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February 2014 News & Article Archives

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Long Island Developer Shot Outside Estate
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - Gary Melius, a famous Long Island developer, was shot by a masked gunman in the head on Monday outside of his estate.  Melius survived the attack, and managed to get back inside his house as the gunman fled.  His daughter took him to Syosset Hospital.  He was then transferred to ... by John
Governor Cuomo Announces Electrical Grid Upgrade
Monday, February 24, 2014 - Things have been looking up for Long Islanders as far as power is concerned; ever since PSEG took over for LIPA on January 1 st,  plenty of improvements have come about.  Now Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that $1.4 billion federal aid will be going toward upgrades and repairs to ... by John
Deal Reached Over Troubled LICH
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - The Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn employs healthcare workers throughout the area and serves patients not only from Brooklyn, but from nearby Nassau Countyas well.  For the past year, healthcare workers’ unions and community interest groups have struggled to keep the ... by John
Gas Leak Kills Employee at Walt Whitman Shops
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - At a Huntington Station mall, a carbon monoxide leak killed a man and made around two dozen other men and women ill.  Emergency crews were on the scene before they even realized that a gas leak was in progress.  The call was for a woman who hit her head and fell around 6 p.m. on Saturday ... by John
Long Island Nursing Home Evacuated
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Wednesday morning, a nursing home in Rockville was evacuated following a burst pipe.  The frozen pipe ruptured and spilled water down through the roof around 4 in the morning.  Concerned that the heavy snow and ice weighing down the roof might cause it to collapse, staff members at the ... by John
PSEG Reaches Agreement with Union Workers
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - PSEG Long Island announced Monday night that they have reached an agreement with their unionized workers.  Starting next February, they will raise worker salaries by 2%.  The current agreement was originally set to expire next February, so the new agreement will be replacing that one if ... by John
1-800-Flowers Struggles With Harsh Weather Conditions
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 1-800-Flowers is a nationwide florist, but their headquarters are located in Carle Place, which means that they were effected adversely by the harsh winter weather conditions currently sweeping across the east coast.  The conditions have inconvenienced many businesspeople on Long Island, but ... by John
Long Island Radio Hosts Apologize for Fake Anti-Gay Note
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson, morning radio hosts on Long Island pop station WKJY (K-98.3 FM), posted an apology to the station’s website on Friday for discussing an anti-gay note on the air which turned out to be fictitious.  The two created the fake note and posted it to the ... by John
Authorities Searching for Jewelry Thief in Suffolk County
Monday, February 17, 2014 - On January 25 th , a camera photographed a man walking into a Macy’s department store at 160 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station.  According to reports from the Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives investigating the case, the man made his way to the jewelry counter, and ... by John
Long Island Valet Parking Manager Stole $23,000 in Tips
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - John Benevento, a valet parking manager who works on Long Island, was charged on Saturday with stealing more than $23,000 in tips from his workers.  According to the office of the District Attorney, Benevento forced his employees to give him a percentage of all of their tips.  He ... by John
Nine Arrested in Nursing Home Death
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Nine nursing home workers have just been arrested in a case involving the death of a patient at the Medford Multicare Center. 72 year old Aurelia Rios had been admitted to the nursing home for rehabilitation after being treated at the hospital for a breathing disorder. According to prosecutors in ... by John
Governor Cuomo Announces Online Filing System
Monday, February 10, 2014 - For local businesses on Long Island and throughout New Yorkstate, business filings can be a hassle.  Thanks to the launch of a new online filing system however, things may soon become more efficient.  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement today that the new filing system will ... by John
Three Arrested for Animal Abuse, Including Local Vet Tech
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - Three people have just been arrested in an animal abuse case involving a pit bull puppy named Miss Harper.  Two of the people charged are Lee and Shawanna Hughes, who owned the animal.  The two have been accused of animal abuse before.  The third person charged is a veterinary ... by John
Long Island Snowstorm Updates
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Long Island has just been buffeted by its latest winter storm, which brought enough snow down to clog commutes throughout the region.  The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) however has just tweeted that they should be running close to schedule from this point forward, forestalling further ... by John
East Hampton Decides Not to Cull Long Island Deer
Monday, February 3, 2014 - Earlier this year, it was reported that East Hampton officials were planning on killing thousands of deer on Long Island in order to curb instances of Lyme disease and reduce pesky invasions into local farmland and gardens.  Snipers would have been hired to kill about 3,000 deer after dark ... by John
LIRR Workers Threaten Strike
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - For commuters on Long Island, March may not be a month to look forward to.  Workers on the Long Island Rail Road are tired of going without a contract, and say that they are going to go on strike next month if the MTA doesn’t do something about it.  Union leader Anthony Simon ... by John
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