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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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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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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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Construction Permits Stop as Additional Gas Pipeline Stalls Over State Land

Long Island Strong news - MELVILLE, NY: National Grid US reports - National Grid’s gas supply in downstate New York, which enables the company to provide service during the coldest months of the year, has reached full capacity. To serve new customers and meet increases in demand, the company must access additional supplies of natural gas. The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) being developed by Williams is designed to provide the additional capacity required for new gas service load requests in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. “Our ability to provide this additional gas supply depends on New York State and New Jersey’s approval of NESE,” says John Bruckner, President National Grid New York. “Without approval of all permits, requests for additional load simply can’t be processed. To add additional service…
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LONG ISLAND STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts next month. This September marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the strongest and most costly hurricanes to hit the United States from the Atlantic Ocean.  That destructive storm devastated the Caribbean Islands of Guadeloupe, St. Croix, and Puerto Rico before making final landfall in South Carolina.  The storm surge it generated also caused tremendous damage. Hugo’s destructive storm surge serves…
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Hempstead Police Chief, Police Sergeant, Former Village Trustee and Restaurant Owner Indicted

Long Island Strong - MINEOLA, : Nassau DA reports – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a grand jury has issued two separate indictments and charged Hempstead Police Department Chief Paul Johnson, Sergeant Joseph Savino, former Village Trustee Perry Pettus and restaurant owner William Mendez with allegedly fixing tickets. Paul Johnson, 54, was arraigned today before Supervising Judge Teresa Corrigan and charged with: Tampering with Public Records in the First Degree (a D felony) Tampering with Public Records in the Second Degree (an A misdemeanor) Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (an E felony) Official Misconduct (an A misdemeanor) Two counts of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (an A misdemeanor) Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree (an A misdemeanor) Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree (an A misdemeanor)…
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Garden City Woman Sentenced to Prison Time for Running Over Her Neighbor While Driving Drunk

Long Island Strong MINEOLA, : Nassau DA reports – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Garden City woman was sentenced to a net sentence of three to six years in prison today for running down her neighbor, a pedestrian while driving drunk in February 2018. Tara Guinnane, 49, pled guilty before Judge Meryl Berkowitz on January 25 to the top counts of Aggravated Vehicular Assault (a C felony), Assault in the Second Degree (a D violent felony) and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (an unclassified misdemeanor). “Brian Gormley, a married father of three, had just gotten off the train from work and was walking home on his own street when his intoxicated neighbor changed his life forever,” DA Singas said. “This DWI defendant did not think about Mr. Gormley…
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Long Island Strong Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention – Contact Sports can cause damage to the part of the brain which controls hormone production

"We recommend that people who take part in combative sports, like boxing or kickboxing, and are exposed to repeated head trauma should be screened to ensure their pituitary is working properly." Professor Fahrettin Kelestimur, researcher. Share More:  There is no “concussion-proof” helmet. Washington, DC: CDC reports  - There are many ways to help reduce the risk of a concussion or other serious brain injury both on and off the sports field. All Concussions Are Serious Each day, hundreds of thousands of young athletes practice and compete in a wide variety of sports. Physical activity, sports participation, and play in general are great ways for children and teens to build and maintain healthy bones and muscles, lower their chances for depression and chronic diseases (such as diabetes), learn leadership and teamwork skills, and…
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