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A year ago, superstorm Sandy swamped Long Island's South Shore and left many residents and businesses in the dark for more than a week.
Many businesses were back up and running quickly, but others had a tougher road back. Some faced costly physical damage and inadequate insurance and other financing to rebuild. Some faced a different hurdle: Their customer base was gone, because so many nearby...Read more »
The Salvation Army hopes to beef up the ranks of one of the most telltale symbols of the approaching holiday season: its bell ringers.
The charity will recruit for its Christmas program at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center in Riverhead on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group wants to staff eastern Long Island locations.
The job pays $7.50 an hour. Bell ringers...Read more »
Several new stores will open their doors this month at the Westfield South Shore mall, as the shopping center continues its transformation and revamps its roster of tenants.
The Bay Shore mall, owned by Sydney, Australia-based Westfield Group, is adding cosmetics retailer Sephora and lingerie chain Soma Intimates, both of which will open on Nov. 8, mall officials announced.
Designer...Read more »
An East Islip service station has been fined $12,000 for gouging motorists purchasing gasoline after superstorm Sandy, which struck Long Island a year ago Tuesday.
State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday that USA Petroleum at 11 E. Main St. had been found guilty of breaking the state's price gouging law. Suffolk County Judge Jerry Garguilo ordered the retailer to pay...Read more »
A Bronx-based beer distributor said it has replaced 12 more of its diesel trucks serving Long Island with cleaner running compressed natural gas vehicles.
Manhattan Beer Distributors said the addition of the trucks brings the total number of natural gas powered trucks it operates systemwide to 75 -- including 27 on Long Island -- out of a fleet of 350. The rest are diesels.
The...Read more »
Walmart plans to hire 85 additional employees to work at its Riverhead store, which is preparing to move to a new, larger location early next year, the company said.
The company is accepting applications for both full- and part-time positions between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. at its current location, 765 Old Country Rd.
Most of the new hires will begin work by mid-November to prepare the larger...Read more »
Consumer prices in the metropolitan area climbed last month as housing costs spiked.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday reported that its consumer price index for the 31-county region that includes Long Island rose 1.6 percent in September compared with a year ago.
The rise was largely due to a 2.9-percent increase in housing expenses, driven by rising rents, year over...Read more »
Even though gasoline prices have ticked down in recent weeks, gas still takes a significant bite out of many consumers' budgets.
What would you do to save on fuel costs? Today's car buyers can stay with gasoline-powered vehicles, or choose to spend a little more and buy a fuel-saving model, whether hybrid gasoline-electric, plug-in electric or one of the new clean running diesel-powered cars...Read more »
The Public Relations Professionals of Long Island will host a panel discussion Thursday for businesses to learn about managing their brand image and social media presence.
The event, Managing Your Internal Brand, will brief attendees on how to nurture brand advocates, best practices from larger companies and develop appropriate social media policies.
The panel takes place at 8 a.m. Thursday...Read more »
Flexible Business Systems Inc. plans to double its space with the purchase of 380 Oser Ave. in Hauppauge.
The $3.3-million project will allow the information technology business to expand its data center and classrooms, said vice president and co-owner Joseph D. Saggio. The company now occupies 10,000 square feet at 85 Corporate Dr., also in Hauppauge.
“We have no room for expansion,”...Read more »