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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
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
Update 3 p.m. Feb 5. A 12-year-old girl was struck by a car while crossing Elmont Road, at Village Avenue — near Elmont Memorial High School, where she was a student — at around 7:30 a.m. on … 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
After an historic storm swept across Long Island, dumping more than two feet of snow on Bellmore-Merrick from late on Jan. 22 into the early morning of Jan. 24, folks spent the greater part of Sunday digging out their driveways and sidewalks. more
A fierce storm, brought on by a powerful low-pressure system that swept up the Atlantic Coast, brought an estimated two feet of snow to Bellmore-Merrick from late on Jan 22 to the early morning of Jan. 24. 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
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a saying: “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” For King, service to others was the highest form of humanity. more
Nazi fighter planes suddenly swooped in, strafing the ground with machine-gun fire, as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Frank DePergola raced a Jeep through a forest in Luxembourg as the end of World War II approached, with a lieutenant in the passenger seat. 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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