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March 2014 News & Article Archives

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State Budget Will Fund New Utility Office
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Hurricane Sandy may have swept through more than a year ago, but the shadow it left behind still lingers, and Long Island officials are still working to correct the flaws in the system which led to so many problems during the super storm.  The state budget for this year includes funding for a ... by John
Brookhaven Protests PSEG Emergency Plan
Monday, March 24, 2014 - PSEG has recently proposed a new emergency response plan which would involve local governments in power restoration decisions.  Four municipalities have protested the plan so far, including most recently the town of Brookhaven.  Why?  Because the language of the plan closely ... by John
LIRR Plans to Install New Safety Equipment
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - LIRR and Metro-North Railroad have decided to install new monitoring equipment on their freight trains to help ensure safety on their public tracks.  The new Train Fault Detector Systems will be able to sense when the wheels on the freight trains are overloaded or overheating.  In case ... by John
Hollywood Casts Spotlight on Oyster Bay
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Thanks to two new films, Oyster Bay in Long Island will be getting some attention on the big screen.  First, moviegoers will be able to see Oyster Bay in the epic religious film “Noah” starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky.  The Brooklyn-born director had ... by John
Northrop Grumman Moves Jobs Away from Long Island
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Northrop Grumman in Bethpage announced in 2013 that they would be transferring 850 jobs from their Long Island location to offices in California and Florida.  This accounts for 60% of the workforce currently employed at the Bethpage location.  At that time, Spokeswoman Christine Restani ... by John
Long Island Postal Worker Threw Away Mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - Federal authorities tracking USPS worker Patrick Paskett in Long Island recently discovered that the mailman has been throwing away mail amounting to thousands of items.  The investigation opened after residents in Massapequa Park and Seaford complained that they were not receiving their ... by John
Guinness Joins Beer Companies Boycotting St. Patrick's Day Parade
Monday, March 17, 2014 - Guinness has just pulled out of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade alongside Sam Adams and Heineken, who announced their decision a couple of days ago.  All three beer companies are boycotting the parade in response to the anti-gay stance of the parade’s organizers, the ... by John
Dix Hills Mortgage Scammer Arrested
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - On Monday, March 10 th , Third Squad detectives in Hempstead reported that they had arrested a man from Dix Hills named Mark Savransky, age 54.  Savransky was self-employed and ran a company called “Mortgage Modification Specialist.”  His office in Carle Place supposedly ... by John
Missing Student Jasmine Joseph Found Dead in Car
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - On February 24 th , the parents of 22-year-old NYIT nursing student Jasmine V. Joseph from Syosset reported their daughter missing.  Joseph had purportedly gone to the library to study, but never returned home.  Since then Nassau County Police asked the public for help searching for the ... by John
Sbarro Pizza Files for Bankruptcy Again
Monday, March 10, 2014 - Sbarro Pizza, a global pizza chain based in Melville (formerly in Brooklyn) has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The pizza chain has been struggling for a while, and last month, shut down 155 locations throughout the country to try and return to a profitable status.  Unfortunately ... by John
Authorities Seize $2 Million in Fake Health and Beauty Products
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Officials in Nassau County have just uncovered a massive counterfeiting scheme operated by two brothers from Franklin Square and Plainview.  Pardeep Malik and Hamant Mullick are not accused of counterfeiting money, but rather a variety of health and beauty products by major brands such as ... by John
Governor Cuomo Announces New Outdoor Access Projects
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - On Long Island and throughout New YorkState, outdoor recreation provides residents and tourists with fun activities throughout the year.  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has just announced that the state may add 50 new outdoor access projects to the map.  The projects would cost $6 million in ... by John
Activists Criticize Governor's Energy Plan
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has recently proposed a new energy plan, but that plan has already come under fire at a public hearing in Farmingdale.  Environmental activists present at the hearing have stated that Cuomo’s plan will do little to slow adverse climate change, and may even make ... by John
East End Residents Protest Utility Poles
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - As part of its renovations to the electrical grid on Long Island, PSEG has been erecting massive 65 and 70 foot utility poles in East End.  The poles range from East Hampton to Amagansett, and are designed to be hurricane-resistant, but residents who live in the shadow of these tremendous ... by John
Governor Cuomo Creates Task Force for Agriculture
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the state is creating a brand new interagency task force for agriculture.  The new organization will include members of the government in nearly a dozen different agencies as well as agricultural leaders in the local economy, and will be called ... by John
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