Month: May 2021

What Are Long Island Businesses Doing Amidst the New CDC Mask Guidelines?

What Are Long Island Businesses Doing Amidst the New CDC Mask Guidelines?

As New York adopts CDC’s new indoor mask and social distancing guidelines for fully vaccinated people, many local businesses are left to determine what policy they will enforce.  On May 13, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance, in any setting.  Following the new guidelines, …

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Did the Pandemic Introduce Rollerskating to Gen-Z? (Op-Ed)

Did the Pandemic Introduce Rollerskating to Gen-Z? (Op-Ed)

Ever since COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. and people found themselves in quarantine, many have decided to take up hobbies to pass the time.  Whether it was baking banana bread, brewing whipped coffee or practicing yoga, people were finding new ways to stimulate their minds and stay active. One particular activity that has gained popularity …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Important Gender Roles in Society

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Important Gender Roles in Society

Did you know that Cheerleading was originally considered “too masculine” for women? Or that women were the first brewers of beer? Gender roles and norms have had a heavy impact on society, but the lines are becoming more and more blurred these days. This week, the Joneses discuss how gender roles influence us, motivate us, …

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Empowering Young Professionals Pivot During Pandemic to Help over 60,000 Long Islanders

Empowering Young Professionals Pivot During Pandemic to Help over 60,000 Long Islanders

In early 2020, Luis Mendez and others were working in Puerto Rico to help with aid for the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Shortly after returning from Puerto Rico, on March 24, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a statewide shutdown, they decided to use some of the leftover funds from …

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UBS Arena to Open in the Fall - How will it Affect the Local Residents?

UBS Arena to Open in the Fall – How will it Affect the Local Residents?

As construction continues at UBS Arena, the new home of the Islanders, Long Island locals continue to question what the arena will bring to the community.  Developed in partnership with the Oak View Group, New York Islanders and Sterling Project Development, UBS Arena is expected to be one of the most prestigious entertainment venues in …

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Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – How WandaVision Relates to the Five Stages of Grief

Have you seen the latest TV sensation, WandaVision? This week, the Joneses take an interesting take on unpacking one of their favorite shows, WandaVision. After the recent loss of Jeremiah’s father, the Joneses tie the Five Stages of Grief to the episodes and discuss the dichotomy of the two. Come join us! Grab a seat …

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Suffolk County Kicks off it's First Ever Youth Week

Suffolk County Kicks off it’s First Ever Youth Week

Starting on May 13 and continuing through May 23, Suffolk County is holding their first-ever Youth Week.  Announced on May 6 by Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Youth Week is aimed to mentor, honor and celebrate the youth of Suffolk County.  Legislation from …

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