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Rep. Rice Announces $150,000 in Federal Funding for Security Enhancements at Two Local Jewish Community Organizations

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that two local Jewish community organizations have been awarded $150,000 in federal funding to support security enhancements.

Schumer Launches Statewide Internet Lottery for Single Ticket to Pope Francis Address to Congress

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that his office will be conducting a statewide lottery for one ticket to the Joint Meeting of Congress with His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See on September 24, ...

2015 Purim Events on Long Island

The Jewish holiday falls on March 4th and 5th this year.

Guilty Pleasures to Enjoy on Fat Tuesday

Lent starts on Wednesday, so make the most of Fat Tuesday!

How to Spend your Christmas Day - If you Don’t Celebrate Christmas

You may not celebrate the holiday, but you can still enjoy a great day off work.

Celebrating the Festival of Lights with Menorah Lightings on Long Island

Get in the holiday spirit by attending a menorah lighting ceremony right here on Long Island!

Plane with Swastika Banner Flying Over New York Beaches Have Many Outraged

A plane pulling a banner with the symbol of a swastika on it flew overhead New York beaches over the weekend, leaving many outraged.

NCPD Investigating Church Robbery

St. Vincent De Paul Church was robbed between March 16 and March 17.

Long Island Man Arrested for Stealing form Church in Uniondale

Two Nassau churches were robbed within one week of each other.

Hot Spots: Christmas Eve Dinners & Services and Other Entertainment for the Holiday Week in the Latest Weekly Watch

The kids are off from school this week and many will have family and friends gathering together for the holidays. Check out the hot spots on Long Island to enjoy together!

Bank and Church Robbed in Nassau County

An Elmont church and Uniondale bank were both robbed over the past day.

Elmont Home Depot Employee Steals Over $100K in Charity Scam

A Queens man working for a Nassau County Home Depot used the company’s charity matching program to steal thousands of dollars.

Academy of St. Joseph Houses Islamic School for Third Year

For over 150 years, the Academy of Saint Joseph was a prestigious private all-girls Roman Catholic school conducted by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, attracting boarding students from as far away as South America.

Egyptian Turmoil: Mubarak Acquitted as Churches Are Burned and Policemen Executed

Former President Hosni Mubarak may soon be a free man, but Egypt remains wrapped in violence.

Pope Francis Shows Shift in View Towards Gays: “Who am I to Judge?

In a press conference aboard his plane while returning from Brazil, Pope Francis gave a revealing interview in which he showed a slight shift in tone towards homosexuality.

Cold Murder Case of Rabbinical Student from 1986 Reopened

For nearly 27 years, a cold murder case of a student has gone unsolved. Nassau County Police have reopened the case and have upped the reward for information leading to an arrest of the killer.

Wednesday's Top 10: Delicious Places to Fill Your Easter Basket

Fill your Easter baskets with sweet treats!

Thousands Greet Pope At First Angelus Prayer

Pope Francis addresses a gathering of 100, 000 people at second papal address.

White Smoke At Sistine Chapel - New Pope Has Been Chosen - UPDATE

White smoke has been spotted at the Sistine Chapel, and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has officially been named as the new pope.
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