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First floor of Oceanside home. Insurance won't pay for the content, claiming the lower level is a basement. (Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Oceanside Residents Battling Insurance Companies Over Flood Coverage

The insurance plans do not consider basements to be living spaces, so the residents have not gotten a penny of insurance money for the flood damage they sustained.

05/08/2013

The Oceanside Senior Center has reopened following repairs from superstorm Sandy, May 6, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sandy-Damaged Oceanside Senior Center Reopens Following Renovations

Hundreds of seniors were enjoying the newly opened center on Monday. The facility was badly damaged in the flooding from Sandy.

05/06/2013

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau County PBA Blames Police Precinct Merger For Crime Spike

The plan to merge police precincts was intended to save Nassau County $20 million, but the PBA said all it has done is increase major crimes.

04/17/2013

School Desk (file / credit: clipart.com)

Standardized Test Boycott Grows In New York

The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.

04/17/2013

Nicholas Coppola and supporters delivered petitions signed by more than 18,000 people to the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Thursday, April 11, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Gay Parishioner Ousted From L.I. Church Seeks Reinstatement

Nicholas Coppola and supporters delivered petitions signed by more than 18,000 people to the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Thursday.

04/11/2013

St. Anthony's Church (credit: Google Maps)

Gay L.I. Man Unable To Volunteer At Church After Complaint To Diocese

A Long Island man, who was involved in volunteer work at his church, said he was rebuffed after marrying his longtime partner.

04/05/2013

Electricity meter (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: LIPA Customers Hit With Shockingly High Electricity Bills

Electric bills are out for Sandy victims on Long Island and they are causing a stir.

01/30/2013

Middle Bay Golf Club

Damage From Sandy Forces Long Island Golf Course To Close For Good

Superstorm Sandy changed thousands of people’s lives, but it also changed many communities in ways they are only now starting to realize.

01/14/2013

Christina Salazar's home in Oceanside, Long Island following Sandy - Jan. 11, 2013 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

L.I. Woman Says She’s Being Forced Back Into Her Moldy, Gutted Home

The home isn’t really livable, but one Long Island family hit hard by superstorm Sandy has been forced back into it.

01/11/2013

New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Sandy Recovery Jan. 3, 2013 (credit: youtube.com)

Bipartisan Superstorm Sandy Task Force Members Tour Storm-Ravaged Parts Of Long Island

In about a month, the task force will put out a report on what needs to be done to help the residents. The lawmakers said that includes fighting insurance companies on behalf of homeowners.

01/03/2013

Destruction from Sandy at Cedar Grove Avenue on Staten Island (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents Hit Hard By Superstorm Sandy Reflect On Meaning Of Christmas In The Face Of Loss

On Staten Island where many lost their possessions or their homes, residents said the storm is a reminder that Christmas has a deeper meaning than presents.

12/24/2012

Long Island Sandy Debris

Mountains Of Debris From Sandy Finally Removed From Long Island

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, enormous mountains of debris were finally being removed from the South Shore of Long Island Wednesday.

12/05/2012

Letter received by Sandy victims in Oceanside (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Official: LI Company Trying To Swindle Sandy Victims

A local private company that processes building permits for homeowners is apparently trying to pull a fast one on Sandy victims who are working to rebuild their homes, Town Supervisor Kate Murray said.

11/27/2012

LIPA Protest

Tempers Boiling Over As Long Island Remains In The Dark, Cold

Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.

11/10/2012

Nor'easter drops plenty of snow in Short Hills , New Jersey. (credit: Neerja Mishra)

Nor’easter Deals Windy, Snowy & Stinging Blow To Storm-Weary Tri-State Area

The storm dropped 3.9 inches of snow in Central Park as of 11 p.m. Wednesday night. In fact, this storm was on track to be the biggest snowstorm on record in October or November. The previous record in Central Park for those months was 4.4 inches in November of 1989.

11/07/2012

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