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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, […]

Neurologist Dr. Caroline Gatewood joins Peconic Landing’s Health Care Team

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Peconic Landing is pleased to announce neurology expert Dr. Caroline Gatewood has joined its medical staff as a consultant for its state-of-the-art Memory Care Center. In her new position, Dr. Gatewood will assist in the development of individual patient care plans as well as overall program development. She will also serve on […]

SCPD Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Witness of Centereach Bank Robbery

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the man in the photograph who may be able to assist in the investigation of a recent Centereach bank robbery. A man entered the Peoples United Bank, located at 1919 Middle Country Road, […]

VIDEO: Suffolk Police Investigating $7,000 Housing Supply Theft in Medford

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the two men who stole items from a supply store in Medford in June and July. Two men cut the fence to Florence Building Supply, located at 643 Long Island Ave., on […]

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees Chuck D and Eric B. Make Guest Appearances on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) On Thursday, July 30 at 8 P.M., two of hip hop’s biggest stars, Chuck D. and Eric B., will be making guest appearances on the Sounds of Film Radio Show, which airs on Stony Brook’s WUSB.  The two music legends will be performing at Nile Rodger’s FOLD Festival at Martha Clara’s Vineyard […]

Police Seeking Two Suspects Who Performed Armed Street Mugging in Uniondale

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The First Squad reports the details of a Robbery which occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:30 P.M. in Uniondale. According to detectives, a male victim, 28, was walking southbound on Bedford Avenue between Front Street and Midwood Street when he was approached by two unknown male suspects, one which was […]

Victim Robbed at Gunpoint After Tricked into Thinking Friend Needed Aid, Cops Say

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The First Squad reports the details of a Robbery which occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in S. Hempstead. According to detectives, a male victim, 37, received a phone call from an unknown suspect who stated a friend of the victim needed help at Irene Street and Central Avenue. […]

Kevin Gomez, Former CDNY Vice President, Named College Democrat of the Year

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Kevin Gomez, Stony Brook ’15, presented with award at the 2015 College Democrats of America convention (Long Island, NY) It is with great pride and admiration that The College Democrats of New York announce that Kevin Gomez, former CDNY Vice President, was named the College Democrat of the Year at the 2015 College Democrats of America […]

Caithness Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to 21 Area High School Students

July 30, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Continuing its commitment to assist local high school students, Caithness Long Island, LLC has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 21 graduating seniors from Bellport, Longwood, and Patchogue-Medford high schools. The annual Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship has assisted over 200 students since its inception in 2007, and has awarded more than $250,000 in total […]

Police: Elmont 7-11 Robbed at Gunpoint by Masked Assailant; No Injuries Reported

July 29, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fourth Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 3:05 a.m. in Elmont. According to detectives, a male black subject in his 20’s, 140 lbs., 5’8” tall, wearing black long sleeve tee shirt, gray sweatpants, black ski mask, and black Nike sneakers entered the 7-11 store […]

Hannon, Mangano and Walker Sponsoring Property Tax Exemptions Workshop at Plainedge Library

July 29, 2015

Long Island Press Releases August 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Long Island, NY) If you live in and are the owner of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment (co-op), you may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year. “I’m partnering with Nassau County Executive Mangano and County Legislator Rose Walker to bring the Department of Assessment […]

Nassau Police Investigating Burglary of Merrick AT&T; Subjects Made off With 10-15 Cell Phones

July 29, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Seventh Squad is investigating a Burglary that occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:21 am in Merrick. According to detectives, Seventh Precinct Officers responded to a burglary alarm at AT & T- 186 Merrick Road. Upon arrival officers found a broken window from the front door. After an investigation it […]

Inmate Had Illegal Drugs Mailed to Him While in Prison, Authorities Report

July 29, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The District Attorney Squad reports the arrest of two individuals from Levittown for Promoting Prisoner Contraband that occurred on Wednesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:40 a.m. in East Meadow. According to detectives, on June 30, 2015 a Nassau County Correction Officer discovered (2) two Fentanyl patches secreted in a greeting card addressed […]

Dave Calone Announces Support for His Congressional Campaign

July 29, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Support from three Democratic County Legislators in the 1st Congressional District (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Planning Commission Chair, businessman and former federal prosecutor Dave Calone announced today that three Democratic members of the Suffolk County Legislature from the 1st Congressional District are backing his campaign for Congress. Legislator Sarah Anker from Mt. Sinai, Legislator Rob […]

Supporters Stand Up for Planned Parenthood in New York State on Eve of Federal Defund Vote

July 29, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Albany, NY) Today, supporters of Planned Parenthood held a press conference to speak up for the quality health care services and compassionate care that Planned Parenthood has provided for nearly a century.  Among those present were Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, BiPartisan Pro-Choice Caucus co-leader Senator Liz Krueger, members of the New York State Assembly and Senate, […]


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