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Exhibition to Explore Greek Jewish Holocaust
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - The Holocaust devastated the Jewish communities all around the world, but most people do not understand how much of an impact it had. The Jewish communities of Greece really saw many changes during the Holocaust and a special exhibition is in Nassau County that will allow people to see into the ... by Cynthia
Cradle of Aviation Museum Holds 8th Annual Flying Model Expo
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Looking for a fun activity to do this May on Long Island?  The Cradle of Aviation Museum has just announced that it will be holding its 8 th Annual Flying Model Expo on the weekend of May 18 th and 19 th from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening.  The event is extremely popular on ... by John
March Real Estate Numbers Show Good Signs
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - March saw an increase in the number of contracts signed to buy homes. This is the highest number in three years, which points to an increase in home sales this spring. Contract signings increased in the West, Midwest, and the South, but were unchanged in the Northeast. The National Association ... by Joseph
Gold Coming Back After Price Plunge
Monday, April 29, 2013 - Gold prices are making a comeback after the biggest single-day price plunge in thirty years. This plunge occurred two weeks ago when investors became less worried about inflation. Investors have long invested in gold to protect against sharply rising prices that occur during inflation. This ... by Joseph
Stranded Porpoise Released Off Long Island
Monday, April 29, 2013 - This weekend, a recovered porpoise named Noodle was released off the coast of Long Island.  The porpoise somehow managed to become stranded off of the coast of New Brunswick, Maine last October.  When Noodle was discovered by officials, he was ferried off to the Riverhead Foundation in ... by John
Molto Vino Offers New Wine Experience
Monday, April 29, 2013 - Molto Vino has only been open six months, but it has quickly gained popularity. While only light food fare is offered, the selection of wines and the atmosphere are what keeps people coming back time and time again. Jennifer O’Brien celebrated her 37 th birthday at Molto Vino after they ... by James
Long Island Reptile Amnesty Held in Suffolk
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - A few days ago, a man who was on a walk by a dock discovered several small alligators which had been abandoned.  Since the alligators are not native to Long Island, it is almost certain that they were illegal pets.  The four alligators are going to a new home at the Long Island Aquarium ... by John
Will PSEG Replace LIPA?
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Hurricane Sandy drew attention to a number of deficiencies in the local and state governments, one of which was LIPA, the contractor which handles Long Island’s power needs.  Repairs to power lines were slow, and many residents had no power for weeks following Sandy, which in the cold ... by John
Navy Beach Reopens for Fourth Season
Friday, April 26, 2013 - According to Long Island Restaurant News , Montauk’s favorite beachfront restaurant will open for their fourth season on Friday, April 26 th at 5PM. Considered the “perfect destination for summer dining by The New York Times, this restaurant will be featuring a preview menu through ... by James
Tow Truck Operator Arrested for Extortion
Friday, April 26, 2013 - Christopher Capurso, 22, was arrested on April 19 th for extortion, after police say that he went into commercial parking lots and posted his own “no parking signs” after cars were already parked. He enforced the signs illegally by towing parked vehicles, and demanded money from his ... by Cynthia
Are Compliments Appropriate at Work?
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - President Obama’s introduction of Kamala Harris is something that has raised a few eyebrows. He introduced her as brilliant, dedicated, tough and “by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.” The President made this introduction on April 4 th at a Democratic ... by Joseph
FBI Questions Former Long Islander About Boston Massacre Suspect
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - The FBI recently interrogated Britney Smith, 23, a former Long Islander, about her friendship with Boston massacre suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  Smith said that she was not surprised to see the FBI waiting at her door since she knew the FBI was aware that she had been close to Tsarnaev’s ... by John
Long Island Man Reunited with Man Who Saved His Life
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Nick Secchi, a Long Island resident, was walking his puppy along Millburn Creek when his puppy got away from him and jumped in the creek.  Immediately the puppy started to drown, so Secchi threw himself in after.  While Secchi could swim, he didn’t realize that the bottom of the ... by John
Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse Forum Offered at Riverhead High School
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Did you know that the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and on Long Island is prescription painkiller abuse? This problem has now overtaken vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death. This escalating problem is one that many schools and medical professionals are ... by Janet
Rich Getting Richer, Poor Getting Poorer
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - The first two years of economic recovery has only made the richest Americans richer, says the Associated Press . While the upper 7 percent of households saw their wealth totals go up, the other 93 percent of the households saw their net worth decline. A report from the Pew Research Center ... by Ed
Ocean Parkway Nearly Repaired
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Hurricane Sandy may have struck months ago, but the recovery process has been an ongoing one, and for many Long Island residents, it’s far from over.  There’s good news though for commuters and business owners.  Five miles of damaged roads and dunes along the Ocean Parkway ... by John
Decrease in U.S. Consumer Prices in March
Monday, April 22, 2013 - According to LIBN (Long Island Business News), U.S. consumer prices decreased last month. The price per gallon of gas fell sharply, but food prices remained stable. This information is a little evidence that the sluggish economy is still keeping inflation at stable numbers. The CPI jumped .7 ... by Joseph
Bethpage Air Show to Be Held May 25th and 26th
Monday, April 22, 2013 - The 9 th Annual Bethpage Air Show is a little over a month away! It will be held May 25 th and 26 th on Jones Beach. This air show is being held in combination by the Bethpage Credit Union and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Headlining the show will be ... by Cynthia
Hurricane Sandy Takes Its Toll on Lawns
Monday, April 22, 2013 - Long Island residents thought they had discovered all the damage created by Hurricane Sandy, but some of the superstorm’s harm didn’t become obvious until now.  Why?  Because in wintertime, it’s hard to tell a dead tree or shrub from a living one.  But now that ... by John
Four Alligators Found on Long Island
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Alligators aren’t really something you expect to run into in the wild on Long Island.  Frank Nasse ran into four of them while drinking a cup of coffee on Friday morning near a Long Island boat ramp.  The alligators only measured 2-3 feet in length, so they were not very old.  ... by John
Westhampton Home of the Fifth Annual Earth Day Festival
Friday, April 19, 2013 - Westhampton Beach Eco Friends will host the Fifth Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27th. This fun day will be at the Village Green on Main Street next to the Post Office from 1 to 4PM. It will be full of activities and ideas for you and your family to be more eco-friendly. Music, ... by Cynthia
Suffolk County Historical Society's Museum on Wheels
Friday, April 19, 2013 - The Suffolk County Historical Society has a brand new exhibit featuring artifacts from four nomadic tribes from different parts of the world.  But you cannot see the exhibit at the society’s Riverhead museum; the exhibit, like the artifacts it features, is nomadic, and will be traveling ... by John
French-American Fare With Style at Nocturne
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Long Island towns have many different restaurants and the competition can be quite heated. Nocturne in Babylon is one restaurant that has been competing very well with others in their town. This attractive restaurant with great food and staff is owned by Mark and Suzanne Hrisho and their son, ... by James
Long Island Family Wins $130 Million Lawsuit
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - A family in Long Island who sued St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Port Jefferson have just won $130 in their lawsuit.  According to the parents of Shannon Reilly, mistakes made while the mother was giving birth to her resulted in Shannon’s cerebral palsy.  A jury ... by John
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Auction Begins Today
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack is sponsoring an online auction that begins April 18, 2013 and ends on April 28, 2013. The online auction is on the fundraising site, Bidding for Good , and will have all sorts of different items for you to bid on to help fund programs at the ... by Cynthia
Bank of America Reaches Settlement
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - According to LIBN , Bank of America has agreed to a settlement of the class-action suit that was brought by investors who bought mortgages from Countrywide Financial. This announcement came as Bank of American reported a higher net income in the first quarter. Bank of America said that it ... by Joseph
New Reality Show Features Long Island “Princesses”
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - It’s certainly easier to get by on Long Island if you have a lot of money.  Apparently that plays a huge role in the public image which television viewers associate with LI.  A brand new reality television series on Bravo will be premiering on June 2 nd , and will feature the lives ... by John
Long Island Family Filing Lawsuit Against School District
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - The parents of Joseph Tutaj, the Long Island teenager who died while on a school band trip, are planning to file a lawsuit over their son’s death. Tutaj died on February 19th while in Los Angeles to play at Disneyland with the Seaford High School marching band.Tutaj came down with chills, ... by Janet
Security Meeting Planned for Long Island Marathon
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - After the tragic events at the Boston Marathon yesterday, officials in Nassau County want to make sure that nothing will endanger the participants and spectators at the Long Island Marathon.  After the bombings in Boston, many cities around the country went on high alert.  According to ... by John
Steppin Out for a Cure Dance to be Held April 20th
Monday, April 15, 2013 - Relay for Life/Hands Across Long Island is sponsoring Steppin Out for a Cure on April 20th. Come and dance to music of the 50’s and 60’s with your friends and raise money for Relay for Life. Wear your favorite 50’s/60’s costume for a chance to win a prize and enjoy ... by Cynthia
All Kids Fair to Be Held April 28th
Monday, April 15, 2013 - The Long Island All Kid’s Fair will be held on April 28th at the Melville Marriott. This event is for children of all ages, from birth through high school. There are over 24 speakers/classes and 80 exhibitors for you and your family of all ages to enjoy. Both fun and educational classes are ... by Cynthia
Long Island Mozart Festival to Be Held May 25 and 26
Monday, April 15, 2013 - Do you love Mozart? You definitely do not want to miss the Long Island Mozart Festival at Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th. This weekend event is in collaboration with Chambers Players International and features guest artists along with the Chambers Players. All ... by Cynthia
2 Children Found Dead in Neighbor's Pool on Long Island
Monday, April 15, 2013 - Sharon Knowles, age 7, and Ralph Knowles, age 5, were reported missing by their mother, who called police to instigate a search.  The two were found dead in the pool belonging to their neighbor.  While the pool was only four feet deep, the two apparently did not know how to swim, and ... by John
Labor Unions Crying Foul Over Subsidy
Monday, April 15, 2013 - Several labor unions are claiming that Wal-Mart made campaign contributions in exchange for a subsidy for those employers who are being hit hard with the higher minimum wage in New York. This unusual provision is one that has been under fire by many, simply because it is taking money away from ... by Joseph
Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus Offers Concert Based on Life of Lincoln
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - On April 27th the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus will present “Lincoln Poetry and Music by Long Islanders.” Although many people assume that this is based on the film, “Lincoln” that was released last year, it has actually been in the works for the last four years in ... by Cynthia
Security Technology Ramps Up in Response to Newtown
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - According to News 12 Long Island, two Long Island school districts have ramped up their security. This is in response to the Newtown, CT elementary school shooting that left 26 dead, with the majority of them being children. An advanced school security system is one of the things that Plainedge ... by Janet
Unemployment Claims Sees Decrease Last Week
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - According to the Associated Press , the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits saw a big decrease last week. The number of Americans that sought the benefits fell nearly 42,000 last week, which means that there may be a spike in hiring as well. A spike in hiring is a good sign ... by Ed
Lessings Hospitality Group Opens 360 East at Montauk Downs
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Lessings Hospitality Group opened 360 East at Montauk Downs on April 1. This location will be hosting events both on-site and off-site with breathtaking views and great beauty. Part of the Hamptons beach community, it offers beautiful views of Montauk Lake, as well as a Robert Trent Jones-designed ... by James
College Scorecard Reveals Low Graduation Rates at Long Island Colleges
Friday, April 12, 2013 - This February, the U.S. Department of Education released the online College Scorecard, a database which seeks to increase transparency regarding U.S. colleges and universities.  The data in the Scorecard includes information on costs for attendance, loan defaults, increases in price, and ... by John
Inaugural Outstanding CEO Award Given to Grassi
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Louis C. Grassi, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner at Grassi & Co. has been recognized by the Long Island Business News (LIBN) as an Outstanding CEO. This was the inaugural award by LIBN and was created to recognize executives in both the non-profit and business world that meet certain ... by Joseph
Jones Beach and Other Long Island Beaches to Open for Memorial Day
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Memorial Day Weekend is one of the biggest events of the year for businesses on Long Island.  Tourists from New York City, upstate New York, and surrounding states annually venture to Long Island’s beautiful shores to relax and enjoy the sun and surf on Memorial Day Weekend.  This ... by John
Long Island Residents Debate Marijuana Legalization
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Long Island residents, treatment providers and other interested parties aired their views on marijuana legalization on Monday at the Long Island Marijuana Summit at Seafield Center, an Amityville rehab facility.  The debate about marijuana has renewed throughout New York with the proposition ... by Ralph
Employers Hiring at a Cautious Pace
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - February saw the most job openings in almost five years, but employers are hiring at a much slower pace. This information suggests that companies are being very cautious about the economy. Job openings rose 8.7 percent in February from January. This raised the total to a seasonally adjusted ... by Ed
Kayaker Rescued from the Nissequogue River
Monday, April 8, 2013 - A 23 year old kayaker who was sinking in the Nissequogue River on Long Island was spotted by a birdwatcher, who reported his distress to local police.  Police officers in rescue boats and helicopters immediately rushed to the scene to ensure the safety of the kayaker.  The event took ... by John
VIEW Has Reopened After Sandy Devastation
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Hurricane Sandy destroyed and damaged many homes and businesses on Long Island Sound. One of those businesses has recently re-opened after more than three months of repairs and renovations, and is showing that restaurants can come back from a devastating hit. VIEW is a riverfront destination that ... by James
Sandra Bernhard Bringing Sharp Wit to Patchogue Theatre
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Sandra Bernhard is known by many names that are not very nice, but she is so much nicer and kinder than some might expect when she is not on stage. When she is on the stage, she is so sharp that she cuts like a knife, but she says that she has actually “mellowed” from her early days. ... by Cynthia
Long Island Soldier Receives Silver Star
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Sgt. 1 st Class Matthew Loheide of Patchogue, Long Island, recently was awarded with the Silver Star for heroism.  The soldier helped to evacuate wounded troops to helicopters so that they could be taken to safety after a bomb was dropped.  The bomb actually came from an Air Force jet ... by John
Americans Using Credit Cards Much Less
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Americans were found to have borrowed more in February to buy cars and pay for school. However, they were much more careful with their credit card usage in general, as this total amount decrease in February over January. The Federal Reserve says that in February, consumer borrowing rose over ... by Joseph
New York Judge Removes Age Restrictions on Plan B Pill
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - In local news which will impact the nation, Judge Edward R. Korman has ruled to remove the age restrictions on the morning-after “Plan B” pill.  Korman is a judge for the Eastern District of New York, which includes Long Island.  His decision is a landmark one, overturning an ... by John
School on Long Island Worry About Education Quality Due to Tax Cap Cuts
Friday, April 5, 2013 - One of the most important resources that we have here on Long Island is our children. It is not the economic value of the industry, but the children which live here and their education. Because in these little ones our future is held. This is why many educators on Long Island are worried about ... by Janet
Open Table Names 4 Long Island Restaurants on Hot List
Friday, April 5, 2013 - In the restaurant business, one of the major achievements today is to be listed on Open Table's "Hot List". This means that you have "made it" and many people are giving your place a lot of good reviews. And now, Open Table , the online reservations service, has issued its list of 100 "hot spot" ... by James
Plainview Maserati Dealership Debuts Newest Model at VIP Event
Friday, April 5, 2013 - You gotta love it when auto dealerships do big things to announce big name models. On Monday, April 1 st , Experience Auto Group  hosted a private unveiling of the new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte at their Maserati of Long Island showroom in Plainview. The luxury four-door sedan, which ... by Cynthia
Catholic Parish in Long Island Ousts Gay Man From Duties
Friday, April 5, 2013 - Nicholas Coppola, a man living on Long Island and an active member of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, was recently ousted from his parish duties after it came to light that he had married his long-time partner, David Krespo.  Previously, Coppola had a number of parish duties, such ... by John
Walt Whitman Shops to Get 3 New Restaurants
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - It isn't everyday that restaurants that open up in shopping malls garner my attention. However, when a major mall, like the Walk Whitman Shops , receives three restaurants, then it is something to take notice. Coming to Walt Whitman Shops later this year are three new eateries : P.F. ... by James
LIU Post Veteran's Club to Hold Medal of Honor Challenge April 13th
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Across Long Island you will find many instances of organizations that work hard to help others when disaster strikes . Then, there are some organizations, and clubs, that simply stand for the right things. This is the case with the Veteran Student club at LIU. Veterans enrolled at LIU Post and ... by Cynthia
Friends of Long Island Raising Money to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Four months after Superstorm Sandy, many Long Island residents are still struggling to make ends meet, repair their damaged homes, and get back to their ordinary lives.  A new nonprofit group has formed to try to get some of those people back into their homes, called “Friends of Long ... by John
Is Facebook Dying?
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Facebook is either the bane of your existence or one of your favorite social media sites. No matter which one you consider it, you are sure to have very strong feelings one way or another.  Whether your 50 or 20, you probably have been on Facebook at one time or another. Rachel Fernandez, ... by Joseph
Long Island Inventor Wins Federal Award
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - A Long Island man who invented a phone system which cuts off automated marketing calls before the phone even starts to ring has won an award of $25,000 from the federal government.  Aaron Foss’ invention is named “Nomorobo,” and it can not only stop marketing calls from ... by John
Long Island Hospitality Ball Will Be Held June 3rd
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - On June 3, 2013, the Crest Hollow Country Club will be the site of the Long Island Hospitality Ball, which benefits the American Cancer Society. This fundraising event will have offerings from many of the regions top restaurants and food vendors from the Hamptons to New Hyde Park. Signature dishes ... by Cynthia
Officials Plan to Remove Groundwater Contamination from LI Site
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - The Department of Environmental Conservation has just settled on plans to remove some groundwater contamination from an industrial site on Long Island.  The groundwater contamination has been a problem at Operable Unit 3 of Northrop Grumman’s Bethpage Facility for quite some time.  ... by Ralph
Visa Application Surge Sign of Healing Economy?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Applications for high-skilled immigration visas are expected to outplace the available supply in just days according to The Homeland Security Department. This has been one of the fastest runs on the very popular work permits in years and is seen as a sign of economic recovery and new hiring by ... by Ed
Visa Application Surge Sign of Healing Economy?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Applications for high-skilled immigration visas are expected to outplace the available supply in just days according to The Homeland Security Department. This has been one of the fastest runs on the very popular work permits in years and is seen as a sign of economic recovery and new hiring by ... by Ed
American and Asian Combine at West East All Natural Bistro & Bar
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - West East All Natural Bistro & Bar has re-emerged in Hicksville. They have extended the Asian concept that made them so popular to also embrace American cuisine offerings as well. Raquel and Jay Jadeja have been consulting at this restaurant unofficially for some time and acquired the location ... by James
New Jail Opens in Yaphank
Monday, April 1, 2013 - A brand new $185 million jail is opening this week in Yaphank in Suffolk County.  The facility will be the largest building erected in Suffolk anytime in the past three decades, and will reduce the overcrowded conditions in Riverhead County Jail.  105 prisoners will be transferred to the ... by John
American Greetings Taken Private
Monday, April 1, 2013 - American Greetings is being taken private for about $602 million dollars that will be paid by share to shareholders. This action is being made by a group of its top executives, who previously tried to buy out the company late last year. This popular greeting card and gift seller said today that ... by Joseph
Seal Viewing on the Bay
Monday, April 1, 2013 - The beautiful spring weather means that most people want to be outside. Why not take a trip out on the bay to let the seals entertain you? Freeport Water Taxi & Tours offers Seal Viewing Weekend Boat Tours that you and your family can enjoy in a fun and relaxed atmosphere that will give you ... by Cynthia
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