, and Dr. Herb R. Brown, Superintendent of the Oceanside School District, discuss the ongoing Sandy recovery efforts in Nassau County’s south shore.

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WNYC News

Board Members Overseeing Utility Have Long-Standing Political Ties

Monday, November 19, 2012

The sluggish response to power outages during Sandy by the Long Island Power Authority has renewed criticism of the entity whose 10 civilian board members are mostly appointees with Albany connections and little to no experience running a utility.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Post-Sandy Farm Report

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Farmers from around the area are making repairs, cleaning up, and getting back to their markets. Last Chance Foods spoke with farmers in Long Island and New Jersey and got the latest news from New York City's farmers markets.

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WNYC News

Essay | For Many, Life in the Dark on Long Island

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

When the power first went out last Monday in parts of my neighborhood, Floral Park, my parents and I hoped it’d be back on in a matter of hours. But the wait turned into days, and cold nights. So I had to spend much of the day at my aunt’s, working, before coming home to a cold house in the evening.

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WNYC News

Long Beach Prepares for Long Recovery After Sandy

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Long Island's Nassau County is among the hardest hit areas from last week’s massive storm. Tens of thousands of residents still don’t have power, and several areas have suffered damage from downed power lines, trees, and flooding — especially in Long Beach.

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WNYC News

Coping in the Dark, Long Islanders Learn to Live With Less Power

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Long Islanders are finding ways to do more than less, as a whopping 646,512 customers remain without power island-wide. It’s been tough, but they’re finding ways to cope, as the latest estimates from the Long Island Power Authority are likely to leave them in the dark for seven to ten days.

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WNYC News

Long Island Struggles in Sandy's Aftermath

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More than 930,000 customers on Long Island are without power following the massive storm, as officials assess the damage caused by flooding, downed trees and power lines.

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WNYC News

Ex-Con Charged With Murder in Long Island Officer's Killing

Thursday, October 25, 2012

An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a New York police officer and then fatally shooting a carjacking victim is charged with first-degree murder.

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WNYC News

Micropolis: For a Night, Hempstead Stands at the Corner of Obama and Romney

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tonight tens of millions of viewers are expected to tune in for the second presidential debate, which takes place at Hofstra University on Long Island, in a town that rarely makes national headlines.

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It's A Free Country ®

Before Debate, Economic Anxieties and Little Party Loyalty on Long Island

Monday, October 15, 2012

Most Long Islanders reported they’d selected their man—but their party registration had little to do with it.

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WNYC News

Investigators Probe Deadly Long Island House Explosion

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Investigators are sifting through the debris of a house destroyed in an apparent gas-related explosion that killed a toddler and injured 17 others.

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WNYC News

Levittown, Once a Symbol of Middle-Class, Now a Bastion for Those Struggling to Stay in It

Monday, July 09, 2012

A documentarian who chronicled long-term unemployment on Long Island for a new HBO documentary said he was “shocked” to find the new poor living in the suburbs once designed to foster middle-class lifestyles.

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WNYC News

Arson May Have Sparked LI Blaze

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Arson may have sparked the fire that burned through 1,000 acres of brush and forced evacuations on Long Island last month, officials said Thursday.

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WNYC News

Firefighters Battle Staten Island Fire

Monday, April 09, 2012

More than 200 firefighters continue to fight a five alarm-fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Fire officials say the cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion of piles of compost and mulch — all very dry from the lack of snow this winter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Satisified on Long Island?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Newsday columnist Joye Brown talks about the new Long Island Index that shows among its findings that 61% say paying their rent or mortgage is a struggle.

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WNYC News

Authorities Make Strides Against MS-13, Long Island's 'Baddest' Gang

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mara Salvatrucha, otherwise known as MS-13, is considered one of the nation’s most violent gangs. In recent years, it has a stronghold in Long Island, where is has been considered a source of illegal activity and indiscriminate violence. Local and national law enforcement have joined forces to weaken MS-13.

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WNYC News

Body Found Near Long Island Beach Likely Prostitute's

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

After a yearlong search, police on New York's Long Island announced Tuesday that they believe they have discovered the skeletal remains of a New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance sparked an investigation into a possible serial killing spree.

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WNYC News

LI Awarded More Than $100M in Economic Development Grants

Friday, December 09, 2011

Long Island won big in the regional economic development grants Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week. It's getting $101.6 million compared to New York City's $66 million.

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