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Pfizer says its COVID-19 shot effective for children six months to 5

"It's important that we get a vaccine for this age group," said Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children's Hospital. "It would be very bad medicine to have a vaccine for adults and older children, and nothing for the most vulnerable children."

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ERASE Racism report points to funding inequities

The report is released as school districts are receiving a large infusion of state and federal aid, part of which is geared toward the needs of districts with high percentages of economically disadvantaged students.

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Detective: Victim of Stop & Shop shooting ID'd suspect from ambulance

The hearing was held to decide what evidence could be used at the trial of Gabriel Wilson, a Stop & Shop worker accused of killing the West Hempstead store manager and firing on 5 co-workers. 

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Blakeman hires GOP club leaders for key Nassau jobs

The Republican Nassau County executive has hired at least five leaders of local GOP political clubs for key county jobs, records obtained by Newsday show.

Assembly gives final OK to 1-year lookback for adult abuse survivors

The measure provides a 1-year window for survivors of alleged sex abuse to bring civil lawsuits regardless of statutes of limitations.

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Three steal Rolex watches in smash and grab at Walt Whitman, cops say

Suffolk police say the three smashed the display case in the Walt Whitman Shop's Tourneau store before stealing the Rolexes.

North Hempstead won't rehire highway superintendent who made more than $134G in OT

The resolution was tabled by the councilwoman who proposed bringing Thomas Tiernan back to head the department, and the town says it will now launch a wider, formal search to fill the post.

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UFC champ and hometown hero Sterling honored in Uniondale

UFC bantamweight champ gave Uniondale High School students his message of perseverance and self-determination.

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Man falls from ninth-floor balcony at Hyatt Regency Long Island, police say

Also Monday, a second man was critically injured when he fell off a 20-foot retaining wall while painting a Nissequogue home, police said.

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Museum curator wants to change perceptions

Jeremy Dennis, who is also among the artists of color exhibiting, says the East End is not just the home of wealthy white people.

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Curious about roller derby? See what it's like at a scrimmage

Meet the blockers and jammers of Strong Island Derby Revolution, Long Island's own roller derby league. Newsday TV reporter Shari Einhorn has more.

Suffolk IDA gives tax breaks to one warehouse but makes no decision on another

The Venture One project in Hauppauge won the IDA's help while the Hartz Mountain project on Spagnoli Road in Melville didn't garner the votes necessary for a decision.

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Nassau legislature passes bill for 12-member film commission

The official commission will be added to the county's charter with an aim to boost the number of film and television productions in Nassau County.

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Tex-Mex spot closes after 15 years

The owner said the last few months were "not just difficult, but impossible."

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Union support is big in Democratic primaries and Hochul has a lot of it

But political analysts ask whether that support will generate enthusiasm and turnout at the polls for the governor.

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Police find dad, 3 sons lost in 6,000-acre Suffolk park 

The family was able to reach 911 just before the father's cellphone battery died and Suffolk officers conducted an hour-long search to find them.

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NUMC trustee quits after Blakeman files charges against him

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said in a complaint that Edward Farbenblum, former chairman of the board that runs NUMC, breached his fiduciary duties.

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Police searching for NYC subway gunman seek public help

"We need all eyes on this," NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Twitter. She posted two surveillance camera photographs of the unidentified suspect, a burly man dressed in a hoodie on a hot day.

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