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Here Are all the Freebies that Come with a COVID Shot or Proof of Vaccination

Almost 50% of New York residents are fully vaccinated, and more incentives are being offered to work towards getting more New Yorkers vaccinated. Many freebies currently being offered will require customers to either get vaccinated on-site or show proof of vaccination to redeem the promotion.  1. Krispy Kreme: Free Donuts  The donut chain is offering …

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Pride for Youth: a Safe Space for Long Island LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride for Youth: a Safe Space for Long Island LGBTQ+ Youth

Pride For Youth (PFY) is an non profit organization located in Deer Park and Bellmore created to enhance the health, wellness and cultural competency of LGBTQ+ youth through education, support services and youth development. Although they were originally called Pride For Youth, they are now serving adults up to the age of 45. PFY was first …

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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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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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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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A REAL Look Back at History and Why Black People Are Weary of COVID Vaccines (Op-Ed)

A REAL Look Back at History and Why Black People Are Weary of COVID Vaccines (Op-Ed)

Numerous polls have shown that Black Americans are more reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccines than any other ethnic group in the United States. An Associated Press/NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll from early February says that Black Americans are less likely to say that they have received the shot or will receive it …

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Organization of Latino Americans of Eastern Long Island’s Important Work During the Pandemic

Throughout the United States, minorities have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only nine percent of Hispanics and eight percent of Black people received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 66% of white people have received their first shot. One of the …

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