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Jamaica Ash & Rubble Removal Fire in Westbury Raises Questions About Air Quality Safety

Jamaica Ash & Rubble Removal Fire in Westbury Raises Questions About Air Quality Safety

On Wed. May 5, a six-alarm fire broke out around 8:48 p.m. on Covert Lane in Westbury.  The day-long blaze took place at Jamaica Ash & Rubble Removal, a waste and environmental management site. Located in a 55,000-square foot building, Jamaica Ash is home to one of New York’s largest solid waste and recycling companies. …

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Long Island 2021 Pride Month Events to Check Out Both Virtual and in-Person

Long Island 2021 Pride Month Events to Check Out Both Virtual and in-Person

Pride month is officially underway, and so is the growing list of pride events on Long Island. Though the festivities of last year’s pride month fell short due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year there are all types of events for LGBTQ+ and allies to attend. Many festivities will take place throughout June, happening place virtually …

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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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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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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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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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