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Long Island group to benefit from lost Red Sox ring

Luigi Militello shows off the 2013 Red Sox

(Credit: AP / Luigi Militello)

After Luigi Militello refused a monetary reward for returning a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring to Drew Weber, a minor league baseball team owner who left the ring at Militello’s Manhattan restaurant last week, a grateful Weber came up with two accepted alternatives.

First, Weber arranged for Militello, a huge Yankees fan, to come to Fenway Park in Boston for Derek Jeter’s last game.

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Suffolk County Community College accreditation reaffirmed

Suffolk County Community College president Shaun McKay on

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed the accreditation of Suffolk County Community College and removed it from its warning list.

Without accreditation, the college would not be eligible for federal aid, like Pell grants and Stafford loans.

The accreditation of the state's largest two-year college was officially renewed in a letter last week after school officials...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's live post for Thursday, June 19, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To see social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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