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MTA, Transit Union Resume LIRR Contract Talks

With a strike deadline looming, representatives from the MTA and the LIRR union are continuing to negotiate a contract a day after Washington lawmakers pledged to stay on the sidelines. Updated 12:39 PM

NY1 Exclusive: New Police Academy in College Point Behind Schedule

The opening of the city's new police academy has been postponed again as a new class of recruits was sworn in and will use older facilities. NY1 criminal justice reporter Dean Meminger spoke exclusively with the NYPD's head of training about the future of the academy and filed the following report.

07/09/2014 08:44 PM

MTA Expands Pilot to Remove Trash Cans From J, M, Z Line Platforms

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fight against trash and rodents has expanded again by giving riders on three lines fewer options on where to unload what's not wanted. Many riders aren't sold on platforms without trash cans, however.

Updated 07/09/2014 08:02 PM

BOROUGH SPOTLIGHT

Sports for City Parks Foundation Director Discusses Free Programs for Kids

The kids are officially out of school, and now, it is time to find something to keep them busy for the rest of the summer. NY1's Bree Driscoll sat down with Mike Silverman, the director of the Sports for City Parks Foundation, to talk about their free programs for kids.

07/04/2014 07:00 PM

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Officials Visit Flushing Senior Center to Explain Changes to Two Gov't Programs

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and City Councilman Peter Koo announced new income eligibility requirements for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program, or EPIC, which helps to supplement out-of-pocket Medicare drug plan costs, and the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, or SCRIE, program, which enables those eligible to have their rents frozen and be exempt from future increases. 07/09/2014 10:48 PM

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DA: Cabbie Avoided Thousands in "Piggyback" Toll Scam

The Queens district attorney's office says a city cab driver has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 in unpaid tolls from the MTA by tailgating cars directly in front of him in EZ-Pass lanes. 07/09/2014 10:43 AM

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