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Temple Announces Bingo Night

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Bingo Committee of dedicated volunteers: Amy Max, Shanna Cooperman, Merrie Radisch (chair), Jen Naiburg, Karyn Rubin, Carolyn Sorokoff-Stearn and Lisa Shackman

Temple Chaverim, serving Syosset, Jericho and Woodbury, invites the community to join its family bingo night on Sunday, March 13. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the evening will include a pizza dinner, dessert buffet baked by members of the bingo committee, prizes and fun for everyone. [Read more…]

County Plays ‘Nice’ With Bus Company

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County Executive Ed Mangano speaks about the deal struck with Nice Bus. (Photo by Rohanie Parbhoo)

The recent announcement that NICE Bus, Nassau County’s bus service, was discontinuing many of its routes met with considerable public outcry.

There is some good news to those residents who may have been adversely affected by these cuts, as County Executive Ed Mangano, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, and Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams, held a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building in Mineola on Feb. 10 to discuss the new plan to restore the discontinued lines. [Read more…]

‘Seniors’ Pet Adoption Program

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Senior residents living in the Town of Oyster Bay who are looking for a “furever” friend can look no further than the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter. According to Councilman Joseph G. Pinto, adoption fees are waived for senior citizens through the town’s ‘Seniors for Seniors’ program. [Read more…]

Supporting Brain Injury Survivors

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Dr. Deborah Benson, founder of Common Ground Alliance in Plainview

Human beings are social creatures—and that fact remains true even when life deals an unexpected hardship.

Common Ground Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization providing social, recreational, intellectual and creative opportunities for persons with traumatic brain injuries. Founded in Plainview in 2010, it supports long-term wellness and boosts quality of life for the survivors of brain injuries, as well as their families. [Read more…]

County Warns Of IRS Phone Scams

hqdefault[1]County Executive Ed Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from people identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service. [Read more…]

Maragos Wants Shelter Oversight

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Comptroller George Maragos believes Nassau’s homeless shelters are inadequate.

George Maragos, Nassau County comptroller, released an audit of the approximately $8 million annual County Homeless Shelter Program run by the Department of Social Services (DSS) together with the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD). [Read more…]

Town Offers Enriching Programs

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Painting courses are available for adults.

The Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community and Youth Services offers cultural enrichment, workshops, the ever-popular Music Under The Stars series, art exhibits and more. Now, the department is gearing up for spring with an array of programs aimed at expanding creative and intellectual horizons. [Read more…]

Singas Sworn In As DA

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District Attorney Madeline Singas is sworn in.

Madeline Singas was sworn-in recently as Nassau County District Attorney. The official ceremony was led by New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Flanked by her husband, Theo Apostolous, and close family, friends and supporters, the Singas pledged to fight government corruption. Singas became Acting District Attorney after Kathleen Rice was sworn into Congress last January 2015. [Read more…]

Schumer To Navy, Grumman: Stop Stalling

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Senator Chuck Schumer, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino and several members of the water district, discuss the ongoing plume problem.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer recently called on the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman to immediately share data from their monitoring wells with all affected Long Island water districts. Schumer is urging the Navy and Northrop Grumman to work closely with these water districts in order to define the reach of the plume and to remediate it. [Read more…]

Syosset’s Book Brothers

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Syosset’s Joshua, Aaron and Justin Lafazan are ahead of the curve. (Photos Courtesy of Umbrella Syndicate)

When three brothers conspire to reach a goal, it almost never involves writing books to help their contemporaries.

But Syosset’s Lafazan brothers—Josh, 22, Justin, 19 and Aaron, 15—are not prototypical young men. Highly motivated and wise beyond their years, the Lafazans have each staked a claim to three distinct niches—each writing a book specifically aimed at spreading knowledge and helping their respective generations grow beyond the trappings of youth. [Read more…]