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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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The Colored Colors Hybrid Art Festival Sponsored by The Vybe Lounge Set to Help Artists Recover from the Pandemic

As vaccinations start to roll out and the world begins to reopen, people are getting back to what they love. For artists and musicians, the pandemic took a huge chunk of business out of the industry.  Kierah Thompson, owner of The Vybe Lounge partnered with Colored Colors to help bring revenue back into the community …

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Nassau and Suffolk Open Up New Pop Up Vaccination Sites in Hopes of Aiding the Minority Community

Nassau and Suffolk Open Up New Pop Up Vaccination Sites in Hopes of Aiding the Minority Community

COVID-19 cases continue to rise daily on Long Island and people are in need of the COVID vaccines. Long Island has decided to open a couple vaccination sites across Nassau and Suffolk County. One of the newest COVID vaccination sites is at the Union Baptist Church in Hempstead where there is an effort to get …

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English Language Classes Cater to Rising Immigrant Population in Suffolk County

English Language Classes Cater to Rising Immigrant Population in Suffolk County

For seven years, Mary Leming, a former public school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, has given up time every Thursday and Saturday to continue her passion – teaching. After retiring early, Leming found an opportunity to teach ESL voluntarily at the Port Jefferson library. Leming teaches beginner English to locals from all backgrounds …

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What Hispanic Heritage Month Means and Looks like this Year For Suffolk's Hispanic Advisory Board

What Hispanic Heritage Month Means and Looks like this Year For Suffolk’s Hispanic Advisory Board

The Hispanic Advisory Board of Suffolk County celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month via Facebook Live, a change from the food and music-filled celebrations of previous years, on Oct. 14. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the board centered the celebration on honoring members of the community who gave back during this critical time, titling the event …

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Suffolk County Lawmakers Announce New Laws Created to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Amidst one of the largest social justice movements in history, Suffolk County lawmakers and community leaders gathered for a press conference to announce and listen to new diversity initiatives. One law broadened protection from discrimination based hair texture, protective styles or religious garments in the workplace and went into effect July 23. Another law, coined …

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New Testing Sites Coming to Wyandanch and North Amityville

New Testing Sites Coming to Wyandanch and North Amityville (Updated)

To increase detection of coronavirus, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that additional testing sites will be set up in North Amityville and Wyandanch. This announcement comes soon after data was released by the New York State Department of Health showing that a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases have occurred in African-American and Hispanic communities. …

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