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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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Sound Beach Man Indicted for Allegedly Conducting a Human Trafficking Operation Out of Parents Basement Since 2014

 Defendant Allegedly Used Narcotics, Threats of Violence to Coerce Victims into Prostitution LONG ISLAND STRONG reports (CENTRAL ISLIP, ) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and the Suffolk County Police Department today announced the indictment of a Sound Beach man for allegedly conducting a human trafficking operation out of the basement of his parents’ house since at least December of 2014. Raymond Rodio III, 47, is charged with seven counts of Sex Trafficking, a B felony; one count of Sex Trafficking, a B violent felony; one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree, a C felony; one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, a D felony; and four counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Fourth Degree, an A misdemeanor. “This is a dangerous and depraved…
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Governor Cuomo Announces Early Completion of Shared Use Leisure Path on Jones Beach

New Path Offers Picturesque Views of Jones Beach and Connects to Existing Paths Throughout Long Island Path Creates New Link to Future Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center and West End Preservation Area Project Completed on Budget and Ahead of Schedule LONG ISLAND STRONG reports - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Jones Beach Shared Use Path, a new leisure trail that offers walkers, skaters, runners and cyclists stunning views of one of New York's most popular and beautiful state parks. The new trail, completed six months ahead of schedule, also links to existing leisure paths on Long Island, giving users access to hundreds of miles of additional trails and further promoting green transportation in the region. "As warmer weather approaches, Long Island residents and visitors…
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Wantagh Man Indicted for Unlawful Surv. After Allegedly Secretly Recording Women in Tanning Beds

Long Island Strong reports MINEOLA, – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Wantagh man was arraigned on a grand jury indictment today for allegedly secretly recording at least nine women in tanning booths throughout Nassau County. Jake Gabler-Colotti, 22, was arraigned before Judge Robert McDonald and charged with 20 counts of Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree (an E felony). Bail was continued, and the defendant is due back in court May 22. If convicted of the top count he faces one-and-a-third to four years in prison for each incident. “This defendant is charged with illegally filming nine women in various stages of undress while they were inside tanning booths,” DA Singas said. “This kind of egregious invasion of privacy can cause victims great distress and we…
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Deer Park Man Pleads Guilty to Running Over and Killing 18-Year Old College Student

LONG ISLAND STRONG reports MINEOLA, – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Deer Park man pleaded guilty today to the top homicide count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree for the November 2017 death of an 18-year old woman in a Levittown parking lot. Daniel Coppolo, 33, pleaded guilty today before Judge Terence Murphy to Manslaughter in the Second Degree (a C felony), Leaving the Scene without Reporting (a D felony), and Tampering with Physical Evidence (an E felony) relating to the homicide. He pled guilty to Robbery in the Third Degree (a D felony) for a separate incident where he used force against a security guard to escape after shoplifting. The defendant is expected to be sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on June…
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