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Though the World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, residents of Long Island don’t have much to worry about — unless they plan to travel to affected areas. more
On Feb. 3, the Elmont Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors voted in favor of Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the north parking lot of Belmont … more
PSEG Long Island is reporting that, as of 4:21 p.m. Friday, 15,756 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without power. UPDATE: As of 4:21 p.m. on Friday: more
Anthony J. Miller. vice president of the Freeport Public Schools and a community activist, was honored on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Village of Freeport’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. … more
Hundreds of people gathered on Plainfield Avenue and marched to the main entrance of Belmont Park on Saturday, protesting Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the … more
On Feb. 1, an Elmont family experienced an almost unimaginable tragedy. Gabrielle Christina Johnson, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Elmont High School, stood on the corner of Village Avenue and … more
Nassau BOCES announced at its meeting last week that rock icon Billy Joel would pledge $1 million from The Joel Foundation to help save the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset, which has been threatened with closure over the past year due to dwindling enrollment. more
PSEG Long Island is reporting that, as of 2:22 p.m. Monday, 522 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways are currently without power. UPDATE: As of 2:22 p.m. on Monday: more
Anthony J. Miller. vice president of the Freeport Public Schools and a community activist, was honored on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Village of Freeport’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. … more
After the death of Kerry O’Keefe’s son, Kerry Jr., due to drug addiction in 2006, O’Keefe started going to a Manhattan-based bereavement group to cope with the loss. But it didn’t help. “You’d hear stories of some kids that got hit by a car, others that had cancer, but they were treated differently,” he recalled. “There’s a stigma that comes with a drug death that comes up all the time.” more
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