Church member and event volunteer James Hodge honored his late nephew who was tragically murdered.
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Anonymous Gun Buyback Program Returns to Long Beach

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A line stretched around the corner outside the Christian Light Baptist Church on Saturday as people waited, with upwards of 250 illegal guns in tow, to participate in Long Beach’s third anonymous gun buyback program. District Attorney Kathleen Rice, with support from County Executive Edward Mangano, began organizing the Nassau County Gun Buyback Program six years ago as one way – along with the “Shot Spotter” alert system, several youth programs, and strict enforcement policies – to combat gun violence... 

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Sider interacts with kids during an assembly. 
LIR photo credit: courtesy Martha Moore, So Much Moore  Media

Country singer Lizzie Sider promotes positive message during National Bullying Pervention Month

Sunday, October 12, 2014

“A lot of the time, I would be excluded from games at recess, and so what I would do is I’d walk around and I’d sing to myself, because I loved to sing. And, there was a group of girls. . . . They would come up and ask me to sing a song for them,” ’ 16-year old Floridian country singer Lizzie Sider said, recalling experiences she had being bullied  in elementary school.  “I’d think, ‘Maybe this time they actually mean it, maybe they really do want to hear me.’ So, I’d start singing for them. And... 

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New York City’s High Line Completes Last Segment

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

One of the New York City’s most identifiable urban parks has grown in size, again. The almost two-mile-long High Line celebrated the opening of its waterfront section for visitors to enjoy year round on Saturday, Sept. 20.  Originally inspired by a similar project in Paris, the “rails-to-trails” park serves as an aerial oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle.    Read More

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The Climate Reality Project members and other participants in the People's Climate March gather holding up signs. LIR photo credit: Melanie Rainone

Long Islanders Flock to Manhattan for People’s Climate March

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Between 300,000 and 400,000 people, including many Long Islanders, participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The event was one of the largest of its kind ever held. According to the march’s organizers Long Island residents contributed significantly to the turnout. “It’s hard to get an exact number. Sierra Club brought out at least 300 people from Long Island and we ran into hundreds more on the train,” said David Alicea of Medford, Organizing Representative for... 

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Country singer Lizzie Sider promotes positive message during National Bullying Pervention Month

Sider interacts with kids during an assembly. 
LIR photo credit: courtesy Martha Moore, So Much Moore  Media

“A lot of the time, I would be excluded from games at recess, and so what I would do is I’d walk around and I’d sing to myself, because I loved to sing. And, there was a group of girls. . . . They would come up and ask me to sing a song for […]

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News

Long Island Crisis Center names community service award winner

Jamie Patrice Alpern, 2014 Linda Nadle Memorial Award for Community Service recipient. LIR Photo Credit: taxcert.com

At its sixth annual “Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk” suicide prevention walk on Sept. 21, the Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) presented Jamie Patrice Alpern with the Linda Nadle Memorial Award for Community Service. The award was designed to honor individuals who display great dedication in their work toward improving others’ quality of life. Jamie Alpern […]

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Sports

Big Apple Umpires trains amateur officials

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Just like an amateur baseball player needs to learn the fundamentals of the game, an umpire needs to learn the basics of officiating. Since 2007, Big Apple Umpires has held a training class for new potential employees. President Joe Goldstein leads the group that officiates all over Nassau County and throughout Queens, Brooklyn and the […]

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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 […]