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Can Long Island Be Saved, Part XIV: Video and Social Media as A Means of Building Public Awareness

Marshall Brown | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Marshall Brown

If Long Island is to be saved, and by "saved" I mean preserved as a desirable place to live for future generations, then everybody in Nassau and Suffo...

Why Is It So Hard to Build Multifamily Housing on Long Island?

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 06.21.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island - world-renowned for its single-family homes - has fewer multifamily housing options than other suburbs near New York City. We have fewer ...

Open Letter to Long Island PrideFest Organizers: Eliminating Parade Eliminates Legacy

Erinn Furey | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Erinn Furey

To me, the only thing that feels better than walking in a LGBT pride parade is watching LGBT youth walk in pride. I've seen tears stream down their faces as they are celebrated and validated and applauded by crowds for who they are.

Unprecedented Coalition Backs Governor Cuomo's LIRR Expansion Project

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

An unprecedented coalition has formed in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Right Track for Long Island C...

Reed Farrel Coleman Impresses With WHERE IT HURTS

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.06.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrell Coleman If you...

Protecting and Enhancing Water Quality on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 07.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

There is now no doubt about the magnitude of the problem and the culprit, and that provides a basis for unified action.

Research Institutions Are a Vital Economic Engine on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 06.10.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Long Island's research institutions are key to the region's economic activity and potential growth. We should see them not as ivory towers but as vital parts of the engine that powers the region -- and its future prosperity.

A Promising Model for Bipartisan Cooperation on Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 05.06.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

At a time when bipartisan cooperation is much-needed and all too rare in the United States, a new initiative on Long Island offers hope. Leaders of Su...

New Data Illuminates Long Island's Education Inequities

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 03.31.2015 | 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.

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.

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.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

Latino Drivers Report Thefts By Cops

The New York Times | Kirk Semple | Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

CORAM, N.Y. — The story unfolds roughly the same way each time: A Latino immigrant is driving a car with out-of-state license plates, and a police o...

New York Man Admits To Partially Decapitating And Stuffing Friend In Closet

David Lohr | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

A New York man has admitted he killed a 35-year-old friend and neighbor during an argument, attempted to chop up his body with an axe and hid it in hi...

Someone Killed Four Kittens In Long Island

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

Workers at Riverhead Brake Service on East Main Street in Long Island uncovered a grisly scene in their backyard Tuesday morning. Four black-and-g...

David Lohr

Wife Of Missing NY Man: 'His Face Haunts Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

A distraught wife is asking for help tracking down her husband, who has been missing for about three months. Ida Mayer of Dix Hills, NY, says her h...

Climate Change Brings Good Times for Deadly Microbial Hitchhikers

Linda Marsa | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

The Aedes albopictus is a highly aggressive species that is also known as the Asian tiger mosquito because of its black and white stripes.

Should The NYC Commuter Tax Be Reinstated?

Newsday | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York

Just the mention of a commuter tax in the New York City mayoral race prompted two state legislators and a town supervisor from Long Island to hold a n...

'Self-Maid Man'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I could never see myself in a little French maid's outfit, except on weekends while doing my household chores, and I don't suppose I'll ever wear one because: (a) I probably couldn't find something like that in my size and (b) I don't speak French.

4.4 Million Cubic Yards Of Debris

Newsday | Bill Bleyer | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 95,534 buildings in Nassau and Suffolk and left behind 4.4 million cubic yards of debris, according to the lates...

A Good Start at Banning BPA-Coated Receipts

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

That's the way it is for toxic products and processes: There are safe alternatives for them. There are safe substitutes for virtually every deadly product and process. The problem? The vested interests that continue to push and defend them.

Joy Resmovits

Long Island Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Howard Pavane made it through Hurricane Irene with just a few hours to spare. He's worried Sandy will be worse. The 62-year-old songwr...

"Damned Lies" in Reckless NY-1 Campaign

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

Randy Altschuler is mounting another challenge against Congressman Tim Bishop. He claims Rep. Bishop's votes in Congress since 2003 have "forced more than 30,000 jobs to leave Long Island." To use someone else's term, it's a "damned lie."

Dreamers on Long Island React to News of Deportation Relief: "We Were Speechless" [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Ted Hesson

Amid the commentary on Obama's announcement that qualifies undocumented young people to remain in the country, it's easy to lose track of the people who made this policy change possible: the Dreamers.