2 hrs ago
Roger Tilles, Long Island's Regent, heads study of fine arts diploma
Long Island's representative on the state Board of Regents is heading a new study that may lead to creation of an alternative high school diploma focused on coursework in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Roger Tilles, of Great Neck, a philanthropist noted for supporting cultural events, this week was named chairman of an advisory Blue Ribbon Commission on Arts Assessment.
10 hrs ago
Jason Bateman and Tina Fey right at home in 'This Is Where I Leave You'
Movie stars often refer to their castmates as "family." For Jason Bateman and Tina Fey who play brother and sister in the seriocomic This Is Where I Leave You becoming family was a matter of claustrophobia.
12 hrs ago
New York Mets play wheelchair baseball at Henry Viscardi School
Mets players Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda visited the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson on Sept. 15, 2014, to play wheelchair baseball with the students.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Great Neck Estates development proposal hearing postponed
A public hearing on a controversial proposal to construct a 40-unit apartment building in Great Neck Estates has been delayed until Oct. 13, so developers can present more detailed information to the village board. Mayor David A. Fox asked Paul J. Bloom, the attorney representing the developer, Great Neck Properties of Manhattan, to go back to his client and address residents' concerns about... A public hearing on a controversial proposal to construct a 40-unit apartment building in Great Neck Estates has been delayed until Oct. 13, so developers can present more detailed information to the village board.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
'Kelly & Cal' review: Mom and teen bond
Fine lines are walked and sometimes crossed in "Kelly & Cal," Jen McGowan's modest but unsettling drama about a middle-aged woman who strikes up a troubling friendship with a teenage boy. Added layers of complexity -- she's a former punk-rock musician, he's in a wheelchair -- make the story offbeat and unpredictable.
How One Woman Went from 271 Pounds to Bootcamp Fit
For as long as Kelly Espitia can remember, she was heavy. A lifestyle of binge eating, little or no exercise, and a desk job-Espitia is a legal assistant on Long Island-tipped the scale to 271 pounds.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
North Hempstead imposes time frame for removal of utility poles
The North Hempstead town board has passed a measure establishing a time frame for utility companies to remove decommissioned poles. The board approved legislation 7-0 at its Tuesday night meeting, continued from a public hearing begun in July and heard in August.
Fairfield University Student Faces Marijuana Charges
A Fairfield University student was arrested Monday night after campus security found marijuana in his car , according to the Fairfield Citizen. Shahia Ajaz Jafri, 19, of Great Neck, New York, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor.
Jesse Friedman's bid for hearing won't be opposed by Nassau prosecutors
Jesse Friedman, with his wife Lisabeth, announces on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Mineola that he is filing a motion to dismiss his 1988 guilty plea for sexually molesting children. Jesse Friedman, with his wife Lisabeth, announces on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Mineola that he is filing a motion to dismiss his 1988 guilty plea for sexually molesting children.
Demolition plan hearing delayed for village theater
Village Hall of Great Neck Estates in the Town of North Hempstead is at 4 Atwater Plaza. Village Hall of Great Neck Estates in the Town of North Hempstead is at 4 Atwater Plaza.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
New Hyde Park Illustrated News
PSEG's Daly Has Big Plans For Utility
It's "full speed ahead" for Dave Daly as the PSEG LI president works to make the utility "world class." Several initiatives that PSEG LI has undertaken since taking over from LIPA on Jan. 1, are ahead of schedule and Daly, who became president in November, is confident many more can come in ahead of plan.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Teaching in America: Education reform should start with empowering teachers
Great Neck public school children mark a historic milestone this year: its 200th anniversary as a public school system, making it one of the oldest in the country.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Historic Allen Cemetery in Great Neck Plaza gains preservation plan
The neglected Allen Cemetery, a 19th century burial ground in Great Neck Plaza, will be cared for and preserved by the village and Town of North Hempstead after a two-year effort to get the site properly maintained.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
More LI schools on new state watch list than last year
A total of 49 schools in 38 districts across Nassau and Suffolk counties -- with an increased number of those in top-rated districts -- are named this year on a just-released state Education Department watch list because of unsatisfactory academic achievement.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
LaunchPad, high-tech incubator, headed to Great Neck
Harry Scheiner, left, and Tristan Valentino, programmers for the startup company, eGifter, work at their desks at LaunchPad Huntington, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Farm Stand At County's Farm
In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages-people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.
World Premiere of Film on U.S. Diplomat's Efforts to Rescue Jews from Holocaust
"A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald," a new documentary by Shuli Eshel about James G. McDonald, a U.S. diplomat who helped rescue Jewish refugees from the Nazis, will have its world premiere in New York with two showings on October 19th and 20th, 2014.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Atlantic Beach couple died before their suit against beach club was denied
An Atlantic Beach couple challenged a beach club expansion to maintain hurricane evacuation routes and stop precedent for building code exceptions, their son and attorney said.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Real Deal
Sam Chang buys Midtown mental health facility for $51M
Hotel developer Sam Chang of Great Neck, N.Y.-based McSam Hotel Group has added yet another Midtown West property to his portfolio with the purchase of the six-story Postgraduate Center for Mental Health for $50.8 million.