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Bryant Neal Vinas of Patchogue pleaded guilty in 2008 to helping al Qaeda plot to blow up the Long Island Rail Road. He traveled to Pakistan, where he was arrested by Pakistani police and transported back to the United States.

Long Island Man’s Alleged al Qaeda Recruiters Charged

January 20, 2015
Beth Dimino, an eighth grade science teacher in Comsewogue School District and president of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, will refuse to administer state tests this spring.

L.I. Teacher Refuses To Administer Common Core Tests, Urges Others To Join Her

January 20, 2015
Pope Francis New York City

Pope Francis to Visit NYC During United States Tour

January 19, 2015
Andrew Cuomo Minimum Wage Hike

Cuomo Proposes State, NYC Minimum Wage Hike

January 19, 2015

The Z Backscatter Van can scan while driving alongside a line of vehicles or while parked as they pass by. (Wikimedia Commons)

Judge Orders NYPD to Release Records on X-ray Vans

January 18, 2015
More than 1,000 people packed the gymnasium at St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School in Westbury during a hearing on a proposed gaming parlor on Jan. 15, 2014 (Long Island Press)

Westbury Casino at Fortunoff Site Slammed by Critics

January 16, 2015
Umphrey's McGee rocks out The Paramount in Huntington this week.

Do This: Long Island Events January 15-21

January 15, 2015
This aerial image of Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood shows how much debris will have to be shipped out of state once its excavated (Town of Islip)

NY OKs Roberto Clemente Park Cleanup Plan

January 14, 2015

Elmir Guerra Castro

Hempstead Couple Charged With Home Invasion Ploy

January 13, 2015
Nassau County police Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, speaks at a news conference Monday, Jan. 12, 2014.

Mineola Man Shot Dead Outside Home

January 12, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

High-Level Fed Committee Overruled Carmen Segarra’s Finding on Goldman

January 11, 2015
Mario Cuomo Long Island Pine Barrens Speech

Watch Mario Cuomo’s Passionate Long Island Pine Barrens Speech

January 10, 2015

An artists' rendering of Port Ambrose, a deepwater liquified natural gas port proposed for off the coast of Long Island.

Long Island Off-Shore LNG Port Plan Debate Heats Up

January 9, 2015
Journalists Read Fan Mail

Who Let The Trolls Out: Long Island Press Journalists Read “Fan” Mail ...

January 8, 2015
Disney On Ice Frozen

Do This: Long Island Events January 8-14

January 8, 2015
Long Island Weather

Surprise: It’s Still Freezing on Long Island

January 8, 2015

Suffolk County Conjservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh.

Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Ed Walsh Charged With Fraud

January 7, 2015
Craig Biggio Hall of Fame

Long Island’s Craig Biggio Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

January 6, 2015
Madeline Singas was sworn in as acting Nassau County District Attorney on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014 (Courtesy of Nassau County district attorney's office).

Madeline Singas Sworn in as Acting Nassau DA

January 6, 2015
Long Island Weather

Brutal Cold, Light Snow Hits Long Island

January 6, 2015