OpEd: Child Tax Credit Will Help Pull Families Out of Poverty

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Under the American Rescue Plan, a vast majority of parents will begin receiving $300 every month per child younger than 6 years old and $250 every month for each child aged 6-17.

Hamptons vs NYC Chefs: Pick the Winning Dish at Dan’s GrillHampton

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Which region has the better cuisine, the Hamptons or New York City? That’s right, it’s once again almost time for Dan’s GrillHampton, aptly presented by Hamptons and NYC meat delivery service Piccinini Brothers!

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Returns to Water Mill Aug. 21

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The East End’s premier tasting experience, and one of the most popular events of summer, Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is back for its 10th year to showcase the very best food and wine from the Hamptons and North Fork.

3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island

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New restaurants on Long Island include Tiki Poke in Hicksville, La Taqueria in Syosset, and Greek Cove in Long Beach.

Adopt a Rescued Animal From a Long Island Shelter

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Often times the actual birthday of a rescued animal is unknown but grab your party hats because thanks to North Shore Animal League America, Aug. 1 has been declared the universal birthday of rescue dogs (and those in shelters awaiting their forever homes)!  

MTA Construction Boss Janno Lieber to Replace Pat Foye As Acting CEO

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed MTA construction chief Janno Lieber to lead the agency as acting board chairperson and chief executive officer as of July 31, the governor announced just one day before the current transit boss Pat Foye leaves the job. 

Life’s WORC Celebrates Grand Opening of 45th Group Home in Elmont

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Life’s WORC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism through its residential, community, and trust services, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27 at its newest group home in Elmont. 

Nassau Police Hired 17 Former NYPD Officers Accused of Misconduct, Reports Say

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The Nassau County Police Department reportedly hired 17 former New York Police Department (NYPD) officers who were accused of misconduct over a 5-year period, sparking outrage among critics calling for police reform.

The Weekender: 5 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend

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Things to do on Long Island this weekend include a wine night, concerts, and more!

Biden Sets Broad New Vaccine, Mask Guidelines For Millions of Federal Workers

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Federal workers and onsite contractors will have to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or wear masks, practice social distancing and submit to regular testing under sweeping new guidelines the White House announced on Thursday.

Topgolf Entertainment Center, First in NY, Opens in Holtsville

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Topgolf, a sports entertainment complex that blends golfing with technology-driven gaming, opens its first New York location in Holtsville on Friday, July 30.

NY Sets Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate For Frontline State Hospital Workers

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Frontline healthcare workers at New York State-run hospitals will have to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by Labor Day and won’t have the option to get tested weekly instead, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during a Zoom webinar Wednesday, July 27.