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Open House and Artists’ Reception August 29 Kicks Off Annual Instructors’ Exhibition at Art League of Long Island

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Art League of Long Island is proud to showcase artwork created by their highly talented visual arts instructors.  Their work will be exhibited in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery August 29 to September 20.  An open house and public artists’ reception takes place August 29, from 11am to 3pm.  The event is […]

Gregory Urges LIPA and PSEG LI to Modify Proposed Rate Plan

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Presiding Officer calls for more transparency, protection of seasonal rates (Long Island, NY) In a brief filed on behalf of the County with the New York State Public Service Commission, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory has criticized several components of LIPA and PSEG LI’s proposed rate plan, which would result in an average […]

East Northport Woman Convicted of Stealing Fundraiser Proceeds

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) A 62 year old East Northport woman has been convicted of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and petit larceny after a seven day trial in Central Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. D.A. Detective-Investigators arrested Maureen Myles in 2013 for stealing more than $30,000 raised from donors at a benefit dinner […]

Maragos: The Nassau County Living Wage Increases to $15.54 Per Hour

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the Nassau County Living Wage rate will increase from $15.50 to $15.54 per hour on August 1, 2015. The Living Wage Law applies to all County employees and businesses contracting with the County (contracts over $25,000). Enacted in January 2006, the Law ensures that employees earn […]

Walking Tour of Oyster Bay Saturday, August 15

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Tour begins at 3:00 pm (Long Island, NY) On Saturday, August 15, join Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Phil Blocklyn on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historic sites along East and West Main Streets, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet. No two tours exactly the same. Interaction […]

Senator Ken LaValle Together With Entire Long Island State Senate Delegation Oppose The Current LIPA/PSEG Rate Increase

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Senators request immediate delay to process and answers to a myriad of questions (Long Island, NY) Senator Ken LaValle, together with all Long Island State Senators, today opposed the currently proposed PSEG-LI rate increase. In a strongly worded and wide ranging letter, the Senators expressed a myriad of concerns about the rate increase, debt load […]

VIDEO: Nassau Police Seeking Man Who Keyed 30 Massapequa Vehicles in One Evening

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Seventh Squad is investigating multiple Criminal Mischief’s that occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:00 am in Massapequa. According to detectives, Seventh Precinct Police prepared reports from victims regarding damage to vehicles that were parked on Cameo Drive on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 between the hours of 2:45 and 3:00 […]

Two Suspects Used Stolen ID and Bogus Check to Buy $60,000 Vehicle from Quogue Dealership, Officials Say

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Village of Quogue Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate three people wanted in connection with an identity theft and grand larceny case at a car dealership in Quogue this month. Two men entered Otis Ford, located at 32 Montauk Highway, […]

VIDEO: Man Jumps Counter & Robs North Amityville Burger King Restaurant

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred at a fast food restaurant in North Amityville on Thursday, July 23. A man entered Burger King, located at 1104 Sunrise Highway, jumped over the counter and demanded money at approximately 7 a.m. The employee complied and the man fled […]

SCPD: Man Arrested for Stealing Multiple Catalytic Converters Throughout Suffolk

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police arrested a man on July 30, 2015, for stealing twenty-four catalytic converters throughout the county in the last month. Robert Storey was observed by Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Conroy stealing a catalytic converter from a truck parked at a business, located on Skip Lane in Baywood, at approximately […]

Routine Traffic Stop Turns into 14-Pound Marihuana Bust, Nassau Cops Say

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad reports two arrests for Criminal Possession of Marihuana which occurred on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:35 P.M. in Elmont. According to detectives, Fifth Precinct Officers in plain clothes on patrol observed a vehicle violate several Vehicle and Traffic laws in the Elmont area. A car stop was made […]

Man Shot at Bay Shore Barber Shop; Currently Listed in Critical Condition, Authorities Say

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at a Bay Shore barber shop on Thursday, July 30. A 30-year-old Bay Shore man was shot inside the Headfellas Barber Shop, located at 1773 Union Blvd., at approximately 12:30 a.m. The victim left the shop and walked a short […]

“Movies Under the Stars” at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove; Enjoy Family Movie Night Mondays in August

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Smith Haven Mall will transform its Lifestyle Village into an outdoor cinema as it hosts Movies Under the Stars, a weekly event featuring family-friendly films on a big screen. Taking place on Mondays from August 3 through August 24, guests are invited to bring a folding chair and enjoy this free event, […]

A.G. Schneiderman Op-Ed: Puerto Rico, Bankruptcy, and the Lessons of 1970s New York City

July 31, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wrote an op-ed in City and State on the need for New Yorkers to weigh in on the Puerto Rican debt crisis, and the steps that should be taken to remedy the situation. Highlights from the op-ed are below: ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PUERTO RICAN DEBT […]

Victim Robbed at Gunpoint in Uniondale; Police Currently Seeking Two Suspects

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The First Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred in Uniondale on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:15 am. According to detectives, a 24 year old male victim was walking on Park Avenue when he was approached by two male subjects that displayed black handguns and demanded cash. The victim complied and […]

Authorities Report Multiple Vehicles Defaced and Damaged by Unknown Subject in Massapequa Area

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Seventh Squad is investigating multiple Criminal Mischiefs that occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:00 am in Massapequa. According to detectives, Seventh Precinct Police prepared reports from victims regarding damage to vehicles that were parked on Cameo Drive on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 between the hours of 2:45 and 3:00 […]

SUNY Old Westbury Student-Athlete Brings Home Gold from World Basketball Championships

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) SUNY Old Westbury Panthers women’s basketball guard, Raven Pentz of Walkill, NY, helped Team USA win the gold at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championship this July in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Pentz, a rising senior majoring in Adolescence Education: Mathematics, was one of 12 players that had the honor to represent the United States, […]

Fair Media Council Announces Connection Day Oct 23, 2015

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) On Oct, 23, 2015, the Fair Media Council holds the largest conference in the country to bring media and community together for a day of open dialogue, story pitching, relationship building and mutual understanding. Hundreds of businesses and nonprofits turn out to meet nearly 100 reporters, editors, news directors, producers, writers, anchors and […]

AQE: Census Bureau Report misses Huge Inequity in NYS Schools

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Census Bureau Report Looks at Average School Spending, Misses NYS’s Huge Inequities (Long Island, NY) Today the U.S. Census Bureau issued a report that outlines the average per pupil spending in states around the country. While New York ranks as having the highest spending statewide, that does not mean that that is the case for […]

WSHU Launches 107.5 FM: New Station for LI Listeners; Eastern Long Island Now Has More Public Radio Choices

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) WSHU Public Radio has launched a brand new, all-classical music frequency for the residents of Eastern Long Island. The new frequency, 107.5 FM, replaces 103.3 FM. The 107.5 FM signal can be heard from Riverhead to Montauk, and from Mattituck to Shelter Island. Long Island listeners living in the 107.5 FM coverage […]

Volunteers Sought for the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Three-session training begins on Friday, September 4, 2015 (Long Island, NY) Why would someone who has had breast cancer volunteer to help others diagnosed with this disease? Here’s what some of the volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline have to say: Maria of Garden City: I wanted to give back to the program […]

Murray Holds Press Conference Calling for More Local Control Over Siting Sexual Predators

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) today held a press conference with Laura Ahearn, Executive Director of Parents for Megan’s Law along with several other elected officials and the Crime Victims Center, calling for a special session of the Legislature to pass laws strengthening local governments’ abilities to distance sexual predators from schools In […]

NYC Woman Arrested for Embezzling Over $129,000 from Lake Success Employer

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of New York City woman for Grand Larceny that occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm. According to detectives, the defendant Donna M. Castellano, 57, was employed from October 2, 2012 through January 9, 2015 as a bookkeeper at the Clinical Research Alliance […]

NYAGV Calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to #DisarmTheiPhone

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) is proud to partner with BBH Barn, the internship program of Bartle Bogle Hegarty NY, on their #DisarmTheiPhone social media campaign. Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV Executive Director, said, “Most Americans don’t think they can make a difference because they don’t own or carry a gun. But, […]


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