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Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin who represents part of Merrick, and Bob Young, an environmental activist from Merrick, are among the local organizers preparing for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. more
Patients should stop thinking of powerful pain medications like Oxycontin and Vycodin as slightly stronger versions of Tylenol and Advil. Rather, they should think of them as “heroin pills.” That’s according to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing and chief medical officer for Phoenix House, a national, nonprofit drug treatment agency. more
Buying a home is more than just making a purchase — it’s one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. Owning a home can be a source of comfort, pride, security and stability. But … more
Every day, 2,500 teens across the country, ages 12 to 17, get high off prescription drugs, and 70 percent of them obtain their narcotics from family members or friends –– most often by swiping them from bathroom medicine cabinets, according to Wendy Tepfer, executive director of the Bellmore-Merrick Community Parent Center. more
Local towns and villages will be commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks with memorial ceremonies and rememberances. They include: East Rockaway: Sept. 11, 7 p.m. on the grounds of Memorial Park, adjacent to … more
Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center that claimed nearly 3,000 lives, Nassau County held a candlelight remembrance ceremony to honor those who died that day. more
Members of the Franklin Square Munson Fire Department held a solemn ceremony last Sunday at the Sept. 11 Memorial in Rath Park, at which they dedicated a new piece of steel from the World Trade … more
Motorists are advised that nighttime closures of the southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway (MSP) between Northern State Parkway (NSP) in Westbury and Glenn Curtiss Boulevard in East Meadow in Nassau … more
I had been pedaling for an hour and a half when I stopped cold. The view, quite simply, stunned me. It was 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, and I was three-quarters of the way through a bike ride up and down the asphalt path that runs along the Wantagh and Ocean parkways, from Nassau County’s Cedar Creek Park, in Seaford, to the Town of Oyster Bay’s Tobay Beach Park, in Massapequa. The entire ride, from Cedar Creek to Tobay Beach and back, was 17.6 miles. more
Swimming is prohibited in the Atlantic Ocean today, Aug. 28, at Jones Beach State Park and several other South Shore beaches because of rip currents caused by Hurricane Cristobal. more
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