Long Island

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Amtrak officials have few details about the plan to shut down several tracks this summer at New York’s Penn Station. They testified at a New York State Assembly public hearing looking into the recent problems at the nation’s busiest train station.

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A new online ad featuring Governor Cuomo and promoting tolerance has once again fueled talk that New York’s governor may be planning a presidential run. There are some questions, though, about the ad and its donors.

The ad, which for now is only running online, features Cuomo and several well-known actors including Steve Buscemi and Whoopi Goldberg. All claim to be something other than they actually are, in order to promote the message of unity and tolerance in a diverse state.

New York State Renaming 'Common Core'

May 11, 2017
Mike Groll / AP

Amid continued public protest, the New York Board of Regents has dropped the name Common Core and replaced it with Next Generation Learning Standards.

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The Southampton Police Department on Long Island wants to improve its relationship with the local Latino community. One step they’ve taken is to restart its civilian police academy. The Department worked with the nonprofit agency Organización Latino-Americana, or OLA, to develop it.   

Mike Groll / AP

Voters get a chance to decide in the fall whether the state should have a constitutional convention. Both legislative leaders say, though, they are against it.