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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Disease Sticks to Surfaces for Days. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. The study information was widely shared…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Journalist Society Cancels Events as Health and Well-being of Attendees is Top Priority

Long Island Strong news - Press Club of Long Island reports Because of concerns about travel and large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the Press Club of Long Island is canceling the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Regional Conference scheduled for March colleges have instructed their faculty not to bring students to conferences for the time being. And some speakers and registrants have voiced concern about attending. The final deciding factor was Hofstra University, our co-host and site of the conference, canceling classes this week after a student came down with flu-like symptoms after attending a conference at which another participant was diagnosed with thank everyone who had agreed to come and speak or had registered to attend. And we thank our sponsors: Hofstra, Newsday, News 12, AJC Communications, Herald Community Newspapers and Blank Slate from the sponsors…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Sports Industrials to Protect Players from Media Contact in Locker Rooms

News Strong news – New York, NY: Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer release joint statement: “After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice. Media access will be maintained in designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting.”
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Coronavirus Health Safety Prevention

Long Island Strong news - Hundred of New Yorker tested for Coronavirus. New York, NY: Office of the Mayor reports NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today updated New Yorkers on the City's response efforts regarding COVID-19. There are now 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York City. “As New York City continues to see more cases of community transmission, I am reminding New Yorkers to remain vigilant and take the necessary steps to protect themselves," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "We are continuing to do everything in our power to keep New Yorkers safe and healthy, and are asking our federal partners to help us increase testing capacity so we can get the job done faster." Over 20,000 New Yorkers have signed up for COVID, the City’s text notification system. To…
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Officials Raise Awareness & Condemn Price Gouging Coronavirus Supply

Long Island Strong news - Nassau County Executive Office reports “While medical professionals and local officials have been advising that the best way to prevent the COVID-19 Coronavirus is general sanitary practices, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the price of cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. Both locally and online, sellers are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak and sell products that are hard to find on shelves at exorbitant prices,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “Not only are these products grossly overpriced, there is question whether they are authentic and safe. The County is partnering with Federal and State officials to put an end to this unsavory practice. Please report any instances of unfair price increases immediately to the County or the State so we can protect residents…
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Water Disasters – Village Of Northport Agrees to Settle Federal Complaint by Complying with Clean Water Act Requirements

Under the Consent Decree, Northport Will Perform Necessary Inspections and Sampling to Prevent Illicit Discharges from its Storm Sewer System Long Island Strong news - US DOJ Eastern District of NY reports  Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Peter D. Lopez, Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 (EPA), announced today that the United States filed suit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) against the Village of Northport, New York (Northport) to address illegal and persistent discharges of pollutants and for failure to comply with the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit and EPA’s administrative orders that required Northport to prevent pollutants discharged from its sewer system from entering the waters of the United States.  The parties…
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Armored Car Employee and Two Co-Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Over $500,000 on Long Island

Long Island Strong news - Department of Justice  Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York reports Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Alexis Laguerra, Raymond Soto, Jr. and Raymond Soto, Sr. were sentenced by United States District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein to 30 months, 33 months and 18 months in prison, respectively, for bank larceny in connection with the theft of over $500,000 from an armored car on November 2, 2018 in Valley Stream, New York.  Laguerra was an employee of GardaWorld, the owner of the armored car.  The defendants were also ordered to pay forfeiture of $300,000, and restitution of $510,000 to GardaWorld.  The defendants pleaded guilty in April 2019. Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr.,…
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ICE FIELDS – 23 Arrested on Long Island during Operation SOAR. Sex Offender Alien Removal includes Canada, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, and Portugal Deportations

Long Island Strong news - CENTRAL ISLIP, NY: ICE reports  Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Long Island, New York, Sub-Office arrested 23 sexual predators during a six-day period ending Nov. 2 on Long Island in an enforcement effort dubbed “Operation SOAR” (Sex Offender Alien Removal). In the course of Operation SOAR, ERO deportation officers apprehended 23 individuals with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to rape. Several of those arrested are registered sexual offenders. Each taken into custody is currently being detained pending the completion of removal proceedings, criminal prosecution, or removal from the United States. “When we talk about the safety of our communities, it should not be politics, it should be common sense. We arrested nearly two dozen convicted sex offenders…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Prescribed to Death

Long Island Strong news - MINEOLA, : Office of the nassau County DA reports –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is partnering with The National Safety Council and other regional funders to bring the Council’s opioid memorial to Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City from September to 23-28. Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis is free and open to the public from 10 to 9 daily and will be situated in the north court inside the mall. The exhibit puts a face on the worst drug crisis in recorded United States history, personalizing an issue that has been declared a public health emergency. Nassau County is the eighth stop on the memorial’s nationwide tour, and the third stop in New York – the only state to host it multiple times.…
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Climate Strike Cyclonic Formation Bights New York

LONG ISLAND STRONG news Columbia University Resilient Cities and Landscapes joins The Climate Strike 2019 in Red Hook Brooklyn Long Island New York NEW YORK CITY STRONG news New York, NY: Columbia University Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes Thaddeus Pawlowski reports We joined millions of students around the world today demanding action from our leaders on the climate emergency. While we wait for that… we continue to take our own action.  Along with Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, the McHarg Center at Penn Design, and a growing movement of activist/designers, we are workshopping the Green New Deal, co-creating methods for planning and designing the infrastructure we need today to ensure the future of our planet.   Come stop by our tent tomorrow Saturday, September 21 at the Our Future…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

ATLANTIC STRONG news - The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most destructive tropical cyclones to strike Long Island, New York and New England. The storm formed near the coast of Africa on September 9, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on Long Island on September 21. It is estimated that the hurricane killed 682 people, damaged or destroyed more than 57,000 homes, and caused property losses estimated at US$306 million ($ billion in 2017). Damaged trees and buildings were still seen in the affected areas as late as 1951. It remains the most powerful and deadliest hurricane in recorded New England history, eclipsed in landfall intensity perhaps only by the Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635. The storm was centered several hundred miles to…
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