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New Data Illuminates Long Island's Education Inequities

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 01.29.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Given that New York has the most segregated schools in America, according to the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, these studies should be the basis for a regional commitment to addressing these inequities.

What Affluent Renters Consider Before Securing a High-End Summer Home in the Hamptons

Andrew Lieb | Posted 01.27.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Unless the renter completely understands the characteristics of each of the villages and hamlets that comprise the east end, the key to securing a great summer rental is to hire a real estate brokerage that has offices throughout the twin forks of LI.

Your Chance, Your Voice, On a Liquefied Gas Facility Off New York

Carl Safina | Posted 01.07.2015 | New York
Carl Safina

I use natural gas for heating and cooking. I also oppose this facility. That doesn't make me a hypocrite; it makes me someone with a conscience who wants alternatives to fossil fuels rather than more excuses for more fossil fuels. The hearing is tonight, Wednesday. And there are other ways to comment.

Long Island Needs a Broader Mix of Housing

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 01.06.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island is world-renowned for its single-family suburban lifestyle, yet it needs a broader mix of housing. A recent public opinion survey shows that a majority of Long Islanders agree, and that's good news.

Dog on Chain Rescued After 6 Years

Rescue Idiot | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Time to start off the new year with an amazing story! Guardians of Rescue took it upon themselves to save a sweet female dog, who had been chained up in a backyard for six years.

Matt Ferner

Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Cops And Jailed On False Charges Walks Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

A Long Island, New York, man who said he was severely beaten by police and jailed for months on false charges was cleared of wrongdoing in court last ...

The Tyranny of Orthodoxy

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Brenkert

As an openly gay Jesuit I sought ordination to the priesthood publicly acknowledging that I could not serve with integrity and not be allowed to bless same-sex unions through sacramental marriage.

Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Growth for Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Our County Executives have now set a bipartisan course for economic growth. It's a course that should be sailed to take us to an ever more robust economy - one that can support our children and grandchildren on Long Island for decades to come.

Dave Jamieson

Six Years Later, Walmart Still Hasn't Paid A $7,000 Fine For Black Friday Worker's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- This coming Black Friday will mark six years since a worker died beneath a throng of shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Although fede...

Can Long Island Be Saved? -- Part X: Governor Cuomo Announces An Action Plan For Long Island

Marshall Brown | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Marshall Brown

Even if you are not prepared to vote for them next Tuesday, you should take time out to thank our political leadership for getting this one right, and learn what needs to be done in your community and how you can help. Long Island -- for future generations.

More Than Fun and Games -- Play Matters

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Ultimately, play matters because people matter, and it represents one of the best opportunities in our daily lives for people to really get to know one another -- to see and truly be seen by others."

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 12.14.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Shouting out to a Teacher Who Changed My Life

Shelly Peiken | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Shelly Peiken

He humored me and assigned me to the right (as opposed to the left) side of the bleachers with the sopranos. I strained to reach the notes.

True Love Found Through Helping Humanity, Together

Jim Luce | Posted 12.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

By Jim Luce with Mitzi Perdue. Name a person who wouldn't like to find true love and a soul mate? Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro and her new husband, Dr...

Small Bird At Center Of Sandy Recovery Controversy

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight over a protected bird called the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a ...

Restoring Long Island's Water

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 12.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

It's our health, our environment, and our economy that is at risk. Our elected officials should be prepared to stand up for us.

Ryan Kristobak

Allies Makes Rock Music Sexy Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

While radio stations and stages today are dominated by pop, hip-hop and EDM, bands like Heavy English, Closure in Moscow and Dorothy prove rock music ...

Highly Rated Teachers, Low Performing Students

George Rand | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
George Rand

Critics viewed with disbelief the recent data from the state Education Department that showed that fewer than four-tenths of one percent of Long Island teachers are rated "ineffective."

"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.

Served Fresh Delivers Quality Fashion and Controversial Conversations

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.26.2014 | Style
Marjoriet T. Matute

At Served Fresh, tasteful designers craft delectable treats for hungry fashionistas inspired by urban news and trending topics. Their unique designs serve as walking billboards emphasizing important and distinct messages.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Strong (Sandwich) Island

Leah Bhabha | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Following a relaxing hour or so baking in the sun, the most important part of the day arrived: selecting the ideal deli in a region known for its delis.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Neighbor Charged With Murdering Dismembered Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

A New York woman has been charged in the slaying of a mother of four whose partially dismembered body was discovered on Long Island earlier this month...