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Pope Francis caresses a child during his pastoral visit at St Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, 2013. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Thanks To Pope Francis, Explosion Of Interest In Catholicism Hits Long Island

Some are calling it the “Francis effect” — a boom in Sunday mass attendance and even in Catholic school enrollment. All the credit is going to the charismatic new pope.

11/12/2013

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Police: Suspects Mugged 5 Students In Hour-Long Spree In Uniondale

Police said five middle and high school students were grabbed and had their iPhones or cell phones stolen yesterday afternoon.

03/29/2012

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Students At Long Island Private Schools Learn Alongside Animals

Students at some of Long Island’s elite private schools are doing their learning alongside gentle animals; it’s part of a philosophy to educate the heart as well as the mind.

03/19/2012