8,000 people walk to find a cure for pancreatic cancer at the 14th Annual Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Walk on Oct. 12th at Jones Beach, NY. LIR photo credit: Meghan Von Elm

14th Annual Lustgarten Foundation Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Monday, October 20, 2014

About 8,000 people gathered at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 12, 2014, for the Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer research to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. One of the biggest teams was for former Hofstra University Dean of Students, Peter Libman, who recently died of pancreatic cancer.  Read More

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New York City's Comic Con attracted hundreds of fans, at it officially became the "Largest Comic Book Convention in North America" this year. LIR photo credit: Nadia Lindstrom

Comic Con Comes to NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the years since Comic Con first came to New York in 2006, it has gained an enormous amount of popularity. Officially the “Largest Comic Book Convention in North America,” NYCC attracts fans of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Hundreds of fans come in elaborate costumes that are often home-made months in advance.    Read More

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Church member and event volunteer James Hodge honored his late nephew who was tragically murdered.
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Anonymous Gun Buyback Program Returns to Long Beach

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A line stretched around the corner outside the Christian Light Baptist Church on Saturday as people waited, with upwards of 250 illegal guns in tow, to participate in Long Beach’s third anonymous gun buyback program. District Attorney Kathleen Rice, with support from County Executive Edward Mangano, began organizing the Nassau County Gun Buyback Program six years ago as one way – along with the “Shot Spotter” alert system, several youth programs, and strict enforcement policies – to combat gun violence... 

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LIR photo credit: courtesy Martha Moore, So Much Moore  Media

Country singer Lizzie Sider promotes positive message during National Bullying Pervention Month

Sunday, October 12, 2014

“A lot of the time, I would be excluded from games at recess, and so what I would do is I’d walk around and I’d sing to myself, because I loved to sing. And, there was a group of girls. . . . They would come up and ask me to sing a song for them,” ’ 16-year old Floridian country singer Lizzie Sider said, recalling experiences she had being bullied  in elementary school.  “I’d think, ‘Maybe this time they actually mean it, maybe they really do want to hear me.’ So, I’d start singing for them. And... 

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Country singer Lizzie Sider promotes positive message during National Bullying Pervention Month

Sider interacts with kids during an assembly. 
LIR photo credit: courtesy Martha Moore, So Much Moore  Media

“A lot of the time, I would be excluded from games at recess, and so what I would do is I’d walk around and I’d sing to myself, because I loved to sing. And, there was a group of girls. . . . They would come up and ask me to sing a song for […]

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14th Annual Lustgarten Foundation Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

8,000 people walk to find a cure for pancreatic cancer at the 14th Annual Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Walk on Oct. 12th at Jones Beach, NY. LIR photo credit: Meghan Von Elm

About 8,000 people gathered at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 12, 2014, for the Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer research to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. One of the biggest teams was for former Hofstra University Dean of Students, Peter Libman, who recently died of pancreatic cancer.

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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 […]