69-year-old Army veteran, Reginald Cain, in his new home in Liberty Village, North Amityville. LIR photo credit: Briana Smith

Liberty Village Gives Hope to Homeless Veterans

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Throughout the day, they would visit the local food pantry, spend time with their friends, or simply relax wherever they could find an open space, but when darkness filled the sky and night approached, they were reminded of the difficult lifestyle that they truly had. They didn’t have a bed to sleep in, nor did they have many items to call their own. They had some clothes, shoes, and small valuable belongings; unforgettable memories from their military service, along with unbearable health conditions, and a whole... 

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Long Island pregnancy rates over the past decade illustrate a decline.
LIR photo credit: Mia Xiang and Bea Arner

Teen Pregnancy Rates Decline On Long Island

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Teen pregnancies on Long Island have practically halved over the past 10 years according to the New York State Department of Health. In 2012, there was a total of 717 pregnancies of women aged 15-19, which was a record low for Nassau County teens in this age group; in 2003, there was a total of 1273 pregnancies of teenagers.  And this was  a decline in the teen pregnancy rate from  30.7 pregnancies per 1,000 females in 2003 to 15.5 pregnancies per 1,000 females. Meanwhile, Suffolk County has a similar downward trend:... 

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8,000 people walk to find a cure for pancreatic cancer at the 14th Annual Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Walk on Oct. 12th at Jones Beach, NY. LIR photo credit: Meghan Von Elm

14th Annual Lustgarten Foundation Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Monday, October 20, 2014

About 8,000 people gathered at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 12, 2014, for the Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer research to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. One of the biggest teams was for former Hofstra University Dean of Students, Peter Libman, who recently died of pancreatic cancer.  Read More

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New York City's Comic Con attracted hundreds of fans, at it officially became the "Largest Comic Book Convention in North America" this year. LIR photo credit: Nadia Lindstrom

Comic Con Comes to NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the years since Comic Con first came to New York in 2006, it has gained an enormous amount of popularity. Officially the “Largest Comic Book Convention in North America,” NYCC attracts fans of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Hundreds of fans come in elaborate costumes that are often home-made months in advance.    Read More

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Liberty Village Gives Hope to Homeless Veterans

69-year-old Army veteran, Reginald Cain, in his new home in Liberty Village, North Amityville. LIR photo credit: Briana Smith

Throughout the day, they would visit the local food pantry, spend time with their friends, or simply relax wherever they could find an open space, but when darkness filled the sky and night approached, they were reminded of the difficult lifestyle that they truly had. They didn’t have a bed to sleep in, nor did […]

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14th Annual Lustgarten Foundation Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

8,000 people walk to find a cure for pancreatic cancer at the 14th Annual Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Walk on Oct. 12th at Jones Beach, NY. LIR photo credit: Meghan Von Elm

About 8,000 people gathered at Jones Beach on Sunday, October 12, 2014, for the Lustgarten Walk for Pancreatic Cancer research to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. One of the biggest teams was for former Hofstra University Dean of Students, Peter Libman, who recently died of pancreatic cancer.

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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 […]