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With a little bit of luck, 15 families may find a new home in Islip.
The town’s Community Development Agency held a housing lottery for 15 houses in the town on Feb. 11. Families were chosen for the lottery based on required income and credit guidelines, and will now have to prove to the CDA that their incomes can handle the required mortgage payments. The chosen applicants, all first-time...Read more »
“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon will serve as school principal for a day for one Suffolk County school that collects the most nonperishable food by April 1 for the Long Island Cares - Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge.
The contest is a partnership between Party 105.3 FM and the radio/TV personality.
Paul Pachter, executive director of Long Island Cares, said he is excited...Read more »
Town’s credit rating upgraded by S&P
The Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency has upgraded its outlook for the Town of Brookhaven from stable to positive.
The agency affirmed the town’s AA+ rating on Wednesday, citing Brookhaven’s balanced budget, adequate cash reserves and the strength of the local economy, “which benefits from participation in the broad...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday’s LI Now live post for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
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Students from seven high schools in Islip helped donate more than 1,400 pairs of jeans for a national group that aids homeless teens.
The denim will go to the Teens for Jeans program, which has doled out about 3.5 million pairs to those in need around the country in the past seven years.
Students at the following high schools ran the drives in the past several weeks: Islip, Sachem East,...Read more »
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting public comments on documents related to its plan to protect Long Beach from future storms with protective dunes.
The corps announced last week that its $178 million plan would protect Long Beach with nearly 5 million cubic yards of sand and at least 22 new or rehabilitated groins. Work could start as early as this fall, federal officials said...Read more »
Brookhaven National Laboratory has named an experimental physicist to help develop the facility’s future research programs.
Robert Tribble, who will be the Upton lab’s deputy director for science and technology, is one of the top nuclear scientists in the United States, laboratory officials said in a news release. He is to join the lab on Sunday.
“We’re very excited to have Bob Tribble...Read more »
The winter vacation has been no break at all for Uniondale High School's show choir, which is practicing eight hours per day preparing for the Show Choir National Championship on March 8 in Manhattan.
The choir, Rhythm of the Knight, will be performing under the direction of director Lynnette Carr-Hicks. Last year, the Uniondale group came close to winning the championship. This time, the...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's LI Now Live post for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
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The West Hempstead Community Support Association is hosting a fundraiser on March 8 to support the construction of a Sept. 11 memorial at Halls Pond Park that will include a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
Twelve residents of West Hempstead died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center, making the memorial particularly meaningful to the community, WHCSA President...Read more »