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NYAGV Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan Background Check Legislation

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Wednesday, March 4, 2015–New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) welcomes the introduction of bipartisan legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, terrorists, and the seriously mentally ill. The King-Thompson bill (H.R.1217) was introduced today by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA), Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task […]

Assemblyman Ra Welcomes North Shore Student to Albany

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Assemblyman Ed Ra meets with NYSSMA participant Angelo Antinori (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) welcomed Angelo Antinori of North Shore School District to Albany earlier this week. Ra met with Antinori, a drummer in this year’s New York All-State Jazz Ensemble, in the Empire State Plaza Concourse. The group kicked off “Music […]

Lindenhurst Woman Arrested for DWI After Wrong-Way Driving on Route 135

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Public Information Office reports the details of an Arrest for Driving While Intoxicated which occurred on Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 3:59 am in Wantagh. According to police, Highway Patrol Officers were notified by several 911 callers of a blue Volkswagen Jetta driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 135 […]

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $8 Million Agreement with Direct Marketer for Deceptive Practices that Resulted in Hidden Charges to Consumers Ordering Products Marketed on TV

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Allstar Marketing Group, LLC, Lured Consumers With Infomercials And Used Deceptive Web And Phone Ordering Processes To Hit Consumers With Excessive Fees And Charges; Allstar Must Make Major Reforms To Its Advertising And Marketing Practices (Long Island, NY) As part of a wider investigation into deceptive practices allegedly used by the direct marketing industry, Attorney […]

A.G. Schneiderman Offers Tips for New Yorkers Using Go Fund Me, Kickstarter, and Other Crowdfunding Websites to Make Donations

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases As Technology Makes Fundraising And Giving More Accessible, Consumers Should Keep Tips In Mind To Stay Safe (Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office is offering tips to consumers for using crowdfunding websites to make charitable and other donations. The sites, which allow users to post fundraising solicitations and […]

Suffolk Police Seeking Two Suspects in Shirley Liquor Store Theft

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men who stole liquor from a Shirley store earlier this year. Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify two men who stole liquor from a Shirley […]

Harbor Country Day School Sponsors Two Miles in Historic Bull Smythe Relay

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases 36-mile relay replicates Richard Smythe’s original ride around Smithtown, commemorates 350th anniversary of Town of Smithtown (Long Island, NY) Harbor Country Day School announces that on March 1, 2015, members of the school’s faculty and staff participated in the historic 36-mile Richard Bull Smythe relay run/walk through the town of Smithtown. The relay, which traced […]

Communities Need $12.7 Billion in State Aid to Protect Clean Water

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Analysis highlights need for investment in drinking water and sewer systems (Long Island, NY) A new analysis released today by a coalition of organizations shows that across New York State, communities have an immediate documented need for $12.7 billion in clean water funding – impacting every single county across the state. The Senate and Assembly […]

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with ValueOptions to End Wrongful Denial of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Investigation Revealed ValueOptions Denied Mental Health Claims Twice The Rate Of Other Claims, And Addiction Recovery Services Denied Four Times As Often (Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Beacon Health Options (formerly known as ValueOptions) requiring the managed care company – which administers behavioral health benefits for approximately […]

Shoplifter Made Off With Liquor from Huntington Store, Cops Say

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole liquor from a Huntington store last month. Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the man who stole liquor from a Huntington store […]

Nassau Police Officer Shoots, Arrests Suspect in Flower Hill Robbery

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Major Case Bureau, in conjunction with the Lake Success Police Department, reports the details of and continues to investigate a Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:20 pm in Flower Hill. According to detectives a Robbery occurred at the T-Mobile store, 1073 Northern Boulevard. Nassau County Police reports […]

Communities’ Clean Water/Sewer Infrastructure Needs Skyrocket

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Coalition Releases Community Wastewater Data, Urges $800 Million Budget Investment (Long Island, NY) Statewide, communities are grappling with more than $36 billion in unmet clean water infrastructure needs, with no new funding in the current state budget proposal dedicated for these projects. TODAY, advocates will release data via teleconference documenting the tremendous – and growing […]

Man Arrested for Driving on Drugs After Crashing into Nail Salon

March 5, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County police arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by drugs after he crashed into a nail salon in Deer Park on Wednesday, March 4. Michael Fusaro was operating his GMC Envoy in the Hess gas station parking lot, located at 1800 Deer Park Ave., when he apparently lost control of […]

Assemblyman Lupinacci: Small Businesses Are the Heart of Long Island Economy

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) recently welcomed and met with business owners and advocates at the New York State Capitol for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Day. Advocates from across the state met with lawmakers to urge them to keep the concerns of small businesses in mind as […]

Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci Calls for Transparency, Accountability Reforms

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) along with colleagues of the Assembly Minority Conference held a press conference today calling for openness, accountability and greater transparency in the New York State Assembly. “Lawmakers in Albany need to be held to a higher standard so we can regain the public’s trust. After Sheldon Silver […]

Assemblyman Montesano: We Need to Support Our Local Roads

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Today, Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) attended a bipartisan event calling for increased state funding for local roads, bridges and highways. The event generated an overwhelming amount of support from the 114 state legislators, county and town highway superintendents and road workers who participated. Montesano is calling for an increase in state […]

AARP Lauds Stringer for Move to Help Struggling Workers Save for Retirement

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Commends NYC Comptroller for Tackling Worsening Problem (Long Island, NY) “It’s disturbing that 59 percent of New York City residents ages 25 to 64 lack access to a retirement savings plan through their employer, and it’s shocking that 40 percent of city dwellers 55-64 have less than $10,000 in liquid assets for retirement, as research […]

Garbarino Introduces Comprehensive Assembly Reform Proposals

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville) today joined a coalition of his Assembly colleagues to introduce a comprehensive package of 17 reform proposals designed to increase transparency and accountability in the Assembly. These measures come in the wake of former longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest and ultimate indictment on bribery and extortion charges. […]

Nassau Police Assist in Delivery of Baby in Bayville

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Nassau County Police report the details of an Aided Case involving the birth of a baby boy on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 5:20 am in Bayville. According to police, Second Precinct Police Officers responded to a Jackson Avenue residence for a call of woman in labor. Upon arrival Second Precinct Police […]

The Liverpool Shuffle and Spontaneous Fantasia: Encore Performances at Vanderbilt Planetarium

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases April 11 and 18 — Two Shows Each Evening (Long Island, NY) Two live shows that played recently to enthusiastic audiences in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium return in April for encore performances. The next concert by The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Beatles tribute band, is set for Saturday, April […]

Rep. Rice Co-Authors Bipartisan Background Check Bill

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Bipartisan coalition introduces legislation to close loopholes in the current background check system and help keep guns from criminals, domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill (Long Island, NY) U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today joined a bipartisan coalition of U.S. House members to introduce new legislation that would expand the existing background check system to […]

Communities’ Clean Water/Sewer Infrastructure Needs Skyrocket

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Coalition Releases Community Wastewater Data, Urges $800 Million Budget Investment (Long Island, NY) Statewide, communities are grappling with more than $36 billion in unmet clean water infrastructure needs, with no new funding in the current state budget proposal dedicated for these projects. On Thursday, advocates will release data via teleconference documenting the tremendous – and […]

SWR to Hold its 7th ‘Lax Out Cancer’ Event

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Shoreham Wading River community has announced its seventh Annual Lax Out Cancer games.  This year’s event will match the Boys Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats with the Miller Place Panthers. The fundraising drive will be capped off on April 11th as the Varsity and JV Boys squads from both schools will play games.   […]

Assemblyman Murray: Rules Reform Needed Now More Than Ever

March 4, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Only way to clean up Assembly is to change how it does its business (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) today joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and his Assembly Republican colleagues at a press conference calling for immediate reform to make the legislative body more transparent. In the wake of scandal after […]