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Denise M. Bonilla

Denise M. Bonilla has covered the Town of Babylon since January 2009. Since starting at Newsday in 2003, she has covered a variety of beats, including criminal justice and immigration. In 2006, Bonilla was part of a team honored for Distinguished Breaking News Coverage by the New York Newspaper Publishers Association. In 2010, she received the President’s Choice Award from the nation’s oldest press club, the Society of the Silurians, and a first place features award from the Press Club of Long Island for her series on Alzheimer’s disease.

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Babylon, Islip getting nearly $500G from state to fix potholes

The towns of Babylon and Islip are getting

(Credit: James Carbone)

The state is helping Babylon and Islip Town residents drive a little more smoothly over area roads.

State Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) has announced that more than $484,000 is being allocated for pothole repairs in Islip and Babylon towns. The money is part of the $40 million that has been designated for pothole repair in the state budget.

Babylon Town will receive $142,047, while the...

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$180G grant will help refurbish Lindenhurst museum

The Village of Lindenhurst purchased a building on

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The Village of Lindenhurst has received a $180,000 state grant for work related to refurbishing the village’s museum.

The facility hasn’t been open since it was relocated earlier this year from inside Old Village Hall on South Wellwood Avenue to a building purchased from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church that's right across the street. The original museum, called the Old Village...

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Babylon to pay for study of rapid bus system

Babylon Town Hall, as seen on Dec. 14,

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Town of Babylon has awarded a contract to a company to study a proposed bus rapid transit system on Route 110.

Town officials chose Parsons Brinckerhoff, of Manhattan, after sending out a request for proposals for technical assistance and consultation services on the proposed BRT line. The company’s fee -- $449,996 -- was in the middle among the three proposals, with one company coming...

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