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End of a Tradition for Hometown Fans as Islanders Leave

Monday, March 23, 2015

Nassau Coliseum is the oldest, un-renovated hockey arena in the country. Even though it hasn’t been updated in 43 years, the hometown feel is what has kept people coming back. “The place shakes, literally.  The roof blows off.”  says Alex Klein, 48, a salesman from Roslyn. When he attends Islander’s games at the Coliseum, he remembers the reason that he became a “die-hard fan.” Fans preparing fire pit at Nassau Coliseum Even in subzero conditions, the dedicated fans were still out in the parking... 

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LI man protests Walmart’s ‘offensive’ St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts

Monday, March 16, 2015

Long Island resident Kevin Westley has drawn international attention for his protest against St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts on sale at his local Walmart in Uniondale and East Meadow. The East Meadow resident says the shirts with drinking slogans are offensive. So, to prove a point, he buys them all and returns them once St Patrick’s Day is over. It has now become a personal tradition for this Irish American to go to his local Walmart and purchase hundreds of dollars worth of these shirts. The total amount... 

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Four-Leaf Clover Guide: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Long Island

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Is it St Patrick’s Day yet? “I-RISH!” You’re in luck. Get a head start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by planning your festivities. St. Patrick’s Day is the annual celebration remembering the patron saint of Ireland, who is recognized for bringing Christianity to Ireland. It is celebrated on March 17, the date date of his death. What started as a public holiday in Ireland has extended to Irish communities and culture-loving individuals all around the world, including American and of course Long Island.... 

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From left: Acting Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Nassau County Police Foundation Chairman Eric Blumencranz hold an artist's rendering of the new police academy building at a press conference. 
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Nassau County Unveils Plans to Build New $40M Police Academy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Criminals are paying to build a new police academy for Nassau County. The estimated 40 million dollar project will use a combination of private and public funding to fuel the construction. “Twenty five million [dollars] of that is coming from the asset forfeiture, which is the money received from criminals,” said Commanding Officer Inspector Kenneth Lack.“So, criminals are helping to pay for the building.” A conceptual design of the inside of the police academy.LIR Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Department... 

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North Hempstead Polar Plunge Frozen? Call the Fire Department!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

As hundreds of volunteers lined up to take the plunge at the North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 7, little did they know the 11th annual Polar Plunge  would include a fire hose. The Polar Plunge is renowned for people running into a body of cold water during the winter, but this year, excessive snow and ice prevented participants from jumping into the water. The event was not canceled, because if the organization canceled an event every time there was snow in the winter months, there would be no... 

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End of a Tradition for Hometown Fans as Islanders Leave

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Nassau Coliseum is the oldest, un-renovated hockey arena in the country. Even though it hasn’t been updated in 43 years, the hometown feel is what has kept people coming back. “The place shakes, literally.  The roof blows off.”  says Alex Klein, 48, a salesman from Roslyn. When he attends Islander’s games at the Coliseum, he remembers […]

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Four-Leaf Clover Guide: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Long Island

Is it St Patrick’s Day yet? “I-RISH!” You’re in luck. Get a head start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by planning your festivities. St. Patrick’s Day is the annual celebration remembering the patron saint of Ireland, who is recognized for bringing Christianity to Ireland. It is celebrated on March 17, the date date of his […]

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End of a Tradition for Hometown Fans as Islanders Leave

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Nassau Coliseum is the oldest, un-renovated hockey arena in the country. Even though it hasn’t been updated in 43 years, the hometown feel is what has kept people coming back. “The place shakes, literally.  The roof blows off.”  says Alex Klein, 48, a salesman from Roslyn. When he attends Islander’s games at the Coliseum, he remembers […]

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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 […]