New suffolk – Robins Island http://robins-island.org/ Tue, 17 May 2022 18:25:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://robins-island.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T005401.436.png New suffolk – Robins Island http://robins-island.org/ 32 32 Water quality in rivers in Suffolk not meeting targets https://robins-island.org/water-quality-in-rivers-in-suffolk-not-meeting-targets/ Tue, 17 May 2022 17:50:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/water-quality-in-rivers-in-suffolk-not-meeting-targets/ Published: 6:50 PM May 17, 2022 None of Suffolk’s rivers are meeting pollution targets and experts are looking at ways to deal with the crisis. Anglian Water, the Environment Agency, Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust and Suffolk County Council joined the Suffolk Flood Risk Committee on Tuesday morning to discuss the issue. A report said […]]]>

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6:50 PM May 17, 2022



None of Suffolk’s rivers are meeting pollution targets and experts are looking at ways to deal with the crisis.

Anglian Water, the Environment Agency, Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust and Suffolk County Council joined the Suffolk Flood Risk Committee on Tuesday morning to discuss the issue.

A report said county-designated bathing places in Lowestoft, Southwold and Felixstowe were rated as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ but said ‘all our rivers are failing to meet the government’s target and the Water Framework Directive (WFD)’.

Some of the main conclusions of the meeting were:

Why sewage ends up in water

In the event of a power outage, a pumping station can discharge untreated sewage, while extremely wet weather can cause an overflow into the Combined Storm Overflow where there is “so much water in the system that jobs can’t handle everything”.

Combined storm overflows are no longer built, but remain a legacy from the early to mid-20th century, when they were built to protect homes from sewer flooding. Anglian Water said they were not a solution to modern problems and are installing “duration event monitors” on them to gauge the extent of the problem and weed out the worst offenders.

Blockages in these occur for three reasons – when inappropriate items are dropped into the sink or toilet, rising groundwater seeping into the sewers, and too much water due to events such as strong rains.

More sustainably, Anglian Water says work to stop excess water seeping into the sewers was needed and better solutions at the planning stage for new builds were needed to ensure natural drainage.

Wastewater is not the only problem

The Environment Agency has reported that agricultural sources of pollution “are at least as much of a problem as discharges from water companies”, prompting the agency to hire officers specifically to work on agricultural inspections and regulate agriculture.

E. coli has been identified in the River Deben

“E. coli has been recognized, but is still being analyzed to determine if it is effluent related to sewage treatment plants or livestock,” said Andy Went, capture manager for the Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust.

Amount of water

Mr Went said: ‘It is projected, with climate change, by 2050 that summer rainfall will be 39 per cent lower in the region’, and added that river flows could be ’81 per cent lower than what they are now”.

He said it would be the opposite in winter with large increases in river flow and rainfall.

A strategic pipeline from the north of the region is planned by Anglian Water to bring more water to Essex and Suffolk.

It also encourages people to be more efficient with water and to use methods such as water tanks and rainwater harvesting.


Experts from several organizations are trying to improve the water quality of rivers
– Credit: Su Anderson

Funding went to water monitoring

The Environment Agency has reported a drop in its government funding for monitoring and incident response work. He said since 2009 his funding had fallen by 63% to £40m in 2020.

For example, this year it has seven sites along the River Stour for water chemistry monitoring, up from 20 in 2017.

The organization said it now relies less on grab samples with workers and more on devices that stay permanently in the water and relay real-time data.

Ben Marshall, senior environment officer at the Environment Agency, said: “We recognize that rivers are nowhere near as good as they should be, and in a very tight financial climate, we have to work hard with the water companies, the agricultural sector and try to find improvements in our own organization so that we can deliver more for less than we are receiving at the moment.”

“Citizen science” monitoring could be used as a means of collecting future data.

Water companies under investigation

Mr Marshall said there is currently a national inquiry into water companies and their overflow sewers, but could not give further details on its scope. He did, however, confirm that there had not been a live-only investigation in Suffolk.

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St Elizabeth Hospice opens Stowmarket cafe https://robins-island.org/st-elizabeth-hospice-opens-stowmarket-cafe/ Sun, 15 May 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/st-elizabeth-hospice-opens-stowmarket-cafe/ Published: 06:30 15 May 2022 A Suffolk hospice has unveiled its new cafe in Stowmarket – which will raise vital funds for the charity. St Elizabeth Hospice officially opened Moments Cafe on May 11, replacing the former Tall Orders Cafe, which had been run by the Ipswich-based charity since July 2021. Stowmarket Deputy Mayor Barry […]]]>

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A Suffolk hospice has unveiled its new cafe in Stowmarket – which will raise vital funds for the charity.

St Elizabeth Hospice officially opened Moments Cafe on May 11, replacing the former Tall Orders Cafe, which had been run by the Ipswich-based charity since July 2021.

Stowmarket Deputy Mayor Barry Salmon did the honors by opening the cafe, which is located next to the hospice retail store in Bury Street.

Moments Coffee Shop’s new menu features familiar favourites, such as jacket potatoes, toast and the much-loved Tall Order scones, along with a number of tasty new additions to whet the appetite, and ethically sourced coffee from artisan coffee roasters in Suffolk, Freshpac.

Megan Kingston, Manager of Moments Coffee Shop, said, “We are very excited to unveil Moments Coffee Shop and welcome you to the local community to view our new menu, which will also feature daily specials for them.

“The work of the hospice is at the heart of the community and we want the cafe to strengthen that bond and help us engage more with the local people, who every year give fantastic support to the hospice.

“From organizing community events to volunteering at Moments Coffee Shop to just enjoying coffee and cake with us, there are many ways to support the hospice and it will all make a difference for patients and the families we care for. ”

Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the cafe aims to strengthen the hospice’s relationship with existing supporters as well as introduce new members of the community to the hospice.


Moments Cafe will replace former Tall Orders Cafe
– Credit: Hospice Sainte Elisabeth

The charity said every drink, meal and snack purchased will help generate additional funds to support its services, which care for more than 3,000 patients and their families each year, in east Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Mr Salmon, Deputy Mayor, said: ‘We are delighted that St Elizabeth Hospice has had huge success with its charity store in Bury Street and to see the charity expand into the former Tall Order’s Café demonstrates an investment in the city.

“Knowing that having coffee or lunch at the new Moments Café will help raise vital funds for patient care is a really special message and I hope the city will support them and take the opportunity to try their new menu.”

Anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Moments can email here.

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Nassau and Suffolk have high levels of COVID-19 spread, CDC says https://robins-island.org/nassau-and-suffolk-have-high-levels-of-covid-19-spread-cdc-says/ Fri, 13 May 2022 00:49:05 +0000 https://robins-island.org/nassau-and-suffolk-have-high-levels-of-covid-19-spread-cdc-says/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the “community level” in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Thursday, with public health officials now urging Long Islanders to wear face masks. indoors in all public places. The change, which puts Long Island in the highest-risk designation, comes amid a steady […]]]>

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the “community level” in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Thursday, with public health officials now urging Long Islanders to wear face masks. indoors in all public places.

The change, which puts Long Island in the highest-risk designation, comes amid a steady rise in coronavirus cases over the past few months — a spike health officials say was fueled by both the spread of omicron subvariants and by the end of mask mandates in schools and other crowded indoor buildings.

The CDC’s recommendation is not binding, and masks are now only required in a handful of places across the state, including hospitals, nursing homes, state-run public transportation centers and local airports.

The CDC determines the weekly community-level update for a county based on three metrics: new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people over seven days; the percentage of inpatient hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients over a seven-day average; and the total number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

Recommendations for those living in counties with high levels of COVID-19 transmission include indoor masking in all public places for all people, regardless of vaccination status.

People who are at higher risk of a severe case of COVID-19 should take extra precautions, including considering avoiding optional indoor activities and developing a plan for rapid testing, the CDC says.

On Wednesday, 1,150 Nassau residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s seven-day average to 11.1%, according to data from the state Department of Health. Suffolk’s figures are only slightly behind, with a seven-day positivity rate of 9.8% and 980 new cases on Wednesday, the data showed. The seven-day positivity rate for Long Island as a whole is 10.5%.

By comparison, COVID-19 rates on Long Island a year ago hovered around 1% before climbing to nearly 27% in January amid the rapid spread of the original omicron variant, according to figures from the state.

Dr. Steven Carsons, director of the Vaccine Center at NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, said the island’s true positivity rate is even higher because many people who test positive on home kits do not report this information. to their physicians or state health officials.

“We should always protect ourselves by using masking when appropriate with vaccination,” Carsons said. “If people are really unwell, they should get tested. A lot of people assume it’s the flu or a cold. So they can infect others. And even though they can do relatively well for multiple reasons such as age, access to medication and previous vaccination, they can pass it on to someone who is very vulnerable.”

All five of New York’s boroughs remain in the middle or low categories. But much of the rest of the state is also designated as having a high rate of COVID-19 spread, among 137 total counties nationwide.

While cases have risen again on Long Island, hospitalization rates and virus-related deaths have remained low, in part due to the region’s high vaccination rates and large number of people who have natural immunity. temporary after contracting the virus months earlier, health officials mentioned.

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, a Republican who campaigned against mask mandates, said in a statement that “the county is not in crisis.”

“Nassau is back to normal, and we will continue to focus our efforts on helping residents recover from the social and financial burdens imposed by the pandemic,” he added.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat, said in a statement that “COVID-19 is still here and we encourage all residents to take the necessary precautions.”

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Smokin’ Gentleman fills the need for men’s retail in Port Jefferson Village https://robins-island.org/smokin-gentleman-fills-the-need-for-mens-retail-in-port-jefferson-village/ Sat, 07 May 2022 17:48:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/smokin-gentleman-fills-the-need-for-mens-retail-in-port-jefferson-village/ GreaterPortJeff’s coverage is funded in part by Toast Coffeehouse, which now has four locations in Suffolk County. Toast of Port Jeff is moving to a new location this spring. Click here to find out more. The owner of a new cigar and men’s accessories store in Port Jefferson said he wanted to fill a void […]]]>

GreaterPortJeff’s coverage is funded in part by Toast Coffeehouse, which now has four locations in Suffolk County. Toast of Port Jeff is moving to a new location this spring. Click here to find out more.


The owner of a new cigar and men’s accessories store in Port Jefferson said he wanted to fill a void in the village by offering men their own store.

Earlier this year, Michael Lavopa took over at 308 Main St., quickly renovating the space and opening The Smokin’ Gentleman on March 1.

Unlike its former occupant, Lavopa’s new boutique is not limited to cigars, although a significant portion of the space is still dedicated to the storage, purchase and consumption of cigars.

It has updated the smoking room in the back, and up front it offers a number of premium cigars as well as popular favorites. He carries box cutters, lighters and ashtrays, and has also added men’s accessories to the mix, including a variety of hats, leather-bound journals, umbrellas, canes and steps with intricately carved handles.

“I’ve been a cigar smoker for a long time and I enjoy them, but I also like men’s hats and other accessories,” he told GreaterPortJefferson.

Lavopa is a cigar connoisseur for sure, but he admitted that it’s hard to survive just by selling cigars, especially in a high-rent neighborhood like Port Jefferson’s Main Street.

“You really have to sell a lot of cigars to make it,” he said, emphasizing his motivation to expand his offering.

With a dearth of stores catering specifically to men, Lavopa seems to have found its niche.

Tabu Boutique has a small men’s section on East Main Street and you might consider the Port Jefferson motorcycle shop leaning towards the masculine in their selection of items for sale, but none exclusively market their wares to men like The Smokin’ Gentleman.

For men, Port Jefferson is a fashion wasteland.

“You’re lucky to find a belt or a tie,” Lavopa said.

Hats have been his bestsellers since opening and he plans to double down on his storefront, which already features a slew of styles like fedoras, panamas, tophats, stetsons and newsboy caps.

There is a church and state separation between cigar and paraphernalia outlets in the store. Lavopa even has two variations of its logo on its business card, one with the pictured gentleman pulling a cigar and the other not. The idea is to help non-smoking customers not feel excluded from buying anything other than cigar-related merchandise there.

“I try to keep the retail portion smoke-free,” he said. “The men’s accessories store has everything guys love.”

Other store owners acknowledged the lack of male-only outlets. Kristen Hoffman, owner of Tabu Boutique and Tabu Shoes, told GreaterPortJefferson that she considered opening a men’s boutique in the village, but put the idea on hold when she learned that Lavopa already had a similar establishment in preparation.

When it comes to cigars, in addition to a humidor that takes up a significant portion of a wall in a room that acts as an airlock between the retail store and the smoking room, The Smokin’ Gentleman offers a subscription allowing people to smoke whenever the store is open. .

Lavopa did not disclose membership fees as it offers different plans, but it said that with a locker members get a 10% discount on everything in the store and without a locker the discount is 5%. The club is also BYOB, although it does offer espresso.

Members are not the only ones who can drop by for a cigarette. Non-members can pay $10 when buying a cigar from his shop to enjoy the lounge.

He is working on an outdoor seating area which will be ideal for those hot summer nights. Lavopa said he wanted to appeal to the after-dinner crowd who want to chill and smoke. The tourist season hasn’t even started yet, but it’s had quite a boom and got a taste of what’s to come after a few hot weekends.

Right now, Tuesdays and Thursdays are his busiest nights, but he expects that to change as the season begins.

It also offers high-end cigar smoking accessories such as ST Dupont cigar cutters and lighters, some of which cost up to $200. It also sells Lotus, a medium-sized brand of cutters and lighters.

Many cigar shop customers who previously occupied the space returned to become members. He already has more than 40 people signed up, which he attributes to pent-up demand after the old venue closed for more than a year following the outbreak of COVID.

“It’s been a cigar lounge for 18 years,” he noted.

Lavopa, who lives in Sound Beach, is a self-proclaimed COVID orphan himself. In his former life, he sold professional AV services to companies for large events and conferences. During the pandemic, travel was restricted, although demand for AV equipment remained predominant as people moved away and still needed to communicate.

“Video conferencing has exploded,” he said.

He said he was spoiled for not having to travel thousands of miles every year, and when the world started to open up again, he just couldn’t imagine having to make the dreaded Long Island Expressway trip again. So after 30 years of play, he pivoted.

At the start of the season, Lavopa said it would expand its men-targeted products to include scotch goggles, ties, belts, socks and grooming supplies.

And he’s running a Father’s Day campaign with advertising planned.

“It will be our first major vacation,” he said.

A remnant of the old tobacco shop is the wooden Indian cigar shop that stands on the sidewalk in front. It remains a very popular attraction, according to Lavopa.

“If I charged five dollars for each person who took a picture with him, I could pay my rent for the month!” he joked.

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Investigations after 3 injured, 1 seriously, in the collapse of an old power station https://robins-island.org/investigations-after-3-injured-1-seriously-in-the-collapse-of-an-old-power-station/ Thu, 05 May 2022 18:21:00 +0000 https://robins-island.org/investigations-after-3-injured-1-seriously-in-the-collapse-of-an-old-power-station/ Investigations are ongoing Thursday after three workers were injured, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries, in a meltdown at a historic power plant being redeveloped in South Boston earlier this week. The collapse happened around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at 776 Summer St., which is Edison’s former power plant. Suffolk Construction said a walkway in the […]]]>

Investigations are ongoing Thursday after three workers were injured, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries, in a meltdown at a historic power plant being redeveloped in South Boston earlier this week. The collapse happened around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at 776 Summer St., which is Edison’s former power plant. Suffolk Construction said a walkway in the century-old building collapsed, injuring three workers. Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey said two injured workers who suffered non-life-threatening injuries were immediately evacuated from the building. A third worker, however, was trapped when a falling wall landed on his legs and lower body. It was extracted about 3.5 hours later. Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he wants to make sure federal and state rules are followed. said Baker. “I love that many more are waiting for the results of these investigations because that’s what tells us what we need to do to try to make sure these things don’t happen again in the future.” Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scenes and said Thursday the agency had opened inspections with all three employers at the site: Suffolk, Northstar Contracting Group, Inc and TRC Companies. “We are currently working on-site closely with OSHA, our contractor and local authorities to determine the cause of this incident and confirm site safety. Safety on our sites remains our number one priority and we will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure our workers return home safely at the end of each working day,” Suffolk said in a statement. Edison Generating Station, also known as L Street Generating Station, is located on Castle Island Road and across from Black Hawk Quay. The building, which was built in 1898, has been vacant for about 15 years. According to the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the power plant was sold to Redgate/Hilco by Exelon Corporation. Crews recently began demolition to make way for a new mixed-use complex. Redgate/Hilco has proposed to develop approximately 15 acres located at 776 Summer St. with approximately 610,000 square feet of residential use, approximately 860,000 square feet of office/research uses and development approximately 80,000 square feet of commercial uses , approximately 115,000 square feet of hotel use and over 1,200 parking spaces. The proposal will preserve several historic buildings on the site and provide 5.7 acres of new public open space, according to the Boston Planning & Development Agency Wednesday’s collapse marks the second collapse at a Boston construction site this year. A wrecker, Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton, died on March 26 in a partial collapse in the Government Center car park.

Investigations are ongoing Thursday after three workers were injured, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries, in a meltdown at a historic power plant being redeveloped in South Boston earlier this week.

The collapse happened around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday at 776 Summer St., which is Edison’s former power plant. Suffolk Construction said a walkway in the century-old building collapsed, injuring three people.

Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey said two injured workers who suffered non-life-threatening injuries were immediately evacuated from the building. A third worker, however, was trapped when a falling wall landed on his legs and lower body. It was extracted about 3.5 hours later.

Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he wanted to make sure federal and state rules were followed.

“There are always appropriate investigations after these incidents to determine what can be done to ensure that, whatever the particular circumstances, it does not happen again in the future,” Baker said. “I love that many more are waiting for the results of these investigations because that’s what will tell us what we need to do to try to make sure these things don’t happen again in the future.”

Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scenes and said Thursday the agency had opened inspections with all three employers at the site: Suffolk, Northstar Contracting Group, Inc and TRC Companies.

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“We are currently working on-site closely with OSHA, our contractor and local authorities to determine the cause of this incident and confirm site safety. Safety on our sites remains our number one priority and we will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure our workers return home safely at the end of each working day,” Suffolk said in a statement.

Edison Power Station, also known as L Street Power Station, is located on Castle Island Road and across from Black Falcon Pier. The building, which was built in 1898, has been vacant for about 15 years.

According to the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the power plant was sold to Redgate/Hilco by Exelon Corporation. Crews recently began demolition to make way for a new mixed-use complex.

First responders at the scene of a building collapse collapse at the former Edison x20;Power Plant, located 776 Summer St. in Boston, Massachusetts on May 4, 2022.

Redgate/Hilco proposed to develop approximately 15 acres located at 776 Summer St. with approximately 610,000 square feet of residential use, approximately 860,000 square feet of office/research and development uses approximately 80,000 square feet of commercial uses, approximately 115,000 square feet of hotel use and over 1,200 parking spaces.

The proposal will preserve several historic buildings on the site and provide 5.7 acres of new public open space, according to the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

Wednesday’s collapse marks Boston’s second construction site collapse this year. A wrecker, Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton, died on March 26 in a partial collapse in the Government Center car park.

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Suffolk County announces new lost pet network to reunite owners with missing pets https://robins-island.org/suffolk-county-announces-new-lost-pet-network-to-reunite-owners-with-missing-pets/ Tue, 03 May 2022 21:52:40 +0000 https://robins-island.org/suffolk-county-announces-new-lost-pet-network-to-reunite-owners-with-missing-pets/ CENTRAL ISLIP, Suffolk County (WABC) – Suffolk County announced a new lost pet network on Tuesday in an effort to reunite owners with their beloved missing pets. Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. was joined by Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross to announce the new program. It will […]]]>
CENTRAL ISLIP, Suffolk County (WABC) – Suffolk County announced a new lost pet network on Tuesday in an effort to reunite owners with their beloved missing pets.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. was joined by Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross to announce the new program.

It will provide participating owners with a printed ID card and registered animals will be added to a database designed to help locate missing animals quickly.

“As Suffolk County Sheriff, my priority is keeping residents safe, and that extends to the four-legged members of our communities,” Toulon said. “The Sheriff’s Lost Pet Network will help deputy sheriffs and other city partners quickly and safely locate missing resident pets using an ID-based database. I look forward to embark on this new program which will hopefully bring more dogs and cats back to their loving families.”

The American Humane Society estimates that each year approximately 10 million pets are lost in the United States and, tragically, only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats in shelters without microchips are reunited with their owners.

Until now, Suffolk County did not have a central method for people to report missing animals and get the information out to the necessary channels. Suffolk pet owners can now protect their pets from becoming extinct by registering with the Sheriff’s Lost Pet Network to receive a free physical ID card and be added to the pet database. sheriff’s pets.

If a registered pet goes missing, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will send an alert and share identifying information with deputy sheriffs and local municipalities. Any listed pets that go missing will also be posted on a designated website and on the Sheriff’s social media pages.

“This is another valuable tool that can help pet owners when locating a lost pet,” Carpenter said. “We commend Sheriff Toulon for creating this worthwhile program and look forward to its success.”

In order to participate, residents will need to fill out a brief form and provide a clear picture of their pet. Information collected will include race, address, contact details and any medical needs.

The information will be stored in a secure database, which will help the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office alert the appropriate stakeholders if an animal goes missing. Each animal is assigned a unique number (on the animal’s ID card) which will be linked to the database so that the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office can quickly disseminate accurate identifying information about the animal. missing animal and help return the animal to its owner quickly and safely.

After registration, residents can pick up a physical copy of the ID card at the Sheriff’s Civil Enforcement Office at 360 Yaphank Ave. For more information on how to register or to view missing animals, visit SuffolkSheriff.com.

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🌱 Huntington Daily: National Arbor Day + OB teacher receives award https://robins-island.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-huntington-daily-national-arbor-day-ob-teacher-receives-award/ Sun, 01 May 2022 21:47:28 +0000 https://robins-island.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-huntington-daily-national-arbor-day-ob-teacher-receives-award/ Get up, Huntington! We’re catching up with you all to start this Monday, May 2 on an enlightened note. Here’s everything happening around Huntington today. First, today’s weather forecast: Cloudy with showers around. High: 56 Low: 49. Here are the top 3 stories in Huntington today: ICYMI: Del Vino Vineyards in Northport was voted one […]]]>

Get up, Huntington! We’re catching up with you all to start this Monday, May 2 on an enlightened note. Here’s everything happening around Huntington today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy with showers around. High: 56 Low: 49.


Here are the top 3 stories in Huntington today:

  1. ICYMI: Del Vino Vineyards in Northport was voted one of America’s Top 100 Brunches. The restaurant was named one of OpenTable’s top Mother’s Day brunches nationwide. “OpenTable said an analysis of its data shows that Mother’s Day reservations with its customers are up 39% from 2019 before the pandemic and 13% from 2021.: (Patch)
  2. Oyster Bay teacher Charlie Rizzuto receives National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year award. Rizzo was one of five teachers from every grade level across the country selected for the award. He is the first teacher on Long Island to receive the award and also coaches women’s lacrosse.. (News 12 Brooklyn)
  3. On Friday, 200 saplings were planted at Koster Park for National Arbor Day. Huntington High School students joined with scout troops to plant flowering dogwood, highbush cranberry, button bush, ninja bark, chokeberry, rose of Virginia, witch hazel and winter berry.. Check out the photos from the event in the link. (Huntington Now)

Today in Huntington:

  • Eid al-Fitr – Elwood UFSD. (All day)
  • HHS Advanced Placement Exams – Harborfields Central School District. (All day)
  • Registration for OMS fall sports begins (forms available at the nurse’s office). (All day)

From my notebook:

  • Huntington Union Free School District: “A day of fun and excitement for string players in grades 4-12 featured our the youngest and oldest students (and rope staff) rehearsing together throughout the day and culminating in a beautiful (and massive) Disney mix performance! (Facebook)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Harborfields School District:Looking for help spreading mulch. – Any recommendations?” (Nextdoor)
  • Next door neighbour, Huntington: “Hi neighbors – We are looking for an architect to help design a ramp leading to stairs to allow my disabled mother into the house! Please contact as soon as possible. It’s outdoors, so landscape architect? (next door)

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🌱 Sunset Park Daily: 2nd Floor Abandoned Baby + Anti-Gun Fund https://robins-island.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-sunset-park-daily-2nd-floor-abandoned-baby-anti-gun-fund/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:00:41 +0000 https://robins-island.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-sunset-park-daily-2nd-floor-abandoned-baby-anti-gun-fund/ Happy Saturday, people of Sunset Park! Diane Witek here with everything you need to know in town today. First, today’s weather forecast: Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 64, low: 48. Here are the best stories at Sunset Park today: Cun Chen of 811 Tower LLC, the owner of the lot between Eighth and Ninth Avenues […]]]>

Happy Saturday, people of Sunset Park! Diane Witek here with everything you need to know in town today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 64, low: 48.


Here are the best stories at Sunset Park today:

  1. Cun Chen of 811 Tower LLC, the owner of the lot between Eighth and Ninth Avenues near the 9th Avenue subway station has filed permits to build a six-story mixed-use building at 811 45th Street in Sunset Park. The building will have 23 apartments, most likely rental units. (New YorkYIMBY)
  2. Sunset Park mom undergoes psychiatric evaluation after dropping 6-month-old boy from second-story balcony of 51st Street home. The boy is in critical condition in hospital. (WABC-TV)
  3. More than $6.3 million in federal funding has been allocated to anti-gun violence organizations, Governor Kathy Hochul announced. The funding will allow seven programs, including two in Brooklyn, to expand their work against gun violence. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
  4. Many events are taking place this weekend of May 1st. Make sure to see the cherry blossoms before they disappear. (Brooklyn Magazine)
  5. the NYPD is looking for two masked suspects, both wearing surgical masks, who broke the window of a parked car and robbed the driver before fleeing. The 40-year-old victim was sitting on the corner of 5th Avenue and 34th Street when his window was smashed and his phone, wallet and keys were stolen. Surveillance videos of the crime have been released while the suspects remain at large. (NBC New York)

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Senate discusses next year’s budget and cuts made – The Suffolk Journal https://robins-island.org/senate-discusses-next-years-budget-and-cuts-made-the-suffolk-journal/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 03:27:03 +0000 https://robins-island.org/senate-discusses-next-years-budget-and-cuts-made-the-suffolk-journal/ At the April 21 meeting, the Suffolk University Student Government Association discussed this year’s budget as well as next year’s budget, including funding for club budgets. President Angela El-Jazzar began the meeting by introducing two members of the Aiken Student Government Association from the University of South Carolina. Students are part of an exchange program […]]]>

At the April 21 meeting, the Suffolk University Student Government Association discussed this year’s budget as well as next year’s budget, including funding for club budgets.

President Angela El-Jazzar began the meeting by introducing two members of the Aiken Student Government Association from the University of South Carolina. Students are part of an exchange program with Suffolk students and engage in community-focused initiatives. One of the representatives briefly described the differences in how their LMS works differently.

El-Jazzar also briefed the senators on recent events organized by the organization. Between the Q&A session with Mac Jones and the Spring Concert featuring Flo Rida, over 1,000 students attended the events. SGA’s annual blood drive produced 23 units of blood to be sent to the Red Cross, with more than 30 students participating.

An update of equipment replacement in the fitness center that will take place over the summer was also mentioned.

El-Jazzar commented on the presence of the Senate; the second consecutive meeting, the subject was mentioned.

“We need you to run the meeting, and the student body needs you constantly,” El-Jazzar said. She went on to say that the E-Board understands that Finals season is fast approaching.

Vice President Stephen Rykola announced that next week’s meeting would include a vote on revisions to the SJRB Bylaws as well as the SGA Constitution. The revisions to the SJRB would be permanent for three years and the revisions to the constitution would remain in place for four years.

The senate approved three meetings worth the minutes of secretary Tara Maltese.

Evan Weston, SGA Treasurer, announced the budget for the new year as well as budget cuts.

The initial budget requested for SGA was $455,000 and after cuts it was reduced to $394,500.

$60,000 was cut from the SGA budget between all categories. A total of 31 clubs have failed to submit a budget request, according to Weston.

Weston noted that this year there was a carryover of $500,000 from the 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic. This will not be the case for next year and, according to Weston, the finance committee had to make significant budget cuts.

“If you hear about the finance committee allocations for next year, just know that we tried to make it as fair as possible and spent a lot of time thinking about how everyone was going to have money. money next year,” Weston said. “Everyone has money and if you need more, there are co-sponsorships to be made and there are initiatives. Come to SGA and there will be funding for you.

Next year’s budget was approved unanimously.

During the open forum, Rykola recognized Vincent Tavanese as the senator for the class of 2022 veterans. He said it was the first time the position had been filled in four years. El-Jazzar also reminded the senate that the next meeting would feature Bob Lamb, chairman of the board of governors of Suffolk University.

Outside of Thursday’s meeting time, Steven Murnane, chairman of the diversity committee, resigned from the SGA on April 22, citing a lack of initiative as well as exclusion.

“I can’t help but reflect on the stories I’ve heard as chairman of the diversity committee and how I can continue to support marginalized students in Suffolk,” Murnane said. “Although we as a committee have worked hard to find solutions for these students, it is clear that the scope of the diversity committee under student government is not wide enough.”

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Long Island man, 35, shoots teen and injures himself in parking lot: PD https://robins-island.org/long-island-man-35-shoots-teen-and-injures-himself-in-parking-lot-pd/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 23:43:31 +0000 https://robins-island.org/long-island-man-35-shoots-teen-and-injures-himself-in-parking-lot-pd/ CORAM, NY – A 35-year-old man fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in a parking lot in Coram on Friday afternoon, Suffolk Police say. At around 1.25pm ​​on Friday, Zhurnay Hardy was at a shopping center on Middle Country Road and argued with the 16-year-old “and shot him before unintentionally shooting himself”, according to police. Both […]]]>

CORAM, NY – A 35-year-old man fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in a parking lot in Coram on Friday afternoon, Suffolk Police say.

At around 1.25pm ​​on Friday, Zhurnay Hardy was at a shopping center on Middle Country Road and argued with the 16-year-old “and shot him before unintentionally shooting himself”, according to police.

Both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment of “serious but not life-threatening injuries”, police said.

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Hardy, of Medford, was charged with assault with intent to cause bodily harm, criminal possession of a firearm, second degree criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon , third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Information about Hardy’s court case was not available.

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The 16-year-old was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon, third degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. The police do not release the names of minors accused of crimes.

No further information was provided by the police.

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