Tag: Long Island

Cuomo: Obamacare Repeal Would Hurt Nearly 300K Long Islanders

At the state level, the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act’s repeal would mean a loss of $595 million. According to the governor, New York’s counties have been able to directly use the additional federal Medicaid funding through Obamacare to lower property taxes.

Top 25 Things You’d Only Understand If You Grew Up On...

Field trips to Vanderbilt Planetarium, bonfires on Montauk, Virginia from Billy Joel's "Only The Good Die Young"—there are certain things you'd only know if you grew up on Long Island. Here are 25 of them.

Red Sneakers Foundation Brings Nut Allergy Awareness To Long Island

On Dec. 10, two teams of children wore red sneakers to participate in a special soccer game in West Palm Beach, Fla., to honor a star player who could not join them but whose fondness for that color footwear was part of his lasting legacy. Oakley Debbs, an 11-year-old West Palm Beach boy, had died on Thanksgiving Day from an allergic reaction to nuts. Red sneakers were the only shoes he liked to wear. In his memory, his parents created the Red Sneakers Foundation to spread awareness of the dangers of nut allergies through educational programs, research and public policy initiatives.

Timeless Holiday Decorating Tips From Alure Home Improvements

The holiday season is special for a reason. People go out of their way to make their homes sparkle with strings of colorful lights and beautifully decorated Christmas trees—and that’s just for starters. To get any home Hanukkah-ready, there’s an array of delightful decorating ideas at your fingertips. You can do a lot to bring the festive spirit to the forefront.

QUIZ: What Should Your College Major Be?

Just like that the fall semester is coming to a close and everyone is ready to take a break from school. If you haven't chosen a major yet, you might be feeling pressured to make a decision. One of the toughest decisions to make in college is what to major in, so let us help you make that decision with this quiz!

PangeaBed: Revolutionizing Mattresses, One Dream At A Time

PangeaBed, a new mattress company cofounded by longtime furniture retailers and manufacturers Joe Chadi and Martin Regueiro, is revolutionizing mattresses and the bed-in-a-box industry, one dream at a time, with a commitment to creating the highest-quality mattresses and bedding products, including the infusion of Talalay and copper.

Kansas Rocks Paramount With ‘Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour’

Legendary prog-rockers Kansas delivered a powerful, emotionally charged performance at Huntington’s Paramount theatre on Nov. 19, wowing a packed audience with popular hits spanning their more than four decade-long career and celebrating the 40th anniversary of their multi-platinum album 'Leftoverture' by playing the 1976 classic in its entirety.

The Flight of the Snowbird

How do you know when it’s time to break out the winter coats? Why, you follow the flight of the snowbirds, of course.

Nassau Exec Mangano Ties Gulotta to Budgets Rejected by NIFA

A New York State fiscal watchdog board rejected Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's budget for the second year in a row—only the second time the agency issued back-to-back rejections in its 16-year history. The last time NIFA voted down the county budget two years in a row was in 2000, when it was first created, and 2001—both during the administration of former Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta.

Trump’s Repeal Of Obamacare Would Profoundly Impact Long Island

It’s too soon to know what Trump or the incoming Republican Congress will replace Obamacare with, but it’s not too early to discuss what’s at stake: the capability of health care providers and local hospitals to provide adequate coverage for patients, the Island's means of effectively tackling its unremitting heroin epidemic, and the sustainability and future of the region's health care economy overall—which grew by 25,000 jobs since the law was passed, with 218,000 currently employed within the health care industry throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the New York State Department of Labor.
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