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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
They say write about what you know. Island Park author B. K. Berrell took bits and pieces of his real life and wove them into a suspenseful story. That story, titled “A Tightening Noose,” has … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
When you think about it, there are very few opportunities to play a key role in a major, internationally televised sporting event when you aren’t the featured athlete. One of those rarities exists at the U.S. Open. more
Actors John Turturro, Susan Sarandon and Bobby Cannavale were in Long Beach earlier this week shooting scenes for a new film that is reportedly a spin-off of the 1998 Coen brothers' classic … more
Jerry Foster doesn’t speak of getting his hands dirty when referring to his work. He likes to say that he gets his hands wet. Foster, 53, of Merrick, owns Freeport Kayak Rentals, a part-time seasonal venture that he started in 2013. Now in its fourth summer, the business is growing by word of mouth, and Foster said he is having the time of his life. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group has sponsored a radio advertisement, produced by a civic group in Elmont, that criticizes the plan for the vacant south lot of the racetrack … more
Last week, the Town of Hempstead announced new legislation that prohibits gas stations from charging customers for compressed air to inflate their tires. The measure has prompted a potential lawsuit from one Long Island supplier, who says the service doesn’t “come out of thin air." more
Mets third baseman David Wright was holding an impromptu news conference amid a crush of reporters around noon on Monday when the 5- to 7-year-old campers started to cheer his name repeatedly, followed by three thunderous claps. more
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