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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CASH4LIFE WINNER. New York Lottery officials Tuesday said that a single top prize winning ticket for last night’s Cash4Life drawing was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 41-00 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Lottery officials said the ticket holder should sign the back of the ticket immediately and to contact the Lottery or visit www.nylottery.ny.gov to learn how to claim the prize worth at least $7 million.

The holder of the $1,000 a Day for Life winning ticket will have 60 days from the date the ticket is claimed and verified to decide whether to take the annuity prize or the cash value of the annuity.

This is Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, June 24, 2014. We've wrapped the day's live coverage, but here, you'll find a rundown of local stories we have been following today and information about meetings our reporters will be covering tonight.

Scroll down to view social media updates from Newday and its reporters (Mobile readers: Access social media content via the link above.)

POLLUTED PARK SPURS PICNIC AT TOWN HALL

With Brentwood's Roberto Clemente Park polluted and off-limits, activists in the community created their own symbolic park Tuesday afternoon outside Islip Town Hall. They are hosting a picnic, playing games and grilling in front of the building as the town board holds its regular meeting. See photos below.

POLLS OPEN FOR PRIMARIES

Voters  will determine the nominees in three Republican and two Democratic primaries for Congress in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Polls opened this morning and will close at 9 p.m. Get more details here: nwsdy.li/T8rZhd

HEMPSTEAD HONORS ACCIDENT VICTIM

Newsday's John Asbury was live-tweeting from this morning's Hempstead Town Board meeting, where officials held a moment of silence for 25-year-old Jarred Newallo, the town sanitation worker who was killed last Friday when two sanitation trucks collided in East Meadow. Officials also approved a measure to streamline eletrical inspections during storm repairs.

WYANDANCH RISING

Construction on an apartment complex in downtown Wyandanch began last summer and the company working on the buildings said interest is high in the 177-unit structure. More than 1,500 people have contacted them, saying they want an apartment.

A full report is coming. Meanwhile, here are photos of the construction scene from Monday afternoon. Mobile users, click on the link after the third paragraph. 

TRAFFIC CODE

The Islip Town Board held public hearings this afternoon to discuss amending the town traffic code and to transfer properties in Brentwood and Central Islip under the Community Development Association’s Direct Sale Affordable Housing Program. 

COMING UP TONIGHT

HOTEL, HAZARDS. The North Hempstead Town Board holds two public hearings  to approve a four-floor Carle Place hotel and to adopt a hazard mitigation plan with Nassau County. The 7:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting will be at Village Hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Check Lisa Irizarry’s coverage at newsday.com. 

COUNCIL VACANCY. The Glen Cove City Council is to vote on appointing a council replacement for the late Nicholas DiLeo, on-call contracts, a hookah lounge ban, septic system regulations and new littering laws. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is at City Hall, 9 Glen St. Check Ted Phillips’ Twitter updates: @tedephillips. 

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