Immigration Rally from Getty screenshot

Why Long Island should welcome immigrant youth

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Immigration reform and the status of about 70,000 unaccompanied children at the US-Mexican border was a top political issue this past summer. Although not a border state, New York and Long Island played a significant role. The state accepted more than 3,200 children to be housed with relatives with more than 7,000 expected by next year. Long Island accepted 2,200-plus boys and girls under the age of 17, the highest of any part of the tri-state area. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, the ultimate symbol of Americans... 

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Uniondale ‘takes back community’ with gun buy back

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grace Cathedral International took in 75 guns on Saturday, May 10,  only one hour into a  three hour anonymous collection, as part of the Nassau County Weapons Buy Back Program.   Working in tandem with Nassau County police, District Attorney Kathleen Rice and County Executive Ed Mangano, the church on Jerusalem Avenue  completed its fourth gun buy back. “I don’t want individuals [perpetrators] to think that they can, at random, come into [our] community, just start shooting guns and there is no response from... 

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Nassau legislation opposition results in no ‘Smoking 21′ bill

Thursday, May 15, 2014

On April 14 Suffolk County passed the “Smoking 21” bill into law,  which will prevent anyone under the age of 21 from buying tobacco products in the county starting in January 2015. A handful of Nassau County legislators are now trying to bring a similar bill across the county border. However, there is opposition among Democratic and Republican legislators. Republican legislators believe that the law should be passed statewide, whereas Democrat legislators believe that it is their responsibility to bring the law... 

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Comedian visits Hofstra to raise awareness on sexual assaults

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Comedian Maria Falzone is open with her personal story of shame and suffering. After contracting herpes from a friend, she forced herself to honestly think about her attitude toward sex. In March, she spoke to Hofstra students about safe sex, staying true to yourself, and preventing sexual assault. Falzone explained that both men and women are victims of sexual assault.  According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network,  one in six American women and one in 33 American men  have been the victims of attempted... 

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Features

As interest rates rise, students struggle to pay loans

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Just after 5:30 p.m. on a warm April evening, a  black Nissan Altima pulls up in front of a one-family home in Albany, NY. The historic-style home sits alone surrounded by uneven grass and a small walk-up staircase composed of shattered pieces of brick.On this particular night, the mailbox is filled with so many letters […]

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Why Long Island should welcome immigrant youth

Immigration Rally from Getty screenshot

Immigration reform and the status of about 70,000 unaccompanied children at the US-Mexican border was a top political issue this past summer. Although not a border state, New York and Long Island played a significant role. The state accepted more than 3,200 children to be housed with relatives with more than 7,000 expected by next […]

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Sports

Big Apple Umpires trains amateur officials

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Just like an amateur baseball player needs to learn the fundamentals of the game, an umpire needs to learn the basics of officiating. Since 2007, Big Apple Umpires has held a training class for new potential employees. President Joe Goldstein leads the group that officiates all over Nassau County and throughout Queens, Brooklyn and the […]

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La guía de Long Island Report para recursos de inmigración

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Reforma inmigración se hablará el Congreso de los Estados Unidos en los próximos meses. El Senate Judiciary Committee está considerando un 844-página ley, que incluirá un camino a la ciudadanía para immigrantes indocumentados y tambíen creará un nuevo sistema inmigración de mérito.   Ricamente diversa, Long Island es un crisol para inmigrantes de diferentes países y […]