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Commack interfaith forum today will tackle housing issue

Commack is a hamlet in the Town of

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Hoping to encourage more support to end hunger, homelessness and the lack of affordable housing options on Long Island, The Huntington Township Housing Coalition is holding an interfaith, multicultural service Monday in Commack.

Richard Koubek, president of the coalition, said the event will be a call to action for Long Islanders to address issues of insufficient food and shelter, which are...

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Monster Jam Trucks to visit Farmingdale High School

Farmingdale Senior High School, located at 150 Lincoln

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Monster Jam Trucks are coming to Farmingdale.

Two monster trucks from the 2012-13 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tour are scheduled to be parked at Farmingdale High School’s auto shop before performances at Nassau Coliseum this weekend, beginning Jan. 25.

Farmingdale High School automotive technology students will be educated by Monster Jam mechanics and team personnel on the various...

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Free tax assessment workshops being offered

Nassau County Legis. Carrie Solages (D-Elmont) will present

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Nassau County Legis. Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) will present three free tax assessment workshops to show residents how to file a grievance of their assessments with the county Assessment Review Commission.

The workshops will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on:

Tuesday and Feb. 19 at the Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont.

Feb. 11 at the American Legion Post 854,...

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Polar bear plungers take dip for charity in Nissequogue

Long Islanders plunge into the Long Island Sound

(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

The first time Reza Kolahifar decided to jump into the frigid water of the Long Island Sound in Nissequogue, he knew that he needed to make his winter dive a yearly tradition.

After he told his friends how much fun he and his family had splashing into the wintry water, he decided to begin hosting his own event to raise money for charity.

“There’s something exhilarating about being in...

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Public meeting on cleanup of contaminated plumes in W. Babylon

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a public meeting on Tuesday on the cleanup of contaminated plumes in West Babylon.

The meeting is being held in conjunction with the state Department of Health and will be held at 7 p.m. at the Wyandanch Senior Citizen Nutrition Center, located at 28 Wyandanch Ave. in Wyandanch.

The contaminated sites are located...

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Developer of long dormant Wendy’s might be trying to jump-start project

The developer of a long dormant Wendy?s restaurant

(Credit: Bloomberg News)

The developer of a long dormant Wendy’s restaurant in Smithtown might be trying to jump-start efforts to complete construction of the fast-food eatery.

DiCanio Management Corp. of Smithtown has submitted plans to move a proposed septic system to a different part of the property on Jericho Turnpike, Town of Smithtown planning director Frank DeRubeis said.

The mostly completed restaurant...

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3rd annual 10-Mile Run to the Brewery draws hundreds

About 1,200 runners participated in the third annual

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Alison Fassnacht high-fived her running partner Laura Bostrom and smiled at the cheering crowd as they crossed the finish line at the third annual 10-Mile Run to the Brewery on Saturday.

Fassnacht, who is a redhead, and Bostrom wore matching neon green T-shirts with “Run Red Run!!” on the front, along with two dozen of their friends who also ran.

The group ran with Fassnacht since she...

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Law would require gas stations to have backup generators

People line up hoping to get them filled

(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Hempstead Town board members will decide Tuesday on proposed legislation that would require gas stations to have backup generators in case of electrical outages — a superstorm Sandy-inspired effort to mitigate fuel shortages in the future.

The town board will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, on 1 Washington St. in Hempstead Village.

Under...

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Lindenhurst OKs $11M budget with tax hike

The Village of Lindenhurst was founded by Thomas

(Credit: Alexi Knock, 2011)

The Village of Lindenhurst has approved an $11 million budget that calls for a tax hike.

The village, hard-hit by superstorm Sandy, approved the budget following a public hearing on Tuesday night. The budget, for the fiscal year beginning March 1, comes with a 2.7 percent increase over the current year, going from $10.87 million to $11.17 million.

The budget raises the tax rate by 3.48...

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Oceanside Jewish center reopens site after Sandy

Oceanside welcome sign sits in front of the

(Credit: JC Cherubini)

The Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside is reopening its building on Sunday, after being severely impacted by superstorm Sandy with eight inches of salt water and sewage that contaminated most of the facility, officials said.

Center officials are inviting community residents and volunteers to celebrate at the center, on 15 Neil Court, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free entertainment,...

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