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December 2013 News & Article Archives

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LIRR Makes New Year's Eve Adjustments
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - Wondering how you’re going to get to and from your New Year’s Eve celebrations and activities?  The MTA has just announced a number of changes for LIRR service this New Year’s Eve.  Many Long Islanders travel downtown to New York City to enjoy the festivities.  As ... by John
Cuomo Will Reconsider Closing Down Sagamore Psych Center
Monday, December 30, 2013 - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that he will reconsider the decision to close down Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center.  Nine senators united to protest the decision, including Kemp Hannon, John Flanagan, David Carlucci, Jack Martins, Philip Boyle, Ken LaValle, Dean Skelos, ... by John
Christmas Arsonist Still at Large
Sunday, December 29, 2013 - On Christmas morning, the owner of Sky Tan, a tanning salon in Selden, discovered that an arsonist had torched his business.  Surveillance cameras outside his property recorded footage of the arsonist hammering through the glass of the front window and entering the Sky Tan building.  ... by John
Long Islanders Line Up for Free Pets
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - This Christmas Eve, the North Shore Animal League America headquarters in Port Washington announced that all pet adoptions would be free.  So yesterday, hundreds of Long Islanders got in line to give a new pet a home.  “We lost our family dog a few months ago,” explained ... by John
Roosevelt Mall Shooting Scare a False Alarm
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Today, on Christmas Eve, shoppers at the Roosevelt Field Mall doing some last minute gift purchasing had a bit of a scare when a shoplifter fleeing the authorities knocked over a display case.  The sounds of the crashing display were mistaken by many of the shoppers as gunfire.  The ... by John
Hardware Store Owner Pleads Guilty to LIPA Scam Charges
Monday, December 23, 2013 - The owner of a Farmingdale hardware store had just plead guilty to charges that he tried to scam the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) out of tens of thousands of dollars.  For two years between 2009 and 2001, he was a participant in a rebate program offered by LIPA.  Thomas Schuman, ... by John
Deer Elimination Plan Causes Controversy on Long Island
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - If you live on Long Island, you probably have been inconvenienced by a deer at some point.  The population estimate by government officials for deer on Long Island is around 25,000-35,000. Long Island deer damage gardens, run in front of cars, and carry ticks.  As a result, the Long ... by John
CoreLogic Report: Long Island Housing Situation Improving
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Over the past few years, with homeowners struggling in the recession, many people have found themselves in a situation where they are “underwater.”  In other words, they owe more on their homes than their homes are worth.  According to a new report by the CoreLogic analytical ... by John
Redevelopment Plan Offered for Troubled College Hospital
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - The Long Island College Hospital in Queens serves patients from Queens and nearby Suffolkand Nassau counties, as well as other patrons from downtown.  This past year, the hospital has been at the center of a heated debate.  SUNY has explained that they cannot afford to keep the hospital ... by John
Long Island Scammer in Court Today
Monday, December 16, 2013 - A Long Islander who allegedly scammed various elderly men out of thousands of dollars is appearing in court today.  Lisa Ferkovich, 47, is accused of identity fraud and third degree larceny among other crimes.  According to authorities, Ferkovich used at least four identities to steal ... by John
Long Island Physician Arrested on Drug Charges
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - A physician on Long Island was recently arrested for drug related charges.  This news, out of Central Islip, concerns Carmine Mandarano.  On Thursday, he surrendered to drug enforcement officials, and currently he awaits an appearance in court to answer for his alleged crimes.  ... by John
LI Woman Faked Cancer to Fund Drug Addiction
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - A Long Island woman named Brittany Ozarowski, 21, plead guilty in court on Wednesday to all charges, and admitted that she faked cancer in order to raise money from Long Island businesses to fund her heroin addiction.  She was indicted on 24 different charges in Suffolk County, including ... by John
Long Island Wins $83 in Business Grant Money
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has just announced that Long Island has emerged as a winner in his annual state business aid contest for the second time in three years. Long Island will receive $83 million in business aid money.  This is the largest award that will be given this year.  The ... by John
Suffolk Considers Subsidizing Housing for Young Professionals
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Today Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun McKay, and Legislator Sarah Anker gathered at the college’s Grant Campus to discuss the possibility of providing subsidized, affordable housing to young working professionals on Long ... by John
Governor Cuomo Announces Webstore to Promote NY Tourism
Monday, December 9, 2013 - Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of a new webstore to support tourism in New York.  The webstore will offer clothing and other merchandise featuring the classic “I Heart NY” logo.  The logo’s design originated in 1977 when Milton Glaser created it to ... by John
Boat Crash in Moriches Injures 3 Fishermen
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - Car crashes are reported every day on Long Island, but one thing you don’t hear about happening every day is a boat crash.  A 31 foot Contender boat crashed into a bulkhead in Moriches at 5:30 this morning, injuring three fishermen who were aboard.  The bulkhead was part of a ... by John
Long Island Teen Alleges She Was Fired Over Skin Disease
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - Kate Nalepinski, 17, claims that she was fired over a non-contagious skin disease by her boss at the Tutti Frutti Yogurt shop in Port Jefferson Station.  According to Nalepinski, she worked only one day at the Tutti Frutti before being fired, apparently over her eczema.  After working ... by John
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