Tag: Charles Schumer

Mosquito-borne Chikungunya Virus Infects 3 Long Islanders

Officials are sounding the alarm about the growing national threat of another mosquito-borne tropical virus.

Tesla Center Gets $1M Grant for Inventor’s 158th Birthday

Elon Musk pledged $1 million to help the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe reach its next phase.

2014 Hurricane Season Forecast as Normal, Preparedness Still Urged

“Whatever the probabilities are, one storm can wreak tremendous havoc,” the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

Pol Calls for Federal Review of LIRR Safety

The move comes a week after a report found safety issues with Metro-North, which had a recent fatal derailment in the Bronx.

Schumer: Feds Will Fund $180M Long Beach Dune Project

"This project, fully funded by the federal government, will ultimately provide massive protections for Long Beach residents and businesses."

Nassau Lobbies Feds for More Bay Park Sandy Aid

“This project may be the single most important thing we can do to protect homeowners and the environment."

Fire Island Dune Rebuilding Plan Hits Snag

Two thirds of the barrier island's dunes will be rebuilt by this spring, but the middle part of the island may not get sand until the end of 2014.

Amtrak Upgrading East River Tunnel Repair Plans

Lawmakers say the railroad agency agreed to address issues in the East River Tunnels that have caused repeated LIRR delays.

Canon U.S.A. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Melville HQ

“Now that my dream has came true, my next dream is for Canon USA to grow as a headquarters.”

Schumer Calls on Feds to Expedite Jones Inlet Light, Jetty Repairs

Without proper lighting and broken rocks, the inlet can be treacherous for boaters at night and in the fog.