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Presiding Officer Gregory Honored By Suffolk County Police Asian Jade Society

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory issued the following statement regarding being honored by the Suffolk County Police Asian Jade Society at its 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet on Feb. 8. Presiding Officer Gregory is honored by Suffolk County Police Asian Jade Society President Jeff Fong at their 2016 Chinese […]

Harbor Country Day Students Join Chinese New Year Celebration at Stony Brook University’s Confucius Institute

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island,  NY) Thirteen Mandarin students from Harbor Country Day School, a nonprofit independent school in St. James, performed onstage at the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration at the prestigious Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University. The event, which was held on February 6 at the Charles B. Wang Center, featured performances from professional Lion […]

Environment New York: NY Ranks 4th in Solar Jobs

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 8,250 in New York. The national solar jobs number represents a 20.2 percent increase from the previous year – the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more. […]

Nassau Police Investigating Attempted Theft at New Hyde Park Funeral Home

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Third Squad detectives are investigating a Burglary that occurred on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:04 am in New Hyde Park. According to detectives, a male black or Hispanic went into New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road and entered an “Employees Only” area. The subject was then observed exiting the funeral […]

LICADD Elects Barbara Posillico, Founder of the Life Center Counseling & Health Services in Huntington, to the Board of Directors

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is pleased to announce the election of Barbara Posillicoto its Board of Directors.Barbara is a Licensed Certified Social Worker providing counseling for individuals, teenagers, couples and families for the past 20 years. A graduate of Long Island University and Adelphi University, Barbara works […]

WSHU Public Radio Group Establishes Long Island News Bureau – Partners with Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Grand Opening Celebration Thursday, February 11th (Long Island, NY) The WSHU Public Radio Group has opened a Long Island News Bureau in Stony Brook, NY in partnership with Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism.  The bureau, located in close proximity to the university, will serve as the base for WSHU’s Long Island operations.  The station […]

Exhibit Opportunity for Nassau County Female Artists, Photographers

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Women’s History Month Art & Photography Exhibition (Long Island, NY) Nassau County female artists and photographers are encouraged to apply to be considered for exhibition in the 3rd Annual Nassau County 2016 “Women’s History Month Art & Photography Exhibition,” to be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive […]

Gregory Statement on Appointment of Tim Sini to Suffolk Police Commissioner

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory today issued the following statement on the Legislature’s vote to confirm the appointment of Timothy D. Sini to the position of Commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department: “The vast majority of the Suffolk County Police Department’s 2,000-plus officers serve the department with great honor, […]

Environment New York: Supreme Court Decision Huge Loss For Climate Action, Huge Win For Polluters

February 10, 2016

Long Island Press Releases “This decision is a huge loss for our kids’ future and for all Americans who care about the health of our planet, and a huge win for the polluters and the deniers. That said, I am confident that this is only a temporary setback — ultimately the science, the majority will, and bold climate action […]

Gold Coast International Film Festival Screening Award-Winning Indian Film

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases As Part of Their Furman Film Series, GCIFF & ReelAbilites Film Festival Will Present “Margarita With a Straw” Wednesday, March 16th (Long Island, NY) The Gold Coast International Film Festival recently announced that they will join the ReelAbilities Film Festival in a special Furman Film Series event, screening “Margarita With A Straw” – the tale […]

Assemblyman Garbarino Introduces College Affordability Legislation

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases A Statement from the desk of Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I-Sayville) (Long Island, NY) “Today I stood with my Assembly Republican Conference colleagues to present a series of bills designed to alleviate the crushing debt burdening thousands of students and middle-class families across New York. For decades the price of a college education has skyrocketed, making […]

Assemblyman Murray Introduces Plan For Affordable College

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) “Obtaining a higher education used to be the dream for those looking to advance in their life and career, but now that dream often becomes a nightmare with an overwhelming burden of debt,” said Murray. “Many students carry this debt for years or even decades, putting a hold on other dreams like […]

Assemblyman McDonough, Assembly GOP Stand With College Students, Grads

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Following a press conference in Albany this morning, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) is calling for passage of common-sense legislation that will help middle-class families afford college education and offer solutions to the growing epidemic of student loan debt in New York. The measures include establishing tax credits for student loan payments, applying the […]

Fair Media Council Opposes Acquisition of Cablevision by Luxembourg-Based Altice NV

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Fair Media Council opposes the proposed acquisition of Cablevision by Luxembourg-based Altice NV, citing grave concern for the public interest, public safety and the local economy. “The burden of debt Altice will assume, combined with Altice’s reputation for diminished services and the company’s lack of experience in this market – which […]

Islip Terrace Resident Rob Karstens, RN, Named ‘Samaritan of the Month’ at Good Samaritan Hospital

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Islip Terrace resident Rob Karstens, RN, was named one of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s “Samaritans of the Month” for February 2016. Rob’s tenure at Good Samarian began in 2007 as an ambulatory surgery aide. As a volunteer EMT with his local fire department, Rob felt a calling to work in the […]

Thousands Of Parents Join Success Academy To Protest The Loss Of Their Pre-K At A Time When The Mayor Promotes Pre-K

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases While City and State Leaders Remain Silent, Parents Across NYC Are Turning Up the Volume—More than 10,000 Have Signed Petition in Less Than One Day (Long Island, NY) As City Hall continues to illegally withhold funding for Success Academy’s pre-k program, placing educational opportunity for young children in jeopardy, thousands of parents are raising their […]

Pre-Natal to Pre-K: Supporting New York’s Families

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Senate Democrats Push for Stronger Paid Family Leave and Unveil Initiatives to Help Families During Critical Early Childhood Period; Proposals Draw Praise and Support from Advocate Organizations, Plan Would Save NY Taxpayers $2 Billion Annually (Long Island, NY) The Senate Democratic Conference today unveiled a set of policy initiatives spearheaded by the Senate Democratic Policy Group […]

Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12 Endorse Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12 endorsed Anna Throne-Holst for Congress in NY-01. Throne-Holst is the only candidate in this race who has worked with and championed the needs and rights of labor. Local 12 is part of an international union of over 25,000 members and is one of the largest […]

Joshua Robbins to Read His Poetry at Farmingdale State College

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Feb. 25 Reading Is First Event in Spring Visiting Writers Program (Long Island, NY) Poet Joshua Robbins will read from his collected works at Farmingdale State College on Thursday, February 25.  The reading – the first event in the spring Visiting Writers Program – will be held in the Great Room in Ward Hall at […]

Queens Tourism Council: It’s In Queens! (Feb. 11 to Feb. 17)

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Queens, NY) With Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year, Queens is hopping with bargains, romantic events, and creativity this week. Listen to music. Check out art. Watch movies. Eat chocolate. Count birds. Here’s the rundown. Feb. 11, Laff Lab Comedy Club, 7 pm. See local standup performers. Free with RSVP. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., […]

Nurse Arrested for Smuggling Prison Contraband into Nassau County Correctional Center

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Chantiel Cox was employed by Armor Correctional Health Services; two others arrested and charged with conspiracy (Long Island, NY) Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that three women were arrested for their roles in smuggling dangerous contraband, including K2 and razor blades, into the Nassau County Correctional Facility in East Meadow after a six-week […]

Suffolk Police: Man Arrested for Breaking into Numerous Vehicles in North Babylon

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Police on Monday, February 8 arrested a North Babylon man who broke into numerous cars in North Babylon and stole victims’ wallets, credit cards, computers and electronic devices. First Precinct Officer Timothy Cohen responded to a 911 call during which a caller reported a suspicious man trying to open doors […]

Healthy Suffolk: No-Cost Program Helps Participants to Reduce Risk of Diabetes

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Department of Health Services Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken invite residents who are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes to participate, free of charge, in the county- administered National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The program supports moderate behavioral changes and has proven to reduce risk in those who […]

Rep. Rice, Officials Discuss Veteran Employment at HempsteadWorks

February 9, 2016

Long Island Press Releases Rice brings federal, state, local officials and veterans’ advocates together to discuss efforts to help veterans succeed in the civilian workforce (Long Island, NY) U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, toured the HempsteadWorks Career Counseling Center today with Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor […]


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