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New York Senate Passes START-UP Initiative
Friday, June 28, 2013 - The New York State Senate just passed a new economic legislation called START-UP NY.  This bill will create tax-free areas around colleges.  Basically, if a business opens up shop within the established zone, that business will be able to operate without paying state taxes for a period ... by John
 
2013 U.S. Women's Open Debuts in Southampton
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - There are a couple of reasons the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open is exciting to golf fans in Long Island.  The first is that the event is debuting at the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, and the second reason is that one of the participants is a college freshman from Levittown named Annie ... by John
 
Long Island Teen Arrested for Trying to Join Al Qaeda
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 18 year old Long Islander Justin Kaliebe was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport attempting to board a flight to Yemen.  Accoridng to Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, Kaliebe was planning to travel overseas so that he could wage war against Yemeni and U.S. forces.  He ... by John
 
Governor Cuomo Announces $17 in Recreation Improvement Funding
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has just announced that he will be providing over $17 million in funding to outdoor recreation projects throughout the state of New York, through New York Works II and Environmental Protection Funds Investments.  The projects will create improvements in a variety of ... by John
 
Governor Cuomo Announces $17 in Recreation Improvement Funding
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has just announced that he will be providing over $17 million in funding to outdoor recreation projects throughout the state of New York, through New York Works II and Environmental Protection Funds Investments.  The projects will create improvements in a variety of ... by John
 
Governor Requests Federal Investigation of LIPA
Monday, June 24, 2013 - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has been under fire since Hurricane Sandy, when it became apparent how ill-prepared the authority was to handle disaster.  And now, things are heating up even more.  The New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, stated this Sunday that he will be requesting ... by John
 
Fifth Alligator Spotted in Long Island River
Friday, June 21, 2013 - Earlier this year, four alligators were discovered in Long Island.  The alligators were caught and will be living at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center where they can be taken care of properly.  A fifth alligator was spotted in the Peconic River on Sunday and reported the ... by John
 
Deal on the Table to Allow 2,000 Slot Machines on LI
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other lawmakers reached a deal last night which would allow up to 2,000 slot machine terminals to open up on Long Island.  Lawmakers have been discussing the possibility of legal gambling on Long Islandfor a number of months now.  Currently, Long Island ... by John
 
Suffolk County Officials Introduce Smart911
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Yesterday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone together with Fire Rescue Emergency Services (FRES) Commissioner Joe Williams got together to announce that they will be implementing an initiative called Smart911.  Smart911 is a product developed by Rave Mobile Safety.  With Smart911, ... by John
 
Long Island Man Convicted of Plotting to Bomb Home Depot
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - A former Home Depot handyman on Long Island was just convicted this Monday of plotting to set off a pipe bomb in the store and attempting to extort $2 million from his ex-employer.  Daniel Sheehan, from the town of Deer Park, sent a letter to the manager of a Huntington Home Depot in October, ... by John
 
Federal Agents Raid Long Island 7-Eleven Stores
Monday, June 17, 2013 - A dozen different 7-Elevens were raided by federal agents on Monday morning, following an investigation into illegal immigration from Pakistan and stolen U.S. identities.  Nine different franchise owners have been charged with fraud conspiracy, identity theft, and crimes relating to illegal ... by John
 
Princesses: Long Island Draws Controversy
Friday, June 14, 2013 - Most of the national news these days which focuses on Long Island concerns the new Bravo reality series Princesses: Long Island.  This show depicts the lives of six wealthy Jewish women who are still living with their parents and are closing in on age 30.  Many viewers have been offended ... by John
 
Helicopters to Re-route Around East End
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - The East End of Long Island is home to the Hamptons, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island.  Unfortunately, this pleasant area is plagued with noise during the summertime from helicopters.  There is a nearby heliport which causes helicopter traffic to become quite a ... by John
 
Babylon Considers Banning Invasive Bamboo
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Bamboo is a popular plant among local homeowners on Long Island.  It makes a good screen for privacy and is aesthetically pleasing.  Unfortunately, it is also an invasive species.  The Babylon Town Board is bringing up a bill for review next month to ban the planting of invasive ... by John
 
Long Island Association Supports Immigration Reform
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - The Long Island Association is pushing senators and state representatives to strengthen the local economy by supporting immigration reform initiatives.  Together with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the LIA requested that it be made easier for highly skilled immigrants to gain entry to ... by John
 
Boltbus Rebrands, Adds Stops, Raises Rates
Monday, June 10, 2013 - Boltbus Long Island is making a change.  They will be rebranding themselves as 7Bus, and will start offering additional stops to their routes.  Boltbus first started serving Long Island six years ago.  This month you will see bright green buses which say “7Bus” on the ... by John
 
Newborn Seal Rescued at The Sands on Long Island
Friday, June 7, 2013 - The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research has just reported that they were able to rescue a three day old harbor seal pup which was struggling near The Sands, which is a banquet hall located in Atlantic Beach.  Several passersby had noticed the struggling baby seal and phoned into the ... by John
 
Princesses: Long Island Receives Mediocre Ratings
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - Those who have been curious as to how the new Bravo reality show Princesses: Long Island has fared now have some numbers to go by as the ratings have been released.  1.24 million viewers represents a mediocre amount.  The show was largely marketed at the 18-49 age group, where the ... by John
 
Long Island Representative McCarthy Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Democratic Long Island Representative Carolyn McCarthy has just been diagnosed with lung cancer.  McCarthy has been in office for the past sixteen years.  The cancer was discovered during an annual physical, and is apparently the treatable variety.  She will be treated at Memorial ... by John
 
5 Injured in Rail Collision on Long Island
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - Two trains collided in Westbury Tuesday in a Long Island Rail Road commuter collision.  During the accident, one train rear-ended into another around 11 a.m., and five people were injured.  Thankfully nobody was killed during the collision.  Neither of the trains were derailed, and ... by John
 
Princesses: Long Island Premieres on Bravo
Monday, June 3, 2013 - Last night, Princesses: Long Island, the newest reality show set on Long Island (but hardly the only one) premiered on Bravo.  The reality show follows the lives of six affluent college-educated Jewish women and their families and relationships, each of which encapsulates a particular social ... by John
 
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