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Teaching Students About Hunger
Friday, May 31, 2013 - Hunger is a very real thing for many families, and students are learning about it in a unique way through Long Island Cares, Long Island’s food bank and food pantry. This allows them to see what people go through every day to get food and help when they are out of work or not able to provide ... by James
Expect More Ticks and Mosquitoes on Long Island This Summer
Friday, May 31, 2013 - Experts have said that there are going to be more ticks and mosquitoes on Long Island this year than in previous years, another fallout from Hurricane Sandy.  Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the environment and ecology of Long Island has caused a number of changes to date.  Local ... by John
Saltaire Market a Casualty of Sandy
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Superstorm Sandy ravaged beaches, towns, and all different sorts of businesses. Unfortunately, one business will not be coming back. Frank Whitney, of the Saltaire Market, said that the store will not reopen this summer. Mr. Whitney said to a packed room at the Saltaire board meeting on Monday, ... by Cynthia
Long Island Economy Needs Diversity
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - The shackles of recession are holding tight to Long Island and the only way we are going to loosen the shackles is to start diversifying the regional economy. The only job growth that has been seen is in low wage retail jobs and this is not what Long Island truly needs. Instead, Long Island needs ... by Joseph
Long Island Man's Hands Reattached
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Kenneth Klapak, a Long Island resident who grew up in North Babylon, suffered an accident in the workplace which cost him both of his hands.  The sheet metal worker says he can’t remember the details of the accident, only that he became caught and within a second, the machine had cut ... by John
36 Substantiated Testing Complaints Over Last Decade
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - A Newsday report has confirmed that of the 60 complaints investigated by the New York State Department of Education, 36 of them were substantiated. These charges range from failing to keep exam materials in a secure lockbox to improper teacher assistance during tests to scoring irregularities ... by Janet
Local Kelp Found On New York Diner's Plates
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Kelp from the Long Island Sound is being found in plates and soup bowls of many diners in New York City restaurants. Waters near the Thimble Islands is where this kelp was farmed and they have sold 120 pounds of their product to restaurants. The Thimble Island Oyster Company grew the kelp ... by James
Upside Business Consultants Opens New Office In Nassau County
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Upside Business Consultants, a Long Island marketing firm, has opened a new office in Roslyn Heights. The new office is located at 70 Glen Gove Road in Suite LL3, and is convenient for New York City clients and Nassau County. This office is in addition to their Hauppauge, NY office. Doug ... by Joseph
27 Year Old Case Reopened on Long Island
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Long Island police have recently reopened a 27 year old murder investigation, calling on anyone who might be able to provide insight into the unsolved case.  27 years ago, Chaim Weiss, a 15 year old rabbinical student attending Mestiva of Long Beach Torah High School was found murdered in his ... by John
Local Firefighter Honored for Heroism
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - A Long Island firefighter was honored on Tuesday. Michael Cosgrove responded to a dramatic explosion in March, only to discover that it was his own home. After fighting fires and helping other families for 15 years, he and his family were suddenly the victims. The Cosgroves have been living in ... by Cynthia
More Women Primary Breadwinners, New Survey Says
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - In a record 40 percent of households with children, working mothers are the primary breadwinners. This is a big change over the 11 percent that it was at in 1960. These findings were released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Even though single mothers head most of these households, many ... by Ed
Peter Madoff's Long Island Mansion for Sale
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Peter Madoff is serving 10 years in prison for his famous white collar Ponzi scheme, and as part of his punishment, he was required to release his properties in New York.  Federal officials have already sold his house on Park Avenue, and are now putting his Old Westbury mansion on Long Island ... by John
Long Islander Produces New Patriotic Tune
Monday, May 27, 2013 - Just in time for Memorial Day, Long Island based music producer, Henry Golis, has produced and released a new patriotic song. This new, upbeat song by The Jordanaires, a country music quartet, is dubbed “Uncle Sam There’s No One Like You.” While it may not be one that you have ... by Cynthia
Governor Cuomo Campaigns for Tourism on Long Island
Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Tomorrow is Memorial Day, traditionally one of the biggest days for tourism on Long Island. Long Island was hit hard last year by Hurricane Sandy, and has spent the subsequent six months struggling to recover.  Many of the recovery efforts have been focused on the island’s tourism ... by John
Third Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball To Be Held June 3rd
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury will be the site of the third annual 2013 Long Island Hospitality Ball on Monday, June 3 rd . This event benefits the American Cancer Society and showcases many local wine and spirit companies, as well as restaurants from all over Long Island. With just ... by James
Long Island Soldier Buried Today
Friday, May 24, 2013 - The funeral for a Navy SEAL from Long Island who was killed last week was held today with great fanfare and honor. Special Warfare Operator Third Class Jonathan H. Kaloust, 23, was remembered as a “born leader” who inspired others. He died in Fort Knox when the Humvee he was riding in ... by Cynthia
Disabled Long Island Couple May Finally Be Able to Move In Together
Friday, May 24, 2013 - Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels recently tied the knot, but they have been unable to start their newlywed lives together.  Why?  Because they are mentally disabled, and have been forced to live in two separate group homes three miles apart.  The couple married on April 7.  By ... by John
Fisher-Price Announces Elimination and Moving of Jobs
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Fisher-Price announced on Wednesday that it is eliminating or moving around 100 jobs. This is part of the restructuring and reorganizing that is being done by parent company, Mattel, Inc. While most of the jobs are being relocated, some have been removed entirely, leaving an unspecified number of ... by Ed
New Homes Sales Sees Increase In April
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Nationwide, new home sales saw an increase in April and the median price was almost at a record high. This could indicate that the market is recovering, albeit at a slower pace than some would like. The reasons for this increase can be attributed to the near record low mortgage rates and the ... by Joseph
Local Graffiti Mecca May be In Danger of Demolition
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - A luxury housing project is trying to replace world-renowned graffiti mecca 5Pointz. Long Island City artists, however, are trying to block a plan to tear this piece of art down. The internationally known 5Pointz demolition is causing great controversy. G & M Realty wants to build two ... by Cynthia
Merrick Woman Embezzled more than $90K from Employer
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Just two weeks ago, a Merrick woman was charged with embezzling almost half a million in funds from her employer, and just this week, another woman in Merrickwas charged with a similar crime.  Heather DiConstanzo, 46, was charged with grand larceny after she stole $90,593 from her employer in ... by John
New Head of School for Gross Schechter Day School
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike will be getting a new head of school in July. Ari Yares, upper school principal at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park, N.Y., will be moving into his new position this summer to serve the families of the day school. Rabbi Melinda Mersack, ... by Janet
Long Island School Vote Today
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Long Island’s struggling economy took another huge hit last year with Hurricane Sandy, but even before the superstorm struck, one area where the island’s financial woes were already obvious was education. Long Island schools have been subjected to a number of budget cuts over ... by John
Fresh, Local, Sustainable Seafood From Dock to Dish
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - The combination of fisherman and restaurateur has created a new niche in the fresh fish market called Dock to Dish. This community sponsored fishing co-operative is allowing people to get back to eating fish the way it was meant to be – freshly caught that day. Rudi Bonicelli, a ... by James
“Buckle Up New York” Begins Today
Monday, May 20, 2013 - The annual “Buckle Up New York” campaign begins today. It is part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign that brings together law enforcement from coast to coast. It goes from May 20 th to June 2 nd and means that there will be additional patrols and seatbelt ... by Cynthia
Governor to Award $20 Million Fishing Grants
Monday, May 20, 2013 - After Hurricane Sandy, the fishing industry on Long Island took a major hit.  Fisheries along the coastline of New York were damaged by the storm.  Analysts have totaled up the estimated damages to the local fishing industry to around $77 million.  Fishing is a major industry on ... by John
Recent Survey Suggest Consumer Spending Increase
Monday, May 20, 2013 - A survey of business economists predict that consumer spending will pick up this year, while government spending will decline. They forecast that the U.S. economy will grow 2.4 percent this year and 3 percent next year. Due to the recent positive news about unemployment, they increased their ... by Joseph
Huntington Businesses May Save Money by Going Green
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Several Huntington councilmen are backing tax rebates for businesses which go green by implementing environmental solutions in the coming years.  Mark Cthubertson and Billii Roberti recently stated at a task meeting of the council that reductions in greenhouse gas emissions could mean lower ... by John
West Hampstead Water District Winner of “Best Tasting Water Contest”
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - The 25 th Annual Drinking Water Week brought the West Hampstead Water District recognition and a trophy. The winner of the “Best Tasting Water Contest” competition, sponsored by the Long Island Water Conference, beat out 21 other water districts in a blind taste test. The Chairman ... by Cynthia
Small Business Sales Seeing Surge
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - Small businesses are seeing a surge in sales and this is attributed to baby boomers preparing for retirement. Buyers are confident enough in the economy to expand their own business or start a new one entirely by acquiring these small businesses that are owned by baby boomers. In fact the number ... by Joseph
Nassau Police Force Recruiting
Friday, May 17, 2013 - The Nassau County Police are hiring new recruits for the first time since 2008, and will be swearing in 37 new cadets on Friday in Mineola.  The new cadets will spend the next seven months preparing for duty on the force by receiving physical and legal training at the Massapequa ... by John
Queens Taste 2013 Huge Taste
Friday, May 17, 2013 - Queens Taste 2013 brought together a wide variety of top-notch food and drink providers at Citi Field’s Caesars Club. More than 900 attendees and 40 vendors came together to enjoy a fun event together. The eleventh annual extravaganza was hosted by the Queens Economic Development ... by James
Stand Up for Children Day to Be Held May 31st
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - The 16 th annual Stand for Children Day will be held on Friday, May 31 st from 10 to noon at Eisenhower Park. This collaboration between the Nassau County Association for the Education of Young Children (NCAEYC) and the Child Care Council of Nassau (Council) supports issues surrounding the ... by Cynthia
Plans in the Works for a Long Island Casino
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Owing to strict restrictions on gambling in New York, New Yorkers have to take their gambling business elsewhere, which means that a substantial amount of money leaves the state.  Gambling takes place in New Jersey and other states surrounding New York instead of inside of state lines.  ... by John
Gun Owners Face Deadline to File Exemption Form
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Beginning Wednesday, gun owners in New York who do not want their license information available to the public face a deadline to file an exemption form with the local licensing authorities. Exemption from the Freedom of Information Law was included in the January legislation that tightened up ... by Joseph
Repairs Ongoing at Bay Park Sewage Plant
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - The Bay Park Sewage Plant gained attention from the press all over New York after spilling more than three million gallons of partially treated sewage into a Nassau waterway.  The accident was blamed on a power outage at the sewage plant, and repairs are still proceeding.  During ... by John
Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts Receives Money
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - A partnership with the Long Island Community Foundation and the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts has resulted in a new “micro grant” program to help Brentwood High School students with music study. Usdan is the largest day summer school for the arts in the country and ... by Janet
Wetlands Adventure on the “Discovery”
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Do you like learning more about the area that you live? The “Discovery” Wetlands Cruise is a great way for you and your family to learn more about the wetlands that are along the North Shore of Long Island. These 90-minute sightseeing tours will embrace history, ecology, and geology, ... by Cynthia
Did Zambrano Sign With the Ducks Or Not?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - The other week, reports circulated saying that Carlos Zambrano had signed on with the Long Island Ducks.  As of Monday however, the Atlantic League’s team roster still didn’t list Zambrano.  So did Zambrano sign on with the Ducks or not?  Apparently, the issue is still ... by John
The Joy of Second Label Wines
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Planning a huge party or barbecue, but not sure how you are going to afford wine for everyone? Second label wines may be the answer to your dilemma. Some Long Island vintners sell second-best wines under what is known as second-label programs and these wines are usually under $20 per bottle, which ... by James
Legislator Working to Help College Students Find Work on Long Island
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Even nurses are finding it difficult to find a job after graduation and Legislator Sarah Anker met with students from the Molloy College of Nursing to discuss this. A meeting was held to help open discussion about the different career opportunities that are available to newly graduated nurses. In ... by Ed
Threats Made Against Long Island High School
Monday, May 13, 2013 - On Saturday morning, students and officials at Baldwin High School on Ethel T. Klobert Drive discovered a threatening message on the cafeteria window written in black magic marker sometime between 10:30 pm the previous night and 8:07 that morning.  Police did not disclose the message on the ... by John
Annual Postal Service Food Drive is Tomorrow
Friday, May 10, 2013 - Superstorm Sandy affected Long Island in many ways. One of those is a dwindling amount of food at the Island Harvest Food Bank. Tomorrow, Saturday May 11 th , Long Islanders can leave canned food for the United States Postal Service to collect to help restock the shelves of the food bank for the ... by Ralph
Pre-Teen Earns the New York State Liberty Medal
Friday, May 10, 2013 - A Long Island 12-year old received the New York State Liberty Medal for saving her father’s life. Victoria Scalli, a seventh grader from Merrick Avenue Middle School, learned the Heimlich maneuver in a gym class and used it to save her dad after he started choking. Just a week after they ... by Cynthia
Mold Threatens Long Island Gardens
Friday, May 10, 2013 - For the past couple of years, gardeners on Long Island have been struggling with mold problems.  The watery mold which has taken hold in the soil of so many gardens on the island is particularly deadly to impatiens, one of the most popular annual plants which gardeners can buy.  ... by John
3 Men Charged in Long Island Lottery Scam
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - When 28 year old Marvin Choy Nij won the lottery, he took his ticket to a Riverside gas station on March 18 th to redeem his winnings.  Nij is from Guatemala and did not read or speak English.  When the three men working at the counter realized this, they robbed the man of nearly ... by John
Carlos Zambrano to Play for Long Island Ducks
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - The Long Island Ducks have just acquired Carlos Zambrano, formerly of the Cubs.  Speaking on the transfer, Cubs teammate Jake Fox said, “He’s an extremely talented pitcher with a lot of experience.  He is very exuberant.  He is a good character for this league.  ... by John
Long Island Community Buys Tesla's Historic Laboratory
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - After a six week internet crowdfunding effort, the Tesla Science Center of Wardenclyffe, Long Island announced that they were able to acquire a laboratory once used by Nikola Tesla for $850,000.  With the Long Island community’s help, the Tesla Science Center managed to raise $1.3 ... by John
Our Lady of Mercy High School Wins Mock Trial Tournament
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - An all-female student team from Our Lady of Mercy High School in Syosset won the Nassau County Championship in the 2013 New York State Mock Trial Tournament. This is the first time that Our Lady of Mercy has won this tournament and they beat out dozens of other high schools to win the county ... by Janet
Taste Wine & Dine Dinner Set for May 9th
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - A special Taste Wine & Dine Dinner is set to be hosted at The Living Room Restaurant at The Maidstone on Thursday, May 9 th . The chef de cuisine, Mathias Brogie, will be cooking a special meal to accompany the wines that are being offered. Dinner reservations are being accepted for 6:30pm and ... by James
Charges Filed for Impersonating an Attorney
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Charges were filed against Michael Schorr for allegedly conning judges and unsuspecting clients by pretending to be a licensed attorney. Schorr passed himself off as a New York lawyer for four years, defrauding multiple victims of legal fees of thousands of dollars. In addition, he filed court ... by Joseph
The Brookhaven Fair Opens for Three Weekends
Monday, May 6, 2013 - The Pennysaver Amphitheater will be home to The Brookhaven Fair later this month. Starting May 24 th and running on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day for three weekends, the fair will be like a trip to a huge amusement park – just closer to home. Strates Shows, the last great ... by Cynthia
Long Island Marathon Results Come In
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - The 2013 Long Island Marathon started and finished without incident, and the results are now in.  Derek Rammelkamp, 23, was announced as the winner for the men’s marathon, and Kelly Gillen, 20, was announced as the winner of the women’s race.  Rammelkamp’s time was ... by John
Macabre Faire Film Festival Starts May 31st
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Long Island’s only film festival revolving around suspense, thriller, and horror films is coming back on May 31 st . The 3 rd Macabre Faire Film Festival, presented by TwitchTwitch Productions, will unite horror fans, producers, actors, and filmmakers together in one location. Movies, ... by Cynthia
Long Island Man Punches Ice Cream Cashier Over Coupon
Friday, May 3, 2013 - If you work as a cashier on Long Island and you think you’ve had to put up with some crazy customers, just wait until you hear what happened to a cashier working at Carvel ice cream on Dutch Broadway.  The 55 year old employee working at the counter received a coupon for one free ice ... by John
The Long Island City Flea and Food to Open Mid-June
Friday, May 3, 2013 - Need something to do on the upcoming summer weekends? Starting in mid-June The Long Island City Flea and Food market will be open for everyone to come and enjoy food and shopping. Saturdays and Sundays this market will be located on a 24,000 square foot lot on the corner of 5 th Street and 46 th ... by James
Sustainable Long Island Wins $130,000 Award for Sandy Recovery Work
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - A non-profit organization called Sustainable Long Island was recently awarded $130,000 for their work supporting recovery efforts in the area following Hurricane Sandy.  The award was granted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.  “UUC’s funding allows ... by John
Armed Home Invasions Becoming the Norm on Long Island
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Last week two home invasions occurred just six hours and 22 miles apart. This seems to be more common than people think, as there have been dozens on Long Island in just the first three months of the year. During the first of the home invasions, two men forced their way into a Floyd Street ... by Cynthia
T-Mobile Completes Acquisition of MetroPCS
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - The country’s fourth largest cellphone carrier, T-Mobile USA, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of MetroPCS Communications Inc. This is big news in the cellphone world, as it will offer T-Mobile the opportunity to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange for the first ... by Joseph
Camp Scholarships Available for Children Affected by Sandy
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silber promoted scholarship opportunities for those children who were affected by Sandy during a shared press conference on Tuesday. Children from families that were affected by Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey have ... by Janet
Recent Survey Shows that Hiring May Be Down for March
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - Unfortunately, a recently released survey shows that companies in the United States added the smallest number of jobs in seven months. This may indicated that the higher taxes and spending cuts levied by the government might be weighing heavily on the economy. ADP, a payroll processor, said ... by Ed
6 Months After Hurricane Sandy
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - It’s hard to believe for many Longer Islanders, but it has now been an entire half year since Hurricane Sandy swept across the island, leaving devastation in its wake.  A lot of progress has been made toward repairs and toward bolstering the strength of LI communities, but there is ... by John
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