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More than 400 animals –– many exotic, some endangered –– were removed by officials from the Bellmore home of Gary Gruber, according to the Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and the … more
Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s … more
Cyclists from 93 countries packed the George Washington Bridge on May 15 to take part in the 2016 Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York Championship, as Long Beach resident Ronald Malone was among the several thousand racers who tackled the 100-mile course from Manhattan to Bear Mountain State Park and back. more
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, students at Long Beach High School staged “The Laramie Project” last week, a play that focuses on the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was murdered in 1998, and the community’s reaction to the killing. more
A 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier belonging to a Long Beach couple was killed on June 13 at the Nickerson Beach dog park, after two pit bulls attacked it, according to its owners, who are now trying to find the owners who fled. more
Two weeks after the city announced that it would host the Long Island PrideFest next year, the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to update the city’s employee policy manual to include … more
Last week, a bill requiring all public schools to test their water for lead was given the green light by both the Senate and the Assembly, and is expected to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. more
Unsound surf shop held its 7th annual surf art show and auction on June 11, which featured live music by the Shipwrecks. Each year, the event features some of the best artists and photographers … more
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