Top 5 News Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Speed Cameras, Matt Damon, and More

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Work zone speed cameras are being deployed on Long Island. Getty Images

Speed Cameras Debut at Long Island Road Work Zones

Speed cameras debuted Monday on parts of the Long Island Expressway and other roads where construction is underway amid a pilot program timed for National Work Zone Awareness Week, New York State officials said.

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Left: Matt Damon (AP Photo/Ashley Landis); Right: Casey Affleck (Wikimedia Commons)
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Union members protest proposed parking fee increases outside Stony Brook University Hospital on April 12. (Courtesy New York State Public Employees Federation)

Stony Brook University Hospital Workers, Students Fight Against Proposed Parking Fee Hike

Students and union workers at Stony Brook University Hospital have united against a proposed hike in parking fees after 30 years of comparatively low parking costs.

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Glass jar full of recreational marijuana for sale at a market (Getty Images).

NY Adds Another 23 Pot Shops to Long Island, Where None Have Opened Yet

Nearly two dozen more recreational marijuana dispensaries have been approved for Long Island, increasing the total number of such businesses from 40 to 63 — but none have opened since the first licenses were issued in November.

James Skinner, East Meadow Chamber of Commerce President, takes a swing at X-GolfCourtesy Samanea New York Mall

X-Golf Debuts at Samanea New York Mall in Westbury

Samanea New York Mall in Westbury held a grand opening for X-Golf on Tuesday.