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  • NY transit strike averted, tentative contract deal reached

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A threatened strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road was averted on Thursday when the transit authority and labor unions reached a tentative contract deal, bringing relief to thousands of riders who had been dreading a painful...
  • On The Fly: See The Red Sox's 3 Trophies In New Britain

    If you're a Red Sox fan, you might want to go the Rock Cats game Monday night. The 2004, 2007 and 2013 Red Sox World Series trophies will be at New Britain Stadium (gates open at 5:35 p.m., game time is 7:05). Fans will have the chance to take pictures...
  • PASSINGS: Kenneth J. Gray, Rosalind Nyman Joel

    Former U.S. Rep. Kenneth J. Gray, 89, who earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" during the 1960s and '70s for bringing an estimated $7 billion in projects to his Southern Illinois congressional district, died Saturday. The cause was a heart attack, his...
  • N.Y. fish dealer pleads guilty to underreporting fluke

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Long Island fish dealer pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Wednesday to falsifying records by underreporting the amount of fluke it handled, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release. Jones Inlet Seafood Co...
  • New York's MTA, unions to continue talks Thursday to avert strike

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing 5,400 workers on the Long Island Rail Road will continue talks to avert a strike that would cripple the nation's largest commuter railway, both sides said on...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Great Baltimore cocktails: The Valley Peaceful Southside at the Valley Inn

    Great Baltimore cocktails: The Valley Peaceful Southside at the Valley Inn
    Where exactly is the "south side" of the classic Southside cocktail? Bartenders themselves have troubling pinning down its origins. According to beverage lore, the drink could be named after the South Side of Chicago or the Southside Sportsmen's...
  • Long Island rail strike may cost economy $50 million/day: N.Y. comptroller

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strike by workers at New York's Long Island Rail Road could cost $50 million a day in lost economic activity, a blow for a region still overcoming the effects of the recession and Superstorm Sandy, the state's top financial watchdog...
  • Homebuyers have to play the lottery at Tuscany

    Homebuyers have to play the lottery at Tuscany
    Inside a blissfully air-conditioned white tent on Saturday morning, 97 prospective homebuyers scribbled their names on blue index cards and tossed them in a tumbler. With only 58 lots to sell, GL Homes held a lottery on the opening day of Tuscany, a new...
  • Islanders re-sign Haan, Cizikas

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: Reworked to lead with Haan, Cizikas Islanders re-sign Haan, Cizikas The New York Islanders announced defenseman Calvin de Haan signed a three-year deal reported by Newsday to be worth $5.9 million, while...
  • Has telecommuting blunted power of potential New York rail strike?

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For decades, it's been the mightiest weapon in the transit union's arsenal, enough to cripple commerce and bring governments to their knees. But has the age of telecommuting taken the edge off the transit strike? "Technology has...