This winter's snow has caused trouble for many during the spring semester. LIR Photo Credit: Jenna Grasso

Forecasting Winter Weather on Long Island is no Easy Task

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Although students love blizzards, they turn out to be a hassle for school officials on Long Island. Not only do these snowstorms result in missed classes but they also turn into a hassle for commuters to park and for all students and faculty to get around campus. Delaying and canceling classes often leads to consequences in the beginning and end of many semesters. Students need to attend a certain number of classes for Hofstra University to receive federal funding and these class days must be in before the graduation... 

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Smart911 enhances communication and response times in communities for public safety agencies. 
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Nassau County launches ‘Smart911’ service

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Nassau County Police Department has launched a new system designed to improve how officers handle 911 calls and provide assistance to residents. The county introduced Smart911, a free service used by public safety agencies to enhance communication and response time in their communities. Members of the community can use Smart911 to create safety profiles for themselves, family and pets, which contains vital emergency information. Users can add details like a phone number, photos, physical descriptions, and health... 

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Chinese New Year

Six ways to celebrate Chinese New Year on Long Island

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thursday, Feb. 19 marks the start of Chinese New Year, China’s longest national holiday, which runs for a total of 15 days. Across China, the world’s largest mass migration will take place as 700 million Chinese take planes, trains and automobiles and all other forms of transport home to celebrate the holiday. This year is being called both the year of the goat and the year of the sheep because of confusion over the character “yang”, which can be translated as goat or sheep. Either way, those born in 1919, 1931,... 

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Protester’s call Eric Garner’s final words, “I can’t breathe,” — which he is heard screaming 11 times in the video of his deadly confrontation with police — a rallying cry. LIR photo credit: Alex Pineda

Grand jury decisions call justice system into question

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two separate grand jury decisions – not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner, and Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown – have sparked protests and demonstrations across the country. Garner’s confrontation was caught on video and provided evidence for what protesters are calling an obvious chokehold, a violation of NYPD policy, after the Staten Island man was approached for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes. Garner’s death was a result of “compression to the... 

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Features

On the airwaves: the immigrant influence in New York radio

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A version of this story is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Immigrants impact the culture of New York in many ways, one of them being music. Music is a universal language, and some of DJs that spin some of your favorite tracks on the radio have fascinating immigrant histories. Their cultures influence […]

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News

Forecasting Winter Weather on Long Island is no Easy Task

This winter's snow has caused trouble for many during the spring semester. LIR Photo Credit: Jenna Grasso

Although students love blizzards, they turn out to be a hassle for school officials on Long Island. Not only do these snowstorms result in missed classes but they also turn into a hassle for commuters to park and for all students and faculty to get around campus. Delaying and canceling classes often leads to consequences in the […]

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Sports

Shaun Foster: the goal to stay

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A version of this story appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Hofstra University’s Pulse Magazine. Students who enter the United States to study make up about 1.7 million of temporary admissions to our country per year. The United States government caps employment- based, permanent visas at 140,000 per year. Many of these international students […]

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En Español

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 […]