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New Hires, Promotions on Long Island

New hires and promotions featured in Long Island Press, January 2020.

Simons Taps Brown As Chair of Setauket-based Renaissance Board After Mixed...

Billionaire investor James Simons, of Long Island, is stepping down as chairman at the Setauket-based Renaissance Technologies but will remain on the board of the $60 billion hedge fund he founded nearly 40 years ago.

Joe Winters, Head of Winter Bros. Waste Systems, Dies of Covid-19

Joseph Winters, owner of Winter Bros. Waste Systems of Long Island, died on Tuesday after a short battle with Covid-19. He was 54.

A Covid-19 Shot for $150? Online Scams Surge As Slow Vaccine...

As millions of people await their turn to get a COVID-19 vaccine that could be months away, scammers online, in emails and on messaging apps are luring victims with claims they can deliver shots within days for as little as $150.

New York Unveils New $1.6 Billion Train Hall at Penn Station

New York City unveiled a new $1.6 billion concourse at Penn Station on Wednesday, expanding North America's busiest train terminal and helping rectify what a celebrated architect called the "tragic demolition" of the old station six decades ago.

Long Island Rail Road Completes Project to Curb Excessive Train Speeds

After 12 years of industry setbacks in implementing positive train control, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its installation is complete on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North.

U.S. Sues Walmart Saying Pharmacies Fueled Opioid Crisis, Retailer Rejects Allegations

The U.S. Justice Department sued Walmart Inc on Tuesday, accusing the world's biggest retailer of fueling the opioid crisis in the United States, ignoring warning signs from its pharmacists and filling thousands of invalid prescriptions.

Despite ‘Three Martini’ Tax Break, Covid-19 Bill Leaves Struggling U.S. Restaurants...

The $900 billion coronavirus relief package passed by the U.S. Congress on Monday contains a high-profile tax loophole for business meals, but not the one thing most requested by independent U.S. restaurants which have been devastated by the pandemic: cash.