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Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
We're winding down for the day, but here are a few things to keep an eye on.
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SILENT AUCTION TO BEFEFIT SENIORS
Hofstra University will host an art show and silent auction featuring artwork created...Read more »
From atop the platform at the Massapequa Park train station, commuters can take in a breathtaking sight this week, a stark visual reminder of the many lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
American flags -- 2,977 of them -- have been carefully “planted” on the lawn outside Massapequa Park Village Hall, each symbolizing one of the victims killed on 9/11. Five larger flags in the center represent five...Read more »
Islip Town board members are to vote on several spending items at their meeting Tuesday, including a bond resolution for capital improvements worth $7.44 million.
More than a dozen categories are listed, including $1.375 million for facility improvements, $1 million for golf course repairs, $800,000 for road paving, $250,000 for sidewalks, $130,000 for mail room equipment, $60,000 for tree...Read more »
BROOKHAVENAirport lighting work set for next month
Brookhaven officials plan to replace a rotating light beacon and other navigation equipment at the town-owned Calabro Airport in Shirley.
Work is expected to begin next month to remove the existing beacon and install a new one, town officials said. The town also plans to replace other navigation aids such as runway end identifier lights,...Read more »
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CRIME STOPPER ALERT
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police Fourth Precinct are seeking the public’s...Read more »
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 »