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long beach polar bears super bowl splash


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recent restaurant closures on long island


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n au county extends tax-grievance deadline until march 10


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islip mcdonald’s employees mistakenly hang inverted american flag, owner says


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emails: edward mangano staff warned tax abatement was ending


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe n au county department of essment in mineola is shown on thursday, jan 12, 2017. tax payers come to the office if they have questions about their property taxes. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) top staff for n au county executive edward mangano were warned last july that a popular property tax abatement that cut an average $166 from senior citizens’ tax bills had expired and would not be applied in 2017, newsday has learned.despite the warning, mangano did not notify the approximately 44,000 senior citizens who received the abatement that the tax break was ending, catching them...






emails: edward mangano staff warned tax abatement was ending


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe n au county department of essment in mineola is shown on thursday, jan 12, 2017. tax payers come to the office if they have questions about their property taxes. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) top staff for n au county executive edward mangano were warned last july that a popular property tax abatement that cut an average $166 from senior citizens’ tax bills had expired and would not be applied in 2017, newsday has learned.despite the warning, mangano did not notify the approximately 44,000 senior citizens who received the abatement that the the tax break was ending, catching...






sen. marcellino predicts ‘record’ boost in li school aid


advertisement | advertise on newsdaystate sen. carl marcellino (r-syosset) on feb. 6, 2016. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) a key long island lawmaker predicted urday that public schools would get a “record” increase in state financial istance next year, despite a looming budget deficit. “i think you will see a record increase in aid . . . of that, i have no doubt,” said state sen. carl marcellino (r-syosset), chairman of the senate education committee. “i don’t think you will be displeased with the amount...






tgi fridays closes in huntington station


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe tgi fridays in huntington station has closed. (credit: newsday / bill davis) say goodbye to the tgi fridays near walt whitman shops in huntington station, which closed jan. 23. fans of those famous loaded potato skins shouldn’t fret. there are still 12 long island locations operating, including in bay shore, islip, lake grove and islandia, serving these deep-fried treats as well as the rest of the chain’s crowd-pleasing menu. joe vitrano of brix holdings, the...






bertucci’s closes in westburyday


the fire has gone out at bertucci’s in westbury. the m achusetts-based italian restaurant chain, known for its wood-burning oven, closed the 24-year-old location last week. advertisement | advertise on newsdaya spokesman said that the chain could not reach an agreement with the landlord over the terms of a new lease. bertucci’s in melville and hauppauge, she said, have no plans to close.bertucci’s figured prominently in a newsday story last year on what to eat at italian chains: pizza, of course, was recommended, but also the tuscan wings (roasted in the wood-burning oven) and the crowd-pleasing shrimp rossini, dressed in a tomato-cream sauce and served over spaghetti.bertucci’s locations remain at 881 walt whitman rd., melville, 631-427-9700 and 358 vanderbilt motor pkwy., hauppauge, 631-






stony brook medical student-magician charms young patients


advertisement | advertise on newsdaystony brook university medical student david elkin founded magicaid, which trains medical personnel and other medical students to perform tricks to ease pediatric patients' anxiety while they're in the hospital. newsday followed elkin into one parient's room on thursday, feb. 2, 2017. (credit: newsday / chris ware) medical student david elkin stood beside the hospital bed of 3-year-old patient christian feliciano, clutching three red sponge balls.christian watched as elkin slipped two of the balls into his pocket. after closing his hand on the remaining ball and saying the magic word, “chocolate,” elkin opened his hand. magically, without ever reaching into his pocket, all three balls reappeared.christian...






islanders discussed possible coliseum return, mangano says


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya view of ongoing renovations at n au coliseum on jan. 10, 2017. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) n au county executive edward mangano said he has met with new york islanders owner jonathan ledecky to discuss the team’s possible return to its former home at n au coliseum.mangano said he requested the nov. 17 meeting with ledecky, who co-owns the team with scott malkin, to discuss a path for the team to return to n au. mangano said he also holds regular meetings with barclays mana ent.in...






4 children die of flu in new york, health officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaypharmacist elyhia perez-cruz gives a flu s at a "senior golden gathering" in ron koma on nov. 13, 2013. (credit: newsday / ed betz) four children in the state died in january of the flu, a contagious illness that has left none of new york’s 62 counties untouched, state department of health officials said.details on the children’s age, gender and county of residence were not released. none of the deaths occurred in n au or suffolk counties, officials at the health departments in each county confirmed monday.public...






n au county extends tax-grievance deadline until march 10


advertisement | advertise on newsdayn au county executive edward mangano speaks on friday, dec. 16, 2016 in mineola. (credit: howard schnapp) n au county executive edward mangano on friday extended the deadline for accepting property tax essment appeals, a day after newsday reported that the county’s essment system has created stark differences in the tax bills of those who file grievances and those who do not.mangano said the essment department will accept appeals until march 10, rather than march 1.“in an effort...






bertucci’s closes in westburyday


advertisement | advertise on newsdaymargherita pizza emerges from the wood-fired brick oven at bertucci's in melville. (credit: daniel brennan) the fire has gone out at bertucci’s in westbury. the m achusetts-based italian restaurant chain, known for its wood-burning oven, closed the 24-year-old location last week. a spokesman said that the chain could not reach an agreement with the landlord over the terms of a new lease. bertucci’s in melville and hauppauge, she said, have no plans to close.bertucci’s figured prominently...






bishop john barres’ focus in diocese of rockville centre


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybishop-designate john barres during an interview in the rectory of st. agnes cathedral, seat of the diocese of rockville centre, on jan. 9, 2017. (credit: newsday / alejandra villa) as bishop john barres becomes spiritual head of the diocese of rockville centre, there are several areas he is expected to address as he guides long island’s catholics, who account for two-thirds of the region’s population.1. listen and learnbarres says that as a newcomer to the diocese of rockville centre he will first of all listen to people to learn about them and the diocese. with...






li ociation asks ny to help islanders return to coliseum


advertisement | advertise on newsdayan irwin seating worker installs seats in the newly renovated n au coliseum in uniondale on tuesday, jan. 10, 2017. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) the head of long island’s largest business organization is asking gov. andrew m. cuomo’s economic development czar for istance in helping lure the new york islanders back to the renovated n au coliseum.in a letter thursday to howard zemsky, head of the empire state development, kevin law, president of the long island ociation, said the state could help make the coliseum, more “attractive”...






li ociation asks ny to help islanders return to coliseum


advertisement | advertise on newsdayirwin seating worker installing seats in the newly renovated n au coliseum in uniondale tuesday jan. 10 2017. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) the head of long island’s largest business organization is asking gov. andrew m. cuomo’s economic development czar for istance in helping lure the new york islanders back to the renovated n au coliseum.in a letter thursday to howard zemsky, head of the empire state development, kevin law, president of the long island ociation, said the state could help make the coliseum, more “attractive”...






hundreds pack st. agnes cathedral for new bishop’s installation


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybishop john barres walks into saint agnes cathedral on tuesday, jan. 31, 2017, for his installation as the new bishop of the diocese of rockville centre. (credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara) st. agnes cathedral was packed with hundreds of religious leaders, priests and parishioners tuesday afternoon to witness and celebrate the installation of bishop john barres as the fifth bishop of the diocese of rockville centre.the service began at 2 p.m. after a lengthy procession into the church. light snow and freezing temperatures had greeted dozens of people who began gathering outside...






ual har ment complaint filed against huntington official


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe new york state division of human rights has ruled that a ual har ment complaint filed against huntington highway superintendent peter gunther and the town can go to a judge. dec. 11, 2014 (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) the new york state division of human rights has ruled that a ual har ment complaint filed against huntington highway superintendent peter gunther and the town can go to a judge.“there is evidence that mr. gunther was pursuing a personal relationship with” a clerk in his office and she “repeatedly rebuffed” him, according to the “determination after investigation” signed jan. 27 by joyce...






melville gas station fire causes extensive damage, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters respond to a fire at the citgo gas station at 1153 walt whitman rd. in melville early monday, jan. 30, 2017. suffolk police said they received a 911 call about a possible fire at the location about 10:50 p.m. on sunday, jan. 29. (credit: newsday / laura figueroa) a fire at a gas station in melville that broke out late sunday was brought under control early monday after causing extensive damage, officials said. more than 75 firefighters from multiple departments including melville, east farmingdale and dix hills responded to the fire at richie’s citgo station on walt whitman road, said steve silverman, a spokesman for the melville fire department.“the...






emb. joseph saladino appointed oyster bay town supervisor


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe oyster bay town board appointed emb. joseph saladino (r-m apequa) as town supervisor during a meeting on tuesday jan. 31, 2017. saladino replaces john venditto, who resigned jan. 4, after being indictment on federal corruption charges. (credit: newsday / jeffrey basinger) the oyster bay town board appointed emb. joseph saladino as town supervisor on tuesday.saladino (r-m apequa) was nominated for the supervisor’s position by the executive leaders of the n au county republican committee. he replaces john venditto, who is under indictment on federal corruption charges and resigned jan. 4 after a 35-year career in government.saladino was approved...






gordon heights home partially destroyed by fire, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya fire that started outside the front door of a home in gordon heights on sunday destroyed at least one side of the structure, but there were no injuries, a spokeswoman for the hamlet’s fire department said.the spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified, said the blaze broke out at 10:05 a.m. at a house on park lane. she said a mother, her two children and two dogs inside had escaped by...






drug dealer arrested after ex-kings park wrestling star’s fatal overdose, offici


advertisement | advertise on newsdaykings park high school's nicholas weber during the suffolk division i championship wrestling final at hofstra university on sunday, feb. 16, 2014. (credit: newsday file / kathleen malone-van dyke) a suffolk county heroin dealer has been arrested and charged with sale of the drug that resulted in the death of a former kings park high school wrestling champion, according to officials.the alleged dealer, richard jacobellis, 23, of ridge, was arrested tuesday night and charged with selling the $100 worth of heroin that killed wrestler nicholas weber, 20, of kings park, in may, according...






minor league hockey not coming to n au coliseum, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrenovation work is going on at n au coliseum in uniondale on tuesday, jan. 10, 2017. coliseum developers have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) developers of the n au coliseum have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play its home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract with n au county.n au county executive edward mangano’s 2013 lease with brooklyn developer bruce ratner, approved unanimously by the county legislature, stipulates that an american hockey...






minor league hockey not coming to n au coliseum, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrenovation work is going on at n au coliseum in uniondale on tuesday, jan. 10, 2017. coliseum developers have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) developers of the n au coliseum have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play its home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract with n au county.n au county executive edward mangano’s 2013 lease with brooklyn developer bruce ratner, approved unanimously by the county legislature, stipulates that an american hockey...






minor league hockey not coming to n au coliseum, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrenovation work is going on at n au coliseum in uniondale on tuesday, jan. 10, 2017. coliseum developers have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) developers of the n au coliseum have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play its home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract with n au county.n au county executive edward mangano’s 2013 lease with brooklyn developer bruce ratner, approved unanimously by the county legislature, stipulates that an american hockey...






minor league hockey not coming to n au coliseum, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayrenovation work is going on at n au coliseum in uniondale on tuesday, jan. 10, 2017. coliseum developers have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) developers of the n au coliseum have shelved plans to have a minor league hockey team play its home games at the renovated arena when it reopens in april, despite agreeing to do so in their contract with n au county.n au county executive edward mangano’s 2013 lease with brooklyn developer bruce ratner, approved unanimously by the county legislature, stipulates that an american hockey...






hofstra medical students rally for affordable care act


advertisement | advertise on newsdayelizabeth hayes, a third-year medical student at hofstra northwell school of medicine, affixes a sticky-note in favor of the affordable care act to a banner at the medical school on monday, jan. 30, 2017. hayes was among nearly 70 hofstra med students participating in a "national day of action" against repeal of the law. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) medical students at hofstra university rallied monday in support of the affordable care act as plans are under way at the national level to repeal it, joining dozens of medical schools in what was billed as a “national day of action.”nearly 70 students, dressed in lab coats, gathered in the hofstra northwell school of medicine’s lobby for the event promoted on social media as the “donoharm...






long island weather: tuesday could see up to 2 inches of snow


the forecast for tuesday is for light snow, with a coating to up to 2 inches expected for areas of long island.morning commuters mostly got a p , with the snow forecast to start between 9 to 11 a.m., said rich hoffman, news 12 long island meteorologist. rain could be mixing in for the afternoon.advertisement | advertise on newsdaymostly, a coating to an inch of snow is expected, he said, “with 1 to 2 inches possible along the north shore.”the drive home could take a little longer, as “roads could be a little icy and slick, hoffman said.at just before 9 a.m. the temperature at long island macarthur airport was 28 degrees with a windchill making it feel like 21, according to the national weather service.health12 winter habits your doctor wishes you'd breaktemperatures are expected to head up






long island weather: tuesday could see up to 2 inches of snow


the forecast for tuesday is for light snow, with a coating to up to 2 inches expected for areas of long island.morning commuters are likely to mostly get a p , as the snow is forecast to start from 9 to 11 a.m., said rich hoffman, news 12 long island meteorologist. rain could be mixing in for the afternoon.advertisement | advertise on newsdaymostly, a coating to an inch of snow is expected, he said, “with 1 to 2 inches possible along the north shore.”the drive home could take a little longer, as “roads could be a little icy and slick, hoffman said.at just before 9 a.m. the temperature at long island macarthur airport was 28 degrees with a windchill making it feel like 21, according to the national weather service.health12 winter habits your doctor wishes you'd breaktemperatures are expecte






valentine's day restaurants: picks for long island's most romantic eateries


jema in huntington and more of the most romantic restaurants on long island. (credit: daniel brennan) no shopping, no cooking, no cleaning up — the very idea of dining out is romantic. but on valentine’s day, the stakes are higher. roses and violins aren’t necessary, but good service, soft lighting and, most of all, exceptional food are nonnegotiable. here are 10 long island restaurants that fit the romantic bill. hurry up and make a reservation if you want a table for two. selections by newsday's...






florida public company ipsidy moves to long beach, hires ceo


advertisement | advertise on newsdayid global solutions corp., a publicly traded florida company, has moved its executive offices to long beach, changed its name to ipsidy inc. and hired a veteran long island executive as its new ceo, the company announced tuesday, feb. 7, 2017. (credit: newsday / amanda fiscina) a publicly traded florida company has moved its executive offices to long beach, changed its name to ipsidy inc. and hired a veteran long island executive as its new ceo, the company announced tuesday.the company, formerly known as id global solutions corp., moved its headquarters from longwood, florida, and hired philip d. beck as chairman, president and chief executive effective jan. 31....






stony brook president denounces trump’s travel ban at rally


advertisement | advertise on newsdaystony brook university students marched on pus tuesday, feb. 1, 2017, in a demonstration that protested president donald trump's executive order barring from the united states refugees, immigrants and others from seven muslim-majority countries. one of the marchers, sophomore mahum siddiqui, shared her story of fear and hope as she marched. (credit: newsday / raychel brightman) hundreds of stony brook university students, professors and staff crowded the plaza in front of the student activities center on wednesday night to voice full-throated support of the school’s international community.president samuel l. stanley jr., addressing the throng, denounced president donald trump’s executive order barring travel by non-u.s. citizens from seven majority-musl






stony brook president denounces trump’s travel ban at rally


advertisement | advertise on newsdaystony brook university students marched on pus tuesday, feb. 1, 2017, in a demonstration that protested president donald trump's executive order barring from the united states refugees, immigrants and others from seven muslim-majority countries. one of the marchers, sophomore mahum siddiqui, shared her story of fear and hope as she marched. (credit: newsday / raychel brightman) hundreds of stony brook university students, professors and staff crowded the plaza in front of the student activities center on wednesday night to voice full-throated support of the school’s international community.president samuel l. stanley jr., addressing the throng, denounced president donald trump’s executive order barring travel by non-u.s. citizens from seven majority-musl






holbrook family’s missing dog found after 9 months


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya holbrook family was reunited with their border collie, lost for 9 months after being spooked in a nearby park. feb. 4, 2017 (credit: ed betz) just when christine petras had given up hope her family would be reunited with their missing border collie, she received the call she had been waiting for the past 9 months: yo-yo had been found.“we thought maybe somebody found him and he’s a nice dog and they just decided to keep him,” petras, 42, of holbrook, said. “we certainly did not expect that phone call.”yo-yo, who is four...






long island college basketball player accused of


stony brook, n.y. — a long island college basketball player from california is accused of ing a minor.stony brook university police chief robert j. lenahan tells newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2kuvvj2 ) that blair mendy faces , ual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child charges.the 22-year-old stony brook sophomore from san jose is expected to be arraigned thursday. it's unclear if he has a lawyer who can comment.lenahan on wednesday provided no other details on the case.mendy's father tells newsday that he can't believe the charges. he says he taught his son to be a gentleman, treat ladies well and to always make the right choices.the newspaper says mendy has played in two games with the stony brook seawolves this year.






gordon goldsmith dies; wwii p og her, ex-educator was 91


advertisement | advertise on newsdaygordon goldsmith, 91, of halesite, died jan. 16, 2017, of natural causes at southside hospital in bay shore, said his son, scott, of chapel hill, n.c. (credit: goldsmith family) gordon goldsmith spent his navy service in world war ii peering down the open bomb bay door of a bomber — era in one hand, clinging to a metal overhang with the other — as he took reconnaissance p og hs of japanese-held islands in the pacific.while goldsmith’s future activities were not as physically dangerous or daring, they were a fitting foretaste of his later life, according to...






super bowl 2017 halftime show with lady gaga, more performers


lady gaga(credit: getty images / al bello)lady gaga performs during the pepsi zero sugar super bowl 51 halftime show at nrg stadium in houston, texas on sunday, feb. 5.lady gaga(credit: getty images / ronald martinez)lady gaga performs during the pepsi zero sugar super bowl 51 halftime show at nrg stadium in houston, texas on sunday, feb. 5.lady gaga(credit: getty images / christopher polk)lady gaga performs during the pepsi zero sugar super bowl 51 halftime show at nrg stadium in houston, texas on sunday, feb. 5.advertisementadvertise herelady gaga(credit: getty images / tom pennington)lady gaga performs during the pepsi zero sugar super bowl 51 halftime show at nrg stadium in houston, texas on sunday, feb. 5.lady gaga(credit: getty images / larry busacca)lady gaga performs during the pep






police: man, 70, dies in elmont house fire


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya 70-year-old man died in a house fire urday, feb. 4, 2017, in elmont, n au police said. (credit: paul mazza) a 70-year-old elmont man died in a house fire early urday despite efforts by his son and firefighters to save him, police said.when firefighters responded to a home on dutch broadway at 12:20 a.m. they found a man, 31, who had escaped after an unsuccessful attempt to reach his father who was t ped by the fire in an upstairs bedroom, n au county police said in a news release.after...






police: coram man seriously hurt in escape lounge shooting


advertisement | advertise on newsdaypolice are investigating a shooting outside escape lounge monday, jan. 30, 2017, that left a coram man seriously injured. (credit: paul mazza) a 32-year-old coram man was hospitalized with serious injuries after being s multiple times early monday outside a club in amityville, suffolk county police said.the incident occurred during a dispute in the parking lot outside the escape lounge on broadway — and was reported in a 911 call at 2:23 a.m., police said. the victim, whose identity has not been released, was transported to southside...






carl frampton v leo santa cruz: mexican wins las vegas rematch on points


carl frampton (right) was making the first defence of the wba world featherweight titlecarl frampton lost for the first time in his professional career as leo santa cruz beat him on points in las vegas to regain the wba featherweight title.mexico's santa cruz, 28, got a deserved verdict in an all-action contest, and afterwards promised to fight northern ireland's frampton for a third time.one judge scored it a draw, but the other two favoured santa cruz 115-113."leo probably deserved it. it was my fault and i want to apologise to the travelling fans," said frampton, 29."i hope we can do it again - we need to do it again."thousands of fans had travelled from northern ireland to help create a feverish atmosphere at the mgm grand garden arena.they saw santa cruz, a three-division champion, ge