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Senator Venditto Votes on Legislation to Better Track Transfer of Sex Offenders

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) voted this week on legislation (S.396) that would require New York State to notify a local municipality when a sex offender is transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence. The bill, if passed by the Assembly and signed […]

Senator Hannon Announces Earth Day Contest

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Earth Day Poster Contest Promotes Environmental Awareness (Long Island, NY) Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) is looking for local student entries for his New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues. Schools wishing to participate should visit kemphannon.com for more information. To celebrate and honor Earth […]

Lupinacci Updates Half Hollow Hills PTA At Legislative Brunch

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R, C, I – South Huntington) updated Half Hollow Hills PTA members on the status of critical educational issues during the organization’s annual Legislative Brunch on February 4. The Assemblyman was one of several state officials, including New York State Senate Education Committee Chair Carl Marcellino, in attendance […]

Two Men Arrested for Robbing East Islip Card Store, Suffolk Authorities Report

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police have arrested two men for robbing a card store in East Islip on Thursday, February 4. Two men entered Lucky Clover, located at 29 West Main St., at 5:55 p.m., approached a clerk and demanded he open the register. The clerk complied and the men stole cash and lottery […]

Lupinacci, Raia Welcome Mobile Classroom Founders To Capitol

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Earlier this week, Assemblymen Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) and Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) met with Bob Keller, President of the National Grid Foundation, and Lance Reinheimer, Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Museum to discuss and tour the Discovering the Universe: Mobile Classroom. This mobile classroom is operated by the Suffolk County Vanderbilt […]

Good Samaritan Hospital Presents ‘Aging Gracefully’ Workshop

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Part of Good Sam University Series (Long Island, NY) Good Samaritan Hospital will sponsor an “Aging Gracefully” workshop on Wednesday, March 16, from 12:30 – 3:00 PM at the West Islip Fire Department. The event will feature lectures by Good Samaritan’s experts on topics including stroke prevention, dizziness and vertigo, and fall prevention, as well […]

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement With HSBC

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Settlement to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, And Foreclosure Abuses, Provide Certain New York Borrowers With Loan Modifications; Foreclosed HSBC Loans May Be Eligible For Payments For Past Abuse (Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. […]

Three Men Arrested for Damaging Huntington Businesses and Vehicles, Officials Report

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police have arrested three men in connection with damaging several businesses and vehicles in Huntington Village in November. Following an investigation by Second Precinct Crime Section officers, which included an extensive area canvass, a review of video surveillance recordings and follow-ups on several anonymous tips, three men were identified in […]

Balancing Work and Cancer: A Forum on March 16th at Adelphi University

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program (Long Island, NY) How individuals can cope with a diagnosis of cancer in their workplace is the topic of a forum “Balancing Work and Cancer” to be presented on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 pm, at Adelphi University in Garden City. Christine Brennan, Associate Director of […]

Assemblyman Ra Calls For Greater Say In Selection Of Regents Chancellor

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) has called for a change in regents by-laws, urging that new regents board members have a say in the naming of the next chancellor. Current Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and Vice-Chancellor Tony Bottar have both said they will not run for re-election at the conclusion of their […]

Nassau DA: Hempstead Man Indicted for October Shooting Death of 12-Year-Old Girl

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was arraigned on February 2 for the October shooting death of 12-year-old Dejah Joyner, who was shot in her home on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead. Jakwan Keller, 20, was arraigned today before Acting Supreme Court Justice Meryl Berkowitz on charges of: […]

Authorities: Roosevelt Bookkeeper Embezzled Employer Out of Over $164,000

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Major Case Bureau detectives report the arrest of a Roosevelt woman for a Grand Larceny that occurred between December 19, 2013 and January 25, 2016 in Freeport. According to detectives, while trained and employed as a bookkeeper for Arrow Express, a shipping company located in Freeport, Jenna Micelotta, 35, engaged in various […]

SCO Family of Services Holds Second Annual Taft Academy Conference

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases An innovative and collective approach to staff and leadership development (Long Island, NY) The SCO Taft Academy is a unique professional development initiative for 700 staff from SCO Family of Services working with children and youth with special needs who attend SCO’s five residential schools located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Bronx counties. Through an […]

Queens Man Arrested After Implicated in Two Armed Street Robberies, Cops Say

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Queens man for a Robbery which occurred on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:08 a.m. in Stewart Manor. According to detectives, Third Precinct Officers responded to Tulip Avenue for a robbery in progress assignment. A male victim, 39, was approached by a male white […]

Montesano Expresses Concerns Regarding Public Protection Budget

February 5, 2016

Long Island Press Releases A statement from Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) (Long Island, NY) “After attending today’s Public Protection Joint Budget Hearing, I have a few concerns regarding funding for the judicial branch of government in the 2016-17 state budget. This year, the NYS Office of Court Administration is requesting a 2.4 percent increase, which is primarily due […]

Nassau County Police Warns Residents of IRS Telephone Scams

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service. It has come to the attention of the Nassau County Police Department that individuals are receiving calls […]

Falls Prevention Classes Offer Mature Residents a Greater Chance to Stay Independent for Life

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken invite mature residents to attend the county’s national award-winning program focused on falls prevention. The program is intended to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life. ‘Stepping On’,  […]

Theodore Roosevelt Council Opening its Own S.T.E.M. Center in Massapequa

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Boy Scouts of America Theodore Roosevelt Council will open its own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Center with a grand opening celebration. Scouts of all ages and rankings as well as public school students are invited to experience the center for the first time. Attendees can interact with numerous displays […]

Outraged Brentwood Civic Groups, Parents And Students Join Together To Speak Out About Gun And Gang Violence

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Concerned Local Residents Demand Change And Ask For Help After Recent String Of Shootings And Homicides (Long Island, NY) Brentwood School Board President Helen Moss will join with about one hundred concerned parents, teachers and students, as well as with local civic and community organizations tonight, Thursday February 4, 2016 at 7pm inside the East Middle […]

Local “Give Kids a Smile” Event Highlights Underserved Children’s Need for Dental Care

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) On Feb 5, 2016 an estimated 1600 children ages 4-7 from local low-income families will receive free dental services –dental screenings and fluoride varnish treatments as part of national Give Kids A Smile Day taking place at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City for the 13th consecutive year.  The children […]

Submissions For 19th Annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Open Now Through March 1st

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Celebrating Some of the Best Short and Feature-Length Independent Films From Around the World, The Festival Is Set to Kick Off July 13th through July 21st (Long Island, NY) Nassau County Film Commissioner Debra Markowitz recently announced that Filmmaker submissions for the 2016 Long Island International Film Expo are now open! Filmmakers are encouraged to […]

PSEG Long Island Announces February 2016 Power Supply Charge

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) PSEG Long Island has released the Power Supply Charge for February. Effective February 1, the Power Supply Charge will be 6.2937 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). The Power Supply Charge for February is 1.0217 cents per kWh higher than January’s Power Supply Charge. The increase is primarily attributable to the recent return to […]

Registration Dates Announced For Spring Session Fitness Classes At Nassau Aquatic Center

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Building upon his Fit Nassau initiative to help residents live a healthy lifestyle, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano that registration for the 2016 Spring Session Land and Aquatic Exercise Classes at the Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow will begin on Sunday, February 7th at 9:00 a.m. […]

Mangano Congratulates Social Services Commissioner On Being Elected As 2nd VP Of The NYS Public Welfare Association

February 4, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Dr. John E. Imhof, Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services, has been elected unanimously by his 57 fellow commissioners as 2nd Vice President of the New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA). Dr. Imhof, who was appointed DSS Commissioner in 2006, formerly […]


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