Tag: Long Island

Latest Common Core Testing Met With Protest & Mass Refusals on...

More than 70,000 students in school districts across Long Island have “opted out” of taking the first round of this year’s controversial Common Core standardized tests, according to education advocates monitoring the numbers of those refusing the exams—and those figures expected to rise.

Oceanside Man Indicted in La Cosa Nostra Bust

Nicholas “Pudgie” Festa of Oceanside, an alleged La Cosa Nostra “soldier,” and nine other alleged mafia associates were arrested Tuesday, the climax of a years-long investigation into the crime family, federal authorities said.

Long Island Summer Camps Guide

Just like backyard BBQs and trips to the beach, it wouldn’t be summer on Long Island without children’s summer camp adventures. From traditional day camps and sleepaway camps to genre-specific camps for kids interested in sports, science or the arts, there is no shortage of fun to choose from. What follows is a guide to summer camps on Long Island!

Drones Pose Risks to the Flying Public

As more people have begun flying these vehicles in the national airspace there have been some close calls.

Bethpage Best of L.I. Awards Gala Celebrates Best Long Island Businesses...

The votes are in. The public has spoken. Tonight, at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, it’s time to celebrate! Hundreds of Long Island business owners, personalities and local superstars will converge at Chateau Briand, located at 440 Old Country Road, in Carle Place, to bask in the spotlight and receive much-deserved recognition for being voted the very best throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties!

Lisa Loeb’s Songs Will ‘Stay’ With Us Long After Upcoming Boulton...

Lisa Loeb broke onto the music scene in the '90s and was immediately welcomed into the echelon of acoustic singer-songwriters who dominated the Lilith Fair era. She embodies emo-nerd chic and makes it sexy, and she'll be unleashing all her hits and irresistible magnetism at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 30.

Nassau Art Museum Honors Halston, Once America’s Fashion Superstar

To his family, he was Roy Halston Frowick, but to millions of high-minded followers of fashion he was simply known as Halston, a name that stood for style and taste. Now, for the first time, this distinctive American fashion designer gets his due as the Nassau County Museum of Art turns over its entire gallery space for the most comprehensive retrospective of his works ever assembled in one place outside of a fashion runway.

GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, newborn care, substance abuse, prescription drugs and wellness services.

Israeli-American Arrested for Wave of JCC Threats

The Anti-Defamation League said there had been 165 threats against JCCs, schools, synagogues and ADL offices throughout the country since January.

Photographer Joan Weiss Exhibits Otherworldly ‘Illusions & Impressions’ In Manhasset

Since Jericho resident Joan Weiss retired and took up art photography full time, she has gained wider recognition for her unique vision. Her largest show yet, 40 works, will be on display at Shelter Rock Art Gallery for a month starting this weekend.