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The new owner of Massapequa Perk Coffee House in Massapequa Park doesn’t plan to make big changes to the business he acquired last week.
“It’s a great little shop,” said Pete Mangouranes, who along with his partners, Veronica Carratelli and Lorenzo Pugliano, officially took over the Front Street store on Sept. 1. “It’s thriving.”
For Mangouranes, 39, of Massapequa Park, the purchase...Read more »
What do Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Joey Buttafuoco have in common?
They've all called the Massapequas home.
Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is spending five days this week exploring the village of Massapequa Park and the unincorporated areas of the Massapequas for our "Town Focus" series.
She'll be speaking with local officials, residents and business owners, sharing...Read more »
The Town of Hempstead will join in a welcome to the neighborhood Tuesday for United States Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Vaughan, who has been given a mortgage-free home in his hometown of North Merrick, thanks to Building Homes for Heroes and its brigade of volunteers, donors and other supporters.
Vaughan and his family will ceremonially break ground on a new two-story Cape Cod-style home at 11...Read more »
Water main installed for redevelopment
The Suffolk County Water Authority last week finished installing thousands of feet of water main pipe for the Wyandanch Rising redevelopment.
The water authority is installing 4,340 feet of 12-inch-wide pipe on Acorn Street and Straight Path as part of the infrastructure that will serve the 177 apartments and 35,000 square feet of...Read more »
Andryana Navarro waved a “magic” wand Sunday while her mother pushed her in a stroller through Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. But the 4-year-old Hempstead girl wasn’t playing make believe. She was actually helping grant wishes.
Andryana and her family were among the roughly 600 people who participated in Long Island’s inaugural Walk for Wishes. Organizers of the 3.1-mile walk estimated the...Read more »
Lucy Sumner, of East Northport, left her native village of Bompehtoke in Sierra Leone right after high school to attend college in the United States.
Now 69, Sumner gives back to her hometown through her nonprofit, The Magic Penny, created in 2003 to help provide educational opportunities for Bompehtoke and surrounding communities.
So when the Ebola virus outbreak hit Sierra Leone in...Read more »
It was hot and muggy for Huntington Station’s fifth annual Unity in Community Awareness Day Parade, creating a true dog day for some of the parade’s four-legged participants.
Dogs up for adoption from Huntington-based Little Shelter Animal Rescue Center lapped up water poured into an impromptu bowl made from the underside of a frisbee as they waited at the beginning of the parade on 15th Street.
“Some...Read more »
The rooster of the Bay Shore LIRR station, known affectionately by local residents as Roger, has flown the coop — with a little help from social media.
On Aug. 14, Roger was rescued from his railroad residence and transported to his new home at the Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary in upstate West Lebanon. The rescue was coordinated through the Facebook group Vegans With Chickens.
“Roger...Read more »
The lottery is sometimes referred to as a dollar and a dream.
In Medford Thursday, it didn't even take a dollar.
The New York Lottery today announced that the ticket for the top TAKE 5 prize was sold at the Citgo station at 3173 Route 112 in Medford. The ticket is worth $32,210.
The ticket was purchased using a free play from a past TAKE 5 drawing where the player’s ticket matched...Read more »
In 2005, the Town of Huntington opened Mr. P’s Playground, an all-accessible play area in Veterans Memorial Park named after Christopher Pendergast, a retired elementary school teacher who was diagnosed with ALS in 1993.
On Friday, the Huntington Town Board returned to the park to honor Pendergast by taking part in the ice bucket challenge fundraising phenomenon. The board was challenged by...Read more »