Tag: Suffolk County

The INN: Long Island’s Enduring Refuge Provides Shelter From Life’s Countless...

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) is a volunteer-based nonprofit whose mission is to address hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing and supportive services for all those in need. It operates a network of 14 soup kitchens, in 21 locations, serving more than 300,000 meals annually. It runs three emergency shelters in Nassau County—two designated as refuges for homeless families, the other for homeless men. The INN provides 23 formerly homeless families with long-term housing throughout Long Island, offers housing and supportive services to homeless veterans, and works to resolve homelessness overall and ultimately empower families’ self-sufficiency. The INN’s latest facility, its Center for Transformative Change (CTC), is a one-stop resource center helping individuals successfully navigate multi-tiered, multi-agency services so crucial for the homeless, unemployed or destitute to get back on their feet.

What’s Next for Long Island? Rain, Wind & Falling Temps

As day transitions to night on Long Island, residents can expect rain and breezy conditions with gusts of more than 30 miles per hour

Long Island Gets a ‘C’ in First-Ever Local Government Open Records...

It’s easier to acquire documents listing Nassau and Suffolk county authorities’ secret investigative files than obtain records detailing taxpayer-funded workers’ salaries in the villages of Island Park, Manorhaven or Port Jefferson. Those were among the many findings of an unprecedented audit of 196 Long Island municipalities and agencies’ responsiveness to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the four-decade-old process that the public, media and others use to obtain government documents.

Ward Melville High School Graduation Gown Revision & Walkout Spark Petitions...

Approximately 100 students staged a walkout at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket on March 1 in protest of its decision to introduce multi-colored, gender-neutral graduation gowns at its upcoming commencement ceremony this June. Traditionally, girls wear gold gowns and boys don green. The school’s new graduation gowns are universally green, with the high school’s emblem emblazoned on a gold stole.

5 Dream Open Houses On Long Island This Weekend

Long Island boasts some of the most gorgeous (and expensive) homes in the country, and this weekend is loaded with open houses throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties for prospective buyers to check them out via a tour.

Oyster Bay Man Convicted Of Fatal DWI Hit-And-Run

An Oyster Bay man was convicted Friday of driving drunk, causing a crash that killed a 59-year-old Hempstead man, fleeing the scene and trying to cover it up by having an accomplice set fire to his car.

Here’s How We Can Save the Future of Long Island

Every day, Long Islanders endure the impacts of bad developmental policy as they drive on their local roads, pay their bills, and drink their tap water. Long Island needs to foster new avenues of economic growth, and community advocates need to understand that property owners have a right to build as allowed under zoning codes. But without a new way of thinking, we'll get nowhere.

13 MS-13 Gang Members Charged In Brentwood Teens’ Murders & Other...

Thirteen MS-13 gang members were charged Thursday for more than a half dozen murders, including the 2016 slayings of three Brentwood teenagers, authorities said. The brutal murders of 15-year-old Nisa Mickens and 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas last September sent shockwaves across the community and prompted pledges from law enforcement that the killers would be brought to justice. Five months later, they were, authorities said.

Ex-NCPD Commander Surrenders to Jail in Cover-up Case

A former Nassau County police commander surrendered Thursday morning to county jail to begin serving his 60-day sentence after he was convicted of helping cover up a burglary, officials told the Press.

Long Island Vegetarian Restaurants Guide

Long Island is home to plenty of delicious vegetarian restaurants guaranteed to please both carnivores and herbivores alike. Below is a list-in-progress of some of the Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants on Long Island, including others that may serve meat but also feature vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free menu options.