John The Usher

An usher looks back at the Islanders era at Nassau Coliseum

Friday, April 3, 2015

While many fans are dreading the last few games of their beloved New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, John Mazzullo is soaking up what may be his last few months as an usher at the arena. Mazzullo, 59, of Queens, already knows he won’t be making the commute to Brooklyn. Plus, the Barclays Center currently employs their own ushers for games, concerts and other events. Mazzullo has been the colorful character greeting fans in the 200 section. “For years I was in the 300’s and I moved down a couple years ago and... 

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The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps is taking measures to charge individuals for emergency services.
LIR Photo Credit: Photo by: Cristina Vintimilla

Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps wants fees for services

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps is taking measures to charge individuals for emergency services. For nearly 50 years, volunteers have been serving Smithtown and Huntington residents. This year, the organization is looking to charge insurance companies for any ambulance services in hopes of gaining funds for capital improvements. Huntington’s Public Information Officer A.J. Carter said, “Ambulance squads all around New York State bill the patient’s insurance but that has not been the case for ambulance services... 

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A mock up photo of the new Hempstead housing plans.
LIR Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of the Town of Hempstead.

Disappearing parking lots mean more development and job training in Hempstead

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Say goodbye to some of Hempstead’s many parking lots. Parking lots on Cooper Place and Washington Street are set to become residential complexes to provide the village of Hempstead jobs in a few months when acquisitions and appraisals are finalized. The Hempstead Community Development Agency (CDA) is working with Renaissance Downtown Urban America, a master developer, to provide more housing opportunities. Their plan includes four zones to develop on and three phases of construction. Phase one is to develop on a... 

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On March 9th, Hempstead Town Supervisor was joined by Councilman Gary Hudes, Councilman Anthony Santino, Town Clerk Nastrin Ahmad, and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin. 
LIR Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of Town of Hempstead.

Town of Hempstead Residents Get Their Own ‘Do Not Knock’ Registry

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sometimes that unexpected knock at the door can feel like that phone call during dinner. The Town of Hempstead’s “Do Not Knock” registry hopes to make these intrusions a thing of the past. “In this day and age, not knowing who’s coming to your door is very disconcerting,” says Jenna Stack, creator of the “Do Not Knock” petition on Change.org. For Stack, this started one day when she was home with a sick child. “Three people had come to my door that day, and my toddler was sick, and every time he would... 

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Panelist Joe Pfeifer said President George W. Bush understood his loss when his brother went missing during the 9/11 attacks. LIR Photo Credit: Reba Putorti

Hofstra’s 12th Presidential conference examines George W. Bush Presidency

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The three-day conference featured a series of panels assessing the legacy of the 43rd President of the United States. Students live-tweeted during specific panels, keying in on important topics regarding President Bush’s leadership, crisis management and overall administration. View the story “Hofstra’s 12th Presidential conference examines George W. Bush Presidency” on Storify  Read More

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Hempstead boxer finds success in the ring

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When the bell rings, local Hempstead boxer Dwayne Burchell, 19, seems like an unstoppable force. At 152 pounds he may not look like much but only seconds into a fight his strength and power shows. It’s his toughness and tenacity that has twice earned him the Golden Gloves Applebees’ Bout of the Night honors. This came […]

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An usher looks back at the Islanders era at Nassau Coliseum

John The Usher

While many fans are dreading the last few games of their beloved New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, John Mazzullo is soaking up what may be his last few months as an usher at the arena. Mazzullo, 59, of Queens, already knows he won’t be making the commute to Brooklyn. Plus, the Barclays Center currently […]

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An usher looks back at the Islanders era at Nassau Coliseum

John The Usher

While many fans are dreading the last few games of their beloved New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, John Mazzullo is soaking up what may be his last few months as an usher at the arena. Mazzullo, 59, of Queens, already knows he won’t be making the commute to Brooklyn. Plus, the Barclays Center currently […]

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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 […]