LI becoming more diverse and older, new census figures show

The region is in line with national trends showing an aging and more racially and ethnically diverse population, as its white population continued to show a small decline, according to new census estimates. 

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LI building projects will receive 70% of a $350M state fund

Grant applications will be available in the next couple of days, said a state official overseeing the new Long Island Investment Fund.

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Nassau nonprofit to use $3.9M state grant to target maternal mortality 

The five-year grant awarded to the Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center will fund programming for women in areas with significant populations of at-risk women. 

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Suffolk officials warn residents of fireworks danger, urge motorists and boaters not to consume alcohol

"If you are drinking, have a plan," Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said.

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Cops: Driver critically hurt in St. James crash

The crash, reported early this morning, involved a tractor trailer and a vehicle, Suffolk police said.

Police say body matches description of missing Long Beach man

A body pulled out of the waters off Long Beach on Thursday morning matches the description of a man reported missing hours earlier, the city's police commissioner said.

DEC closes three shellfishing areas on North Shore over Fourth

The Department of Environmental Conservation closes the areas during busy holidays to protect the public from potentially contaminated shellfish associated with increased boating activity.

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