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Challenges and opportunities in LI’s changing population of millenials

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new study estimates that Long Island’s millennial population will continue to decrease based on various trends and changing demographics within the next 10 years causing both opportunities and challenges for the region’s economic growth. The study, done by the Nassau County Comptroller’s office, predicts Nassau County will have 60,000 fewer children in 2024, a 30 percent decrease from 2000. Based on United States Census data, Nassau County’s 10-19 age group will continue to see an 11 percent decrease due to... 

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Sachem North’s annual Festival of Trees and Lights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This Long Island school district hosted their annual Festival of Trees and Lights and toy drive on the weekend of Dec. 6th and 7th. Friends and families of all ages were encouraged to attend the event and take part in festivities such as arts and crafts, raffles, taking pictures with Santa, and more.    Read More

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Sources of Infection for persons with Hepatitis C. LIR Photo Credit: Sean Mack

Expensive new treatment for hepatitis C patients

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It’s been two months since the FDA approved Harvoni, Gilead Sciences’ newest cure for hepatitis C. The treatment for Harvoni consists of taking one pill a day for 12 weeks while experiencing little to no side effects. As convenient as the treatment sounds, the price for a 12-week treatment ranges from $84,000- $95,000, making it unaffordable for many people who need the treatment. Pharmaceutical companies are now teaming up with patient assistant programs to make treatment for hepatitis C available for those... 

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Long Island Rough Riders Sled Hockey

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sled hockey is a sport for people with disabilities. Players move on a sled with 2 blades underneath, and use hockey sticks both to play the puck and propel themselves. The Long Island Rough Riders, based in Bethpage, are unique because the players range from elite athletes to people who require someone to push them around the ice. The best part is, everything is 100 percent free to the players.    Read More

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Long Island Rough Riders Sled Hockey

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Sled hockey is a sport for people with disabilities. Players move on a sled with 2 blades underneath, and use hockey sticks both to play the puck and propel themselves. The Long Island Rough Riders, based in Bethpage, are unique because the players range from elite athletes to people who require someone to push them around the ice. […]

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Challenges and opportunities in LI’s changing population of millenials

Millenials on Long Island are forcing the area to change. 
LIR Photo Credit: Kerri Schreiber

A new study estimates that Long Island’s millennial population will continue to decrease based on various trends and changing demographics within the next 10 years causing both opportunities and challenges for the region’s economic growth. The study, done by the Nassau County Comptroller’s office, predicts Nassau County will have 60,000 fewer children in 2024, a […]

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Sports

Zombies invade Long Island to benefit Special Olympics New York

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You’ve probably never had to avoid zombies while running a 5K before, but at the rUNDEAD, that’s precisely the goal—and for a great cause. The 5K trail run, which will take place on November 8 at Brady Park in Massapequa Park, benefits Special Olympics New York (SONY). Special Olympics provides sports training and athletic competition […]

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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 […]