Long Islanders who've made us proud

Holocaust survivor Magda Rosenberg receives a Hanukkah care
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Holocaust survivor Magda Rosenberg receives a Hanukkah care package from nonprofit The Blue Card volunteers Larissa Finik and Izabella Safiyeva on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Long Beach. Rosenberg, 88, is the only member of her family who survived the Holocaust, and lost an arm during her imprisonment at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. After coming to the United States in 1951 with a fifth-grade education, she eventually earned a master's degree in exercise and physiology. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

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A Suffolk man who converted a house into a sanctuary, where he cares for 300 cats, a pizza deliveryman who went far on "America's Got Talent," and a trio who rescued a father and his two children from their sinking boat were among the Long Islanders who made us proud in 2016. Read their stories and more tales of the amazing feats and acts of kindness that Long Islanders have performed in recent years. Who do we need to add to this list? Email josh.stewart@newsday.com.

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