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Amityville's Vero Reopens With Variety in Portions
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - After a fire devastated the Italian restaurant in Amityville, the owner of Vero , Michael Vittorio Esposito, never thought twice about what he was going to do. Rebuilding was first and foremost what they were going to do, and I, for one, am glad that they did. Vero's has always been one of those ... by James
'Business After Hours' Networking Events Announced by Huntington Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - One of the best ways for a small business to grow is through the age old art of networking. Meeting new people, new contacts, new suppliers, and new customers is invaluable to a struggling, growing small business. The Huntington Chamber of Commerce , in its commitment to provide valuable ... by Cynthia
Business After Hours Networking Events Announced by Huntington Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - One of the best ways for a small business to grow is through the age old art of networking. Meeting new people, new contacts, new suppliers, and new customers is invaluable to a struggling, growing small business. The Huntington Chamber of Commerce , in its commitment to provide valuable ... by Ralph
Cross Country Construction Cited in Crane Collapse
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - Crane operator Paul Geer and construction company Cross Country Construction LLC have just been cited in the collapse of a rig at a construction site in Queens which injured seven workers.  There were no fatalities, but the accident, which took place on the 9 th of January this year, could ... by Janet
Long Island Woman Busted with 100 Pounds of Marijuana
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 27 year old Mizzie Artis recently made headlines in Long Island when she was busted by police with almost 100 pounds of marijuana in her vehicle.  What many people are finding amusing about the headline is why she was caught.  The only reason that she got pulled over and charged with ... by Janet
Local Chamber Recognizes Long Islander Leslie Tanye Among Businesses of the Year
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Whenever your business is recognized for its hard work and celebrated with a Chamber of Commerce's "Business of the Year" Award, it is a great achievement. Long Islander Leslie Tayne, Esq. and her firm, The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne P.C. , were recently recognized among the Melville Chamber ... by Joseph
Recovery From Hurricane Sandy May Be Longer for Long Island Job Seekers
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Out of all of the people who suffer the effects of the Superstorm known as Sandy that ravaged the east coast of the United States, there is one group who continues to struggle; job seekers. Long Island's unemployment rate rose to 7.1 percent in December from 6.8 percent a year ago, as the ... by Ed
US Senate Ready to Vote on $50 Billion Sand Relief Bill
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - It is only three months since Hurricane Sandy came upon the shores of Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other states and communities. Since that time there have been countless numbers of volunteers, charities, and other organizations that have stepped into the fray to lend a helping ... by Joseph
What Makes A Great Long Island Restaurant?
Monday, January 28, 2013 - One of my favorite things to do is try out new restaurants and diners along the many communities on Long Island. The very moment you walk into a new place you begin to set your impression of the place. Everything from the aromas, the decor, the energy, and the service gives you an overall ... by James
The First STEM School in Long Island to Open Fall of 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013 - Across the country there are several different Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM , schools where the next generations of thinkers and world changers attend to get ready for taking their place at the helm. The good news for Long Island is that Long Island’s first ... by Janet
Great Turn Out for Taste of the Town Event for Long Island Alzheimers Foundation
Monday, January 28, 2013 - There are plenty of great charity events that happen on Long Island every month. Some of these events mix food, music, art, and other forms of entertainment in order to get people to come out and participate. This past Friday was no different with the Taste of the Town even in Port Washington. ... by Cynthia
Long Island Man Becomes Married Catholic Priest
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - John Cornelius, aLong Islandresident, became the first married Catholic priest on Saturday in an ordination ceremony.  Previously Cornelius, 64, was Episcopalian.  He has three daughters, all of whom watched in the pews as he took his new vow of chastity.  “It’s ... by Janet
2 Inches of Snowfall in Long Island
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2 Inches of Snowfall in Long Island Some parts of Long Island have been covered in snow since a storm came through last night, depositing 2 inches.  The storm has passed and the roads have been cleared, but some snow still remains on the ground.  The county with the most snowfall was ... by Janet
Westbury to Be More "Art Friendly"
Friday, January 25, 2013 - "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off of our souls" - Pablo Picasso. There is something to be said about art. It can have an impact on your heart, your life, your emotions, and how you generally perceive the different events in life. Perhaps that may be why the major of ... by Cynthia
Grimaldi's Comes to Sea Cliff
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - When it comes to outstanding pizza places on Long Island , there are plenty to choose from. Every type of pizza imaginable can be found in one of the many different pizza restaurants around the different communities. However, when it comes to the top of the pizza chain, there are only a few at ... by James
Restaurants Reopening: Bell & Anchor and Om Bistro
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - The restaurant business doesn’t come easy. The challenges are even larger when it has to face damage as a result of Mother Nature that leaves it to close its door temporarily. So, whenever there are restaurants reopening, it’s nice news. They usually try to come back stronger than ... by Wendy
One Million Moms March in New York for Gun Control
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - A group founded by determined mothers, called One Million Moms for Gun Control , rallied in New York City on Monday in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent gun control legislation, and to call for federal gun control legislation. All across Long Island many people are concerned ... by Cynthia
Will Tourism Jobs Be Available This Year on Long Island?
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - One of the biggest economic boosters to Long Island is the tourist industry that begins on Memorial Day and continues on until Labor Day. The many state parks and beaches that dot the island are full all season long. However, this season may be a little different as far as the tourism goes. The ... by Ed
Teacher Evaluations OK'd by Nearly All Long Island School Disctricts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - When it comes to education there should never be any doubt as to whether or not to evaluate teachers and their performance. The stakes are simply too high. The children of tomorrow are in the schools today. Becuase of this, new plans by Long Island school districts to rate teachers' job ... by Janet
Google's Algorithm Change Does Not Hurt Long Island Online Marketing Firm Fishbat
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Google is famous for changing their search engine algorightm and sending many online marketing businesses, and websites, crashing further down in the search engine rankings. This, then, causes web traffic, and revenue, to come to a screetching halt. Earlier in 2012, Google released their Panda ... by Joseph
23rd Annual Wine & Cheese Party at North Sea Community Association
Monday, January 21, 2013 - When it comes to fun events there are those what are full of incredible sights, sound, and energy. Then, there are those that are more laid back, but are just as much fun. One such event is the Annual Wine & Cheese Party that is hosted by The North Sea Community Association . This is the 23rd ... by Cynthia
La Notte in Huntington is Not Your Regular Italian Restaurant
Monday, January 21, 2013 - When you talk about a new Italian Restaurant opening up on Long Island you can be underwhelmed because of the great many of different Italian eateries in the communities. However, it is nice, at times, to see one come to Long Island that is different from the rest. This is exactly what La Notte ... by James
Long Island's Ruby Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar is More Than It Looks
Friday, January 18, 2013 - When it comes to great Asian cuisine there is no shortage of new places to try along the Long Island proper. However, there are those that continue to catch your eye and draw you in for a great meal. One of those places is the Ruby Asian Fusion in Woodbury . What may look like any other ... by James
How to Enjoy Long Island During the Weekend
Friday, January 18, 2013 - The weekend is here and for many who live within the Long Island communities it is time to get out and enjoy some of what this beautiful island has to offer. At this time of year there are plenty of different things to do on Long Island that you can get a little overwhelmed at the choices. ... by Cynthia
What Should Long Island Do With School Security While Rebuilding From Sandy?
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - The world of education is rapidly changing from year to year. This is especially true here on Long Island, as well as other parts of the country that have been ravaged by tragedy, storm, and even budget cuts. Many kids today stand of the brink of uncertainty as administrators and legislatures ... by Janet
LIBN Awards Dana Battaglia With 40 Under 40 Award
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - When it comes to being a young business leader there are a lot of hurdles one has to jump over in order to gain respect and recognition. One prestigious award that can help you gain that respect and recognition is the Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 , a prestigious award that ... by Joseph
Drink the Beer That Matters on Long Island
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Beginning Jan. 22 there will be a new beer available in bottle form and on tap at select stores and restaurants in New York. Surge Protector - Sandy Relief Ale is a beer created to raise money to support Long Island victims of Superstorm Sandy. One-half of all proceeds from sales will go to ... by Wendy
Long Island's Bistro Etcetera Includes A Multi-Cultural Menu
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - One of the recent places that I have found the time to enjoy is the eclectic and widely varied menu of Bistro Etcetera . This great little place is right on Main Street in Port Washington . Taking a first look at the menu can seem a little bit overwhelming with the wide array of cultural ... by James
Nearly 100 School Administrators Come Out to School Security Forum
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - School security is on everyone's minds these days. With the recent events that brought about the death of 20 children and 6 school teachers, as well as several threats to schools here on Long Island, nearly 100 administrators from K-12 schools, school districts and institutions of higher education ... by Cynthia
Long Island Golf Course Closes Due to Damage from Superstorm Sandy
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - The damaging effects of Superstorm Sandy is still being felt throughout Long Island and many other East Coast communities. Through the thousands of lives that have been forever changed to the actual landscape of the coastline, the rebuilding continues to have some casualties. This is also being ... by Ed
Apple Cuts Orders for iPhone 5 Components
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - One of the biggest surprises to come out of the business world is the news that Apple is cutting orders for components for its monumental, and magical, iPhone 5. This news comes after reports that sales for the smartphone that was released in October have fallen off drastically. Reports are ... by Joseph
The Nano Cask Ale Festival is Coming!
Monday, January 14, 2013 - When it comes to fun food festivals, the Nano Cask Ale Festival is one of those that rises to the top. This festival is in its fourth annual rendition and is put on by three local beer enthusiasts, Donavan Hall, Mike Voigt and Yuri Janssen. It doesn't seem like just six months ago the trio ... by James
Family Dining and Starbucks Coffee Savings You Don't Want to Miss
Monday, January 14, 2013 - Who doesn’t love a trip to IHOP or Denny’s for a family lunch or dinner? These are restaurants that offer something for practically everyone. And then there’s the trip to Starbucks to round out the meal. We have great offers and savings from all of them to share with you this ... by Wendy
The Good Life Services Inc Hold Event for Small Business Owners
Monday, January 14, 2013 - When it comes to helping small business owners get a handle on the marketing skills they need today to be successful, The Good Life Services Inc . has been a staple in this field for over a decade. To continue with this help, especially now that many are trying to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, ... by Cynthia
Mather Hospital Announces Their Annual Comedy and Cuisine Fundraiser for March
Friday, January 11, 2013 - One of the events that many Long Island residents look forward to is that of the Annual Comedy & Cuisine Fundraiser put on my the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital . This is one of the great events that I know I look forward to each year. There is so much to see, hear and taste that you can ... by Cynthia
Top Three Pizza Places on Long Island
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - One of the things that you will not find a shortage of on Long Island is pizza places. There are literally hundreds of different pizza places in Nassau and Suffolk counties alone. It seems that everywhere you turn you are running into another Italian type of restaurant that specializes in the ... by James
Cantor Fitzgerald Dontales $10 Million to Sandy Relief
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - There is something to be said about those who have gone before helping those who are in the midst. This is the scene that is being played out with the brokerage firm Cantor Fitzgerald and those who have suffered through the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The New York City based brokerage firm lost ... by Joseph
Hofstra Athletes Help With Recovery Effort in Long Island
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - In the feel good news for the week, Hofstra student athletes have been working overtime at helping people, and communities, recover from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. During a semester that saw Long Island affected by one of the worst storms in history , Hofstra University athletes answered ... by Cynthia
Senator Lee M. Zedlin Releases Statement on Cuomo's State of State Address
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - In a year that saw some great accomplishments be ravaged by a powerful storm, many things could be said about the state of the state of New York. This is especially true for the state of Long Island as people continue to rebuild their lives and try to get back to a state of normalcy. However, ... by Ed
New Restaurant Openings to Try on Long Island
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - Diner food typically offers a comfortable feel. It helps beat feelings of nostalgia. If you’re looking for some place new to try, we have the diner for you. Highway Diner and Bar in East Hampton opened in late 2012. The diner is owned by Gunnar Myers. Highway Diner and Bar serves ... by Wendy
Long Island School Helped By Volunteer Center Book and School Drive
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - When it comes to helping out there are several organizations whose passion is to serve by rallying people behind a great cause. This is the case with the upcoming book drive set up by the Long Island Volunteer Center. The Long Island Volunteer Center is hosting a week-long Book and School Supply ... by Janet
A Proposal to Privatize LIPA Made Through Moreland Commission
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - For years the Long Island Power Authority has mishandled their resources and mismanaged the electrical services to the people of Long Island. With the recent debacle over the extensive power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy , and the length of time to get the lights turned back on, many people ... by Joseph
Double Up On Value with These Deals on Long Island
Monday, January 7, 2013 - It’s like paying half-price when you get a deal that allows you to double the value. This week, there are plenty of opportunities for that. Select from deals for fast food , hair salon service, cupcakes and sweets to Thai food . This week, enjoy these savings: ... by Wendy
CUPS Frozen Yogurt Opens Up Second Location in Long Island's Carle Place
Monday, January 7, 2013 - When it comes to food there are fewer delicacies that are better than frozen yogurt. This incredible summer time treat is sold in tons throughout the week as people want to get their frozen yogurt fill before the cold weather sets in. Many times it is hard to get into a place as they are pretty ... by James
East End Arts Announces Juried Show Featuring Artist Frank Wimberley
Monday, January 7, 2013 - There are some shows that are simply too amazing to miss. One of those is the juried shows put on by the East End Arts Gallery. As such, the gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming juried, all media art show, Diversity, at the East End Arts Gallery which will be up for viewing starting ... by Cynthia
PSEG Passes Trial by Blizzard
Friday, January 4, 2013 - On January 1 st , PSEG took over a sLong Island’s power provider, replacing problem-plagued LIPA.  LIPA came under fire for their numerous failures during Hurricane Sandy, when their inefficient business practices resulted in hundreds of Long Islanders going without power during ... by John
American Roland Food Donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief on Long Island
Friday, January 4, 2013 - One of the ways that businesses can continue to be a part of their community is to continually give back to their respective communities. Sometimes the causes are much larger than themselves. This is the case with American Roland Food Corporation and their recent donation to Long Island Cares ... by Joseph
Peconic Landing Community Center to Host Ballet in Cinema
Friday, January 4, 2013 - There is nothing like a good ballet to give you that big culture push and show you the beauty of discipline and art. Many young girls dream of being a prima ballerina only to go different routes after they no longer have pink rooms and princess pillows. Ballet is a beautiful form of dance that has ... by Cynthia
What Are the Best Sectors to Find Work on Long Island
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - Since the beginning of the year, just a few days ago, many people have stepped up their efforts to finding that elusive job in 2013. Of course, they are also competing with several other "resolutionists" as they too vie for a job. Jobs are scarce all over the country, not just in Long Island . ... by Ed
New Low Calorie Menu Helps Applebee's Live up to their 'See You Tomorrow' Slogan
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - One of the most frequented restaurants and grills in Long Island is Applebee's . People love the laid back atmosphere with a little bit of history and sports thrown in. I have to admit that the food is pretty good, and if I'm looking for a quick, low-cost steak, Applebee's just might be on my ... by James
Volunteers Sought for Long Island Special Olympics in April
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - There is just something special about taking part in the events that surround the Special Olympics. This is especially true for the Long Island Spring Games of the Special Olympics on April 21. Each year many volunteers are needed for the event, and hundreds pour out with the great intention of ... by Cynthia
New York Education Reform Commission Releases Report Concerning Kindergarten
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - One of the concerns for New Yorkers this past year was the kindergarten offerings and structure. That seems like it has been taken care of recently. The Alliance for Quality Education joined with the Ready for Kindergarten , Ready for College Campaign in praising the new New York Education ... by Janet
Action Being Urged by New York Senators on Hurricane Sandy Bill
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - If it wasn't enough that residents of Long Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut had to endure the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy as it swept through with high winds and devastating floods, now citizens have to endure a congressional stall program. It is hard to believe that ... by Joseph
Robert Harrison to Speak at Long Island Writer's Guild
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - There are those events that happen on Long Island that have a very clear and distinct audience. So, it is incredibly exciting, as a writer, to hear that Robert Harrison is going to be a guest speaker of the Long Island Writers' Guild at Levittown Library on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. ... by Cynthia
Celebrate the Coming of the New Year with Jewelry Savings
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Just because Christmas has passed doesn’t mean the spirit of giving ends. We’re entering a New Year that has new meaning. It could be that you’re getting engaged, married or making a point to express evenly more strongly your love for others. Jewelry can help support your ... by Ralph
Two LI Beaches Closed to Swimmers
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - If you are planning on going swimming over the 4 th of July weekend on Long Island, you will need to steer clear of two beaches in Suffolk County.  The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has closed Tides Beach in Rocky Point and Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague.  The reason ... by John
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