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Liberated

I remember the first time I ever went to get blood drawn on my own.

I should prelude this by saying that I do not do well watching sharp objects pierce skin. 1,324 more words

Long Island Rail Road strike averted

Crisis averted … for now.

On July 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and eight Long Island Rail Road unions reached an agreement to avoid an LIRR strike, one that would have affected 300,000 daily riders and cost the New York City region $50 million per day in lost economic activity. 1,098 more words

Current Events

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

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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

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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

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