The Long Island Rail Road is hosting six public hearings this week to receive local feedback on the proposal to build a third set of train tracks between Floral Park and Hicksville. The estimated $1-billion plan to lay nearly 10 miles of new rails would ease congestion on the busy Main Line during the rush hour commute, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Some residents who live near the tracks have expressed concerns—although New York State officials dropped previous controversial plans to condemn homes near the tracks.
They tawk just like us! People know we’re from Long Island as soon as we open our (big) mouths. Without the edginess of Brooklynese, the Long Island accent is as distinctive as it is irritating. I say it’s time we own it. No, we don’t all sound like Amy Fisher. But some of us do. And some of us sound much, much worse. Whatevah.
Police are bracing for a crowd of up to 13,000 and protesters have already announced plans to hold a peaceful anti-Trump rally outside the venue.
A witness helped apprehend the suspect near the scene less than an hour later.
Edward Korona was also charged with official misconduct, offering a false instrument for filing, making an apparently false sworn statement.
Police caught one suspect and are offering a $25,000 reward for up to four others believed to be involved.