Jeremy Tanner pix11.com September 17, 2014
HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (PIX11) - Yet another case of the enterovirus D68 has been confirmed — this time on Long Island.
The school-aged patient is from North Hempstead and is now recovering after treatment at a local hospital, according to the Nassau County Health Department.
As the dangerous respiratory virus spreads, new cases were also confirmed Wednesday in Westchester, New Jersey, New York City and Connecticut...MORE + Video (pix11)
NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus
Reminds Parents to be Extra Vigilant in Preventing the Spread of EV-D68
WABC NY September 15, 2014
NASSAU COUNTY (WABC) --Speed cameras begin operating Monday outside eight more schools in five Nassau County districts.
There are new fixed cameras in Levittown, Jericho, Greenvale and West Hempstead, as well as new mobile cameras in North Merrick, Plainedge and Oceanside.
They fixed cameras are at Island Trees Memorial Middle School in Levittown, Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, Gen. Douglas MacArthur High School in Levittown, Harbor Hill School in Greenvale and West Hempstead High School.
Mobile cameras are outside Harold D. Fayette Elementary School in North Merrick, Plainedge Middle School in Plainedge and Oceanside Senior High School in Oceanside.
Nassau County now has 23 fixed and mobile cameras in operation from roughly 7 a.m. through 6 p.m...MORE (WABC NY)
JENNIFER LAHMERS, Fox 5 News: Growing, snapping, picking, sorting, and a little time for laughs in between take place at Homecoming Farm in Amityville, New York. The real mission is to feed the tristate area's hungry...
...Wednesday is delivery day when all of this produce -- hundreds of pounds of food -- is delivered to the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead, where more than 450 people are fed every day. It is Long Island's largest soup kitchen...MORE + Video (MyFoxNY)
Huffington Post 9/08/2014: Everything happens for a reason.
That was the thought that ran through 9/11 widow Marion Otten's mind when the memorial bracelet of her late firefighter husband, Michael Otten, appeared in her mailbox. She'd originally given the bracelet to her son Jonathan, who lost it on an East Islip beach on Long Island, New York, a decade ago.
"It was just a bracelet to me back then," he told NBC4 New York. "It didn't have such a big meaning as it does now."
Lucky for the family, Marlene Quinn recently came across the bracelet as she was walking along Robert Moses Beach, thinking of her own firefighter brother who'd recently died, CNN reported. She immediately reacted to the name -- her brother's name was Michael as well -- but then also recognized the last name. Quinn and the Otten family were both from the same town on Long Island and had, in fact, been neighbors in the past, according to NBC 4 New York...MORE (Huffington Post)
Joe Yerdon September 6, 2014
There’s been plenty to talk about concerning the sale of the New York Islanders lately. From Charles Wang’s dealings with Andrew Barroway, to the sale of the team to former Washington Capitals owner Jon Ledecky, and the recent revelation there was even a third party involved as well.
Of course, the biggest part of the Islanders’ situation is their impending move to Brooklyn from Long Island.
Wang tried valiantly to refurbish Nassau Coliseum with his own money only to be rebuffed by Nassau County politicians. As Neil Best at Newsday shared, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman puts all the blame for the Islanders’ slight relocation on the government leaders who helped make it all possible.
“This is a situation that is not of the Islanders’ making,” Bettman said. “The responsibility for what’s happened really lies with Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead. For the fans in Nassau, not just of the Islanders, but of circuses and rock concerts and the like, it’s a shame.
“The great news is the Islanders have a terrific arena to go to and this is an exciting opportunity for the franchise moving forward"...MORE (NBCSports.com)
News12.com September 7, 2014: Nassau County is throwing out more tickets issued by the new cameras placed in several school speed zones.
Newsday reports that when the camera program re-launched last week, eight locations lacked state-mandated warning signs.
The locations affected include Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa, Baylis Elementary in Syosset, Franklin School in Hempstead, Howard Herber School in Malverne...MORE (News12.com)
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Some parents in Levittown say Hempstead Turnpike has become too dangerous for their teenagers to cross.
“I want my kid on a bus, it’s ridiculous,” said Wendy Lantigua, who started a petition to get buses for all Division Avenue High School students living south of Hempstead Turnpike.
The petition got more than 200 signatures in two days, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported...MORE (CBS NY)
CBS NY August 30, 2014
NEW LONDON CONN. (CBSNewYork) — Despite efforts to stop it, the lobster die off is continuing in Long Island Sound.
Just 15 years ago, the lobster catch in Long Island Sound was over three million pounds; last year, harvested lobsters weighed in at just over 120,000 pounds, WCBS 880s’ Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
Fisheries biologist Mark Alexander says efforts to revive the population aren’t working...MORE (CBS NY)