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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Credit: Handout )

Events mark MLK Day on Long Island

Ronald J. Taylor will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by standing before congregants at Faith Baptist Church in Hempstead Monday morning and delivering a short monologue inspired by the civil rights icon's last speech.

Other events will highlight parts of King's message that advocates see as relevant and urgent for our time.

Children and adults at an interfaith celebration, taking place at 2 p.m. Monday at the Suffolk Jewish Community Center in Hauppauge, will address how King's message applies to fighting economic inequality.

The Rev. Luonne Abraham Rouse will stress common threads between King's faith and activism at the NAACP's program in Huntington. It is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Monday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church.

In addition, Glen Cove’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Parade begins at 9 a.m. in front of the First Baptist Church on Continental Place. And the Long Beach MLK Center Inc. will hold its annual march starting at 11 a.m. at Laurelton Boulevard and Park Avenue. -- VICTOR MANUEL RAMOS

Single digit temps seen for Long Island Monday morning

Blame Canada.

That's the official word from the National Weather Service, where meteorologists say near-freezing temperatures Sunday and early Monday are the product of a fast-moving cold front coming down from our neighbor to the north. -- NICHOLAS SPANGLER


Town Board: The Oyster Bay Town board will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Town Hall East (54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay). The public is invited to attend. Check Emily Ngo’s Twitter updates @EmilyPhanNgo.


Fiscal Emergency: The Long Beach City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the sixth floor of Long Beach City Hall (1 West Chester St.). City Manager Jack Schnirman and the five-member council plan to declare a fiscal emergency at the meeting and will discuss the implications of the announcement. Check Candice Ruud’s Twitter updates @candicedotruud.


Landscaper Law: The Lindenhurst Village board will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (430 S. Wellwood Ave.) and will conduct a public hearing on a proposed law that would require landscapers working in the village to dispose of any grass clippings, branches or other material rather than leaving them at the curb or in the street. Check Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla.

Tags: Oyster Bay Town , Long Beach , Lindenhurst

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