The Town of Hempstead recently got its own version of a 'Do Not Knock' registry. 
LIR Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Jenna Stack.

Town of Hempstead Residents Get Their Own ‘Do Not Knock’ Registry

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sometimes that unexpected knock at the door can feel like that phone call during dinner. The Town of Hempstead’s “Do Not Knock” registry hopes to make these intrusions a thing of the past. “In this day and age, not knowing who’s coming to your door is very disconcerting,” says Jenna Stack, creator of the “Do Not Knock” petition on Change.org. For Stack, this started one day when she was home with a sick child. “Three people had come to my door that day, and my toddler was sick, and every time he would... 

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Panelist Joe Pfeifer said President George W. Bush understood his loss when his brother went missing during the 9/11 attacks. LIR Photo Credit: Reba Putorti

Hofstra’s 12th Presidential conference examines George W. Bush Presidency

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The three-day conference featured a series of panels assessing the legacy of the 43rd President of the United States. Students live-tweeted during specific panels, keying in on important topics regarding President Bush’s leadership, crisis management and overall administration. View the story “Hofstra’s 12th Presidential conference examines George W. Bush Presidency” on Storify  Read More

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Easter occurs on Sunday, April 5th this year. 
LIR Photo Credit: Angela Carucci

Easter activities around Long Island

Friday, March 27, 2015

Are you egg-cited for Easter this year? Easter, which always falls on a Sunday, is the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. This year it will be celebrated on April 5th. One way Christians prepare for Easter and celebrate the Lenten season is by decorating eggs and giving them as gifts. This Easter tradition has been practiced for centuries. Some believe the egg was chosen because it is a representation of new life, which correlates to the resurrection of Jesus. Egg decorating stems other fun activities... 

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Hempstead boxer finds success in the ring

Friday, March 27, 2015

When the bell rings, local Hempstead boxer Dwayne Burchell, 19, seems like an unstoppable force. At 152 pounds he may not look like much but only seconds into a fight his strength and power shows. It’s his toughness and tenacity that has twice earned him the Golden Gloves Applebees’ Bout of the Night honors. This came after defeating Hendrycks Diaz on Feb. 25 and Irving Ramirez on March 3. In person Burchell is a completely different character. He speaks softly and is clearly uncomfortable talking about himself.... 

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The Long Island Immigration Summit took place at Hofstra University. LIR Photo Credit: Jeanna Lewis

Immigration issues addressed at Hofstra conference

Friday, March 27, 2015

Local leaders and organizers stood among camera crews and flash photographers as the Long Island Immigration Summit began with opening remarks recently at Hofstra’s Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, The event took place just over a week following a Texas-based federal judge’s decision to block President Obama’s executive action—including the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and creation of a new program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful... 

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Hempstead boxer finds success in the ring

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When the bell rings, local Hempstead boxer Dwayne Burchell, 19, seems like an unstoppable force. At 152 pounds he may not look like much but only seconds into a fight his strength and power shows. It’s his toughness and tenacity that has twice earned him the Golden Gloves Applebees’ Bout of the Night honors. This came […]

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News

Town of Hempstead Residents Get Their Own ‘Do Not Knock’ Registry

The Town of Hempstead recently got its own version of a 'Do Not Knock' registry. 
LIR Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Jenna Stack.

Sometimes that unexpected knock at the door can feel like that phone call during dinner. The Town of Hempstead’s “Do Not Knock” registry hopes to make these intrusions a thing of the past. “In this day and age, not knowing who’s coming to your door is very disconcerting,” says Jenna Stack, creator of the “Do […]

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Sports

End of a Tradition for Hometown Fans as Islanders Leave

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Nassau Coliseum is the oldest, un-renovated hockey arena in the country. Even though it hasn’t been updated in 43 years, the hometown feel is what has kept people coming back. “The place shakes, literally.  The roof blows off.”  says Alex Klein, 48, a salesman from Roslyn. When he attends Islander’s games at the Coliseum, he remembers […]

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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 […]