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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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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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