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Weekly Roundup: July 20

Another week, another check mark on my list next to something I’ve been wanting to do for ages: go to Summerstage. That and a few other things below make up this week’s roundup:

New York

Mayor de Blasio leaves for Italy after postponing trip for Eric Garner's death

NEW YORK (PIX11) – New York’s first family is off to Italy after delaying his trip in light of the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner. 82 more words


LIRR: Commuters Can't Live With It-- Or Without It

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — LIRR riders are breathing a big sigh of relief now that a strike has been averted.  But as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, commuters say when it comes to the LIRR, they can’t live with it– or without it. 251 more words


Deal reached to avert LIRR strike and settle contract

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A deal has been reached to avert a Long Island Rail Road strike that would have ground trains to a halt for 300,000 daily riders. 521 more words


Union Negotiator: Close To Averting NY Rail Strike

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief negotiator for Long Island Rail Road unions said Thursday they were “very, very close” to averting a weekend strike at the nation’s largest commuter railroad after Gov. 299 more words

National News

Colbert Ribs De Blasio About Planned Italy Trip Before LIRR Strike Averted

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Bill de Blasio took a ribbing from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert about his planned trip to Italy while the threat of a possible  492 more words