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The ABBA Leadership Center will hold its fifth annual pre-Mother’s Day celebration Saturday to honor single mothers in and around Hempstead Village.
The nonprofit, faith-based organization in Hempstead will host the event, in partnership with community and faith-based organizations and local businesses, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Judea United Baptist Church, located at 83 Greenwich St. in Hempstead....Read more »
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, will do field and genetic studies of tiger salamander breeding pools and habitats at Riverhead’s Enterprise Park at Calverton, paid for by a $50,000 grant from metals trader and philanthropist Andrew E. Sabin.
The work will involve collecting tissue samples and about 30 larvae from breeding ponds during the late larval season this...Read more »
The Town of Oyster Bay this summer will again host Russian diplomats on its beaches free of charge.
Town officials this week approved an annual request from the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations for its diplomats to have parking and beach access fees waived for the summer season.
The diplomats — usually just one family associated with the permanent mission...Read more »
Long Beach has set its beach season schedule for this summer.
The city, which sets a schedule for its two miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront every year, approved the 2013 schedule Tuesday night.
The beach will be open May 25-27, June 1-2, June 8-9, June 15-16, and June 22 to Sept. 2, the City Council decided.
The city is holding the line on beach pass prices this year, city officials...Read more »
The Hempstead Village Board on Tuesday night put off making a decision about revoking a tax-break deal with the owner of a 112-unit apartment building, after receiving several complaints from tenants about poor living conditions, lack of security and drug activity.
The board held a public hearing Tuesday on rescinding the payments-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement made in 2003 with Garden City-based...Read more »
The Brookhaven Town Board has adopted a $1.25 million street lighting bond resolution to upgrade streetlight fixtures, while saving about $300,000 annually in electricity costs.
Using energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes, or LED lights, Brookhaven would replace 2,500 high-wattage lights. Town officials say the project will pay for itself over the course of the five-year bond.
Lights...Read more »
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be among several hundred people celebrating 20 years of advocacy of the nonprofit Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth at its annual gala on Friday.
The group, also known as LIGALY, has established community centers that serve as gathering places and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Bay Shore and Garden City. It’s also...Read more »
Nassau County Parks’ International Music Nights Concert Series will kick off June 2 at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, according to an announcement from County Executive Edward Mangano.
The series provides residents an opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures in the county.
“The International Music Nights Concert Series is a great Nassau County tradition...Read more »
Bindi Irwin, daughter of late 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin, helps LI's Alisa Messeroff in ‘Best Jobs in the World’ contest
Alisa Messeroff just got one step closer to landing one of the “Best Jobs in the World.”
The Baldwin native, currently between backpacking jaunts and settled in Perth, Australia, is in the running of the Tourism Australia-sponsored contest, which will award six winners with a six-month job in Australia for a $100,000 salary.
In mid-April, Messeroff, 29, was selected as one of 25 finalists...Read more »
The Islip Town Board has approved in a 4-1 vote a $1.77 million contract with Holtsville-based Bensin Contracting to repair Islip Beach, which was heavily damaged during superstorm Sandy.
The repairs, approved Tuesday, include a new concession stand, bathrooms and a boardwalk.
Councilman John C. Cochrane Jr. cast the lone no vote because, he said, the project is “too expensive,” and...Read more »