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Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.

ACLD Honoring Bruce Libman for Long-Term Support Efforts at 2016 ACLD Golf Outing

LI nonprofit agency, ACLD, has named Bruce Libman honoree for its annual Golf Outing scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2016.

GVS "Little Doctors" Learn about Donating Blood

In conjunction with The Green Vale School’s Annual Blood Drive, the New York Blood Center visited the school’s fifth grade to discuss the importance of donating blood.

CDC: 1 in 3 Antibiotic Prescriptions Unnecessary

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...

Governor Cuomo Launches "No Excuses" Campaign to Combat Underage Drinking in New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the “No Excuses” campaign aimed at curbing underage drinking in New York.

Schumer and Girl Scout Leaders from NY Kick Off Centennial Celebration of the "Girl Scout Gold Award" at NYC Headquarters

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, alongside Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Anna Maria Chávez, leaders from New York’s seven Girl Scout councils, and Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from throughout New York, today kicked off ...

Mangano And League Of Yes Open New Ball Field For Special Needs Players

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined by Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Dennis Dunne, as well Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker, Kristine Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of League of YES ...

Preventing Bullying- Lets Let A Dog Show Us How It's Done

This is the story of Hobbes, an adorable 9 year old dachshund who was once the victim of severe domestic violence.

2nd Precinct Officers Joined Children at Dix Hills Ice Rink For a Fun-Filled Afternoon on Ice

On Friday, April 29, 2016, Second Precinct Community Liaison Officer, COPE officers and Community Support Unit officers joined local children from Huntington and Huntington Station at the Dix Hills Ice Rink for a fun filled afternoon on ...

Happy Mother's Day from The Fresh Air Fund

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our lives who take the time to care for us.

State Education Department to Develop Resources to Educate on Need for, Encourage Organ and Tissue Donation

The New York State Education Department announced today in conjunction with Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz that it will work with organizations that promote organ and tissue donation to ...

LongIsland.com's 2016 May Family Fun Guide: Spring Celebrations, Fabulous 5ks, Warm Weather Fun & More!

Spring is in full swing, Long Island, and this May is packed with tons of unforgettable fun that you won't want to miss out on!

Schumer: Calls $20M Authorization For School Water Contamination Lead Testing A Critical First Step

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that his new legislation, which would help school districts across New York State test their drinking water for potential lead contamination, has been included in the must-pass Water Resource Development ...

Acclaimed Psychoanalyst, Björn Salomonsson to Deliver the Lindemann Lecture in Human Development at Adelphi University on May 14, 2016

Salmonsson to talk about “The Internal World as Seen in Psychoanalytic Therapies with Mothers and Infants and with ADHD Children.”

Leg. Browning Attends Longwood School's "Operation-Safe-Stop"

For the past fourteen years Longwood School District has been a leader in bringing awareness to the importance of stopping for school buses and saving lives.

A New Study Shows Link between E-cigarette Ads and Use Among Youth

There is a link between exposure to e-cigarette advertisements and the use of e-cigarettes by middle and high school students, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hike It Baby Nassau-Long Island Hits on the Trails on National Trails Day - Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hike it Baby Nassau-Long Island and over 230 other Hike it Baby branches will hit the trails on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in honor of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. Hike it Baby Nassau-Long Island has ...

Annual MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition in Nesconset May 14th

The weather is warming up and the sunshine is lasting longer and longer with each passing day, but most importantly we are well into baseball season!

Following Heightened Threat & 60 Zika Cases in NY, Schumer Pushes Emergency $1.9B Funding to Help Stem Spread of Virus

With legislation necessary to take on the Zika virus headed to the Senate floor within a month, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced he will push the President’s emergency funding request of $1.9 billion to help ...

May 7th is I Love My Park Day: Lend a Helping Hand at Keeping Our Long Island Parks Healthy & Beautiful

Give back to the Long Island parks you know and love so much by participating in volunteer efforts on I Love My Park Day 2016!

Governor Cuomo Announces Connect Kids to Parks Initiative to Inspire New Generation of Environmental Stewards

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State is launching the "Connect Kids to Parks" program to enhance educational and recreational opportunities for schoolchildren and help promote parks and historic places in every corner of the ...
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