Tag: Phil Boyle

Tattoo Artists Rally on Long Island Against New Ink Law

Critics argue a law that goes into effect in December will drive up costs and reduce quality.

Former State Sen. Owen Johnson, 85, Dies

The veteran lawmaker served 20 terms in the State Senate representing the people of Suffolk County.

NY Heroin Law Deal Scorecard: What Passed, What Didn’t

“Honestly, it’s hard for us to wrap our heads around the attraction to this drug,” one state lawmaker lamented.

New York 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The Compassionate Care Act, once signed into law, would allow health practitioners to prescribe marijuana to patients with cancer or other life-threatening conditions by the end of next year—but no smoking.

Exclusive: Red Light Camera Company Lobbying for School Bus Stop-Arm Cams...

ATS hired a lobbyist to push the “School Bus Camera Safety Act” in the state Legislature, records show.

Suffolk County Transit Bus Supporters Intensify Calls for Increased Funding, Service

"To invest in public transportation is to invest in the prosperity of Long Island."

How Long Island is Losing its War on Heroin

Heroin arrests and fatal ODs are up on LI despite prevention efforts and Nassau failed to fully use its own anti-heroin law for three years.

My Squashed Interview With Steve Madden, Shoe Guru-Turned-Ex-Convict

Madden's handlers' attempts at damage control were nothing but damaging.

Cuomo Urged to Turn to Wind Power

"New Yorkers are ready for Governor Cuomo to make our state a national wind power leader.”

West Babylon Bridge Renamed for Peter Figoski

The Route 109 bridge over Sunrise Highway was renamed “NYPD Officer Peter Figoski Memorial Bridge”