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It was like having security cameras in every room of a house but one. That’s how Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone described to reporters the decentralized, hodgepodge security infrastructure of the county’s computer network . . . more
January is National Blood Donor Month, first established a half-century ago. And it’s a good thing that declaration stuck, because blood is often in short supply, as it is today . . . more
New York has lost Oyster Bay. Well, more accurately, the state has lost 300,000 people — the town’s population — in just a single year. more
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for 14 years — a time period during which mere adjustments for inflation would now have it over $10. more
Many people woke up a couple of days before Christmas to heavy rain and wind that flooded residential streets and primary roadways, and may have left them wondering, “Where are all those Sandy flood-mitigation projects we were promised?” more
If you think breathing on the streets of a large city is difficult now, imagine what it was like 50 years ago, when vehicles guzzling lead-based gasoline spewed poison from their tailpipes . . . more
It existed for just five seconds — but it was enough to power a home for an entire day. more
"Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy . . ." more
There are very few people left who can answer the question, “Where were you when Pearl Harbor was bombed?” more
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 tackled all kinds of discrimination when it came to employment and public accommodation, it bothered Sen. Birch Bayh that the bill failed to address sex discrimination at schools. more
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