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Sickweather Alert: New York Illnesses Going Around 11/24/15 – 12/1/15

Sickweather is prepared to help New Yorkers stay healthy this Thanksgiving.

NBTY Donates 300 Turkeys to Island Harvest Food Bank Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Raquel Castro, actress from the hit show “Empire,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and volunteers from NBTY pitch into to distribute 300 turkeys and food to help 300 LI families in need enjoy a warm, holiday-style meal ...

William Floyd Elementary Raises $575 to Support Thanksgiving Food Drive

William Floyd Elementary School is making a difference for local families this holiday season by donating $575 to Colonial Youth & Family Services for their Thanksgiving food drive.

DEC Announces $2 Million Grant Program to Help Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Statewide

Two million dollars in grants are available to organizations for projects to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York State's waterways, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced ...

Schumer: Push to Prevent Those on Terror Watch List From Getting Guns & Explosives

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for passage of critical legislation, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 (S.551), that would give the Department of Justice authority to prevent a known or suspected ...

Police Commissioner Edward Webber Announces Plans to Retire

Police Commissioner Edward Webber issues a statement re: plans to retire.

Tree Burning Demonstration at Nassau County Fire Academy, Nassau County Firefighters Museum Shares Holiday Safety Tips

Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center will join with other Nassau County volunteer firefighters to conduct a live residential fire of Christmas trees to emphasize the importance of vigilant hydrating of all natural Christmas trees.

Governor Cuomo Announces New Efforts in New York State to Help Fight Terrorism

Governor Cuomo announced two new efforts to enhance the New York State's ability to fight terrorism.

Jury Convicts Queens Man for Assaulting Woman, Man & Police Officer During After Holiday BBQ Fracas

Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas said that a Queens man was convicted by a jury today of all but one count against him for an Independence Day Weekend fracas in Inwood last year that left two victims ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Suspension of Construction-Related Lane Closures

Governor Cuomo announced that temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will not be permitted from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, to 6 a.m. on Monday, November 30, ...

A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert For Black Friday And Cyber Monday

In advance of the holiday shopping season, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued tips for consumers who plan to shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Nassau County to Increase DWI Patrols for the Remainder of 2015

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter will announce additional DWI patrols for the remainder of 2015.

17-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Central Islip

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a 17-year-old in Central Islip this evening.

2016 Black & White Candlelight Ball

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, Inc. will be hosting its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the magnificent Jericho Terrace in Mineola, New York.

Mangano Joins Island Harvest And Bethpage Federal Credit Union In The Fight Against Hunger

Each November, Bethpage Federal Credit Union joins Island Harvest to hold a Turkey Drive that collects food and money for families in need on Long Island.

4 Arrested at Holiday Craft Fair For Selling Counterfeit Goods

The Second Squad reports the arrests of four females for Trademark Counterfeiting that occurred on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:30 am in Hicksville.

Nassau County SPCA Announces Thanksgiving Pet Tips

Tips to have a Thanksgiving that is pet-safe.

South Farmingdale Water District to Implement District-Wide Meter Upgrade

South Farmingdale Water District will soon use new technology to allow its personnel to more accurately record the water meter readings of every household and business within the District.

Man Robbed in Roslyn Heights After Arranged Car Purchase Through Craigslist

The Third Squad is investigating a Robbery that occurred in Roslyn Heights on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Train Service Beginning Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve and Continuing Through the Extended Holiday Weekend

Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining ...
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