The veterans on the Veterans Day parade bus marched along 5th Avenue, New York City. on November 11, 2014.  
LIR photo credit: Mia Xiang

Sharing Stories at the Nation’s Largest Veteran’s Day Parade

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thousands of veterans from every conflict since World War II marched up Fifth Avenue on November, 11, 2014, in New York City, home to the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade. The event was organized by the United War Veterans Council. More than a half million bystanders and supporters lined up along the route from 26th Street to 52nd Street along Fifth Avenue. The holiday, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day... 

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Becky Mancini wants to dance into another national championship

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Becky Mancini is a senior on the Hofstra University Dance Team. This is Becky’s fourth year on the team as she prepares for her final National Performance in January.  In 2013 the dance team placed first in the hip-hip category. The team is competing in jazz and hip-hop this year where they will strive for another National Championship title.    Read More

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Opioid-overdose deaths on the rise in Nassau County, Long Island

Monday, November 10, 2014

On average, three Nassau County residents died of an opioid overdose per week in the first six months of 2014, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office, amounting to 87 in total. This is on track to repeat the pattern of 2013 when 159 died from opioid overdoses. The data compares to 2004 when just 52 people died. Of the 87 deaths in 2014, 24 were heroin-related while oxycodone and morphine followed closely with 22 and 12 deaths, respectively. These numbers suggest that the 12-month totals will exceed those... 

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Westchester County Executive and Republican candidate, Rob Astorino addresses his supporters. LIR photo credit: Neil A. Carousso

Westchester County Exec. Astorino Loses NY Gubernatorial Race against Gov. Cuomo

Friday, November 7, 2014

White Plains, NY — In the days leading up to Election Day, most polls showed the New York gubernatorial race to be a landslide victory for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo over Republican candidate and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. There was an understanding among Astorino’s supporters, who were at his headquarters at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, that the county executive was an underdog, but many are hopeful that his campaign will influence the next four years. “Regardless, [of the result] he... 

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Becky Mancini wants to dance into another national championship

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Becky Mancini is a senior on the Hofstra University Dance Team. This is Becky’s fourth year on the team as she prepares for her final National Performance in January.  In 2013 the dance team placed first in the hip-hip category. The team is competing in jazz and hip-hop this year where they will strive for […]

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Sharing Stories at the Nation’s Largest Veteran’s Day Parade

The veterans on the Veterans Day parade bus marched along 5th Avenue, New York City. on November 11, 2014.  
LIR photo credit: Mia Xiang

Thousands of veterans from every conflict since World War II marched up Fifth Avenue on November, 11, 2014, in New York City, home to the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade. The event was organized by the United War Veterans Council. More than a half million bystanders and supporters lined up along the route from 26th […]

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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 […]