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Long Beach selected a Queens firm to replace the heating systems at the Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Center, which is recovering from superstorm Sandy.
The city council awarded the bid to Heat Inc. of Flushing on Tuesday night during its regular meeting. Heat Inc. will be paid $55,000 for the jobs, city records state. The money will come from FEMA and insurance payments and donations.
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Nassau officials are helping to address a shortage of medications in Long Island hospitals and ambulances, according to County Executive Edward Mangano.
He said he and the legislature’s Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) plan to unveil a new online program this week that could link local hospitals with the medications they need.
“To assist residents and local hospitals,...Read more »
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will meet Monday night to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy Airport.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, on Washington Street in Hempstead Village. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration...Read more »
The Lattingtown Village board on Thursday approved a waiver allowing it to exceed the state’s 2 percent cap on tax levy increases in preparing its budget for next year.
“We did this in case we need it, which I suspect we will,” Mayor Clarence F. Michalis said Friday.
He said the budget won’t be completed until next month but years of annual drops in property assessed valuation for the...Read more »
During the week, Joe Spena is your average middle school music teacher, spending his days lecturing students on music history and giving guitar lessons at the Middle Country Central School District.
But on the weekends, the teacher trades in his slacks for jeans and cowboy boots to perform for eager audiences across Long Island as a country rock singer.
“It’s not something that I really...Read more »
Have a warrant? You can surrender.
Hempstead Village launched its first Project Safe Surrender at a local church Saturday during which more than six dozen people with outstanding arrest warrants turned themselves in.
Village Court Justice Tanya Hobson-Williams, in partnership with The Calvary Tabernacle Church, will host a second session of the event Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to...Read more »
Karen Lisa DePanfilis has been watching her favorite soap opera, “General Hospital,” for most of her life, even though the hearing-impaired woman could only read the actors’ lips.
On Saturday, DePanfilis, who now wears a hearing implant, sat at a table close to the stage at The Brokerage, in Bellmore, to get an up-close view of the daytime actress she’s idolized for so many years.
She...Read more »
The Suffolk Water Authority will hold a public hearing Monday at 4 p.m. at its Oakdale headquarters on a proposed 4.2 percent rate increase starting April 1.
Authority officials say the rate change would mean a nearly $13 increase for customers, raising the average annual bill to $345 a year, based on consumption of 160,000 gallons.
That rate increase would affect about 95 percent of...Read more »
Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor has started a three-week fundraising drive, sparked by an offer by its executive committee to match, dollar for dollar, any funds it can raise by March 15, up to $100,000.
The gift offer was unexpected, according to theater spokesman Tim Kofahl.
“We started telling people last week,” he said.
The 299-seat theater on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor opened...Read more »
Immigrant advocates launched a new campaign to register voters Thursday, saying they hope the effort will amplify minority voices in a year when national immigration reform is at stake.
Many in the group of close to 20 people at Ross Memorial Park had already been walking through the streets of Brentwood to find and register new voters and get signatures for a petition favoring a path to citizenship...Read more »