'New beginning' for evicted LI family

Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist Samantha Garvey talks

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Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist Samantha Garvey talks to the media during a news conference announcing a new home for the homeless Brentwood High School senior and her family. (Jan. 13, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Intel semifinalist Samantha Garvey spoke Friday of a "new beginning" for her and her family.

The same holds true for their spunky pit bull, Pulga, whom they were able to spring from a shelter thanks to an anonymous donor.

The family, evicted from their rented home on New Year's Day, will move from a homeless shelter to a three-bedroom, county-owned house in Bay Shore this month.

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