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Mothering During a Pandemic - Long Island Moms Share Their Experiences

Mothering During a Pandemic – Long Island Moms Share Their Experiences

Being a mother is not an easy job. From early morning coddling to late night homework sessions, there is a reason why mothers deserve more than just Mother’s Day to be celebrated, pampered and loved. Throwing a pandemic into the mix doesn’t make things easier. These Long Island mothers shared their experiences dealing with COVID, …

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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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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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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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Black History Month Inspires Mask Businesses Across the Island

One of the only good things to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a new market for medical masks. Mask businesses have been a hot commodity in attempting to make an income during people’s free time.  February is Black History Month, which means communities unite and the rest of the country recognizes the accomplishments …

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Hofstra Basketball Star Caleb Burgess Discusses Life as a College Athlete During the COVID Pandemic

Hofstra Basketball Star Caleb Burgess Discusses Life as a College Athlete During the COVID Pandemic

COVID-19 has affected everything and everyone negatively for almost a year. As we are in the early stages of the new year, most college students return back to campus for restricted in-person learning. College athletes on the other hand have really faced the full brunt of this pandemic as they have had to isolate themselves …

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