Nassau County Works To Rid Lake Of Invasive Water Chestnut PlantsA water plant usually used in home aquariums has covered virtually all of Massapequa Lake on Long Island, and homeowners are fed up with the sight and stench.
Homers From Baxter, Hairston Not Enough As Mets Drop Series Finale To PhilsEarly home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren't enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
Mets Out To Prove They're Contenders As Phillies Invade Citi FieldIn what is vital stretch for manager Terry Collins' club, the Mets open their second half with a three-game set with the visiting Phillies, who continue their quest for a fifth consecutive NL East title Friday night.
Halladay Seals Deal, Phillies Clinch NL EastThe Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year — and Roy Halladay is heading to the playoffs for the first time. Fittingly, the right-hander helped seal the deal.