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 195 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. The data was compiled into the first-ever Long Island Government Transparency Report Card grading local agencies’ compliance with open records laws, a 16-month-long project in which the Long Island Press collaborated with the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI), where this reporter chairs the Freedom of Information Committee. The cumulative grade that LI localities received for FOIL compliance is a ‘C.’
Beach season may seem far off, but the summer concert calendar at the recently renamed Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater is already booking up with dozens of big name music artists.
Long Island-based hospital system Northwell Health bought the naming rights to Jones Beach Theater, the popular seasonal concert venue that was previously known as Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, officials announced Monday.
Embed from Getty Images A powerful nor’easter that hit Long Island on Monday left brief power outages, South Shore beach erosion and lingering coastal...
Aqua Cherry, Bunktown Falls & Chelsea Takami Band rock The Space at Westbury; Michael Carbonaro, Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band floor The Paramount; Orgy & Powerman5000 destroy Revolution; The Village People slam Suffolk Theater; Dave Clive's Nawlins Funk Band grooves Treme Blues & Jazz Club; The Sex Pistols' Steve Jones shares stories at Book Revue; & so many more amazing Long Island concerts & events!
Drowning Pool This Texan heavy metal band constructs hell raising anthems, with their goal being to fire up crowds in impassioned sing alongs and use...
We know SNL Breuer: Goat Boy and spot-on Pesci impressions. We know Half Baked Breuer, from the 1998 hit comedy he co-starred in with Dave Chappelle. We know radio and podcast Breuer. We know Breuer from VH1’s That Metal Show. We know Mets fan Breuer. Of course, we know stand-up Breuer. Meet Rock Breuer.
With Thanksgiving in the rear view, Long Island joins the rest of the Christmas-celebrating world in the return of the season to be jolly. What follows is our annual guide to the dozens of tree lightings, Christmas parades and other related holiday events over the next month.